Jeffrey W. Lorell

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

He has over 40 years of experience in complex, multi-party, civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation, with an emphasis on all aspects of business litigation, directors and officers defense, fraud, securities, lender liability, antitrust, trademark and unfair competition and subrogation. He has extensive experience in handling litigation and ADR proceedings involving the dissolution of professional partnerships and corporations, and employment related matters such as restrictive covenants, client solicitation, improper use and disclosure of proprietary and confidential information.

Jeffrey 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, subcontractor, suppliers and insurance companies.

"AV" Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

Listed in:

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine "Top Lawyer" - 2018
  • Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation - 2014-2019
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® Top 100 - 2015-2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2005-2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition:
    Business Litigation - 2008-2013  





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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 present), Construction Law, Intellectual Property and Environmental Law Sections

American Intellectual Property Law Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Trademark Association National

Panel of Arbitrators and National Panel of Mediators, American Arbitration Association

“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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.