Practice Areas
Residential Real Estate:
A home is the largest single investment that a person will make over his or her lifetime, and yet many home buyers and sellers decide on their attorney based upon the "cheapest rate" not realizing every attorney is different and you "get what you pay for."  Your attorney should provide you with piece of mind during your transaction and my office strives to make sure that each and every client receives personal and professional treatment while being mindful of costs.  

The process of buying or selling a home also can be emotional.  I personally work with my clients in reviewing and negotiating the contract of sale, dealing with mortgage issues, negotiating home inspection issues, and other issues that may arise during the transaction.  My goal is to make sure your rights are protected, your expectations are fulfilled and your transaction goes as smooth as possible, with no surprises. My office is also aware that people lead busy lives and may not always be available to meet in the office during business hours.  We make every effort to accomodate our clients' schedules and often provide electronic communication to keep costs low and respect your time constraints.

My office is pleased to be listed on the Approved Attorney Listing for Affinity Federal Credit Union at

Are you thinking of purchasing or selling a home?  If so, contact my office to learn more about how I can assist you.
Litigation, Premises Liability and Product Liability:
As a member of insurance defense law firms for over 10 years, I have zealously defended my clients in a variety of insurance defense claims, including premises liability, slip and falls, construction accidents, product liability, lead poisoning and other toxic exposures, and automobile negligence claims, in State, Federal and Appellate Courts.  I have represented various New Jersey and out-of-state insurance carriers, and have worked closely with claims adjusters, risk management, in-house counsel, corporate counsel, individual clients, and the Property & Guaranty Associations of numerous states.  I believe that mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution are often efficient and economical means of achieving satisfactory results in litigation, thereby avoiding the long and costly traditional court process.  When appropriate, I attempt to resolve disputes early with the intention of keeping my client's costs under control.  However, when it becomes necessary to do battle in court, I stand ready to contest issues vigorously, deftly and creatively on behalf of my clients.  I stress strategic planning, thoroughness in discovery and shrewdness in negotiations.  In trial, I am respected by both bench and bar, and skilled in courtroom tactics and strategies. 
Mass Tort Litigation/Asbestos Defense:
Asbestos defense litigation can be costly for businesses and insurance companies alike.  For over 15years I have personally worked with various businesses in defense of asbestos-related claims in New Jersey.  I have represented various international, national and regional industiral equipment manufacturers, as well as local product suppliers and distributors.  I have worked side-by-side with national counsel for several clients, as well as with individual business owners and their insurance carriers.  I have achieved successful results for my clients on numerous cases.  As a member of the Defense Research Institute, I attend yearly conferences that focus on the defense of asbestos claims in today's ever changing legal arena.

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