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Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, P.C.

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Three University PlazaSuite 410P.O. Box 568Hackensack, NJ, 07601 -0568
Phones: 201-488-2600
Fax: 201-488-5059
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Our law firm was established in 1930 in Bergen County, New Jersey. We have been providing the highest quality legal service to our clients for over 75 years. Our law firm has always been noted for its perfect integrity and for the high quality of services performed.

Today, we are a law firm composed of six partners, experienced associates and a support staff of between ten and fifteen legal assistants, secretaries and clerks. We are large enough to handle the most complex...

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Our law firm was established in 1930 in Bergen County, New Jersey. We have been providing the highest quality legal service to our clients for over 75 years. Our law firm has always been noted for its perfect integrity and for the high quality of services performed.

Today, we are a law firm composed of six partners, experienced associates and a support staff of between ten and fifteen legal assistants, secretaries and clerks. We are large enough to handle the most complex litigations, and in fact specialize in handling complex civil litigation matters. At the same time, we are small enough to provide you with personal, individualized service. You will never be lost in the shuffle. We take your problems to heart.

Approximately twenty-five years ago our law firm focused its direction on providing service in all practice areas of civil law and particularly to closely held, private corporations and business entities, and to their owners and managerial employees. In addition, we have maintained a strong focus in personal injury, product liability, professional negligence litigation and family law matters. Our goal is to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients at a fair and reasonable cost.

We are not a high volume law practice. We are low volume and high quality in our approach. We are selective with respect to the clients and the cases which we accept. When you become a client of our law firm, you become a part of our family. We have been here more than seventy-five years based upon a firm foundation and long term relationships with our clients. The long term has always been and will remain our focus into the next millennium.

In the modern age of legal practice, it is essential for attorneys to take a team approach, to bring diverse experience to each legal problem, and to have available the finest technology and staff. We live by that credo and we practice law efficiently and effectively by utilizing a team approach combined with the efficient use of modern technology. This allows us to provide the highest quality legal service at a fair and reasonable cost.

Our diverse practice includes all forms of civil litigation, corporate and shareholder/partnership disputes, environmental law and litigation, professional malpractice, personal injury, employment discrimination, corporate advice and transactions, franchise law, corporate real estate development and transactions, family law, and estate and trusts. (See our Practice Areas). We have always maintained a concentration in commercial and corporate transactions and highly sophisticated commercial and corporate litigation, together with personal injury, professional negligence/product liability litigation and family law. We have always been the law firm of choice for other lawyers and for many judges when their own personal interests have been at stake. Those who know and understand the quality of the services and the legal work which we perform have been quick to recognize the unique value which our staff of highly experienced attorneys can provide. We have been appointed by Judges to assist in the resolution of challenging cases involving unique solutions and issues, including the well known "Baby M" case, extremely complex probate matters, very difficult commercial dissolution matters and especially difficult guardianship litigations.

We are more than just a winning team, however. We are also a small, caring, concerned advisor to our long term clients and friends. We have been successful over the years because of the synergy which we have brought to the practice of law by combining expertise and quality representation with a small, caring, concerned environment. We look forward to serving your needs.

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Previous Law Firm Name
Schiffman, Berger & Kaufman, P.C., January 1, 1991
Practice Areas
Business & CommercialDivorceFamily LawEmployment Law -- EmployeeEmployment Law -- EmployerLabor LawPersonal Injury -- DefensePersonal Injury -- PlaintiffEstate Planning & LitigationReal Estate LawEnvironmental Law
Representative Cases
Russo v. Borough of Carlstadt, 16 N.J. Tax 410 (N.J. Tax) (1997) Roth v. Rutherford Rent Bd., 239 N.J.Super. 378 (Law Div.) (1997) Van Winkle & Liggett v. G.B.R. Fabrics, Inc., 103 N.J. 335 (1986) Simmons v. General Motors Corp., Oldsmobile Division, 180 N.J. Super. 522 (App. Div.) (1981) New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection v. Koziol, 157 N.J. Super. 499 (App. Div.) (1978) Wilzig v. Sisselman, 182 N.J. Supe 519 (App. Div. ) (1982) Kauffman v. Mayor and Council of Borough of North Haledon, 229 N.J. Super 349 (Law Div.) (1988) State Dept. of Environmental Protection v. Koziol, 157 N.J. Super 499 (App. Div.) (1978) Airwick Industries, Inc. v. Carlstadt Sewerage Authority, 57 N.J. 107 (1970) Wong v. Mercado, 248 N.J. Super 215 (Law Div.) (1991) Marxe v. Marxe, 223 N.J. Super 247 (Ch. Div.) (1989) New Jersey Optometric Ass'n v. Hillman-Kohan Eyeglasses, Inc., 144 N.J. Super 411 (Ch.Div.) (1976) Riley v. Simmons, 839 F. Supp. 1113 (D.N.J. 1993) rev'd 45 F. 3d 764 (3d Cir 1995) Prudential Insurance Co. of America v. United States Gypsum, 711 F.Supp. 1255 (D.N.J. 1989) U.S. Golf Ass'n v. U.S. Amatuer Golf Ass'n, 690 S.Supp. 317 (D.N.J. 1989) Hartman v. Blinder, 687 F.Supp. 938 (D.N.J. 1987) State of Newyork v. SCA Services, Inc., 844 F. Supp. 926 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) In Re De Cicco of Montvale, Inc., 239 B.R. 475 (Bkrtcy, D.N.J. 1999) Mack Paramus Co. v. Mayor and Council, 201 N.J. Super 508 (App. Div.) (rev'd 103 N.J. 564 2000) Ricciardi v. Weber, 350 N.J. Super 453 (cert. denied 165 N.J. 138 2002) Brawer v. Brawer, 329 N.J. Supeer 273 (App. Div.) (cert. denied 165 N.J. 138 2000) Borra v. Borra, 333 N.J. Super 607 (Ch. Div) (2000) Blair v. Anik Liquors, 210 N.J. Super 636 (Law Div.) (1986) Matter of Baby M., 217 N.J. Super 313 (Ch. Div.) (rev'd 109 N.J. 396 (1998) 1987) Hartman v. Mt.Valley, 754 NYS2d31 (App. Div. 2nd Dept. 2003) Harris v. Harris, 235 N.J. Super 434 (Ch. Div.) (1989)
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Three University Plaza
Suite 410
P.O. Box 568
Hackensack, NJ 07601-0568
Phone
201-488-2600
Fax
201-488-5059
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