Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC

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Firm Overview

The Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey and is at your service. We offer reliable advice and representation in legal matters concerning a variety of disciplines. Learn more about our legal practice and the practice areas of law in which we specialize.

Melissa M. Gencarelli provides dedicated legal representation to individuals, businesses and organizations with a high degree of specialized knowledge. Years of experience as a practicing attorney in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, combined with her in-depth knowledge in a wide range of legal practice areas, helps to ensure that her clients receive tailor-made, targeted solutions to their real-world legal concerns in a highly competent and effective manner.

Areas of Practice:
Here you will find an overview of the fields of law we practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. We will gladly and competently represent you in cases involving:

-Personal Injury
-Disability Claims
-Workplace Accidents
-Premises Liability
-Truck and Bus Accidents
-Medical Malpractice
-Fire and Explosions
-Construction Site Accidents
-Commercial and Business Litigation
-Corporate Transactions
-Debt Collection and/or Defense
-Creditor's Rights and Debtor's Rights
-Consumer Fraud and Unethical Business Practices
-Breach of Contract Claims
-Business Consulting
-Business Torts
-Virtual General Business Counsel
-Employment Law
-Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
-New Jersey Estate Planning and Estate Administration
-Elder Law
-Landlord and Tenant Disputes
-Municipal Court: DUI, Drug Possession and Motor Vehicle Violations
-Criminal Law
-Private Homeowners' Association Law, including on behalf of and against private Homeowners' Associations
Main Office

Main Office
One Meadowlands Plaza
Suite 200
East Rutherford  NJ  07073

Phone
  • 201-549-8737
Fax
  • 201-340-2673

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Hourly, fixed, and contingency fee arrangements available.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Italian

Auto Accident
Auto Accident Claims
Motor Vehicle Accidents Including:
-Car Accidents
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Tractor-Trailer Accidents
-Bus Accidents
-All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Accidents
-Pedestrian Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Essentially, medical malpractice is negligence on the part of a doctor (or other health care provider).
When a doctor (or other health care provider) departs from accepted medical practice, and injury or death of a patient occurs as a result of that deviation from the standard of care, the doctor (or other health care provider) can be liable for their actions. Under such circumstances, the patient is entitled to recover for past and future: pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of earnings. A spouse (or if a minor is injured, the parents) can recover for loss of services. In a death case, the next of kin can recover for their loss.

Our firm has experience representing patients who have been injured or have died as the result of medical malpractice.

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, we seek to help you recover compensation so that you can afford the care you need in order for you and your family to begin to recover. Our experienced medical malpractice attorney will work with qualified experts in the medical profession to help prove your claim. Throughout your case we will remain attentive and responsive to your medical and legal needs and meticulously prepare your case for trial. When your family suffers as a result of negligence, you deserve maximum compensation. Our medical malpractice attorney can assist you with:

-Failure to diagnose cancer
-Delay to treat or failure to diagnose a medical condition
-Cerebral palsy & brain damage
-Erb'spalsy
-Gynecologic surgical malpractice
-Hospital Negligence
-Emergency room errors
-Medication Errors
Surgical errors & complications
-Anesthesia malpractice
-Failure to diagnose hydrocephalus
-Extravasation Of Chemotherapeutic Agents
-Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
-Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome
-Failure to diagnose injury to the popliteal artery
-Osteoradionecrosis

If necessary, we also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many medical malpractice cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim's life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims.
Personal Injury
Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, but does not cover any injury to property. Most commonly, personal injury claims are those where the plaintiff's injury has been caused by the negligence of another party. In these cases, if the negligence of another party can be proven, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation.

Situations that may be Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim.

There are many diverse situations that fall under the general umbrella of personal injury. These situations include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents Including:
-Car Accidents
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Tractor-Trailer Accidents
-Bus Accidents
-All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Accidents
-Pedestrian Accidents

Products Liability Including:
-Automotive Products
-Consumer or Industrial Products
-Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
-Medical Products

Premises Liability Including:
-Construction Accidents
-Slips and Falls
-Dog Bites
-Inadequate Security
-Burn Injuries, such as scalding and fires
-Exposure to Harmful Substances, such as asbestos, toxic substance exposure or lead poisoning

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, we have experience dealing with complex personal injury cases. Unfortunately, insurance companies often look for opportunities to deny your claim or offer you less than you need for recovery. When you're in pain because of your injuries or if you're worried about missed work or a car repair or replacement, it can be difficult to deal with an insurance company. If a loved one was killed in a fatal accident, we can also represent the estate in filing a wrongful death claim.

