Morris County, New Jersey Business Lawyers

Sergio D. Simões
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S. Robert Allcorn
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Experienced & Aggressive Legal Representation for Business Law Matters!

I am a dedicated and skilled business law attorney. I am committed to developing effective and successful strategies to meet your business needs and goals. Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Fredda Katcoff
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Experienced & Determined Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

I am dedicated to exceptional representation for business clients. I provide experienced and skilled advocacy for a wide range of complex business matters. Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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James D. DeRose
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Dedicated & Experienced Business Attorney! Knowledgeable & Thorough Advocacy!

I am an experienced and determined business law attorney. I provide zealous counsel and legal representation for a wide range of business law matters! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Elga Amalia Goodman
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 512-2610 3 Elm Street Ste 206 NJ
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Elder, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Seton Hall University School of Law
Elga Goodman is the owner of E.A. Goodman Law where she specializes in business and personal taxation issues, including domestic and international estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, closely held business planning, and issues affecting the elderly.

As a trust and estate attorney she advises clients on estate planning techniques aimed at ensuring that assets pass to the intended beneficiaries, while minimizing the state and federal tax burdens by creating charitable trusts and foundations, planned gifting programs, and drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills.

Elga handles general estate planning issues and counsel clients about planning for...
Sanford F. Young
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(212) 227-9755 89 Headquarters Plaza
#1449
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Syracuse University College of Law
Sanford F. Young graduated cum laude in the top ten of his 1976 class from the Syracuse University College of Law. Notes & Comment/Recent Developments Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Member and Judge of the Moot Court Board, and Member of the Moot Court Tax Team. Admitted in NY, NJ and PA, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits, and U.S. District Courts in NY, NJ and PA. He was born and raised in New York City and graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College.
Justin A Jacobs
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(973) 845-6527 30 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Business, Appeals, Construction and Employment
Hofstra University
Based in Florham Park, New Jersey, Justin has significant experience handling business litigation cases, including those involving contract disputes, partnership disputes and shareholder disputes. 
Justin has been selected to the Super Lawyers list as a New Jersey "Rising Star" in Business Litigation Law for 2015-2018. Each year, only 2.5 percent of New Jersey attorneys are selected to be included on the Rising Star list, which is issued by Thompson Reuters. Justin has also earned the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in Complex Business Litigation, Business Litigation and Civil Practice. This rating signifies that Justin's reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of...
Steven A. Jayson
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(908) 258-0621 1719 Route 10 East
Suite 106
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Steven A. Jayson is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Alan R. Ackerman. He focuses on business law, landlord-tenant law, estate planning, real estate closings, and commercial collection matters. Prior to this he was the managing attorney of The Jayson Law Group LLC, a general practice law firm located in Union, New Jersey.
Laura Siclari
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(973) 457-0121 McCusker Anselmi Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.
210 Park Avenue, Suite 301
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Free ConsultationBusiness, Education, Employment and Environmental
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Dedicated client-centered advocate with 13+ years of experience in general litigation, specializing in education law, environmental law, and employment.
Leviston Brisolla
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(973) 200-8411 2 East Blackwell Street
Suite 17
Dover, NJ 07801
Business, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Seton Hall University School of Law
Over ten years experience in Immigration, Business Formation, Traffic Court, Landlord-Tenant and Family Law.
Jeff W. Plaza
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer
(973) 718-2229 89 Headquarters Plaza North
Suite 1459
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Criminal, Family and Tax
Fordham University
Attorney Jeffrey W. Plaza has more than 20 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney in New Jersey and New York. He concentrates particularly on commercial litigation and family law matters, including divorce and child custody cases. Anyone in need of a capable litigator can call (973) 862-8905 or visit www.newark-lawyers.com to learn more!
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(973) 983-9700 141 W Main St
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Business, Collections, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
My practice is a holistic one. Rockaway is a small exurban town. As such,a certain neighborly attitude is required which includes pro bono work, volunteerism and maintaining your position as a fair, just, and equitable advocate among your clients and your community. There is also time to play and enjoy doing things that are of interest to you. I volunteer in a local soup kitchen, shoot skeet(but not hunt). I respecially enjoy my six grandchildren who reside nearby. I am a graduate of Boston Latin ('60), Boston University ('67, Rutgers Law School ('67). Presently an audit student at Union County College...
Shawn Robert McClelland Esq
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(973) 200-6384 163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
My areas of practice include asset protection and preservation, business formations and succession planning, corporate governance, estate planning, real estate and commercial transactions, and tax planning.

