Middlesex County, New Jersey Business Lawyers

Barbara A. Schweiger
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-Newark3rd Circuit, U.S. Distric Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, New Jersey and New York
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Kathleen M. Connelly
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Successful & Comprehensive Business Law Advocacy for Employers & Management!

I provide practical and cost-effective counsel and representation for businesses with legal matters. I will work tirelessly to meet your needs and goals! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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John Blasi
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Exceptional Counsel & Legal Representation for Your Business Law Matters!

I am an aggressive and skilled business law attorney. I am dedicated to assisting clients in defining, planning and meeting their business law needs. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael J. Casper
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Dedicated Business Law Attorney! Practical & Cost-Effective Representation!

I deliver incisive, cost-effective counsel to financial institutions and business enterprises of all types. I will work diligently to achieve your goals! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Charles D. Whelan III
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(732) 214-0300 114 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
I have been an attorney in general civil practice for more than 30 years. My firm is committed to excellence. I get to know my clients and that makes me more effective in representing them. I am fully insured for professional liability, but have never been sued by a client in all of my years as an attorney. Initial consultations are free, and home and hospital visits are available when needed. I look forward to helping you with your legal matter. Visit my website at www.whelan-law.com
Alla V. Londres Esq.
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney
(732) 548-1214 406 Main Street, Suite 11
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Business and Immigration
Touro College
Alla V. Londres Esq. is the founder of Law Offices of Alla V. Londres L.L.C. After graduating with honors from State T. G. Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine, Mrs. Londres received her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY. Mrs. Londres is admitted to practice law in the courts of the States of New Jersey and New York. Mrs. Londres’ practice focuses in all areas of U.S. Immigration Law with emphasis in Business Immigration, Asylum and Removal Defense. All of the following experiences provided Mrs. Londres a strong understanding of the...
Warren Levy
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(732) 253-7630 340 Route 1 North
Department of NJ Family Law & Divorce
Edison, NJ 08817
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Tax
Temple University
Attorney Warren D. Levy is one of the original key founders of the law firm and is the head attorney behind the Law Offices of Kasuri & Levy, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in various fields, primarily in Divorce & Family Law: (Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Domestic Partnerships, Collaborative Law, Protection Orders, Restraining Orders, Men/Father Rights, Female/Mother Rights, International Divorce, Invalid Marriages, Fraudulent Marriages, Legal Separation, Non-Paternal Custody, Adoption, Paternity, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Name Change, Jewish Gets (religious divorce), Annulments, IVF Donor & Surrogacy Agreements, Family Law Mediation, Parenting Plan Agreements,...
Ryan Gilbert
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(732) 210-0111 332 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Seton Hall University School of Law
As a graduate of both Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School, a former law clerk and a representative for several Fortune 500 companies, attorney Ryan E. Gilbert is a highly-experienced professional in his field. As an aggressive legal representative for each client, he may be your best option! Call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Asma Warsi
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(732) 937-6700 24 Kirkpatirck street
3rd floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Business, Family, Immigration and Municipal
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Vladimir Tsirkin
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(732) 525-2200 104 N. Broadway Suite A
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and admitted to the State Bars of New York and New Jersey. I also am admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District of New Jersey. I have a Juris Doctor degree (JD) from Rutgers University School of Law, and a combined degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Naval Engineering Institute. Prior to forming my own firm, I worked for global financial companies Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, and served as a...
Jaclyn Healey
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(732) 548-5400 441 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Ramapo College
Jaclyn Healey earned her Bachelors degree at Ramapo College in just two and a half years before moving on to Law School. While at Ramapo she served as an officer for many organizations on campus and competed in Moot Court. Mrs. Healey earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School where she also received her Certification in Corporate and Business Law. Mrs. Healey is a member Phi Delta Phi, she served as Vice-Magister during her time at Rutgers. She also served in the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic where she helped to represent incapacitated persons in guardianship matters, and acted...
Geoffrey George Gussis
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(732) 898-0549 83 Morris Street, Suite 2
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness and IP
Washington University School of Law
I have practiced business law for two decades, and have significant experience in counseling companies from their start-up phase through a sale. My experience includes negotiating strategic transactions and advising on day to day business issues. I have significant experience in technology transactions, from SaaS to Agile development and traditional software licensing.
Changi Wu
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(848) 219-0909 33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Edison, NJ 08830
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Patent application and prosecution, trademark application, patent licensing, corporation formation, copyright registration, NDA, Infringement defense, and Estate Planning. I was graduated from Rutgers School of Law with the award of American Bar Association/BNA Excellence Award in Intellectual Property. My practice is to safeguard your intellectual property rights. I have assisted many startups and solo inventors to prepare patent and trademark applications. Moreover, some of the clients have obtained licensing opportunity since then.
Alexander J Kemeny
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(732) 853-1725 7-G Auer Court
Williamsburg Commons
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Alex Kemeny represents clients in both state and federal courts and has significant trial experience. He has served as trial counsel for businesses, non-profits, attorneys, and other individuals. He has successfully represented clients in various business disputes, guardianship actions, trust and estates disputes, and personal injury cases.

