Firm Overview

The current firm was organized in 1996.

We have a general practice undertaking matters concerning real estate, family law, bankruptcy, small business matters and consumer protection.

Example cases

We process many consumer Chapter 7's and 13's. Our clients and our documents are well prepared. There are very few problems or surprises.

Main Office

Main
917 N. Washington Ave
Green Brook NJ 08812

Phone

(732) 752-8834

Fax

(732) 968-4095

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I offer free initial consultations.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Consumer 7 $1,500 plus costs and fees (approximately $400)

Consumer 13 $3,500 plus costs and fees (approximately $375)

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekend and evening appointments available.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Yes, we have a Spanish-speaking secretary

Bankruptcy

Debt Settlement

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

I decided to enter my market area after the stock market crash in 1987. There was an overwhelming demand for bankruptcy services.

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

The more a client understands about the process the better result they will achieve.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Generally I will not review documents prepared by clients.

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

I will coach only in rare circumstances as there are potential ethical and malpractice issues.

Stephen M. Goldberg

Stephen M. Goldberg, PC

About 20 years ago, before I was practicing law, I was a Human Resources Executive for major health care and academic institutions.

About 20 years ago I worked in human resources and labor relations. I am an excellent listener who is able to calm people and clearly explain the actions they must take.

Some of my strengths are my ability to calm clients and put them at ease. This facilitates information gathering and problem identification. I am very direct and keep focused on the issue at hand.

Personal interests:

Some of my personal interests are my kids, my grandkids, sailing and music.

License

Bar Number: 002381979
New Jersey, 1979

Education

Seton Hall University
J.D., 1978

University of Utah
M.S., 1974

Rutgers College
B.A., 1971

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