James H. Forte

Member

Florham Park

T 973-645-4833
E jforte@saiber.com

Jim Forte is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, banking litigation, UCC litigation and securities arbitrations.  In addition to his trial practice, Jim specializes in creditors’ rights’ issues and workout negotiations on behalf of lenders, and provides consulting services for banks, financial institutions, manufacturers and other businesses concerning the UCC and related state and federal laws.

Listed in:

  • "AV" Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™
  • Best Lawyers® - Litigation - Banking and Finance - 2014-2023
  • Best Lawyers® - 2019 Lawyer of the Year - Litigation: Banking and Finance
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2010-2022
  • New York Area Top Rated Lawyers by ALM, 2012
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Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, S.A.v. Pamrapo Savings Bank, S.L.A., 29 UCC Rep. Serv.2d (Callaghan) 225 (D.N.J 1995)

Cornacchiulo v. Alternative Investment Solutions, L.L.C., 2012 WL 2285185 (App. Div. Jun. 19, 2012)

Capogrosso v. Bank of New York, A-1759-06T3, 2007 WL 4335214 (App. Div. Nov. 13, 2007)

Cedar Ridge Trailer Sales, Inc. v. National Community Bank of New Jersey, 312 N.J. Super. 51 (App. Div. 1998)

Estate of Beim v. Hirsch, 121 Fed. Appx. 950, 2005 WL 332412 (3d Cir. Feb. 11. 2005)

Foran v. Computershare, Inc., 187 A.D.3d 538, 135 N.Y.S.3d 1 (1st Dep’t 2020)

Giudice v. Drew Chemical Corp., 210 N.J. Super. 32 (App. Div.), certif. granted and denied, 104 N.J. 465 (1986)

Ingersoll-Rand Co. v. Barnett, No. CIVA 05-1636 (DRD), 2007 WL 2885821 (D.N.J. Sep. 27, 2007)

Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Corp. v. Zarkades, NO. CIVA 07-873 (DRD), 2008 WL 5109501 (D.N.J. Dec. 2, 2008)

ITM Enterprises, Inc. v. Bank of New York, 302 A.D.2d 359, 754 N.Y.S.2d 663 (2d Dep't 2003)

Phone Recovery Servs. v. Verizon N.J., 2020 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1978, 2020 WL 6065778 (App. Div. Oct. 15, 2020)

The Bank of New York v. Amoco Oil Company, 35 F.3d 643 (2d Cir. 1994)

The Bank of New York v. Michael P. Maloney Consulting, Inc., No. A-0714-06T3, 2007 WL 3306715 (Nov. 9, 2007)

Valley National Bank v. Patyrak Realty, LLC, 2019 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 970, 2019 WL 1890182 (App. Div. Apr. 29, 2019)

Wells Fargo Bank v. ADF Operating Corp., 50 A.D.3d 280, 855 N.Y.S.2d 68 (1st Dep’t 2008)

Member, District VB Ethics Committee (2007-2011, 2011-2015, 2017-2021)

Essex County Bar Association

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Banking Law Section

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

American Bar Association