Jeffrey W. Lorell

Special Counsel

Florham Park

T 973-622-3693

Jeffrey Lorell has devoted his professional career to the litigation and resolution of sophisticated, complex, civil cases and alternate dispute resolution proceedings.

He has approximately 50 years of experience in complex, multi-party, civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation, with an emphasis on all aspects of business and construction litigation, directors and officers defense, fraud, securities, lender liability, antitrust, trademark and unfair competition and subrogation.  He has extensive experience in handling litigation and dispute resolution involving the dissolution of professional partnerships and corporations, and employment related matters such as client solicitation, improper use and disclosure of proprietary and confidential information.

Jeff is a trained and experienced Nationally Certified Professional in Mediation who is frequently selected as a neutral party to resolve complex, multi-party disputes through non-binding mediation and a variety of other alternate dispute resolution techniques.  He mediates a wide range of disputes, including construction disputes, environmental matters, restrictive covenants and business torts.  Jeff holds a National Professional Certification in Mediation as well as a United States District Court Mediation Certification for the District of New Jersey.

In addition, he frequently litigates trademark, copyright, and unfair competition matters and supervises the firm’s construction litigation and counseling department.  In that role, he represents owners (both public and private, including condominium associations and cooperatives), architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and insurance companies.

Listed in:

  • "AV" Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine "Top Lawyer" - 2018
  • Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management - 2014-2024
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® Top 100 - 2015-2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2005-2024
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - Corporate Counsel Edition:
    Business Litigation - 2008-2013  
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National Association of Certified Professional Mediators

Approved Panel Mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

The Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution

District XA Ethics Committee

Chair, Construction Law Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011

Founding Master and Former Co-Chair, The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court

Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Essex County Bar Association

Morris County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association: Antitrust Committee (Chair - 2003 to 2018), Construction Law, Intellectual Property and Environmental Law Sections

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section; Environment, Energy and Resources Section; Construction Law Forum; Senior Lawyers Division

“I love adventure, the outdoors and the ocean.  I learned to hang glide, and several years ago, I sailed a small boat across the South Pacific. I am an avid sailor and skier.”

  • Mediated a construction/environmental dispute regarding the construction of a substantial townhouse complex in the vicinity of a Superfund site.

  • Represented Port Authority of New Jersey in successful defense of a multi-million dollar contract dispute.

  • Represented national company in defense of high profile racial discrimination suit by EEOC and numerous interveners, as well as whistleblower and other employment matters.

  • Represented industrial conglomerate owned by Saudi government in defense of half-billion dollar contract and fraud claims by American petroleum company.

  • Mediated the dispute over the damage to a warehouse after the roof collapsed under snow load.

  • Defended national real estate developer against multi-million dollar claims of contract breach and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Represented well-known architectural firm and engineering firm in defense of various malpractice claims.

  • Represented major insurance company to recover multi-million dollar property loss.

  • Mediated the resolution of multiple cases involving disputes between the independent board of trustees and a condominium sponsor regarding transition issues and compliance with offering documents.

  • Defended seller of chemical manufacturing plant to chemical conglomerate against multi-million dollar contract and tort claims arising out of alleged latent defects in plant causing an employee fatality.

  • Represented law firms, departing partners and partner groups in law firm dissolution disputes.