Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Our Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group represents a wide array of businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, principally in the greater New York City metropolitan area and nationwide.

We have extensive experience in complex and substantial matters involving money damages and equitable relief. We litigate disputes at the trial and appellate levels that literally encompass every area of the law. We also frequently practice before regulatory bodies and administrative agencies.

We have earned a reputation for representing our clients’ interests aggressively, successfully and in a cost­-effective manner.   We take pride in staffing each litigation appropriately and reasonably with a sensitivity to the cost involved in litigation.  

We understand and embrace the necessity at times of aggressively litigating a matter in court. However, we also understand that providing sound pre-litigation, negotiation, counseling and settlement strategies are of equal importance to what ultimately occurs in a court room. Our attorneys excel in mediating and arbitrating disputes., Our focus always remains on the specific needs and goals of the particular client. These goals can be achieved through problem solving and creative resolution. When disputes cannot be resolved, our attorneys are well prepared to aggressively protect our client’s interests and to reach a successful conclusion to the litigation.  Our litigation team includes seasoned trial and appellate attorneys, as well as numerous former prosecutors and retired judges.

Let Mandelbaum Barrett PC represent you in the most practical and efficient manner, for all your litigation needs.

Alex Keoskey, Esq. spotlighted in Primerus Weekly

August 28, 2023

“One thing that is true anywhere you go is that taking orders is absolutely essential before you can give any orders,” he says. “Knowing what it’s like to be in the mud before you order people into the mud, that’s part of the military creed. I think it’s part of my civilian creed as well.” […]

Michael Saffer received 2023 NJ Icons Award from NJBiz

August 16, 2023

The NJ ICON Awards, presented by NJBIZ, recognize New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable successes and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Winners are individuals who have spent decades establishing and maintaining a substantial presence in the New Jersey business community and are […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC welcomes new Partner, Chris Zona, Esq.

July 17, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC welcomes Chris Zona as a Partner in our Litigation, Healthcare Litigation, and White Collar and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. His practice will focus on all facets of litigation, defense and dispute resolution, investigations, and crisis management. Chris is a veteran litigator and a seasoned trial attorney and has spent time as an […]

Joel MacMull on ABC News 7 New York: 303 Creative vs. Elenis

July 5, 2023

In an exclusive interview for ABC News 7, Joel MacMull shared his insights on the recent Supreme Court ruling, 303 Creative vs. Elenis. The ruling pertained to a Christian designer’s objection to creating wedding websites for same-sex couples.

Partners Raj Gadhok and Brian Block Successfully Defend Client in Federal Court False Claims Act Lawsuit

March 20, 2023

The Firm congratulates our partner, Raj Gadhok, on securing a unanimous jury verdict for the plaintiff on counts of fraud, abuse of process, malicious prosecution and related civil claims following a six-day trial before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris Vicinage. The case involved a long-running dispute between family members, heirs to a multi-million dollar estate, and Mr. Gadhok obtained a compensation damages award, as well as a substantial punitive damages award, for his client. The court also granted Mr. Gadhok permission to submit an application for all legal fees and costs incurred by his client in the case which application is pending before the court at this time.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to Morris & Essex Magazines “Top Lawyers” List

March 6, 2023

Congratulations to 8 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners who were named by the magazine on their Top Lawyers 2023 list! The publication, which will appear in print in June 2023, looked at attorneys across more than 30 specialties, using DataJoe Research. They facilitated an online peer-vote process and created a Top Morris & Essex County Lawyer […]

Alex Keoskey, Esq. was a Recent Guest on “Latte with a Lawyer” Podcast

December 1, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Healthcare Litigation Partner, Alex Keoskey, Esq. was a recent guest on EmotionTrac’s “Latte with a Lawyer” Podcast. In the episode, Alex discusses his professional background and practice which focuses on healthcare litigation and complex regulatory compliance issues for the firm’s healthcare and litigation groups. Alex regularly litigates matters in state and federal […]

Partner Brian Block Scores Big Appellate Victory for Caldwell and Taxpayers Across New Jersey

November 11, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC litigation partner Brian Block prevailed on appeal on behalf of our client, the Borough of Caldwell. In a published decision, the Appellate Division reversed the trial court and granted summary judgment to the Borough. The plaintiff was a former borough administrator who sued the Borough after he was removed, to recover over $100,000 in severance […]

Michael A. Saffer, Esq., of Mandelbaum Barrett PC Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Kessler Foundation

June 17, 2022

Roseland, N.J.(May 17, 2022) – Mandelbaum Barrett PC has announced that Partner Michael A. Saffer, Esq., has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kessler Foundation. Saffer has been a member of Kessler Foundation’s Board of Trustees for four years and most recently served as Chair of the Foundation’s Research Committee for two years.  Kessler Foundation researchers […]

Michael Saffer interviewed by New Jersey Law Journal regarding the biggest trends in Commercial Litigation

January 26, 2022

The likely continuing growth of the global and American economy in 2022 means that more business will be conducted and more acquisitions and consolidations of businesses will occur, according to Michael Saffer, Esq. of co-chair of Commercial and Corporate Litigation at Mandelbaum Barrett PC. Mr. Saffer was recently interviewed by the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the biggest trends in Commercial Litigation.

