Jason Finkelstein, a member of the Litigation Department, practices before the state, federal and bankruptcy courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as in a variety of commercial arbitration, regulatory and administrative venues. Known as a versatile litigator, skilled negotiator and trusted counselor, Jason’s clients value his approachable manner and dedication to their success both inside and outside the courtroom.
Jason’s experience includes complex commercial litigation in the commercial/retail real estate and construction sectors, shareholder and partnership disputes, and employment actions, including matters involving wage and hour, discrimination, non-compete and trade secret issues. At Cole Schotz, Jason has been at the forefront of the e-discovery practice which allows him to provide a range of information governance and discovery solutions to his clients.
Examples of Jason’s experience include:
Since 2017, Jason has been selected annually to the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list, an honor given for exhibiting excellence in practice. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Jason earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While in law school, he served as a summer clerk for the late Judge John E. Sprizzo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He currently serves as an executive committee member for Cardozo’s New Jersey Alumni Association.
Prior to law school, Jason earned his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Muhlenberg College. At Muhlenberg, he earned First Team Academic All-America honors as a Track & Field athlete and was the recipient of a prestigious NCAA post-graduate scholarship. Jason currently serves his alma mater on the Muhlenberg Alumni Board, as the Northern New Jersey Regional Alumni Club leader and as a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, among other volunteer roles.
Professionally, Jason is an active member of the Bergen County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Foundation. He is also on the Board of Trustees for both the Bergen County Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Foundation. He also sits on the State of New Jersey’s Committee on Character. Outside of the office, Jason is also a member of the New Jersey Next Generation Committee for ICSC (the International Council of Shopping Centers) as well as a member of the Editorial Board for ICSC’s Shopping Center Legal Update. Jason also proudly sits on the Board of Trustees for Special Olympics New Jersey.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2009;
Senior Articles Editor, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal
Muhlenberg College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
March 13, 2020
As published in: New Jersey Law Journal October 4, 2018
As published in: Human Resource Executive July 11, 2018
March 19, 2018
Employment Law March 19, 2020Jason R. Finkelstein and Brian L. Gardner
Employment Law March 17, 2020Jason R. Finkelstein
Employment Law October 14, 2019Jason R. Finkelstein
Construction Executive September 24, 2019Brian L. Gardner and Jason R. Finkelstein
New Jersey Law Journal August 9, 2019Jason R. Finkelstein and Emily Park
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