Mr. Stuart Lederman is the First VP of the NJ Bar Association. Mr. Lederman's practice encompasses an unusually broad range in Riker Danzig's litigation and governmental-affairs departments. He represents clients in construction, real estate, eminent domain, and civil-litigation matters. He also has a significant professional-liability practice, defending architects and engineers and advising lawyers on ethics matters.
Stuart represents owners, architects and engineers in construction disputes; owners and bidders in bid disputes and debarment issues; and clients that are dealing with government agencies. He also represents government agencies involved in disputes with various parties and advises the agencies in day-to-day operations.
In one of his more well-known cases, Stuart represented the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in matters involving allegations of racial profiling by state troopers. In another,T & E Co. v. Safety Light Industries Inc., Stuart was part of a legal team that established the concept in New Jersey of strict liability for an environmental tort.
When parties come to Stuart for legal help, they receive the benefit of his many years of legal experience. But they also get a common-sense approach to problem-solving. "I don't immediately say, 'Let's bring a lawsuit,'" he says. "I try to have them look at the issue from a business perspective and evaluate how best to proceed."
His clients have included the Perini Corp., Edwards and Kelcey Inc., Bed Bath and Beyond, the state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and EI Associates Inc.
Stuart has been counted among the top eminent domain and condemnation lawyers in New Jersey by Best Lawyers in America ®, a peer review of US Lawyers. Law & Politicsmagazine named him one of New Jersey's "Super Lawyers."