Firm Overview

DONNELLY RITIGSTEIN LLC is a law firm dedicated to providing legal representation to medium and small businesses, non-profit groups, professional associations and individuals throughout New Jersey in complex and routine corporate and business planning, estate planning, and other commercial transactions and in litigation and arbitration involving business matters, debt collection and estate disputes.

Established in 2007, the firm's practice was founded on the belief that a specialized small firm can offer higher quality and more cost-efficient legal services within its specialty areas than larger general practice firms.

Example cases

Successfully represented partner in dissolution of partnership proceedings with partner recouping 70% of initial investment.

Formed limited liability companies for partners and negotiated franchise agreements and commercial lease space for start-up franchise successfully.

Successfully defended Exeucutrix from claims of undue influence and defalcation in probate court proceedings.

Main Office
Brian Donnelly 1
212 West Route 38 Suite 200
Moorestown  NJ  08057
212 West Route 38
Suite 200
Moorestown  NJ  08057
  • (856) 427-4222
  • (856) 427-7255


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Flat fee, hourly and contingent rates depending upon the nature of the matter and the client.
Hourly Rates
Hourly, flat fee and contingency rates are available depending upon the nature of the matter.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

By appointment after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends.
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington,  DC  20006
132 Kings Highway East
Suite 105

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The firm's practice was founded on the belief that a specialized small firm can offer higher quality and more cost-efficient legal services within its specialty areas than larger general practice firms. The nature of the firm's practice enables it to help individuals and businesses which contribute to the flow of the economy, create jobs and preserve wealth, all of which are very fulfilling.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The firm welcomes an informed client who knows what they want. There is a fine line however, between self-education and self-representation. Some of the worst cases the firm has handled have come from clients who failed to have an attorney represent them in the beginning of a legal matter and as a result have to pay two or three times the amount they would have initially paid to extricate them from the situation they find themselves in. As Abraham Lincoln once said, "A man who represents himself has a fool for a client."

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

The firm will review documents to get a feel for what the client is trying to do. After the firm is retained, it will draft the documents to get the client where they need to be.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

See answer first question. The firm neither suggests clients do this, nor does it engage in this.

Brian Donnelly

Former General Equity and Probate Law Clerk for Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties, New Jersey. Worked for three years as a Litigation Associate for a firm in Moorestown, New Jersey, specializing in representing banks and major lending institutions in federal bankruptcy and creditor's rights before working for a boutique firm in Princeton, New Jersey focused on counseling investment firms and hedge funds.

Broad range of advocacy experience spanning both litigation and complex corporate transactions. With its focused practice and emphasis on client needs, the firm works hard to keep client costs low and maintains a personal perspective that has resulted in a large number of client referrals and returned clients.

The firm always approaches legal issues with an understanding of the costs -- both personal and financial -- associated with legal representation. It works aggressively to keep costs low while at the same time zealously representing its client base. This is based on the firm's belief that building and sustaining relationships is the key to client success.

Personal interests:

Golf and fishing.

  • Bar Number: State Courts of New
    New Jersey , 2002
  • Bar Number: Federal Courts of Ne
    New Jersey , 2002
  • Bar Number: 2nd Court of Appeals
    District of Columbia , 2009
  • Bar Number:
    New Jersey , 2009
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Bachelor of Arts , 1997
    College Park, MD
  • Rutgers School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2002
    Camden, NJ
  • Temple University School of Law
    LL.M. (Master of Laws) , 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Rutgers School of Law, Camden
    J.D. , 2002
    Camden, NJ
    Research assistant for Distinguished Professor NEH Hull.
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
    LL.M., Taxation , 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Certificate in Estate and Gift Planning.
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    B.A. , 1999
    College Park, MD
    Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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