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Expertise

We focus on the specific, technical and seemingly ever-changing areas of real estate, litigation, elder law, farm law and corporate transactions. Our team is comprised of well-known and respected attorneys with the experience and skill to quickly resolve difficult legal challenges. We are committed to responding to clients’ needs promptly and economically and believe in building long-term attorney-client relationships based upon collaboration and solid performance.

Personal Service

You’ll never be just a name in our database. We’ll take the time to learn about you and about your life. Our dedication to our clients and commitment to individual attention prevent us from taking every case. We limit our caseload so we can focus our utmost attention on those individuals whose legal problems we decide to make our own.

Your Goals Are Our Priority


Our lawyers are dedicated to understanding the unique perspective of each and every client. We believe that our advice is only as valuable as our appreciation of your concerns. We see ourselves as problem solvers. We pride ourselves on crafting solutions that work, for everyone.

Michael Jacobus

Wills & Trusts | Estate Litigation | Real Estate | Commercial & Corporate Matters | Guardianships | General Litigation | Business Transactions

About Michael

Michael is a lifelong resident of Toms River, and began working with the firm in 1998 while a third-year law student. He is proud that his practice has developed and remained with the firm, and continues to offer personal services for a range of specialties and clients. Michael remains active in the community, serving as an executive board member for several local charitable organizations.

Michael is an alumni of the University of Delaware, where he was a four-year member of the varsity crew team. During law school, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Albert J. Garofol, J.S.C and clinical intern for the Widener Environmental Law Clinic. In addition to his current practice, he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law attorneys and a qualified mediator, serving on the statewide roster of mediators pursuant to Court Rule 1:40. Michael remains active in the community, serving as a volunteer and head coach for Toms River Basketball Association, Toms River Futbol Club, and Garden State Soccer League. Michael lives in Toms River with his wife Dawn and two children.

EDUCATION

Widener University School of Law – Juris Doctorate University of Delaware – Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Harvey York

Business Transactions | Land Use | Corporate Banking | Estate Planning | Real Estate | Corporate Transactions

About Harvey

Harvey is deeply entrenched in the New Jersey banking, business, education and nonprofit sectors, including serving on the advisory board of Investors Bank; the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Ocean County College Foundation; the board of directors of the Ocean County United Way; and as a founding member of the Toms River Daybreak Kiwanis Club.

Harvey has been a member of the firm since 1971.

In addition, Harvey is qualified as an expert in real estate and land use law in the New Jersey Superior Court and United States District Court.

He has been recognized for his commitment to the community by the Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, the Ocean County College Foundation and the Lehigh University Board of Alumni.

Harvey and his wife, Barbara, have lived in Toms River for more than 50 years. Their two sons, Michael and David, are also members of the firm.


EDUCATION

American University, Washington College of Law – Juris Doctorate

Lehigh University – Bachelor of Arts


BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United State Supreme Court

Michael York

Real Estate | Land Use & Planning | Banking & Corporate | Civil Litigation

About Michael

A native of Ocean County, Michael graduated from Toms River High School South and remains active within the community, serving as a member or board member of several local and regional chambers of commerce, professional associations, health care and educational organizations and facilities, youth groups and charities.

Michael has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to joining the firm Michael worked at the white collar criminal defense firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iasson and Silberberg and the litigation firm Martin, Clearwater & Bell, where he specialized in the defense of health care institutions, manufactures and other professionals. He and his wife, Lori, reside in New York City with their son and daughter.

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law – Juris Doctorate

Lehigh University – Bachelor of Arts, English/Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, Districts of New Jersey, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York

Lauren M. Dooley

Corporate Transactions | Farm Law | Estate Planning | Real Estate | Business Transactions

About Lauren

Lauren commenced her legal career with a civil court clerkship for the Honorable Edward M. Oles. She represented the Ocean County Agriculture Development Board for nearly a decade where she acquired extensive experience in all facets of New Jersey Farm law including the Right to Farm Act, the Farmland Preservation Program, Farmland Assessment, SSAMPs and associated litigation. Committed to upholding the legal profession, Lauren has been appointed to serve as a member of the District IIIA Ethics Committee by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

In addition to farm law, she also focuses her practice on representing borrowers and commercial lenders in loan transactions. She has experience in real estate secured lending, construction lending and commercial lending. Her primary focus is representing borrowers and lenders in all SBA Loan Programs.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Lauren volunteers her time to its communities, including serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Garden State Philharmonic and sitting on the Board of Trustees of the Community Medical Center Foundation. Lauren also served as an Adjunct Professor in Legal Research and Writing at Monmouth University.

EDUCATION

Seton Hall School of Law – Juris Doctorate

Villanova University – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

David York

Real Estate | Land Use & Planning | Tax Appeals | Civil Litigation | Corporation Transactions | Estate Planning

About David

David manages the firm’s Woodcliff Lake office in Bergen County. Prior to joining the firm, David managed international business development for a global clean energy company. He also has deep roots in New Jersey government, serving as the Director of Legislative Policy for the Governor of the State of New Jersey, and as an Advisor to two United States Senators.

David sits on the Board of Directors of the Bergen Community College Foundation and is an active member of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

David is a native of Ocean County, having graduated from Toms River High School South. He resides in Woodcliff Lake, Bergen County, with his wife, Amy, and their twin daughters.

EDUCATION

Seton Hall School of Law – Juris Doctorate

Tufts University – Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Lehigh University – Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

CONTACT

Ocean County

202 Main St.

Toms River, NJ 08754

732-349-7100

Bergen County

50 Tice Blvd. Suite 340

Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

201-690-5125


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