What Out-Of-Staters Must Know When Hiring Local NJ Counsel

Law360, New York (August 28, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT) -- Christopher Massaro

Neoma Ayala Imagine your long-standing client has just been served with a complaint alleging millions in damages and/or seeking to enjoin your client’s business operations. The client pleads with you to mount an immediate defense, but you quickly detect a stumbling block. The lawsuit was brought in New Jersey and neither you nor anyone in your firm is admitted to practice in New Jersey or is familiar with the state’s rules and procedures. The client nevertheless knows you well and insists that you are the “right” attorney to handle the case.

Scenarios like the one described above occur routinely...

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