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, you can count on a responsive attorney who provides the attention and experience your personal injury case needs. With a personal injury action, the amount of time that you have to seek compensation for your injuries or the injuries or death of a loved one is limited. Therefore, don't hesitate.
Product Liability
Products Liability Claims
Products Liability Including:
-Automotive Products
-Consumer or Industrial Products
-Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
-Medical Products
Trucking Accident
Truck and Bus Accidents
Every year, thousands of people are killed or sustain serious injuries in accidents involving commercial trucks and buses. Tragically, many of these accidents are the result of negligent truck and bus drivers and their employers. These accidents can result from poor driving, including the failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians, vehicles, bicyclists, as well as other violations of the relevant vehicle and traffic laws. Some accidents also involve the failure to properly maintain and/or equip the involved truck or bus.

Intimate knowledge of the laws and rules affecting trucks and buses is paramount to successfully prosecuting these cases. Additionally, comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Motor Vehicle Standards, the Smith Method of Driving and the internal Rules and Regulations of each of the truck and bus companies is essential. The driver disciplinary process is also unique as are the standards for admission of reports done by the applicable public safety boards. In order to ensure important eyewitnesses are located, drivers interviewed, and physical evidence preserved, Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC initiates an independent investigation process as soon as possible when seeking damages for a truck and bus accident.

If necessary, we also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many truck and bus accident cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim's life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims.
Workers Compensation
Residential and Commercial Construction Accidents and Workers Compensation.
Individuals and families often have financial difficulties after a construction accident or work place accident. They may face high medical bills and other related expenses, often coupled with a reduction in income. In addition, other expenses such as mortgage payments, bills and expenses related to children remain.

Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC wants you to know that help may be available. We have significant experience with construction site accidents, including the complexities involved with determining who is responsible for the accident. We represent injured workers and pedestrians who are injured in construction site accidents. Similar to trucking accidents, construction accidents can be very complex, especially in terms of determining fault when multiple parties may be at fault, including another worker, several subcontractors, a general contractor, equipment manufacturers, leasing companies, and others.
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death Claims
If you have suffered a personal injury or death of a loved one as a result of malpractice, negligence or carelessness of a doctor or other health care provider, please contact our firm to discuss your case.
Employment
Employment Claims
Breach of Contract Claims

A law firm with the experience of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC is a valuable resource for victims of breach of contract. Our civil litigation attorney welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your case and recommend a promising course of action if you have been harmed or wronged as a result of a contract dispute in New Jersey or New York.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding a breach of contract matter involving any of the following:

-Non-compete agreements
-Employment Agreements
-Commission contract disputes
-Securities issues
-Business to business contracts
-Purchase agreements
-Landlord tenant contracts
-Lease agreements
-Building and Construction contracts
-Home, commercial property and real estate contracts

If you, your family or your business has been wronged by breach of contract on the part of another individual or business, then we urge you to contact our law office to learn how to assert your contractual rights in New Jersey or New York.

When our firm goes to work for you on a breach of contract claim, we have one goal in mind: to get you the best possible result. Aggressive and strong in litigation and negotiations, we know the law regarding contract litigation - and we know how to get results in the courts. Because of our knowledge and experience, we can develop creative, cost-conscious solutions to challenging legal situations involving breach of contract.
Nursing Home
Premises Liability Claims
Business owners and lessees have a legal duty to their customers and others lawfully visiting their premises to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Private property owners and lessees may also be held legally responsible for personal injuries which occur on their property. Premises liability cases include but are not limited to:

-Accidents in commercial and residential building
-Elevator accidents
-Inadequate security leading to assault, rape or murder
-Inadequate and defective maintenance of building and property
-Sidewalk accidents

Although some premises cases, such as so-called "slip and fall" cases, can seem simple, New York and New Jersey law favors the premises owner. Simply because a person is injured on another person's property or on the premises of a commercial establishment, it does not guarantee that a lawsuit may be successfully brought.
An injured plaintiff must prove that the property owner or lessee either caused the defective or unsafe condition or they knew or should have known that there was a defective or unsafe condition on the property. Furthermore, a plaintiff must prove that this condition was a substantial factor in causing the injury. Another important factor that usually arises in these cases is the degree of responsibility for the accident by the injured party, also known as contributory or comparative negligence, which could reduce a recovery or prevent one in its entirety.

Prompt and thorough investigation of these claims is mandatory. This usually includes an immediate inspection of the accident location including scene photographs and witness interviews before evidence is lost or destroyed. Trained investigators are retained to immediately secure all available evidence and try to answer a host of pertinent questions including the length of time the unsafe condition existed, prior complaints, prior accidents, and building code violations. It may even be necessary to utilize experts in various disciplines such as an engineer or an architect to properly investigate and evaluate your case.

