Albert Burstein

Albert Burstein is one of New Jersey’s most respected attorneys and public servants. Having practiced law for more than four decades, he is experienced in all aspects of estate planning, commercial real estate and business contracts and litigation relating to business matters.

Mr. Burstein counsels clients on estate planning and probate matters including wills and trusts in complex estates. By court appointment he has been administrator of estates where controversies have arisen among potential beneficiaries. He has litigated matters involving undue influence and mental incapacity.

Mr. Burstein is also experienced in commercial real estate matters and has represented developers in their financing and leasing needs. This includes extensive and often difficult negotiations with lenders and representatives of national companies respecting leases.

Because of his many years in government, Mr. Burstein is exceptionally knowledgeable about New Jersey statutes and regulations as they affect businesses. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly for 10 years and served a term as Majority Leader. During his public service, he was instrumental in the study and passage of legislation concerning education, probate law reform, tax code changes, codes of ethics, capital budgeting and planning, and employer-employee relations.

On October 13, 2006, Mr. Burstein received the Daniel J. O’Hern Award, which is presented annually by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. The award is given to one attorney state-wide, who is a senior member of the Bar. Among the standards for the Bar’s designation are outstanding character and career achievement and a display of firm commitment to the ideals of professionalism, as epitomized in the Commission’s Principles of Professionalism. Mr. Burstein is AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional And Community Involvement

  • New Jersey Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Member of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • Former Chair of the New Jersey Law Revision Commission
  • Former Chairman of the Bergen County District Ethics Committee
  • Member of the New Jersey Law Journal editorial board


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