So You Want to Start Your Own Business? (or improve what you are already doing?)

Now more than ever, more and more people are owning and operating their own businesses.  They become “entrepreneurs” – sometimes by choice, sometimes out of necessity.  So you think you have a great idea?  It seems simple enough and you believe, in your heart of hearts, that people will love your idea, flock to your store, gobble up your product … Read More

US News & World Report has recognized The Beinhaker Law Firm!

US News & World Report recently released its “Best Law Firms” addition and has recognized The Beinhaker Law Firm as one of the a Best regional firms in New Jersey.  This includes a particular acknowledgement in the Criminal Law, White Collar category due to the skills and extensive experience of our partner, Blair Zwillman. Kindly share this information through your … Read More

BeinLaw named to the Law Firm 500!

The Beinhaker Law Firm is honored as one of the fastest growing small firms in the country.  Tuesday September 19, 2017, the Law Firm 500 Award committee announced its list of 2017 Honorees. The committee ranked The Beinhaker Law Firm No. 139th on its 2nd Annual Law Firm 500 Honorees List. The published list recognizes law firms that have achieved … Read More

Drive Safe this Holiday Season!

DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, BE AWARE OF YOUR DRIVING RISKS… Blair R. Zwillman, Esq., the director of our criminal practice group, has over 40 years of experience helping clients with municipal violations including DUI offenses.  We thought it important to make you aware of your rights and consequences of your actions… Read More

Jonathan S. Goodgold To Present At The National Business Institute Event “Collection Law From Start To Finish”

Director of Collections, Jonathan S. Goodgold will be presenting, “Pre-Suit Collection Strategies” at 9am and “The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act” at 10:15am at NBI’s “Collection Law From Start To Finish” event on November 7th at Home2Suites by Hilton Hasbrouck Heights.  For more details, log on to A trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983, NBI … Read More

The Beinhaker Law Firm Represents Purchasers Of Local Mountainside Business

Mitch Beinhaker, Managing Director, and Karen Wachs, Partner, represented the purchasers in the acquisition of Christoffers Flowers and Gifts in Mountainside, as well as in the negotiation of a lease assignment with the Landlord. The transition allowed the newly formed entity to continue to use the Christoffers name and to continue to operate at the same location. We wish our … Read More

Collection Law Insights

Going For The Gold With Jonathan S. Goodgold On July 5, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued its opinion in Stever v. Harrison, 2017 WL 2869505 (D.N.J.) (not for publication). At issue in Stever, was whether a class action matter could proceed against a debt collector attorney who sent out demand letters in … Read More

What Constitutes A “Mortgagee In Possession”?

Just The Facts – By Karen Wachs In a very recent court decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division was asked to determine whether a lender’s assignee that takes possession of a condominium unit when the owner/mortgagor has defaulted on the loan, and thereafter winterizes the unit and changes the locks, is considered a “mortgagee in possession” of that unit, responsible … Read More

What Is The Definition Of A “Debt Collector”?

Going For The Gold With Jonathan S. Goodgold On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision on Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., 582 U.S. ___ (2017). In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the District Court and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that found that the buyers of debt are excluded … Read More

CAM Charges & Commercial Leases (Karen Wachs, Esq.)

Commercial tenants are often shocked when they receive an operating expense statement from their landlord. Some of this is as a result of poorly drafted operating expense clauses. In other situations, it is as a result of erroneous charges. Below are some clauses to look for and the impact that may have on your lease. Services Included in Rent The … Read More