Meet The Attorneys – Richard Garofalo
We are excited to introduce Richard Garofalo as a dedicated Principal Lawyer at our esteemed firm in Roseland, New Jersey. With over three decades of experience as an attorney, Richard has honed his expertise in various areas of litigation, including Family law, Civil litigation in the State and Federal Courts, Construction Litigation, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, and employment law, among other practice areas.
Richard Garofalo Puts Clients First
Mr. Garofalo’s extensive expertise in litigation allows him to provide exceptional representation to his clients. He believes in direct communication, ensuring that his clients fully understand all legal issues to empower them to make informed decisions. Accessibility is a priority for Mr. Garofalo. He makes himself available to clients beyond regular business hours. His unwavering dedication in meeting his clients’ legal needs translates into a result-oriented approach from the commencement of a matter to its conclusion.
Rich specializes in family law and has successfully handled numerous divorce litigation cases. His clients include executives, business owners, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. His comprehensive legal support covers spousal and child support, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, parenting time, marital debt distribution, prenuptial agreements, relocation, separation agreements, domestic violence, palimony, paternity, and post-judgment litigation.
Recognizing the emotional challenges faced by clients in such matters, Mr. Garofalo works to ensure each of his clients feels relaxed, informed, and in control of their legal issues. He emphasizes proactive solutions and guides clients with compassion through the process.
For more than twenty years, Richard he has been mediating Family Law issues successfully, assisting many couples in resolving their personal issues in a comfortable, private, and less stressful environment compared to the courtroom. His expertise in divorce mediation extends to complex matters like asset allocation, tax issues, support, custody, and co-parenting plans. Moreover, he actively participates in collaborative law, a cooperative process where parties and their attorneys work together to find resolutions in family law matters.
Mr. Garofalo’s practice also covers commercial litigation, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in corporate and partnership disputes, shareholder litigation, officers and director’s liability claims, temporary and permanent injunctions, employment law, and real estate litigation.
He handles wrongful termination cases involving breach of employment agreements, sexual harassment, and discrimination claims based on gender, age, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, Mr. Garofalo advises companies on employment agreements, employee handbook policies, termination of employment, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues.
As a construction litigator, Mr. Garofalo has represented a diverse range of clients, including owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. His experience spans various commercial construction disputes, including municipal projects, private projects, surety bond litigation, and arbitration.
Mr. Garofalo was recently selected to be the lead litigation attorney in a complex $100-million-dollar estate dispute involving multiple jurisdictions. He managed a team of attorneys and became the lead negotiator for several defendants, resulting in a complex settlement shortly before trial.
With a proven track record of achieving outstanding results, Mr. Garofalo also represents homeowners in claims against contractors and subcontractors for poor workmanship and defective construction. He handles New Jersey Home Warranty Act claims, Miller Act claims, construction lien claims, and Municipal Mechanics Lien issues all with finesse.
Contact Richard Garofalo For A Free Consultation
With profound experience, a direct approach, and a commitment to his clients, Rich Garofalo is an invaluable asset to our firm. If you require legal representation in any of his areas of expertise, we invite you to contact Mr. Garofalo and our exceptional team for a free consultation by calling 973-509-7500 or using our contact form.