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Richard T. Rapone

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Partner
Location:
Hackensack, New Jersey
Phone:
201-488-7211
Fax:
201-488-1210
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Richard T. Rapone

Richard T. Rapone is a partner of the firm. His practice areas include real estate and transactional matters, estate planning and administration, professional and occupational licensing, personal injury, non-profit entities, limited liability companies and other business entities, collections, including assessment collections on behalf of condominium associations and cooperative corporations and all legal services rendered on behalf of these community associations. He has been with the firm since 1978, when he was admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

After graduating with honors from Dickinson College (B.A., 1974), Mr. Rapone earned his law degree from the University of Miami (J.D., 1978). He has been a member of the Advisory Council of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, and authored "The 90's Chiropractic Environment in New Jersey", published in The New Jersey Journal in May/June 1994. In addition, he has served as general counsel to the New Jersey Chiropractic Society and the Northern New Jersey Chiropractic Society.

Mr. Rapone is a fitness enthusiast and has completed numerous marathons and other road races. He also has served as an Eucharistic minister and reader at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Wayne, New Jersey.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1978

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate and Transactional Matters
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Professional and Occupational Licensing
  • Personal Injury
  • Non-Profit Entities
  • Limited Liability Companies and other business entities
  • Collections, including Condominium Association Assessment Collections
  • Collections, including Cooperative Corporation Assessment Collections
  • General Counsel to Condominium Associations and Co-operative Corporations

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida - 1978
  • Dickinson College
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • The 90's Chiropractic Environment in New Jersey, The New Jersey Journal, May/June, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Federalist Society
Business Law Advice in New Jersey
AV Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal AbilitySuper Lawyers

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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Current News & Announcements
  • Recent Successes in Court - Published Decisions.
    Precedent-setting cases were published this year in favor of clients of Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi in the fields of land use law and tax exemptions for clinical programs housing the mentally ill. Read More...
  • New Jersey's Top-Rated Lawyers. Firm Partners Richard Rapone (Personal Injury Law), Joel Ellis (Real Estate Law - Condominium & Cooperative Associations) and Michael Farhi (Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law). were named among New Jersey's Top Lawyers by Inside Jersey Magazine. This is in recognition of their AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, which identifies lawyers with the highest rating in legal ability and overall professional excellence. They were listed with other honorees in the August 2012 issue of the magazine.
  • Michael Kates, Richard Rapone, Joel Ellis and Michael Farhi Named as some of Bergen County New Jersey's Top Lawyers. Firm Partners Michael Kates, Richard Rapone, Joel Ellis & Michael Farhi were named one of Bergen County New Jersey's Top Lawyers by (201) Magazine. This is in recognition of their AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, which identifies lawyers with the highest rating in legal ability and overall professional excellence. They will be listed with other honorees in the June 2012 issue of the magazine.
  • On behalf of a state-wide organization of municipalities, planning boards and zoning boards - The New Jersey Planning Officials - the Law Firm filed a "friend of the court" motion and brief challenging the State Department of Transportation's methodology for permitting private helicopter landing sites over the objection of municipalities. The case is Township of Fairfield v. State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, now pending in the Appellate Division. In reaction to the motion and brief, as well as Fairfield Township's continued opposition, DOT has filed its own extraordinary motion, seeking leave of court to remand the case back to Department for reconsideration.