Union, New Jersey Business Lawyers

Stephen A. Timoni
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney

Seton Hall University School of Law3rd Circuit, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and United States Tax Court
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Dennis H. Sabourin
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Business & Tax Law Attorney with Extensive Experience, Knowledge & Skill!

I provide exceptional legal representation for a vast array of business and tax law matters. I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy for the best possible results! Visit my website for results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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Steven Robert Lehr
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney

Steven Lehr is the principal and founder of LehrLaw, a boutique general practice law firm. Read More »
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Andrew M. Wolfenson
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Union, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(908) 686-7230 2414 Morris Avenue
Suite 104
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Andrew M. Wolfenson specializes in Divorce and Family matters, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Municipal Court, and Expungements. A 1991 Graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, he is also the author of two fiction novels, "In His Own Defense" and "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story", and serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey chapter of his college's Alumni Association.
Patricia Rondon
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Union, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(908) 469-4750 1435 Morris Avenue
Suite 2-C
Union, NJ 07083
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall University
Gary Nissenbaum
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Union, NJ Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(908) 686-8000 2400 Morris Ave
Suite 301
Union, NJ 07083
Business, Construction, Employment and IP
Union, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(908) 686-0500 2204 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Business and Real Estate
Union, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 687-7000 370 Chestnut St
Union, NJ 07083
Business
Uniondale, NJ Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 336-4317 2444 Morris Avenue, Suite 206
Uniondale, NJ 07083
Business
Union, NJ Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(908) 686-2500 1435 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Union, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(973) 206-9366 2204 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Business and Real Estate
Robert W. Anderson
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Westfield, 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’s practice emphasizes the particular needs of fast growing, entrepreneurial companies. He has extensive experience in representing business clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters, cybersecurity, securities law matters, internet law matters, and start up companies and business formations and operation.

Bob represents companies and investors involved in technology, manufacturing, health care, Internet, education, and other industries. He also serves as President of The Parlex Group, an international network of mid-sized law firms in Europe, Israel and Asia, which work together to handle cross-border transactions around the world.
Donald Ross Jr
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Westfield, 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...
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Successful & Dedicated Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

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Jane J. Felton
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New Jersey Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Tufts University3rd Circuit, 9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, California and New Jersey
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Kathleen M. Connelly
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Kathleen Connelly concentrates her practice in Employment Law. She has more than 25 years of experience representing employers and individual members of management in both the private and public sectors in preventative counseling, litigation defense and dispute resolution, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, policies and training.
Gary F. Danis
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Gary F. Danis concentrates his practice in the area of environmental and regulatory law. His area of practice includes compliance counseling and auditing involving all environmental media; compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act ("ISRA") and the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”); negotiation of environmental permits and consent orders with federal and state agencies; defense of penalties and fines for environmental and OSHA violations and representation of Potentially Responsible Parties in CERCLA actions; environmental due diligence for business and real estate acquisitions and mergers; contract drafting and negotiation for real estate transfers, environmental remediation and construction projects; and...
John Blasi
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Westfield, 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.
Eric Barry Levine
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Westfield, 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. His trial and dispute resolution experience encompasses a wide variety of matters, including cybersecurity & data privacy, insurance defense and coverage, contract matters and construction litigation matters.

Eric is a graduate of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court. Following law school, he served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Harry A. Margolis, P.J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division - General Equity Part. He is also a former Notes and Comments Editor of The Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal. He is a frequently appointed by...
Robert S. Burney
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert Burney concentrates his practice in business and financial transactions, commercial real estate, and health care law and represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, the formation of business entities, and the debt and equity financing of businesses. Rob represents banks, insurance companies, and business clients in secured credit transactions, including residential and commercial construction, real estate financing, commercial credit facilities, maritime lending, and tax-exempt bond financing.
Monica Vir
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Health Care, Real Estate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Monica Vir concentrates her practice in business transactions, financing transactions, commercial real estate, non profit, and health care law.
David R. Pierce
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Syracuse University College of Law
David R. Pierce concentrates his practice on environmental and land use.
John Schmidt Jr
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
John Schmidt, Jr. concentrates his practiced in the areas of employment litigation (including whistleblower claims, discrimination, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and violation of restrictive covenant matters), traditional labor matters, and general corporate and commercial litigation.
Jason Pressman
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Clark, 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.
James D. DeRose
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Consumer and Products Liability
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
James D. DeRose concentrates his practice in the areas of automotive law, product liability, warranty law, lemon law, and regulatory matters relating to the automotive industry. He has served as counsel to numerous automotive importers and distributors, including companies engaged in automobile, truck, motorcycle, and tractor manufacturing and distribution. He also represents machine, tool, and electronics manufacturers and distributors as well as numerous insurers.
Robert W. Anderson
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Exceptional Business Law Counsel & Representation! Extensive Experience & Skill!

