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A Tradition of Providing Quality Legal Services

Since our founding in Union City, New Jersey in 1913 as Platoff. Heftler & Harker, earning a reputation as one of the few apolitical, quality firms in Hudson County, we have maintained our reputation as we transitioned to Bergen County in 1993.

It is a history that continues to maintain relationship with second and third-generation clients and family-owned businesses. We pride ourselves adhering to three basic protocols:

  • Commitment to winining result by efficient means.
  • Personal attention to detail. Every case is different.
  • Intense investigation, research and evaluation.

A Strong Presence in Our Legal Community

Throughout our history, attorneys at our firm have held prominent positions, such as counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; judges of trial level of the Superior Court of New Jersey a presiding judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and counsel to a former New Jersey Governor. Many of our past and present attorneys have served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee and have been commended for pro bono and volunteer service.

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If you are need to talk to a lawyer, contact any of our attorneys at 201-488-7211 for an initial consultation.

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Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, LLP
190 Moore Street, Suite 306
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-488-7211
Fax: 201-488-1210
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