My experience encompasses counseling business owners in matters pertaining to entity formation and initial start-up strategies, and the structuring of sales and acquisitions. I prepare and advise business owners on matters pertaining to buy-sell agreements, operating agreements and shareholder agreements, asset transfers, and succession planning issues. In addition, I counsel clients in matters involving estate and tax planning, including tax audits and related issues, working together with them and their financial advisors on structuring and...
David Zatuchni
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 679-6862 163 Madison Avenue
Ste 220
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business and Employment
Northwestern University School of Law
David Zatuchni graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995. Since that time, he has exclusively practiced in the field of employment law. For many years, Mr. Zatuchni defended large corporations in all types of employment discrimination lawsuits and labor law matters. In 2000, Zatuchni & Associates was founded with the single purpose of providing employees the best possible legal representation in their fight against the companies and corporate behemoths that Mr. Zatuchni previously represented. Mr. Zatuchni founded the Firm on the guiding principle that high quality legal services should not be the exclusive province of corporate...
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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David R. Pierce
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Experienced, Knowledgeable & Skilled Business Counsel & Legal Representation!

I counsel and represent clients in a vast array of environmental and business law matters. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal needs! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Anthony Arturi Jr.
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 644-5110 3 Prospect Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Anthony Arturi, Esq. provides dedicated, energetic and loyal representation to his clients to efficiently protect and advance their interests. He has 23 years of experience in representing large and small clients alike, in matters involving real estate transfers and development, finance, contract and business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, shareholder disputes, contract and real estate disputes, appellate practice, legal ethics, criminal defense and personal injury matters. His representative clients include real estate developers, industrial service companies, shopping center owners, banks and private lenders and numerous small business owners. Mr. Arturi is admitted to practice law in...
Robert Snellings
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(973) 402-4892 2001 Route 46, Suite 310
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Construction
Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert S. Snellings founded Snellings Law LLC in 2013 after nearly a decade of distinguished practice in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Snellings is an aggressive lawyer who is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has represented a broad spectrum of clients from large publicly traded companies to small businesses and individuals. Mr. Snellings has significant experience in representing regional and national banking institutions and commercial lenders in lawsuits seeking to enforce security retail installment contracts, promissory notes and guarantees. He routinely handles large volumes of debt collection matters for national clients...
Mr. Scott Jonathan Goldstein
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 453-2838 3175 Route 10 East, Suite 300C
Denville, NJ 07834
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Health Care
Duke University School of Law
Stuart Gary Brecher
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(973) 664-1090 400 Morris Avenue
Suite 208
Denville, NJ 07834
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Collections
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
The LAW OFFICES OF STUART G. BRECHER, LLC prides itself on offering exceptional personalized legal services to businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. The Firm's practice is diverse with a concentration in the area of debtor and creditor rights and relations, including general insolvency, bankruptcy (business, personal, and not-for-profit organizations), debt management and restructuring, business reorganization, business wind-down and liquidation, creditors rights and remedies, bankruptcy litigation, commercial/business litigation, and general civil litigation. Other practice areas of the Firm include, but are not limited to, business and commercial transactions, business disputes, contract and leasing matters, debt collection, foreclosures and related...
David Norrie
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(973) 347-3347 500 International Drive North
Suite 125
Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Business, Appeals, Elder and Tax
Alan Ehrlich
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(973) 718-2229 89 Headquarters Plaza North
Suite 1459
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Criminal, Family and Tax
New York Law School
Founded in 1955, Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law is a law firm dedicated to providing effective legal services for residents of New Jersey and New York. As a full service law firm with over 100 years of combined legal experience, the team is prepared to take on even the most complicated legal matters. The firm has offices in Newark, Morristown, and New York City, and represents individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, publicly traded companies, and government agencies. The attorneys are prepared to assist clients through a variety of legal matters including those involving family law, commercial...
Peter Siachos
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(973) 549-2500 18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Business
University of South Carolina School of Law
Peter Siachos is a partner in the New Jersey and New York offices of Gordon & Rees, and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Franchise, Product Liability, and Hospitality practice groups. Having tried over forty cases to conclusion, Mr. Siachos has comprehensive litigation experience representing major corporations, franchisors, closely-held businesses, partnerships, and individuals in multiple jurisdictions in a wide range of complex commercial disputes before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory agencies, and alternative dispute resolution panels. Mr. Siachos has considerable experience handling litigations through trial and appeal involving contract disputes, franchise and...
Jeffrey Grow
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(973) 627-5293 Rockaway, NJ 07866
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I have been a family lawyer for the last 37 years. I do the type of law that most regular people need when needing a lawyer. I would be happy to assist you.
Daniel Hymowitz
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(201) 680-0800 55 Madison Ave
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and IP
Member of HYMOWITZ LAW GROUP, PLLC
Jeffrey Lanzet
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(973) 227-2249 1 CRAIG COURT
MONTVILLE, NJ 07082
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Successful & Dedicated Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

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Edward J. Frisch
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Dedicated & Skilled Construction & Business Lawyer! Experienced Representation!

