AREAS OF PRACTICE

Foreclosures

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e represent various lenders in state court and federal foreclosure in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We have vast experience in foreclosing various credit facilities, including but not limited to conventional mortgages; construction mortgages; reverse mortgages and real estate track financing. We provide counsel to clients in a wide range of matters, including a full range of foreclosure services up through eviction and REO closings. We also provide counsel to title insurance companies concerning a myriad of various title claim litigation arising under policies they issue.

Commercial Litigation

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he Commercial Litigation practice covers a wide range of matters including breach of contract claims, construction disputes, real property disputes, harassment and discrimination claims, intellectual property actions, bad faith claims, unfair competition and other anti-competitive practices, and tort actions, among other matters.

The firm represents clients at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and before administrative boards, government agencies, and alternative dispute tribunals. We work closely with retained local counsel and we represent clients across the United States.

The Firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation practice covers all aspects of debt recovery, including debt restructuring, workout agreements, litigation, provisional remedies (such as receiverships, attachments and claim and delivery), and post-judgment enforcement. The Firm is a leader in commercial collection and has an expertise in this area that we contend is second to none.

The firm has established an excellent reputation for handling litigation on behalf of our clients in an aggressive, efficient, and highly professional manner. The firm’s objective is to provide the best possible result for the client at a reasonable cost. To that end, we work closely with our clients to develop and comply with litigation plans that are goal-oriented and cost-effective.

Finance & Leasing

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ur attorneys have extensive background in complex financial transactions, secured lending, and commercial leasing. We also negotiate and implement original secured and unsecured financing, as well as conduct work-out of defaulted loans in both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy contexts. Our attorneys handle all types of financings, including secured and unsecured working capital lines of credit, term loans, letters-of-credit, asset-based and real estate related loans.

Corporate Law

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he firm provides representation on a broad range of corporate matters, including sales and acquisitions of assets and corporate stock, shareholder and partnership agreements, contracts, lease agreements, and other business transactions. We have advised clients in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of a variety of corporate and business opportunities.

Our clients include privately held corporations, partnerships and family businesses to public corporations. As experienced attorneys, we anticipate problems in mergers, sales, acquisitions and other activities. As a result, we are able to move projects forward without undue delay.

The firm has a practical results-oriented approach. As business people ourselves, we appreciate the significance  to our clients of a sale, merger or other acquisition.

Real Estate

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ur practice includes the purchasing, selling, leasing and financing of commercial and residential properties. The firm assists clients in facilitating the development of projects including the governmental approval process. We are experienced in handling zoning, planning, and permit proceedings before governmental agencies and boards to obtain approvals for site plans, subdivisions, variances, and related permitting.

  • Acquisitions and Sales

Whether involving the acquisition, sale, or development of commercial, industrial or residential real estate, we are extremely experianced in negotiating purchase and sale agreements, conducting due diligence investigations as appropriate, addressing title issues and environmental concerns, and bringing transactions to a close.

  • Financing

With experience in commercial financing, including real estate loans, we have worked with both Lenders and Borrowers as clients in negotiating and closing their financing transactions. We bring a unique understanding of the financing process to the transaction we are involved in.

  • Leasing

The firm’s attorneys are skilled in drafting and negotiating commercial, industrial, and residential leases, both from the perspective of the landlord as well as the tenant.
Land Use

  • Real Estate Litigation

Experienced in analyzing the issues and developing effective strategies for working with those issues, we have been involved in prerogative writ actions, disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of real estate, property right disputes, leasehold disputes, and a multitude of other real-estate related litigation.

Bankruptcy

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ur practice includes secured lenders, equipment lessors, and major insurance companies. Drawing upon the resources of our bankruptcy expertise, as well as the firm’s varied litigation expertise, the firm has represented secured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, indenture trustees, and bondholders, in all aspects of litigation under the Bankruptcy Code.

Construction and Surety Law

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e represent various construction companies and sureties with regard to construction disputes and are effective because we always consider the economic result first.  We have broad experience in handling construction litigation at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.  And we also have experience in handling private construction matters.  Further, our expertise in finance, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial litigation makes us a perfect fit for sureties looking for counsel in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Other AREAS OF PRACTICE

•Appellate Strategies
•Business Reorganization
•Closely-held Businesses
•Construction
•Family Law
•Financial Services
•Insurance Defense
•Lending Law
•Loan Workout
•Mergers & Acquisitions
•Mediation Services
•Project Finance

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