Arbitration and Mediation:

In the right situation, arbitration and mediation can replace costly and time-consuming lawsuits. Our attorneys are experienced in advising and representing clients in these areas. In addition, Ms. Weiler serves as a mediator in the Statewide Mediation Program and also serves as a commercial arbitrator for the Union County Superior Court.

Business Disputes:

Weiler & Brandman is often called upon to represent shareholders and corporations in matters involving split-up and dissolution, oppressed minority shareholder claims, and officer and director mismanagement.

Civil and Commercial Litigation:

Weiler & Brandman has represented clients in both state and federal courts in commercial, contract, consumer fraud, real estate, and tort litigation.

We have experience in all types of business-related cases, including restrictive covenant and other employment-related controversies, replevin actions, violations of leases, corporate security, litigation involving financial institutions, business torts, and construction lien claims. We serve as defense counsel in a variety of tort areas.

Commercial Transactions:

Our firm assists clients in the acquisition of real estate, the preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for commercial and industrial properties, mortgage financing, the preparation and negotiation of leases, tax-free exchanges, and the acquisition of zoning and planning approvals.

Corporate Law/Corporate Counseling:

Weiler & Brandman represents businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, professional corporations, and sole proprietorships.

Our attorneys provide all types of legal services, from selecting the right type of business entity, through reorganization, sale and dissolution.

Creditors' and Debtors' Rights:

Our firm represents both debtors and creditors, including financial institutions, in disputes involving promissory notes, guaranties, loan agreements, security agreements, mortgages, letters of credit, and other financial and banking transactions. Our practice includes preparation of loan documentation, securing clients' interests in a transaction, contract negotiations, and perfection of security interests. Weiler & Brandman can also initiate appropriate steps to protect a client's rights in the event of default, including legal proceedings, mortgage foreclosures, breach of contract actions, collection suits as well as pursuing a creditor's interests against a debtor seeking protection in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court.

Estate Planning and Estate Administration:

Weiler & Brandman counsels families, businesses, and individuals in conserving, transferring, and managing assets. We develop plans to transfer assets from generation to generation focusing on the elimination or reduction of gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Some of the planning techniques used include:

  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Family Limited Liability Companies
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs)
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gifting Programs
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Business Succession Plans

Our firm also provides trust and estate administration services including probate administration, and provides assistance in the preparation and filing of estate tax returns and gift tax returns.

Franchise Practices:

Weiler & Brandman represents franchisees in establishing their franchise and addressing contractual issues under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.

Labor and Employment Law/Employment Litigation:

Our firm also handles employment-related issues, including sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge claims, and prepares and negotiates employment agreements.

Residential Real Estate and Land Use Issues:

Our attorneys regularly handle matters involving residential real estate, whether a purchase, sale, finance or lease. Weiler & Brandman also represents clients in obtaining permits, variance, zoning, and other approvals from state and local agencies.