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Business Law

Comprehensive Representation For New Jersey Businesses

Based in Union County, the business law lawyers at Smith + Schwartzstein provide creative, personalized counsel and representation to sole proprietors, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, and other entities throughout New Jersey.

Our experienced attorneys are mindful of costs and the importance of efficiency in all legal dealings. We work with business clients to achieve successful results while protecting their bottom lines. We provide comprehensive assistance with:

  • Business formation
  • Business contracts, including Service Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Software licensing agreements and other related technology law issues
  • Technology law
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Operating and partnership agreements
  • Review of commercial and residential leases
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • First- and third-party insurance coverage analysis
  • Bad faith claims and other forms of extra-contractual liability


At Smith + Schwartzstein in Union County, our business contract lawyers have significant experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting a broad spectrum of business and commercial agreements as well as litigating contract disputes. We are uniquely poised to review contracts from a drafting perspective and a litigation perspective to avoid any potential pitfalls that may arise.

Contract Counseling For New Business Owners

Our broad base of knowledge allows us provide the insight as to what contracts are necessary, provide such contracts, negotiate them for you and keep your business costs low. As part of our services to small businesses, we provide comprehensive counseling about many issues.

Technology Law

At Smith + Schwartzstein, our attorneys have significant experience with legal issues associated with software licensing, technology support services and the internet. We have negotiated contracts that address various software and related technology and the services associated with such technological applications. In addition, we have worked with numerous clients in various emerging technological areas to protect their intellectual property both through litigation and appropriate contracts.

Insurance Coverage

Our insurance coverage practice focuses on providing clients with practical, up-to-date advice as to their rights and obligations in connection with a wide variety of insurance-related disputes. Smith + Schwartzstein has experience with directors and officers (D&O) liability claims, including D&O securities law violations, breach of fiduciary duty, other potential statutory liability and employment-related liabilities; builder’s risk claims; errors and omissions claims; employment practices liability; construction defect claims; and excess and umbrella policy issues.

Our attorneys provide coverage analysis and evaluation, insurance litigation and arbitration, and we investigate and prosecute recovery claims arising out of all types of casualties. We also have experience with insurance-related appeals and have published articles in industry publications.

To schedule a consultation, call Smith + Schwartzstein locally at 908-219-4457, or contact our Summit office by email.


Get a FREE initial consultation by calling Smith + Schwartzstein locally at 908-219-4457 or toll free at 800-779-4098, or emailing us at kathryn@sslawfirmllc.com and we will contact you. We offer flexible appointment scheduling.


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