Paterson, New Jersey

As the Silk City positions itself to be an increasing force in New Jersey and in the country, its residents will continue to face a growing web of legal needs. As your Paterson lawyer, Berger Law is committed to addressing your needs with zeal, speed and confidentiality.

Ever since Paterson was named one of the "Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future" for its infrastructure, more eyes have been on the city's preparedness to receive foreign direct investment. As the city grows and evolves, its citizens will face a growing number of opportunities and challenges. Having a lawyer at your side who knows your city, and who cares about your community, will help you to seize the moment and to thrive in your business and personal goals.


Paterson, in Passaic County, is the third largest city in New Jersey, and is home to a large immigrant population. If you are foreign national looking to join that number, either on a temporary or permanent basis, or if you are an employer wanting to hire a foreign national, you may have a series of questions and concerns that Berger Law can help you with. We have deep experience in all aspects of immigration law, including but not limited to:

  • Non-immigrant visas
  • Immigrant visas, permanent residence, Green Card
  • Court proceedings involving removal, deportation, and immigration violations
  • Waivers, removal of condition, temporary Green Card
  • Employment-based visas such as EB1, EB2, EB3, or EB5
  • Fiancé K-1 visa
  • Adjustment of status
  • 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
Business Law

Paterson is a magnet for new visitors and businesses, in no small part due to its Center-City Mall, the expanded St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and the legendary food and sights. The city is ripe for sophisticated and start up businesses alike. Samuel C Berger PC can help you at every step of the way.

Today, starting a business is a reality for more people than ever before. In a place like Paterson, that encourages innovation and experimentation, people who never thought of themselves as entrepreneurs can now consider going into business. We cannot stress enough, however, how important it is to build your business on the best possible foundation. The decisions of 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 cannot be taken lightly, and are just a few of the business matters we can discuss with you.

Our sophisticated business practice includes matters such as:

  • Non-compete and Nondisclosure agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Termination agreements
  • Incorporation
  • Buying and Selling Business
  • Contracts, Agreements, and Leases
  • ABC Licenses (alcoholic beverage control)
  • Liquor licenses buy sell transfer
  • Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • Employee Agreements and hiring foreign nationals
  • Releases
  • Waivers
  • Amendments
Real Estate

As a city develops, so does its real estate. Developers, investors, landlords and tenants alike are successful when they lay the groundwork for their endeavors wisely. The best way to avoid litigation involving real estate is to enter into carefully worded and thought-out agreements. If you are buying, selling, developing, renting or leasing personal, commercial or industrial property in Paterson, Law Office of Samuel C. Berger can guide you throughout the process. Our specialty includes a wide array of topics, such as:

  • Buying and selling
  • Mortgages
  • Lease disputes
  • Planning Board applications
Estate & Tax Planning

Residents and businesses at all moments in their life cycle face a variety of estate and tax needs, and Attorney Samuel C. Berger is here to help. Whether it's the birth of a child, a divorce, or a business IRS audit, our lawyers have deep expertise to help you navigate what can be complex and overwhelming matters. Our estate & tax practice includes areas such as:

  • 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

No matter how much you plan, there may be times when you find yourself in court, or needing a mediation, or trying to navigate an administrating proceeding you don't understand. Samuel C Berger, Attorney at Law can handle your mediation, settlement and litigation matters in a variety of topics 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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