Jason R. Melzer is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Jason is a trial attorney with extensive experience litigating commercial disputes, including shareholder/partnership disputes, business “divorces,” commercial foreclosures, securities litigation and arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, professional liability and debt collection. Mr. Melzer also has significant experience litigating employment matters and has successfully enforced and opposed restrictive covenants. Mr. Melzer regularly litigates matters in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court in New York and successfully counsels his business clients through some of the most trying and complex situations business owners can encounter. Mr. Melzer practices in all trial and appellate levels in the both the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.
While litigating hundreds of business-related claims, Mr. Melzer has regularly defended and pursued claims of defamation and libel in the commercial context. He has successfully tried multiple claims of defamation, libel, slander, and defamation per se. Mr. Melzer has successfully tried such claims in both jury and bench trials. He is also a member of the firm’s Discovery Services department and has taken an active role to ensure that the firm remains at the forefront of developing technologies that ensures the most efficient and targeted approach to the discovery process and helps to insulate clients from the hazards that can result from the rapidly changing legal landscape concerning e-discovery and retention of electronic records.
Mr. Melzer’s representative matters include:
Recognized as a “Rising Star” by his peers in New Jersey’s Super Lawyers publication, Mr. Melzer takes pride in providing first class client service and forming productive, long-term relationships with his clients. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Mr. Melzer earned his B.S. from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2000, Hofstra Law Review
Binghamton University, B.A., 1997
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