Since 2010, Mr. Kemeny has taught the Appellate Advocacy: International Moot Court course at the Rutgers School of Law. His students have gone on to work at large firms and obtain prestigious state and federal clerkships. He has also lectured outside of the law school about techniques of effective advocacy.

Mr. Kemeny earned his juris...
Steven L. Fox
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, District of Columbia, New York and U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
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Robert W. Smith
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Robert W. Smith represents clients in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Mr. Smith has successfully litigated cases on behalf of employees involving claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination,... Read More »
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Francine Julia Galante
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(732) 967-6777 14 Woodward Dr
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Brooklyn Law School
Robert Colby
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney
(732) 609-3915 73 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
My area of practice is helping entrepreneurs and established small businesses in New Jersey to prosper and grow. I have represented many types of businesses, from the college partnership to the thriving manufacturer, in everything from contract drafting to commercial litigation to employee handbooks. As a small business owner myself, I understand the personal connection a business owner has to the business. I also represent both landlords and tenants in residential tenancy matters. Our firm strongly believes every client should know their attorney on a personal level. To that end, let me tell you a little more about me. I was...
Neel Shah
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(732) 521-9455 241 Forsgate Drive
Suite 104
Moneo/Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
My law practice is focused on helping individuals, families & business owners who wish to protect their wealth and their legacy for current & future generations from estate taxes, law suits, the escalating costs of nursing homes and other sources of attack, My past & present clients include parents, grandparents, children, established corporations, LLCs, individual entrepreneurs, and start-up ventures. Clients value my diverse training & expertise across the Wealth-planning, Business Law & Real Estate Law disciplines. I use my skill set to foresee, analyze & implement business-succession techniques for my corporate and individual clients as they initiate different stages of...
Lewis Lefkowitz
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(732) 201-3902 4 Auer Court
Suite G
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Highly skilled attorney with a broad range and depth of experience in all types of business transactions. Recent emphasis on real estate sales and office leasing, but also experienced in negotiating and preparing all types of business contracts including service agreements, supply contracts and professional service agreements. Efficiently handled a number of mergers and acquisitions of small to mid-sized companies or divisions. Areas of Concentration: Real estate, contracts, and business transactions.
Mr. Richard Albert Luthmann Jr.
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(732) 479-1097 33 Wood Avenue South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830
Business, Elder, Securities and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and New York Law School
Mark Goldstein
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(732) 967-6777 14 Woodward Dr
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Free ConsultationMiddlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Mark Goldstein concentrates on complex business/commercial litigation, tax and accounting matters, high net worth divorce cases and all family law issues including divorce, alimony/spousal support, potential termination of alimony payments, child custody and visitation, child support, and college contributions between divorced parents.
Rina Traub
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(609) 951-2204 197 Route 18 S
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East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
Eric Chung
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(732) 317-3533 100 Plainfield Avenue, Suite 3D
Edison, NJ 08817-6701
Business, IP, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Jarred S. Freeman
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer
(732) 494-7900 3840 Park Avenue
Suite 202A
Edison, NJ 08820
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Mark Casazza
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 567-0135 197 State Route 18 South Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
In 2011 and 2012, Attorney Mark F. Casazza has been named a Rising Star in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, placing him in a select group of New Jersey lawyers under the age of 40. Rising Stars are nominated for the honor by Super Lawyers Magazine, the top 2.5% of the lawyers in New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Casazza has also been named as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, recognizing him as one the top 40 trial lawyers in New Jersey under the age of 40.

Mr. Casazza began his career with the firm...
Raymond A. Grimes
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Rutgers School of Law-Camden and The George Washington University Law SchoolNew Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Peter D. Valenzano Esq.
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer

I strongly believe that everyone deserves a voice – especially those who have unfairly lost their job due to the insidious and shameful discrimination of their employer. I became an employment lawyer so that I could... Read More »
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Gregory Drews
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(732) 828-1300 96 Paterson St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Business, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Landlord Tenant
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Philip Carl Gutworth
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(201) 646-1700 530 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
William Moran Jr
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(609) 655-3600 1246 South River Road
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Business
Philip Gutworth
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(732) 634-9400 530 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections and Real Estate
Anthony Wilkinson
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(732) 410-7595 C Brier Hill Ct
Suite 200
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business and IP
Theodore Sliwinski
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Middlesex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer
45 River Rd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Donald Ross Jr
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment and Health Care
Washington & Lee University
Donald B. Ross, Jr. has spent more than 39 years in the practice of law. He concentrates his practice in the area of banking and labor relations.

