Wayne, New Jersey
Our New Jersey attorneys serve people and businesses in Wayne, New Jersey, in a wide variety of capacities.
Wayne’s diverse people and businesses present a wide range of legal needs. Our firm, which has deep ties to Wayne, and whose attorneys have decades of legal experience practicing law in New Jersey, are committed to meeting those needs.
Our personal services practice area focuses on helping people. This may be in transactions, such as the purchase or sale of real estate. It may be in litigation, such as representing employees who have been harassed or wrongfully fired. It also includes helping people plan their estates to that their property passes to their heirs with the minimum taxes legally possible. We represent people in Wayne Municipal Court for traffic offenses, drunk driving, ordinance violations, and criminal charges.
We also handle a wide range of issues for Wayne’s businesses. Attorneys in our firm negotiate and draft contracts. We represent businesses in a wide range of litigation, such as defense of employment suits or prosecuting litigation for breach of contract. We handle partnership disputes.
We represent businesses and people experiencing economic difficulty. We negotiate with creditors to reduce debt. We also handle Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
We handle commercial and residential landlord/tenant issues, representing both landlords and tenants.
Wayne, New Jersey is located in central Passaic County. Wayne is a township, formed in 1847. When seen by Dutch surveyor Arent Schuyler, the first European known to visit, what is now Wayne was inhabited by a large population of the Native American Leni Lenape tribe, who had widespread and fertile agriculture production. Wayne remained an agricultural community through the early Twentieth Century. In the years before World War II, Wayne was a lakeside resort community. After the War, however it transitioned to a year round suburb.
Wayne was transited by the Morris Canal, and still is by the Passaic River. The Wayne Board of Education runs an excellent kindergarten through high school public school system. Wayne also has many excellent private schools, including Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy, Passaic County Technical Institute, and DePaul Catholic High School. Wayne is home to William Paterson University.
Wayne’s Municipal Court handles minor criminal offenses, traffic offenses and local ordinance violations occurring in Wayne. New Jersey’s Superior Court in Paterson handles civil cases, landlord/tenant disputes and expungements. Federal cases are heard in the United States District Court in Newark, New Jersey. Bankruptcies for Wayne residents and busineses are heard in the United States Bankruptcy Court, also in Newark. Zoning, variances and land use matters are handled by the Wayne Zoning and Planning Boards.
To learn more about what we can do to help, please e-mail us or call one of our lawyers at (973) 890-0004.