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New York and Bergen County, New Jersey Trial Lawyers
Advisory, Transactional and Litigation Legal Services

Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C., located in northern New Jersey, offers a wide range of valuable legal services to businesses and individuals. Our perspective is client-focused at all times. Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding any legal concern that you may have. If we don’t handle it, we are prepared to refer you to attorneys who do.

Trials, Arbitration and Mediation

Our trial lawyers have over 100 years of combined trial and arbitration experience at the federal and state court level in New Jersey and New York. Our firm handles on a regular basis substantial, complex commercial, shareholder, construction and international litigation and arbitration. We are also highly skilled at assisting clients in resolving disputes through mediation and negotiation. However, when disputes cannot be resolved, we prosecute claims and defenses in a smart, cost effective and aggressive manner to achieve positive results for our clients.

Business Services

Our business practice includes business organizations (including incorporations, limited liability companies (LLC), partnerships, professional practices and nonprofit companies and organizations). Our experienced business lawyers also represent clients in business transactions and business disputes (business litigation matters), including disputes over business succession and other shareholder issues.

A Client-Focused Perspective

The law firm of Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C. assists New York and New Jersey businesses that are in the process of forming and organizing their corporate structures. We work to help new and established businesses prevent internal and external disputes, and quickly resolve business conflicts that may occur between shareholders, owners and third parties.

Employment Law

Our employment litigation practice serves both employers and employees in New York and New Jersey. Our diverse practice enables us to knowingly advise our clients on the perspective of the "other side" of each case. Our employment lawyers handle issues such as workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation of character and whistleblower retaliation.

Real Estate Law and Construction Litigation

Our real estate attorneys handle residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation with dexterity. Our trial attorneys are also experienced handling real estate disputes and construction litigation, including commercial leases, commercial lease disputes, development contracts and disputes between contractors and subcontractors, as well as owners and developers. When called upon, our litigation attorneys become tireless transactional attorneys with the same zeal and diligence that they exhibit in court.

Environmental Law

Contact Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C. if you have a legal issue regarding an underground storage tank, hazardous materials, oil spills or other environmental matters involved with a personal, real estate or corporate transaction.

Legal Services for People

While we offer a full range of legal services to businesses, we are equally attentive to the personal legal needs of individuals. When legal issues such as divorce, residential real estate, municipal court defense, wills and trusts are important to you, they are equally important to us.

Divorce and Family Law

We assist clients through the challenges of divorce, including domestic violence issues, as well as post-divorce modifications, equitable distribution and alimony. We also stand ready to guide family law clients smoothly in other areas that require attention following divorce, such as analyzing real estate, businesses and estate planning.

Estate Planning and Estate Litigation

Every New York or New Jersey citizen should undergo a thorough review of wills, trusts and powers of attorney to ensure protection in the future and preservation of assets. In addition to assisting individuals with estate planning needs, we offer business succession planning services and estate litigation services.

Criminal Defense

Criminal defense clients are refreshed and relieved to learn that we provide respectful and aggressive defense in every criminal and white collar law matter. We handle issues such as DUI, drug charges, traffic violations and serious offenses, such as homicide.

Personal Injury

Our personal injury practice is focused on protecting the rights of clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims. We handle personal injury claims involving premises liability (slip and fall, negligent security, etc.), motor vehicle accidents and other insurance claims

Contact Us

To schedule a confidential consultation regarding your legal matter, please contact Fischer Porter & Thomas’s managing partner Arthur "Scott" L. Porter, Jr.

Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: (201) 569-5959
New York, NY: (212) 545-1921


560 Sylvan Avenue
Suite 3061
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
P: 201 569-5959
F: 201 871-4544
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630 Third Avenue
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P: 212 545-1921
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