Nathan M. Edelstein
Nathan M. Edelstein
Nathan, a partner with the firm, has 30 years experience handling complex litigation in both the State and Federal courts, and on a nationwide basis.
Nathan served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, with particular responsibility for complex environmental litigation, has lectured for the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Institute For Continuing Legal Education, and the National Association Of Attorneys General, serves as a Master in the Mercer County American Inns Of Court, and has been Chairman of the Mercer County Bench-Bar Committee on Equity (Chancery) Practice.
Litigation and Appeals – Nathan has litigated in the State and Federal courts for more than thirty years, in complex cases of contract and corporate law, consumer rights, property, employment and environmental law, including trials and appeals.
Environmental Law – Nathan represents corporate clients facing compliance issues under complex State and Federal statutory and regulatory rules and requirements, and business clients who find themselves under Orders and Directives from environmental regulatory agencies. In the leading New Jersey case, Nathan successfully obtained judgment dismissing, with prejudice, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s demand for Natural Resource Damages against our client, a gasoline station owner and operator.
Nathan is also regularly called upon by community and neighborhood associations and environmental groups to represent their interests in preserving open space, environmental quality, and sensible land use development in their towns and where their members live, work, and enjoy recreation.
Employment Law – Nathan has comprehensive background and experience successfully representing clients concerning unlawful discrimination, severance negotiations and disputes, wrongful termination, contract disputes, and wage and hour matters. He is dedicated to achieving for his clients a workplace environment that fully and fairly respects and compensates their abilities and contributions.
Students’ Rights and Institutional Rights-Education Law – Nathan has over thirty years experience representing students, employees, faculty members, and organizational members who have received improper treatment from the institution in which they are enrolled, or with which they are associated, and in protecting their Students’ Rights and Institutional Rights.
Equity and Chancery Practice – Nathan is broadly experienced in Equity practice, including the full range of injunction actions encompassing Temporary Restraining Orders, Preliminary Injunctions, and Permanent Injunctions, and in protecting his clients’ interests in obtaining Equitable relief and when injunctions are wrongfully sought against them.
Land Use Neighborhood and Community Opposition – Nathan has comprehensive experience in successfully representing neighbors, home owners, coalitions, and community organizations as objectors opposing development that threatens their families and community’s character and value, and is committed to standing up for individuals and neighbors against improper development.
Cell Tower Opposition – With extensive background in zoning, land use planning and the Federal Telecommunications Act, Nathan has successfully opposed zoning variances for proposed cell tower siting and construction in a community’s residential neighborhoods, and in representation opposing cell tower zoning applications.
Areas of Practice
Litigation and Appeals
New Jersey, New York
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ, 1972, Bachelor of Arts
Rutgers Law School, New Brunswick, NJ, 1976, J.D.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1976, Masters in City and Regional Planning
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey State Bar Association
Mercer County Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Crema v. New Jersey Dept. of Envtl. Prot., 94 N.J. 286, 463 A.2d 910 (1983).
Feinberg v. NJDEP, 137 NJ 126 (1994).
Floorgraphics, Inc. v. News Am. Mktg. In-Store Services, Inc., 546 F. Supp. 2d 155 (D.N.J. 2008).
Goodman v. Twp. of Princeton Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, A-3879-04T2, 2006 WL 2844414 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 6, 2006).