Hawthorne, New Jersey

Whether you are a long-term resident of Hawthorne who wants to start a new business or a newly arrived foreign-national who wants to establish a new life, a reliable legal advisor will be an essential asset to you and your business. At Berger Law, we are proud of our connection to your Passaic County community and look forward to assisting you with our in-depth legal experience. Attorney Samuel C. Berger is committed to growing relationships with his clients and helping them to achieve success for years to come.

We would be pleased to represent you in the following areas:

Business Law

We know you want to build your Hawthorne business on the best foundation possible. Allow us to put our experience to work for you in key decisions, such as whether your best move is to establish a corporation or partnership. These kinds of decisions will have a huge impact on your bottom line and should be well-informed.

Our years of business practice include matters such as: shareholder and partnership agreements, employee contracts, non-compete and nondisclosure agreements, licensing agreements, termination contracts, incorporation documents, understandings with regard to buying and selling businesses, ABC licenses, liquor licenses (buy/sell/transfer), understandings that change business ownership, business name and address changes, releases, waivers, and amendments.

Real Estate

Whether you are buying, selling, developing, renting or leasing personal or commercial property, Berger Law has the expertise to assist you with your entire Hawthorne real estate transaction. Samuel C. Berger will help you enter into carefully considered agreements with the goal of avoiding future litigation.

We are pleased to offer our services in the following real estate matters: planning board applications, buying and selling property, mortgages, and lease disputes.

Estate and Tax Planning

Hawthorne individuals and businesses face a variety of estate and tax needs. Whether it's the birth of a child, a divorce or a business IRS audit, Attorney Samuel C. Berger has the knowledge to help meet your needs and keep money in you and your family's pockets.

Our estate and tax planning experience includes: wills, power of attorney, trusts, complete estate planning, business succession planning, New Jersey payroll audits, sales tax audits, worker's compensation audits, corporate tax returns, partnership tax returns, individual tax returns, and tax court representation, including IRS disputes.


There will be times that you find yourself in a legal dispute. Attorney Samuel C. Berger has the time-tested knowledge to guide you through the often-stressful litigation process. He is equipped to represent your interests through administrative proceedings, court matters or mediation in Passaic County and all of New Jersey.

We are pleased to offer our experience to you in the following matters: commercial disputes, collections, family matters, including non-contested child support calculations, property settlement agreements, financial asset evaluation before and during divorce, non-compete agreement violations, partnership and shareholder disputes.


Immigration laws affect businesses and individuals in Hawthorne. Allow Berger Law to navigate you through these often-confusing restrictions. Put our immigration experience to work for you in the following areas: immigrant visas, green cards, permanent residency, temporary green cards, employment-based visas, such as EB1, EB2, EB3, and EB5 visas, non-immigrant visas, investor visas, such as E-2 visas, work visas, such as H-1B, H1B1, and E-3 visas. We can also assist you with intra-company visas, such as L-1, L-1A, and L-1B visas, fiancé visas, adjustment of immigration status, counselor processing, and court proceedings involving removal, deportation, and immigration violations.

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