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James E. Mackevich

Born, Elizabeth, New Jersey, August 24, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, New Jersey, State Courts and Federal District Court. Preparatory education, Villanova University, (B.S. cum laude, 1973); legal education, Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1976); Member: Union and Middlesex County Bar Associations, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association; Lecturer ATLA "People's Law" Series, 1994-1995, Lecturer American Institute of Banking 1977-1980.   Former Member and Chairman of the Union County Fee Arbitration Committee

Since 1976 Mr. Mackevich has represented clients in civil litigation over a wide range of matters.  His litigation practice includes the pursuit and defense of consumer fraud actions, contractual disputes, fraudulent business practices as well as the representation of parties in divorce and family law matters. He has tried numerous cases to completion in both the Chancery and Law Divisions of the Superior Court and in the New Jersey Administrative Law Courts.   Jim has had published opinions in matters involving insurance coverage, post marital disputes and claims of defective construction between homeowner and contractor.

In tandem with his commercial and contract based litigation, Mr. Mackevich frequently represents buyers and sellers of both residential and commercial property and is often called upon to provide advice and counsel in connection with the purchase and sale of business entities as well as the drafting and review of commercial and residential leases. 

During the past years, Mr. Mackevich has been involved in the purchase or sale of gas stations, restaurants and medical practices.  He regularly assists entrepreneurs in the formation of new business ventures and in recent years has been deeply involved with work outs involving commercial borrowers and their lenders.

Mr. Mackevich is well versed in all matters relating to estate planning, including preparation of simple and complex wills and trusts; and estate administration, including all issues relating to probate, intestacy, accounting and guardianship and preparation of federal gift taxes, federal and New Jersey estate taxes and inheritance taxes.