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Hackensack Full Service Attorneys

Business and Personal, Transactions and Litigation

At Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, LLP, our team of accomplished Hackensack New Jersey lawyers has extensive experience helping our clients, whether businesses or individuals, solve their legal problems, or potential problems. Whether the issue is business planning, the need to resolve or litigate a dispute, a real estate or development issue, a divorce, or a tax appeal, we have a history and a reputation for getting results. An essential part of our client-focused representation is offering honest advice and reasonable costs, because every matter is in reality a "business decision."

The success of our law firm is not dependent on the number of cases we handle — but the way in which we handle each case.

Whether you require strategic business negotiation, aggressive litigation, or advice about your family's financial future, our New Jersey law firm, has the resources to help. We understand that every problem or situation has its own set of challenges and we combine knowledge, experience and flexibility to meet your needs. Although many people believe that they cannot afford a lawyer's services, there are alternative dispute resolution options and flexible fee arrangements that are often more cost-effective, so that your personal or business budget won't be "broken" by legal fees.

A History of Protecting Our Client's Interests

Since 1913, we have helped clients throughout northern New Jersey in:

Our attorneys are AV-Rated under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating System, which means that our peers rank us at the highest level of professional excellence.* And two of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2011. Simply put, we are recognized throughout the legal and local community for providing high-quality legal services.

Contact Our New Jersey Business Law Attorneys Today

Together, we can discuss your legal rights and the options to pursue or protect them. To schedule an initial consultation with our law firm, call 201-488-7211 or send us an e-mail.

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

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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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