If necessary, we also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many premises liability cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim's life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims.
Overtime Pay
Overtime Pay Claims
Breach of Contract Claims

A law firm with the experience of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC is a valuable resource for victims of breach of contract. Our civil litigation attorney welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your case and recommend a promising course of action if you have been harmed or wronged as a result of a contract dispute in New Jersey or New York.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding a breach of contract matter involving any of the following:

-Non-compete agreements
-Employment Agreements
-Commission contract disputes
-Securities issues
-Business to business contracts
-Purchase agreements
-Landlord tenant contracts
-Lease agreements
-Building and Construction contracts
-Home, commercial property and real estate contracts

If you, your family or your business has been wronged by breach of contract on the part of another individual or business, then we urge you to contact our law office to learn how to assert your contractual rights in New Jersey or New York.

When our firm goes to work for you on a breach of contract claim, we have one goal in mind: to get you the best possible result. Aggressive and strong in litigation and negotiations, we know the law regarding contract litigation - and we know how to get results in the courts. Because of our knowledge and experience, we can develop creative, cost-conscious solutions to challenging legal situations involving breach of contract.

If you, your family or your business has experienced significant losses as a result of a breach of contract by another individual, business or organization, then we can help you.
Wrongful Termination
Wrongful Termination Claims
Breach of Contract Claims

A law firm with the experience of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC is a valuable resource for victims of breach of contract. Our civil litigation attorney welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your case and recommend a promising course of action if you have been harmed or wronged as a result of a contract dispute in New Jersey or New York.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding a breach of contract matter involving any of the following:

-Non-compete agreements
-Employment Agreements
-Commission contract disputes
-Securities issues
-Business to business contracts
-Purchase agreements
-Landlord tenant contracts
-Lease agreements
-Building and Construction contracts
-Home, commercial property and real estate contracts

If you, your family or your business has been wronged by breach of contract on the part of another individual or business, then we urge you to contact our law office to learn how to assert your contractual rights in New Jersey or New York.

When our firm goes to work for you on a breach of contract claim, we have one goal in mind: to get you the best possible result. Aggressive and strong in litigation and negotiations, we know the law regarding contract litigation - and we know how to get results in the courts. Because of our knowledge and experience, we can develop creative, cost-conscious solutions to challenging legal situations involving breach of contract.

If you, your family or your business has experienced significant losses as a result of a breach of contract by another individual, business or organization, then we can help you.
Sexual Harassment
Personal Injury Claims
At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, we have experience dealing with complex personal injury cases. Unfortunately, insurance companies often look for opportunities to deny your claim or offer you less than you need for recovery. When you're in pain because of your injuries or if you're worried about missed work or a car repair or replacement, it can be difficult to deal with an insurance company. If a loved one was killed in a fatal accident, we can also represent the estate in filing a wrongful death claim.

At Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, you can count on a responsive attorney who provides the attention and experience your personal injury case needs. With a personal injury action, the amount of time that you have to seek compensation for your injuries or the injuries or death of a loved one is limited. Therefore, don't hesitate.

Melissa M. Gencarelli

Melissa M. Gencarelli, is the managing member of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, and a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York.

She is a first-generation American, and the first in her family to attend and graduate from law school. Having spent several summers as a child on her grandparents' farm in Italy, the resulting exposure to a different culture and political climate lead her to study foreign relations as a college student. Consequently, she obtained two undergraduate degrees in 2002 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, in International Relations and History, with a minor in Social Relations.

After graduating from Lehigh University in 2002, she worked for several years in the legal industry in New York, New York. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2007. That same year, she was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, and became licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts throughout the State of New Jersey. In early 2008, she was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. Since 2011, she has also been admitted to practice law in the federal court, Southern District of New York (New York County and Westchester County).

Prior to entering the private practice of law, in 2007 - 2008 she served as the judiciary law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C., of the Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, New Jersey. During this tenure, she obtained a certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a mediator, and helped to settle numerous actions between litigious parties. In addition, she actively assisted Judge Thomas LaConte to decide applications and other requests for relief brought before the Court by private citizens, corporations and government entities in all areas of civil law.

Since the Fall of 2008, she has been actively engaged in the private practice of law. She has substantial experience representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of areas, both in traditional litigation and in transactional matters. These practice areas include, but are not limited to, personal injury, professional malpractice, creditor's rights, debtor's rights, commercial litigation, landlord / tenant matters, community association law, breach of contract and business litigation, fraud prosecution and defense, employment contracts, business asset sales and financing, residential and commercial real estate closings, corporate governance and contract drafting, consulting, motor vehicle violations, minor drug and other disorderly persons offenses, and wills and simple estate planning. Melissa M. Gencarelli is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. provides personalized, competent, dedicated legal representation to individuals and businesses at highly competitive, reasonable rates. More importantly, she treats her clients with respect and attention, and not like "just another file". She is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses protect their interests every day.
Education
  • New York Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
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