I have extensive experience and knowledge advocating for clients in all phases of construction law matters. I am committed to diligent and thorough advocacy! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Brian Donald O'Neill
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(201) 803-2126 55 Madison Ave. Ste. 400
MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960
Business, Employment and Immigration
Pamela Anevski
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer
(908) 255-0483 289 Main Avenue
Stirling, NJ 07980
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Thomas Smith
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney
(973) 541-7000 2001 Route 46 East, Suite 310
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Christopher Leon Garibian
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 403-1100 629 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Business, Cannabis Law, Divorce and Family
Robert Smith
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 292-0016 60 Washington St
Morristown, NJ 07960
Business, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Mr. Salvatore Imbornone
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(973) 966-1520 29 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Business, DWI, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
William V Romano
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Morris County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(973) 584-2772 1347 RT 46
LEDGEWOOD, NJ 07852
Business and Personal Injury
Ronald D. Coleman
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 736-4600 3 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ 07068
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Northwestern University School of Law
I am a commercial litigator specializing in federal litigation, including trials. I work extensively with online businesses, specifically in connection with the use of intellectual property on the Internet in both litigation and non-litigation roles. My firm is also recognized for its strength in business, healthcare and real estate law. I am known for my work as the lead attorney for Simon Tam in the U.S. Supreme Court case Matal v. Tam, which held that the disparagement clause of the trademark statute violated the First Amendment's free speech clause.

I have successfully represented clients of every size in state and...
Barbara A. Schweiger
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(973) 232-2974 293 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Business
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Union County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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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Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Experienced Legal Counsel & Advocacy!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled business law attorney. I am dedicated to aggressive and skilled representation for business law matters and disputes! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Blake Width
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Experienced & Dedicated Business Attorney! Skilled Legal Counsel & Advocacy!

I am a skilled and experienced business law attorney. I provide aggressive representation for business law matters focused on the best possible results! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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...
Scott A. Terry
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Union County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Business and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law
Scott Terry has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of real estate law, including acquisitions, leasing, financings, loan workouts, foreclosures, and cooperative and condominium law. He has represented both individuals and developers in their real estate transactions. Scott also provides representation for estate administration and municipal court matters.
David G. Hardin
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Union County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
David Hardin concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, corporate law and real estate law. His professional practice focuses on advising individual and corporate clients with respect to estate and gift tax planning and estate administration, acquisitions and sales of real estate, and the formation and operation of business enterprises. David is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He served a term as Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prior to holding that position, he served as a Section...
Jonathan W. Wolfe
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(973) 232-2988 293 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Business, Divorce and Family
New York University School of Law
Jane J. Felton
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(973) 232-4035 293 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Business and Divorce
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Tufts University
Roger Mehner
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Union County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Business, Construction and Real Estate
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
Roger Mehner concentrates his practice in general corporate and transactional matters, nonprofit institutions, commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales and leasing, land use and banking and finance.
David B. Wolfe
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(973) 232-2986 293 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Business and Tax
New York University School of Law
Alex Barnett-Howell
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Union County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(973) 218-1111 100 Connell Dr
#2200
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and IP
University of Michigan Law School
Scott W. Paterson
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Attorney
(973) 228-6667 101 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Scott W. Paterson is an attorney at Paris Ackerman & Schmierer LLP, where he focuses his practice on providing legal counsel to small and mid-sized businesses, with particular concentration on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, taxation, and franchise law. Prior to joining Paris Ackerman & Schmierer LLP, Scott served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Joseph L. Rea, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Scott earned his J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was awarded the Best Appellate Brief for his work in Appellate Advocacy. While at Seton Hall, Scott...
James Patton
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Essex County, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(973) 992-3500 209 S. Livingston Avenue
Suite 9
Livingston, NJ 07039
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
As a former federal prosecutor and an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, I also understand how the other side thinks. With ten of my 30 years of legal experience devoted to prosecution, I have unique insight into how both New Jersey state and federal authorities bring charges and how they argue cases.
Monica Vir
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Accomplished & Trusted Business Law Attorney! Experienced & Dedicated Advocacy!

I provide exceptional business law counsel and representation. I am dedicated to an aggressive and pragmatic approach for business law matters! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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John Schmidt Jr
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Experienced & Dedicated Business Lawyer! Tenacious Legal Counsel & Advocacy!

For more than 35 years, I have provided exceptional counsel and representation for clients with business law matters. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Morris County Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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


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

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Need legal help with a business law matter?

Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.