Orloff Lowenbach Stifelman & Siegel P.A.

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Laurence B. Orloff

phone(973) 507-2408
fax(973) 622-3073

Laurence B. Orloff - Shareholder

  • Representation of airport owners in resisting pretextual condemnation of their property
  • Representation of hedge funds in Madoff-related malpractice action against major public accounting firm
  • Representation of hedge funds in successful arbitration proceeding involving Madoff-related feeder fund manager
  • Representation of prominent law firm in defense of high volume frivolous litigation assessment
  • Defense counsel in major legal malpractice action resulting in 11 week trial, with appeals to intermediate appellate court and New Jersey Supreme Court [Conklin v. Hannoch Weisman, 145 N.J. 395 (1996)]
  • Representation of casino director in licensing proceedings before New Jersey Casino Control Commission
  • Representation of major law firm in dispute with former partners [Jacob v. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, 128 N.J. 10 (1992)]
    Representation of former bank directors in litigation with federal regulators
  • Representation of state trooper as beneficiary of $2 million estate in prominent Will contest
  • Representation of Johnson & Johnson heir in fiduciary litigation
  • Representation of commercial lender in industry-wide case involving late fees and default interest Met Life Capital Financial Corp. v. Washington Ave. Associates, Ltd., 159 N.J. 484 (1999)]
  • Representation of lawyers and law firm in successful trial of legal malpractice action [Sullivan v. Aslanides, 374 N.J. Super. 68 (App. Div. 2005)]
  • Representation of Holiday Inns affiliate in joint venture re Atlantic City dispute with Donald J. Trump affiliate [Holiday Inns, Inc. v. Trump, 617 F. Supp. 1443 (D. N.J. 1985)]
Representative Experience
  • Business “divorce” matters, including shareholder and partner disputes
  • Defense of professional malpractice actions
  • Representation of lawyers in disputes with other lawyers and law firms
  • Non-compete covenant litigation and other equity litigation
  • Land use, real estate, and contract litigation
  • Probate litigation, including will contests, trust matters, and defense and prosecution of breach of duty claims
  • Real estate and commercial litigation
  • Representation of corporate directors in defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims
Other Experience
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Walter J. Freund, Superior Court, Appellate Division (1960-1961)
  • Associate of Israel B. Greene, Esq., and then partner in Greene & Orloff (1962-1971)
  • Partner in Hannoch Weisman (1971-1975)
  • Founding Partner in Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A. (1975-present)
Professional & Civic Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Rutgers Law School, Adjunct Professor (1989 - Present) teaching Appellate Advocacy
  • Master, Brennan/Vanderbilt Inns of Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Equity Jurisprudence Committee
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, lecturer on trial advocacy, business litigation issues and other programs
  • Vice-Chair of Editorial Board of New Jersey Lawyer - The Newspaper (no longer in circulation)
Other Distinctions
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney (NJ)
  • Identified in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward-White) every year since 1989 for Business Litigation/Commercial Litigation and more currently also listed in Bet-The-Company Litigation
  • Included in Chambers, USA directory
  • Included in New Jersey Super Lawyers

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Published/Unpublished Opinions

Wital Corp. v. Denville Township, 93 N.J. Super. 107 (App. Div. 1966)
In re Harbor Tank Storage Company, 385 F. 2d 111 (3d Cir. 1967)
Bean v. Strelecki, 101 N.J. Super. 310 (App. Div., 1968)
U.S. v. Turner, 421 F. 2d 1251 (3d Cir. 1970)
International Controls Corp. v. Vesco, 490 F. 2d 1334 (2d Cir. 1974)
Leone Management Corp. v. West New York, 144 N.J. Super. 353 (App. Div. 1976)
Floral Park Tenants Assn. v. Project Holding, Inc., 152 N.J. Super. 582 (Ch. Div. 1977)
North Jersey Suburbanite Co., Inc. v. State of NJ, 154 N.J. Super. 126 (App. Div. 1977)
Levin Computer Corp. v. IBM, 579 F. 2d 271 (3d Cir. 1978)
Project Holding, Inc. v. Smyth, 166 N.J. Super. 354 (App. Div. 1979)
Whippany Paperboard Co., Inc. v. Alfano, 176 N.J. Super. 363 (App. Div. 1980)
Fair Lawn Shopper, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation, 98 NJ 64 (1984)
NUI Corp. v. Kimmelman, 593 F. Supp. 1457 (D. Ct. NJ 1984)
NUI Corp. v. Kimmelman, 765 F. 2d 399 (3d Cir. 1985)
New Jersey Life Insurance Company v. Meier, 101 NJ 597 (1986)
Karl's Sales and Service, Inc. v. Gimbels, Inc., 249 N.J. Super. 487 (App. Div. 1991)
Heller v. Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., 270 N.J. Super. 143 (Law Div. 1993)
Resolution Trust Corp. v. Moskowitz, 1994 WL 229812 (D. Ct. NJ 1994)
Matter of Johnson Trust, 299 N.J. Super. 415 (App. Div. 1997)
Ross v. Ross, 308 N.J. Super. 132 (App. Div. 1998)
Apfel v. Budd Larner, 324 N.J. Super. 133 (App. Div.  1998)
Hirsch v. New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, 128 NJ 160 (1992)
Main Events Productions, LLC v. Lacy, 220 F. Supp. 2d 353 (D. Ct. NJ 2002)
Panix Productions, Ltd. v. Lewis, 106 Fed. Appx. 757, 2004 WL 1922197 (2d Cir. 2004)
Angrisani v. Financial Technology Ventures, L.P., 402 N.J. Super. 138 (App. Div. 2008)
Township of Readington v. Solberg Aviation Co., 409 N.J. Super. 282 (App. Div. 2009)
Cargill Global Trading v. Applied Development,  706 F. Supp. 2d 563 (D. Ct. NJ 2010)
Lerner v. Heidenberg, 2013 WL 1830808 (App. Div. 2013)
Estate of Cohen ex rel. Perelman, 2013 WL 50476569 (App. Div. 2013)
Bleeker v. Borough of North Haledon, 2014 WL 4745544 (App. Div. 2014)
Pinnacle Ins. Solutions, LLC v. Kolbe, 2014 WL 1272212 (D. Ct. NJ 2014)
Township of Readington v. Solberg Aviation Co., 2015 WL 11751623 (Law Div. 2015)