Jersey City, New Jersey

The legal needs of Jersey City residents are as diverse as the residents themselves. At Berger Law, we are committed to serving the Jersey City population with zeal and top notch legal expertise. Jersey City, in Hudson County, has shown tremendous growth in recent years, and its population is expected to surpass that of Newark by 2016, which will make it the largest city in the state of New Jersey. With growth come opportunities and challenges, and a one-stop shop Jersey City lawyer can help you navigate your legal questions and needs seamlessly and expeditiously.

Berger Law offers legal representation in a variety of areas, including:


Jersey City's population of over 240,000 is extremely diverse in ethnicity and nationality, and as immigrants continue to move in, both individuals and businesses face a variety of questions relating to work, study, and the status of family members.

At Berger Law we handle all types of immigration matters, from filing petitions to court proceedings. Our services include, but are not limited to: Immigrant visas, permanent residence, Green Card; Waivers, removal of condition, temporary Green Card; employment-based visas such as EB1, EB2, EB3, or EB5; Non-immigrant visas; Investor E-2 visa; Work visas such as H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3; Intra-company visas including L-1, L-1A, L-1B; Fiancé K-1 visa; Adjustment of status; Court proceedings involving removal, deportation, and immigration violations.

We also advise immigrants in Jersey City on their eligibility for public benefits. In the United States, each individual state is allowed to decide what benefits to grant its immigrants. Here in New Jersey, immigrants are generally entitled to what the federal law says. For example, when it comes to Medicaid, permanent residents in New Jersey can receive assistance starting in their sixth year of holding this status. Some exceptions apply to "qualified aliens" including refugees and asylees.

Business Law

Jersey City's skyline is expanding at an impressive pace, with sophisticated companies like Goldman Sachs opening offices here, and bringing with them an influx of people and businesses into the city. No matter how sophisticated or routine your business needs may be, Berger Law can you assist you in getting started, strategizing creative solutions, or resolving existing problems.

Our business practice is extensive and addresses needs such as: Incorporation; Buying and Selling Business; Contracts, Agreements, and Leases; Shareholder and Partnership Agreements; Employee Agreements and hiring foreign nationals; Non-compete and Nondisclosure agreements; Licensing Agreements; Termination agreements; Releases; Waivers; Amendments; ABC Licenses (alcoholic beverage control); Liqueur licenses buy sell transfer.

As a resident of Jersey City, you may be considering starting a new business, to capitalize on city's growth spurt. At the Law Office of Samuel C Berger, we believe that besides having a solid business plan, it is also essential to ground your business on solid legal footing. Making smart business choices at the outset is the best way to ensure success and avoid problems and litigation down the line. Deciding what kind of legal entity to set up, how to write organizational documents such as shareholder, LLC membership and partnership agreements, and how to be taxed are all essential decisions your lawyer can help you navigate.

Estate & Tax Planning

Jersey City residents often have their foot in at least two states, which can raise a variety of tax-related questions that Attorney Samuel C. Berger can help you address. Whether you are getting ready to retire, just had a child and want to write a will, or are being audited by the IRS, a lawyer with tax expertise can make your life a lot simpler.

As a hub for young New Yorkers who are making their home across the Hudson, Jersey City artists will be affected by a recent decision from the US Tax Court. The court declared that some artists may deduct certain losses on their income tax return, even when their art business is not at all profitable. While this sounds like great news for all artists, the determination is actually very specific to the individual and must be made on a case-by-case basis.

This is a sampling of the Estate & Tax Planning matters Berger Law can assist with: Wills, powers of attorney, trusts; Estate planning; Business succession planning; Tax court proceedings; IRS disputes; New Jersey payroll audits; Department of labor audits; Sales tax audits; Worker's compensation audits; Corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns.

Real Estate

Home to life-long residents of New Jersey and recent arrivals alike, Jersey City is a place with real estate needs that are diverse and ever-growing. Whether you are a landlord, a tenant, a commercial developer, or play any other role in the Jersey City real estate market, Lawyer Samuel C Berger can assist you with your real estate law needs. Whether you are renting to a family drawn to Jersey City for its renowned McNair Academic High School, or your rent to young bankers from Manhattan, the best way to avoid litigation involving real estate is to enter into perfectly worded contracts.

Samuel C Berger, Attorney at Law is equipped to handle all real estate law matters, including landlord-tenant matters; lease disputes; all mortgage issues; the buying and selling or property; and Planning Board applications.


There will be times when, despite your best planning efforts, you find yourself involved in a legal dispute. Whether it's a commercial issue, a divorce, or an employment contract gone wrong, Samuel C Berger PC can represent you before any of Jersey City's administrative bodies or courts. We handle mediation, settlement and litigation matters at all stages, including: Commercial Disputes; Court cases collections; Family matters including divorce and non-contested child support calculations ; Financial asset evaluation before during divorce; Property settlement agreements; Non-compete agreement violations; Partnership shareholder disputes.

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