Civil and Commercial Litigation
Our firm’s Litigation and Business Disputes Practice entails various types of complex commercial matters including breach of contract claims, construction disputes, business entity dissolution and oppression, officer and director liability, real property disputes, bad faith claims, unfair competition and other anti-competitive practices, insurance matters, and tort actions, among other matters. The firm tries, mediates, and arbitrates all types of business and commercial disputes on a regular basis in all State and Federal Courts in New Jersey. Gerald R. Salerno has been selected by his peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation, an award bestowed upon the top 5% of the profession in New Jersey. He has published articles and lectured to nationwide audiences on a variety of topics relating to commercial litigation.
Our firm’s Creditors Rights and Commercial Litigation Practice covers all aspects of debt recovery, including debt restructuring, workout agreements, litigation, and provisional remedies, such as receiverships, attachments, and post-judgment enforcement. From simple disputes to complex commercial actions, our firm’s litigators continually handle a broad variety of cases. We have represented clients in commercial litigation including Fortune 500 companies, small corporations and individuals
To complement the Creditor’s Rights and Commercial Litigation Practice, our firm has developed a bankruptcy capability. This enables us to represent creditors and commercial entities in all types of bankruptcy matters, including proceedings to lift automatic stays, to accept or reject leases and to provide adequate protection. We also defend preference actions and other types of adversary proceedings, as well as protect our clients in connection with any proposed plan of reorganization or liquidation. Our firm’s broad range of workout experience and knowledge of commercial and real estate law allows members of our firm to become involved in the transactions before the bankruptcy petition is filed, in order to maximize the creditor’s protection and its recovery.
Our firm’s Criminal Defense Practice focuses on defending clients accused of all indictable and disorderly persons offenses, including those related to juvenile crimes, domestic violence, DWI and other traffic offenses. Our attorneys have a broad understanding of both sides of the criminal justice system. The firm’s attorneys appear on a regular basis in all state and municipal courts throughout New Jersey.
Real Estate Transactions
Our firm’s Real Estate Finance and Transaction Practice provides representation to financial institutions, developers, landlords, and tenants. We handle a variety of commercial real estate matters, including:
- Loan originators
- Modifications and assumptions
- Credit enhancement
- Leasing and construction
Projects in which our attorneys have been involved include commercial buildings, income-producing properties, residential tracts and other similar projects.
Our firm’s Financial Services practice provides legal representation to banks and other financial institutions throughout the State of New Jersey, in connection with commercial loans and real estate matters. Our firm also handles commercial loan documentation, revolving lines of credit and formula based transactions, participation agreements, and other forms of syndicated credit. Additionally, our firm advises clients in commercial loan servicing.