Michael Saffer Featured in Patch Article on His More Than $8M Settlements in the Past 12 Months

March 5, 2021

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Achieves $1.9 Million Settlement in National Overtime Class Action Against Major Telecommunications Company

October 26, 2020

Mandelbaum Barrett PC, PC announces that, after six years of litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, it settled a nationwide overtime collective and a New York Rule 23 class action brought against a major telecommunications company.

Lawrence C. Weiner Co-authored a Chapter in NJICLE ‘s "Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey" Book

August 22, 2019

Congratulations to Lawrence C. Weiner, Member of the Firm's Commercial and Corporate Litigation Group, who recently co-authored a chapter in NJICLE ‘s "Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey" on "Brokerage Agreements and Related Considerations.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Named to NJBIZ's 2019 Best Places to Work

March 4, 2019

We are excited and honored to announce that we have been named to NJBIZ's 2019 Best Places to Work! Whether through scholarship programs for our employees to continue their education, recognition events, health and wellness initiatives or fun team building activities, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible culture and environment for our employees.

Michael Bevacqua and Brian Block Co-authored Article for NJLJ Entitled "Insureds' Misrepresentations in Coverage Litigation Do Not Count"

February 28, 2019

Michael Bevacqua, Co-Chair of the Firm's Banking Litigation and Consumer Finance Defense Practice and Brian Block, an Associate in the group, co-authored an article for the New Jersey Law Journal entitled "Insureds' Misrepresentations in Coverage Litigation Do Not Count."

Michael Saffer Published an Article in ROI-NJ on Minimizing Attorneys' Fees and Costs

August 27, 2018

Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Litigation Practice talks about minimizing litigation attorneys' fees and costs in an informative article for ROI-NJ. Check out what Michael has to say about ways companies and individuals can vigorously pursue and defend litigation while keeping costs down.

Michael Saffer Authors NJBiz Triple play on "3 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Litigate"

October 1, 2017

Michael Saffer, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group was featured in an NJBiz Tripe Play yesterday on "3 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Litigate." Check out what Michael has to say on this important issue.

Read Associate Brian Block’s Just Published Law Review Article in the Seton Hall Circuit Review Concerning Collecting Attorney’s Fees Under the Lanham Act

February 21, 2016

The co-authored article surveys whether and how federal circuit and district courts are applying Supreme Court’s decision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (2014), which set the standard for attorneys’ fee-shifting in the Patent Act, to attorneys’ fee applications under the

Property Management Law Services

September 18, 2023

Discover Premier Property Management Legal Solutions in New Jersey With a robust team of over 100 esteemed attorneys, Mandelbaum Barrett PC has carved a prominent niche in the New Jersey legal landscape. Our strength is derived from a diverse set of specializations that cater to the multifaceted needs of our clients. While we’re renowned for […]

Trusted Legal Solutions for Property Managers

August 21, 2023

Empower Your Operations with Mandelbaum Barrett PC In the intricate world of property management, every detail matters, especially the legal ones. We understand that as property managers, you need a reliable legal partner who can seamlessly weave through the web of landlord-tenant relationships and ensure your operations remain compliant at all levels. At Mandelbaum Barrett […]

Partners Raj Gadhok and Brent Pohlman Secure Major Victory for Client in Whistleblower Case Under New Jersey’s CEPA

July 24, 2023

Partners Raj Gadhok and Brent Pohlman achieved a significant victory for their client, the Director of Sales for an international produce supplier, in a New Jersey federal district court case involving alleged whistleblower violations under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). After dismissing the initial CEPA claims, the court also dismissed the amended complaint, […]

Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Partner Lawrence Weiner Speaks on Brokerage Law Issues at Lee & Associates

July 14, 2023

Lawrence Weiner’s recent talk at Lee & Associates highlighted important aspects of real estate brokerage law all salespersons should be familiar with and abide by. Lawrence gave specific examples how salespersons can implement best practices to insure they are in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations to protect their and their clients’ interests […]

Does The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Trigger The Force Majeure Clause In Your Contract?

March 23, 2020

Hopefully, it is not the “…end of the world as we know it…” as R.E.M. sang, but we are surely in uncharted waters. Indeed, as Governor Murphy has said: “It is not time for business as usual.” On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, a pandemic that […]


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