Livingston, New Jersey Real Estate Lawyers

John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Successful & Dedicated Real Estate Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

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Roger Mehner
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Exceptional Real Estate 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 real estate needs. Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric Barry Levine
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Experienced & Successful Representation for Real Estate & Business Law Matters!

I am an experienced and skilled real estate and business law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional counsel and legal representation for real estate law needs! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation! Read More »
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David R. Pierce
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Experienced, Knowledgeable & Skilled Real Estate Counsel & Legal Representation!

I counsel and represent clients in a vast array of real estate and environmental 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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Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(973) 740-9080 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 101
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business, Municipal and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(973) 740-9080 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 101
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business, Municipal and Personal Injury
New York Law School and University of Houston Law Center
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(973) 422-1100 354 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Health Care
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 992-5034 95 S Ashby Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Tax
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(973) 740-9080 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 101
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business, Municipal and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(973) 994-6669 301 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate and Business
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(973) 758-0900 70 S Orange Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(973) 994-1096 92 N Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(973) 740-9080 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 101
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business, Municipal and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(973) 422-1100 354 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Family and Health Care
Sergio D. Simões
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Experienced & Skilled Counsel & Legal Representation for Real Estate Matters!

I provide determined counsel and advocacy for a vast array of real estate law matters. I am dedicated to exceptional legal representation and results! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jason Gareis
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New Jersey Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Quinnipiac University School of LawUnited States District Court, District of New Jersey and New Jersey
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Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(973) 422-9500 160 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate and Criminal
Livingston, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 994-2500 651 West Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Suite 200
Livingston, NJ 07039
Real Estate, Business and Collections
David G. Hardin
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
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...
Roger Mehner
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Georgetown University Law Center
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.
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
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...
Joseph Nitti
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Roseland, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(973) 718-3649 145 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Joseph Nitti is a partner at Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law and a dedicated family law lawyer in Roseland. He is a certified mediator and collaboratively trained lawyer who dedicates his time helping families who are going through a divorce. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for his degree in Accounting. He went on to New England Law for his Juris Doctorate. Since then, Attorney Nitti has helped clients obtain favorable divorce settlements and is a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the State of New Jersey Bar Association, and the Essex County Bar Association, Family Law...
Scott A. Terry
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate and Business
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.
Jordan A Stern
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Chatham, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 632-3526 10 Fairmount Ave.
Law Office of Jordan A. Stern
Chatham, NJ 07928
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
The Law Office of Jordan A. Stern provides its clients personalized attention and a carefully developed approach to each case. Our mission is to efficiently resolve your family law matter with focused advocacy. Our starting point is to seek equitable, non-litigious solutions, but we will not hesitate to bring your case to court, if that's what the fair resolution requires. No matter what, our guiding principle is to protect our client, always. We counsel our clients with focus, discipline and professional responsibility, and we treat them with patience, empathy and understanding. Jordan A. Stern is a 2004...
Steven Robert Lehr
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West Caldwell, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(973) 575-8002 33 Clinton Rd
#100
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New York University School of Law and American University
Steven Lehr is the principal and founder of LehrLaw, a boutique general practice law firm.
Scott W. Paterson
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Roseland, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(973) 228-6667 101 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning 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...
Fredi Pearlmutter
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New Jersey Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience

Fredi Pearlmutter has a broad range of experience advising, negotiating and representing corporations, developers, municipalities and individuals in private and government environmental proceedings, including... Read More »
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Scott A. Terry
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Experienced & Determined Counsel & Advocacy in All Aspects of Real Estate Law!

For more than 25 years, I have provided exceptional legal representation for a vast array of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation! Read More »
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Barry Gartenberg
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Springfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 921-0600 505 Morris Avenue
Suite 102
Springfield, NJ 07081
Real Estate, Business and Employment
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...
Mark J. Scancarella Esq.
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West Caldwell, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(973) 575-8002 33 Clinton Rd
#100
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Mr. Salvatore Imbornone
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Florham Park, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(973) 966-1520 29 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Real Estate, Business, DWI and Estate Planning
Edward John Bruton
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(973) 228-5700 101 Eisenhower Pkwy
Roseland, NJ 07068
Roseland, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Real Estate
Rutgers Law School Newark
George Lordi
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West Orange, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(973) 403-0500 1 Connel Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Kelly Mattheiss
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South Orange, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(973) 275-1800 101 Vose Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Real Estate, Construction, Family and Landlord Tenant
Seton Hall University School of Law
As a practicing attorney for thirty years, I have been privileged to work with clients in a variety of areas. Having served as a judicial law clerk in the family court, I have a long standing appreciation for the issues and circumstances clients face in matrimonial matters. I approach each case with a desire to provide a clear path towards resolution, while purposefully advocating for the best outcome for my clients. I am a strong proponent of alternate dispute resolution and have successfully mediated matrimonial cases.

I bring the same passion and commitment to all matters I handle, whether they...
Stephen A. Timoni
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
P.O. Box 2369
Westfield, NJ 07091
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Timoni is an established business lawyer and Certified Public Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience in the health care, real estate and hospitality industries.

