Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation is the centerpiece of the Firm’s trial practice. We understand that resolving business problems through litigation requires an ongoing evaluation process – a constant analysis of risk versus reward. It is not surprising, therefore, that when corporate counsel, owners of small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions, real estate professionals, family businesses and individuals seek legal assistance for their issues, they look for business-minded lawyers who view litigation not as a process with a life of its own, but as a means to resolve problems efficiently, with tangible results.

Michael Orozco provided a continuing legal education seminar on franchise law through the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education.  The CLE is currently available through the NACLE on the website or by clicking this link:

On November 29, 2021, the Superior Court, Appellate Division held that the firm’s client, the Eastern Korean Presbytery of Presbyterian Church (USA), was the proper entity to control the assets of the defunct Palisades Presbyterian Church in Old Tappan, NJ. Former members of the Church unsuccessfully argued that they should have been awarded ownership and […]

Garmany of Red Bank, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for New Jersey, Chief Judge Wolfson. Defendants moved to dismiss plaintiff’s insurance claim based on COVID-19 losses. Plaintiff clothing store had a general liability policy with defendant insurer that included business interruption and civil authority coverage and a virus exclusion. Plaintiff made a […]

We have all heard so much about “Blockchain” over the past months perhaps it is time to define our terms. Basically, “Blockchain” is a term used to describe a process whereby information is recorded in a computer-based spreadsheet. These spreadsheets are often referred to as a “Digital Ledger.” The record is known as a “Block.” […]

            State law and state regulations govern intrastate transportation of goods (even household goods) and directly impacts your rights in the event issues arise as a result of moving them from place to place             We all know that the moving and storage business is unique.             Not only are […]

The following is a simple explanation of when the Lemon Laws apply, and a brief example of how our firm and this author resolved a dispute with a dealership.  The Lemon Laws are not intended to be complicated, but there are many steps that must be followed before filing a claim and it is not […]

New Jersey is among the worst states in the country when it comes to civil forfeiture laws.  Many people incorrectly assume that civil forfeiture applies to only an accused or a criminal defendant’s property.  However, civil forfeiture can occur with any type of property which is simply allegedly tied to criminal activity.  The owner does […]

Clients and potential clients sometimes ask attorneys about punitive damages and whether they are entitled to them. Under the New Jersey Punitive Damages Act, punitive damages are defined as “exemplary damages and means damages awarded against a party in a civil action because of aggravating circumstances in order to penalize and to provide additional deterrence […]