WHIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen J. Edelstein of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for 2017 in both commercial and employment matters.
His specialties include representing and counseling private clients – both individual and corporate – in the diverse fields of employment law; crisis management; commercial litigation; and other complex civil litigation.
For example, Edelstein was recently successful in winning reinstatement of more than $2 million in pension benefits for an individual client who had previously pleaded guilty to federal witness-tampering charges.
In that case, Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson found that the individual's conviction, which occurred after his retirement as a public school superintendent, did not touch on that public office and, therefore, that his pension benefits should resume, with retroactive payment of the benefits that had been withheld. As a result, Judge Jacobson ordered the state Pension Board to reinstate the pension.
Previous Recognition from Best Lawyers
As a top New Jersey lawyer, Edelstein is a trusted adviser to many leaders across the state.
He has been selected since 2005 for the Best Lawyers list, published by Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News & World Report.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer review by leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same geographical and practice area. Its selection methodology may be reviewed here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
About Stephen J. Edelstein, Esq.
Stephen J. Edelstein, the firm's managing partner, has litigated extensively in state and federal courts, and has practiced before a wide range of New Jersey and federal agencies, including the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
About Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
Located in Whippany, the NJ-based law firm provides full-service representation, from litigating matters for Fortune 500 companies to negotiating complex employment agreements to assisting startups. Its areas of concentration include employment, business entities and transactions, litigation, real estate and construction. The firm also has offices in Mount Laurel, NJ as well as New York City.
Tammy A. Eyerman
Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso
100 South Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ 07981
973-301-0001, ext. 246
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