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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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Jay Lavroff
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Westfield, 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
Jay 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.
Blake Width
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Blake C. Width has a broad spectrum of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, community associations, construction, creditors' rights, employment, insurance, labor, municipal, and public safety.
Lawrence M. Centanni
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Elizabeth, NJ Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(908) 351-0028 277 North Broad St.
Second Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lafayette College
Lawrence has a vast amount of experience in real estate matters, commercial transactions, landlord tenant disputes, and in civil litigation. In addition to successfully negotiating many commercial real estate closings and transactions, Lawrence has been involved with several complex commercial litigation matters that have ended in successful outcomes. He is a former municipal prosecutor for the City of Elizabeth and for the City of Linden, having tried numerous matters. Mr. Centanni is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Union County Bar Association, and the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court. He is continually named...
Pawel (Paul) Maziarz
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Pawel concentrates his practice in the area of litigation.

Pawel earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, where he was a Senior Editor for the Rutgers Law Review and a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant to Professor Kelly Deere.

Pawel is also fluent in Polish.
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Westfield, 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...
Andrew J. Gibbs
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Widener University School of Law
Andrew Gibbs has extensive defense litigation and arbitration experience in New Jersey state and federal court and concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, toxic/mass tort, professional liability, computer/technology litigation, commercial litigation, general litigation and insurance litigation.
Steven Weisbrot
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Springfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Collections
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Mr. Weisbrot has been associated with several leading plaintiffâs firms where he practiced in the areas of complex personal injury, wrongful death, class action and general commercial litigation. Mr. Weisbrot embraces progressive trial and law office technologies and uses those technologies for his client's benefit. Mr. Weisbrot is also a court certified arbitrator and represents select clients in criminal and municipal matters. Steven Weisbrot, is admitted before to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the district courts for the Districts of New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania.
Sergio D. Simões
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Albany Law School
Sergio Simoes has significant experience in appellate practice before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He also concentrates his practice in Employment Law and Residential Real Estate.
Greg Keith Vitali
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Westfield, 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.
Jason Spencer Grauch
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Westfield, 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...
Fredda Katcoff
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Experienced & Determined Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

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Roger Mehner
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Exceptional Business Attorney! Knowledgeable, Experienced & Skilled Advocacy!

For 40 years, I have provided outstanding service and legal representation. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your business law needs. Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Stacey Edelbaum Boretz
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 32 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.
Edward J. Frisch
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Edward Frisch has represented major surety companies in claims resolution, and contractor default situations requiring completion of bonded projects. He also has experience in alternate dispute resolution procedures and techniques and his practice has expanded into general commercial litigation on behalf of corporate clients. In addition, Ed has represented a number of insurance companies in successfully defending major builders risk, property loss claims, and first party bad faith claims. Recently, he was the lead defense counsel in what is believed to be the largest indoor air quality (IAQ) lawsuit filed in New Jersey. This complex multi-party litigation was resolved...
Stephen A. Timoni
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Westfield, NJ Business Law Attorney
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
P.O. Box 2369
Westfield, NJ 07091
Business, Health Care, Securities and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law
Nicole Maguire
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Westfield, 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...
Nace Naumoski
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Elizabeth, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(908) 349-8462 618 Newark Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Business, Criminal, DWI and Entertainment & Sports
Fordham University School of Law
Nace Naumoski, Esq. is an attorney with offices in Union County and Passaic County, New Jersey, who practices in the areas of criminal defense, DWI defense, juvenile defense, personal injury, partnership disputes, breach of contract, and general business litigation. Since starting his practice in 2009, Nace Naumoski has been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor bestowed on the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in New Jersey, for criminal defense. Nace Naumoski has successfully handled criminal matters in federal, state, and municipal court and has a track record of success...
Barry Gartenberg
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Springfield, NJ Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 921-0600 505 Morris Avenue
Suite 102
Springfield, NJ 07081
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Seton Hall University
New Jersey Business Law Attorney At my law firm, Barry F. Gartenberg, L.L.C., I offer legal services to new and established businesses and their owners, executives, and managers. I serve clients throughout New Jersey, as well as out-of-state clients in need of counsel and representation in New Jersey. Because I have owned a business myself, I understand the many issues that business owners face. As an entrepreneur having been involved in a number of ventures, I am also aware of the challenges of startup and newly established organizations. Whatever the type and size of your business, I pledge to work with...
Michael Scott Leavy
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Maplewood, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(917) 733-6681 200 Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Business, Construction, IP and Insurance Claims
University of Texas - Austin
Caren Menahem
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Maplewood, NJ Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(973) 908-3426 515 Valley Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Business and Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Caren J. Menahem has dedicated her law practice entirely to the representation of children and their parents or guardians. Caren is committed to assisting all eligible children and their families including children with: ADD, ADHD, Apraxia, Autism, Aspergers, Depression, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Emotional Difficulties, Hearing Impairments, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pervasive Compulsive Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Psychiatric Problems, Physical Handicaps, Reading Problems, Specific Learning Disability, Speech Language Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairments
Daniel Needle
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Maplewood, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(973) 763-4500 1763 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Business, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Douglas S.  Zucker
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Springfield, NJ Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 376-4000 871 Mountain Ave
Suite 200
Springfield, NJ 07081
Business, Education and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
Blake Width
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S. Robert Allcorn
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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.


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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.