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Meyner and Landis LLP

General Information

Year founded: 1962
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Overview

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WHO WE ARE

Meyner and Landis was founded in 1962 by New Jersey Governor Robert B. Meyner. Our firm has a commercial practice, with concentrations in Banking, Business Transactions, Immigration, Corporate Law, Creditor’s Rights, Commercial and Construction Litigation, Environmental, Real Estate, and Trusts and Estates. Meyner and Landis prides itself on the direct involvement of experienced partners in the matters which it handles and in efficient staffing of cases. Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services in a cost-effective manner for our clients.

WHAT WE DO

Banking and Finance Meyner and Landis has a longstanding and significant presence in New Jersey in the representation of financial institutions. Our firm represents lenders (whether as lead lender, participant or agent) in closing asset-based, construction, commercial and real estate loan transactions.

Immigration The immigration law practice of Meyner and Landis LLP provides a full scope of business and corporate immigration law services with a global reach. This includes representation of large and small businesses seeking to recruit and retain foreign nationals to meet staffing goals; foreign nationals seeking work or trader or investor opportunities or wanting to achieve family reunification. In addition to our inbound visa practice, our Immigration Law Group counsels clients in areas of worksite compliance, including H-1B public access compliance, I-9 audits and E-Verify requirements.

Business Transactions Meyner and Landis provides advice in a full range of business organizations, including the formation of traditional and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures. Our firm handles a wide range of business transactions, including purchase and sale of business, stockholder and operating agreements, and employment agreements.

Creditor’s Rights Representation of lenders in loan restructures, work-out and bankruptcy constitutes a specialty area of our practice. Meyner and Landis has extensive expertise in the negotiation and restructuring of defaulted loans, secured party collateral sales, debtor-in-possession financing, cash collateral orders, commercial litigation involving relief from the automatic stay, preferences, fraudulent conveyance and other adversary proceedings. Meyner and Landis represents SBA lenders in asset recovery and bankruptcy. Our firm is involved in all aspects of commercial foreclosure and collection practice.

Environmental and Redevelopment Meyner and Landis handles all aspects of environmental compliance, counseling and litigation as it relates to redevelopment, use, purchase, sale, lease, mortgage, foreclosure, condemnation and cleanup of contaminated property in New Jersey. We specialize in limiting our client’s environmental risks as part of the negotiation and drafting of transactional documents by transferring environmental risk to others and using escrows, sureties, guarantees, releases, indemnities, grants, low-interest loans, fixed price cleanup contracts, institutional and engineering controls, insurance, the assignment of insurance claims and the Environmental Rights Act, among other techniques. We also assist clients handling cleanup projects in a cost-efficient manner by counseling the use of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) under the new Site Remediation Reform Act; obtaining all varieties of environmental permits related to land use (wetlands, storm water, tidelands, coastlands, Highlands, etc.) and counseling compliance with hazardous waste, water, air, OSHA and other environmental programs. We also litigate environmental cost recovery actions against responsible parties and insurance carriers and defend penalty matters and other administrative claims. We have assisted many private and municipal clients obtain funding from governmental programs for cleanups and other environmental projects.

Litigation Meyner and Landis handles a wide range of business and commercial litigation for its clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in New Jersey and New York federal and state courts. These matters include contract and commercial disputes, banking and lender liability issues, construction claims, insurance coverage, employment law, creditor rights and secured transactions, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant violations, real estate and construction matters, and title insurance defenses.

Real Estate and Land Use The firm has has extensive experience in real estate transactions, financing and development. Our firm represents developers in purchases and sales of properties, financing, construction and leasing; land use and zoning applications; tax-free exchanges; and multi-family residential and commercial development projects, including applications before the Department of Community Affairs. Our firm represents commercial landlords in lease negotiations and tenancy matters on a regular basis.

Trusts and Estates Meyner and Landis serves as counsel to private banking and trust departments on estate and trust issues. Our firm advises individual clients in estate planning, including trusts, wills, family partnerships and business control transactions. Our firm handles probate and administration of trusts and estates, contested wills and probate litigation.

Rankings

Meyner and Landis LLP is metro ranked in 6 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Rankings

Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Environmental Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Immigration Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 10
Female: 3
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Associates
Male: 2
Female: 2
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 7
Paralegals
Male: 2
Female: 6
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 6

Main Location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
David B. Grantz

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