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A highly experienced appellate advocate, Jay has a varied practice and provides support to each of the firm's many departments. A member of the New Jersey, New York, United States District Court for New Jersey, Third Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court Bars, Jay has argued numerous appeals at many levels. A graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Jay began his legal career as a VISTA attorney with Western Idaho Legal Aid Services in Caldwell, Idaho. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association and the Idaho State Bar Association. Jay formerly served on the Appellate Practices Study Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Jay also heads ShapiroCroland Legal Research Department, which services each of the practice areas of our firm, and devotes a substantial amount of his time to appellate practice as well as family law, zoning and estate administration matters.
Education J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Newark (1973) B.A., Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (1969)
Practice Areas Appellate Practice, Family Law, Estate Administration, Real Estate, Municipal and Land Use Law, Non-profit Corporation and Private Foundation Law
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey State of New York United States District Court for the District of New Jersey United States District Court for the District of Idaho United States District Court for the Southern District of New York United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit United States Supreme Court State of Idaho (inactive)
General Counsel, The Milton Schamach Foundation, Inc.
In the Matter of Stephen Vassak, 181 N.J. 320 (2004)
Matter of Albert, 120 N.J. 698 (1990)
Transamerica Ins. Co. v. National Roofing, 108 N.J. 59 (1987)
Application of Matthews, 94 N.J. 59 (1983)
St. George’s Dragons, LP v. Newport Real Estate Group LLC, 407N.J.Super. 464 (App. Div. 2009)
Colon v. Colon, 2006 WL 2318250 (App. Div. 2006)
Heller-Loren v. Apuzzio, 371 N.J. Super. 518 (App. Div. 2004)
Faulkner v. Faulkner, 361 N.J. Super. 158 (App. Div. 2003)
National Realty Counselors, Inc. v. Ellen Tracy, Inc., 313 N.J. Super. 519 (App. Div. 1998)
Goldman v. Goldman, 275 N.J. Super. 452 (App. Div. 1994)
Reno Auto Sales, Inc. v. Prospect Park Sav. & Loan Ass’n, 243 N.J. Super. 624 (App. Div. 1990)
Burstein v. Burstein, 182 N.J. Super. 586 (App. Div. 1982)
Mastropole v. Mastropole, 181 N.J. Super. 130 (App. Div. 1981)
National Treasury Employees Union v. Von Raab, 489 U.S. 656, 109 S.Ct. 1384, 103 L.Ed.2d 685, 49 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 38,792, 4 IER Cases 246, 1989 O.S.H.D. (CCH) P 28,589 (U.S. La., Mar 21, 1989) (Amicus Brief)
May v. Cooperman, 572 F.Supp. 1561 (D.N.J. 1983)
Professional & Community Involvement Officer/Trustee, The Milton Schamach Foundation Member, American Bar Association (Family Law Section and Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section) Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section) Member, Bergen County Bar Association Member, Idaho State Bar Association Former Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Appellate Practices Study Committee (1984-1990) Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court District IIB Ethics Committee (2000- 2004)