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Business and Commercial Law

Transactions • Contracts • Litigation • Real Estate

The New Jersey business lawyers of Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, LLP offer general legal counsel to small companies, large corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations and real estate associations throughout the state. The commercial law acumen of our attorneys, combined with the solid reputation of our 100+-year-old firm, offers unmatched representation for our clients.

We are a full service business and commercial law firm serving clients in Hackensack, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Union City, and across New Jersey, particularly Hudson County, Bergen County, Union Country, Essex Country, Middlesex Country  and Passaic County. We offer with experience in multi-million-dollar, complex real estate transactions and refinancing, with attorneys who focus on litigation and mediation of commercial disputes. Our practice can handle any legal matter for our business clientele:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Complex real estate transactions
  • Drafting and review of contracts
  • Foreclosures
  • Mortgage broker litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Franchise litigation
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial refinancing
  • Real estate financing
  • Real estate tax appeals
  • Commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Tax strategies
  • Generational transfers of business interests (succession planning)
  • Purchase and sale of inventory and equipment
  • Employment contracts and union negotiations
  • Legal counsel on commercial law, health care law, and entertainment law
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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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