He has a national reputation as a labor relations expert and is a respected negotiator who has lectured on employment and labor relations issues at seminars throughout the United States before such groups as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Municipal Finance Officers Association and the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. He has developed a concentration in the critical areas of police...
Carl Peer
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Union County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 789-7337 126 Park St.
P.O. Box 10
Westfield, NJ 07091-0010
Business, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
Seton Hall University School of Law
Carl Louis Peer is an experienced civil trial lawyer who was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1986. He has earned the distinction of being Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has a diverse civil practice. He accepts civil cases including business disputes, personal injury, probate and Workers Compensation. He also accepts a limited and selective number of divorce and family matters. In addition he has the pleasure of representing several businesses in various sectors of the economy including software licensing and technology consulting.
Jason Spencer Grauch
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(908) 301-6859 966 St Marks Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Tulane University Law School
Jason is an experienced intellectual property lawyer living in Westfield, NJ. He has handled intellectual property matters for various clients in both corporate counsel settings and as a private practitioner including: -- negotiating and drafting various contracts and license agreements; -- counseling clients about portfolio value and coverage; -- drafting various opinions concerning product clearance, patentability, invalidity and infringement; -- preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; -- representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and arbitration. Prior to law school, Jason taught physical science and physics to 11th and 12th grade students for the...
Andy Winchell
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 457-4710 100 Connell Drive
Suite 2300
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Southern California
The Law Offices of Andy Winchell, P.C., is a law firm in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, that handles many types of financial issues for both individuals and businesses. We focus our practice on means to help your financial situation through bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, mortgage loan modification, actions against debt collectors and insolvency issues for consumer and commercial clients. We take a personalized approach to every client who contacts our office. We understand there are various types of problems and situations, and each one calls for a different, specialized strategy based on the particular circumstances. It is our goal to...
Jonathan Rudnick
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New Jersey Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Pace Law SchoolNew Jersey and New York
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John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Syracuse University
John J. DeLaney, Jr. concentrates his practice on land use, litigation and business advisory groups. He also concentrates in the areas of employment law, real estate, commercial law, condominium law, and environmental law. In the land use and litigation areas, he has extensive experience at the Administrative Board and the Trial and Appellate Courts, and has participated in many larger cases.

He has served and continues to serve as corporate counsel for numerous condominium associations and mid-sized corporations. He has lectured before numerous civic organizations, professional organizations and public bodies on workplace issues and has also lectured about bio-medical ethics based...
Jay Lavroff
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Seton Hall University School of Law
ay Lavroff concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of insurance coverage, construction and professional liability claims, and contract disputes. Insurance coverage issues that Jay has litigated range from interpretation of provisions in motor vehicle policies to the availability of coverage for the remediation of contamination of soil, air and water, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
John Blasi
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
In the course of providing legal services to clients, John often assists them in defining, planning, and meeting their personal and business needs in areas including individual and corporate tax planning, business transactions, estate planning and probate administration, and employee benefits. In addition, he provides legal representation to charitable nonprofit corporations, including private foundations and hospitals.
Robert W. Anderson
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Communications, IP and Securities
Fordham University School of Law
Robert W. Anderson represents clients in mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, securities law matters, and start-up companies.
Jason Pressman
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 388-2121 1435 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Business, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University
Fast representation to solve your legal problem.
Eric Barry Levine
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Eric Levine concentrates his practice in general and commercial litigation and commercial real estate.
Nicole Maguire
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Appeals and Tax
Pace Law School
Nicole Maguire concentrates her practice in the area of litigation.

Nicole earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY, where she was on the Real Estate Legal Case Study Project and was an active member of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Society. Before joining Lindabury, Nicole was a Judicial Law Clerk with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Family Division. During her clerkship Nicole drafted bench memoranda, opinions, and judicial orders. Nicole also coordinated mediation sessions and settlement conferences between adverse parties in the Union County Special Civil Part.

Throughout her early...
Shaun I. Blick
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Ocean County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(848) 222-3500 220 Davidson Avenue, Suite 300
Somerset, NJ 08533
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Stacey Edelbaum Boretz
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Employment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Stacey Edelbaum Boretz, concentrates her practice in Employment Law and Commercial Litigation. She is a seasoned litigator with over 27 years of experience in New York and New Jersey courts, as well as the Appellate Courts of both States in addition to the Federal Courts of Appeals.
Greg Keith Vitali
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Construction
Seton Hall University School of Law
Greg K. Vitali concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of Construction and general commercial law. Greg has many years experience representing contractors in NJ filing and foreclosing on construction liens.
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Middlesex County Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Pro Bono Partnership
(973) 273-0600
Newark, NJ


Rutgers School of Law Community Law Clinic
(973) 353-5059
Newark, NJ

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