Thomas J. Herten is equally effective in and out of court. Over the years, he has earned a reputation for successfully handling litigation in the federal and state courts for the firm’s business clients, and a distinctive record of successfully representing his clients in business planning, negotiations and skillfully handling complex corporate management matters. He has substantial expertise in commercial and residential land use projects and governmental law, interfacing with municipal, county, and state governments.
Mr. Herten’s extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, zoning, planning and land use issues, environmental regulations, water resource law, business partnerships, corporate insurance matters, bankruptcies and chancery litigation, as well as his representation of various New Jersey cities and towns, enables him to provide a wide range of seasoned advice to the firm’s many and diverse clients.
Mr. Herten was honored with the Lawyer Achievement Award for 2006, presented annually by the Bergen County Bar Foundation. This award recognizes an attorney whose endeavors have served to encourage and promote local, state and national efforts to improve and modernize our legal system.
A civil trial attorney, Mr. Herten has received appointments as a Special Master in commercial litigation from both the Federal District Court and the New Jersey Superior Court. A mediator, Mr. Herten has been chosen on numerous occasions by the United States Bankruptcy Court, by the Superior Court of New Jersey and by litigants themselves to aid in resolving complex commercial matters. He has been selected by his fellow lawyers to render opinions on matters relating to the professional conduct and ethics of attorneys in New Jersey and has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on the local attorney Ethics Committee. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the New Jersey and the New York Supreme Courts. Mr. Herten served as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick B. Lacey, U.S.D.J.