His primary focus is the representation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofit organizations, closely held businesses and entrepreneurs. Mr. Timoni regularly advises clients regarding entity formation and restructuring, financing, technology licensing, franchising, mergers, acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, dissolutions, taxation, valuation, corporate governance and regulatory issues. In the health care field, Mr. Timoni represents health care providers concerning managed care contracting, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; privacy, including HIPAA; fraud and abuse; legal and ethical...
Bruce Gudin
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Newark, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 643-0040 Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Landlord Tenant
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Bruce E. Gudin, currently senior supervising Landlord Tenant Law attorney at EPGP and counsel to the New Jersey Property Owners Association (http://www.poanj.org/), was admitted to practice law in 1989 after graduating from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Gudin attended undergraduate at Farleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey and C.W. Post in Long Island, NY where he received his B.S. Degree Magna Cum Laude in business. While attending C.W. Post he was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award for outstanding academic performance. Since graduating law school Mr. Gudin has been a frequent lecturer on the...
Alan M. Lubiner
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Cranford, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(844) 288-7978 123 N Union Ave
#305
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Immigration
Brooklyn Law School
For over 5 years, Alan Lubiner has worked as an Immigration Officer and Attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Not only that, but he once served individuals and companies as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in special prosecutions and contributed to the drafting of immigration legislation for the Select Commission on Immigration in Washington, D.C. Alan Lubiner takes on cases in all types of immigration law. These areas include change of status, priority workers and extraordinary ability aliens, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, citizenship, and deportation cases.
Eric Barry Levine
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Construction
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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Exceptional Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Lawyer! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable real estate lawyer. I am committed to providing outstanding counsel and legal representation for real estate law matters! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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David Owen
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Experienced & Dedicated Real Estate Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I provide real estate law advocacy with experience, commitment and skill. I am committed to exceptional representation and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gary F. Danis
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
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...
Monica Vir
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business, Health Care 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. Monica counsels both closely held family businesses and large national and international corporations. She is a trusted advisor whose pragmatic approach to providing legal counsel has earned her a reputation among her clients as being an integral member of their team. It is not uncommon for Monica to work with clients from their corporate formation through the eventual sale and disposition of assets.

Monica is an active member of the community serving on the Board of Directors for Hometowne Television in Summit...
Frank Patrick Nardi
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Totowa, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York Law School
Frank Nardi is a founder of the law firm of McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Frank brings expertise unique to the New Jersey legal community.

In addition to almost two decades as an experienced attorney in New York and New Jersey, Frank is also a certified public accountant and certified financial planner. This gives Frank a unique ability to see the financial tax issues in any legal matter. It also helps him get to the bottom of complex commercial cases and financial transactions, and helps businesses formulate profitable plans.

Frank is an attorney admitted to the bars of New...
Pauline M.K. Young
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Totowa, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Employment
New York Law School


Pauline M.K. Young is a partner at McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Pauline handles a wide range of matters including litigation, business formations and transactions, waste transportation and environmental regulation, and employment law. Pauline aids individuals and businesses by providing personalized services to fit the unique needs of each client.

Pauline has significant litigation experience including trials, arbitration, and mediation. Pauline represents employers and employees and businesses in employment related matters, including whistleblower protections such as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, anti-retaliation laws, Woolley claims for breach of employee handbooks, hostile work environment scenarios,...
Thomas J. Sateary
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Consumer and Municipal
Seton Hall University School of Law
Tom Sateary concentrates his practice in general and commercial litigation with an emphasis in automotive law. His trial and dispute resolution experience encompasses a wide variety of matters, including the defense of automobile distributors and dealers against breach of warranty and “lemon law” actions, as well as contract matters. He also has significant experience in municipal and land use matters and real property tax appeals.

He has appeared in Federal Court, as well the Superior Court of New Jersey at both the trial and appellate levels, the Tax Court of New Jersey, the Office of Administrative Law and the Department of...
Michael Stewart
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Fairfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 521-7426 1 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and International
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Michael T. Stewart is a founding member of the law firm of Peri & Stewart, LLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, business-related dispute resolutions and real estate.
Shawn Robert McClelland Esq
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Morristown, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(973) 200-6384 163 Madison Avenue
Suite 320
Morristown, NJ 07960
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Steven A. Jayson
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Parsippany, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(908) 258-0621 1719 Route 10 East
Suite 106
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
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.
David R. Pierce
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Syracuse University College of Law
David R. Pierce concentrates his practice on environmental and land use issues, including site remediation and cost recovery, brownfields, commercial and industrial sales, purchases and leasing, zoning and development issues.

David also focuses on representing clients in shareholder disputes. David has successfully handled more than a dozen cases resulting in significant favorable settlements for his clients. In addition, David represents clients in general business activities, serving essentially as general counsel for several manufacturing businesses. As such, he provides advice on issues such as succession planning, asset and stock sales and acquisitions, and negotiates various contracts, including supply contracts, warranties, non-disclosure and...
Nathan Hewette-Guyton
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Union, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(908) 485-6080 2424 Morris Ave
#202C
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Gary F. Danis
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Exceptional Real Estate & Environmental Lawyer! Experienced, Skilled Counsel!

I am an experienced and successful real estate and environmental law attorney. I am dedicated to outstanding representation for your legal needs and goals. Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Thomas J. Sateary
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Exceptional Business & Real Estate Law Advocacy! Extensive Experience & Skill!

I aggressively represent the interests of clients with a wide variety of legal matters. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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(973) 353-5059
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Buying, selling, or renting property?

Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.