Category Archives: Of Counsel



Alan recently joined Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn as Of Counsel. He was a founding partner of Maloof Lebowitz, later known as Maloof Lebowitz Connahan & Oleske, and then Lebowitz Oleske Connahan Kassar, a well-known insurance defense firm that represented insurance companies, their insureds and agents, third-party administrators, and self-insured companies, in automobile negligence, SIU (fraud/misrepresentation), UM/UIM, premise liability, dram shop/social host, construction defect, indemnification, and coverage claims.

In a career that has successfully spanned forty-seven years, Alan’s experience is diverse and has, and still includes first and third party litigation with specialization in automobile negligence, premise liability, elevator/escalator, and indemnification claims involving serious bodily injury, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death.  An experienced litigator, Alan has litigated cases in both the State and Federal Courts in New Jersey and New York and argued appeals before the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Jeff has been a leading residential real estate attorney in New Jersey for more than 39 years. He has also represented various mortgage lenders and title insurance companies in the area with their transactional needs.

Jeff estimates the value of the transactions he has handled to be in the billions of dollars. His experience and expertise in this area has led the largest local Realtor® Board, the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors® (with 9,500 members in five counties), to retain him as its General Counsel for the past 18 years. He is also a popular New Jersey-licensed continuing education instructor for the North Central Jersey School of Business where he regularly teaches courses related to legal issues to real estate salespersons. He is frequently a featured or contributing speaker at events and seminars for both consumers and members of the professional real estate community, has been published in the North Jersey “Broker/Agent” Magazine and has been quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal relating to residential real estate law and practice.

Jeff was Mayor of Livingston in 1990 and 1994 and on its Township Council from 1988-1996. He served on many other Boards and Committees in Livingston including the Planning Board, Environmental Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Health Advisory Committee, and the Livingston Municipal Alliance. He was inducted into the Livingston High School Hall of Fame by the Livingston Education Foundation in 2012.

In addition, Jeff served on the Board of Directors of the North Jersey Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and was awarded its Crystal Ball “Humanitarian” award in 1999. In 2000 he co-founded the Foundation for Diabetes Research headquartered in Livingston.

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William A. Goldstein

William has extensive first chair trial and litigation experience. He has defended serious personal injury cases for thirty years in the State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey.

William’s vast experience with medical issues enables him to analyze medical records and injury claims for the benefit of his clients. Clients have included medical professionals, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers, insurance companies, premises owners, contractors, all types of business owners and professionals.

William has also represented executors and beneficiaries in litigated estate and undue influence cases. His courtroom sense and skills result in the ability to clearly and persuasively advocate his client’s case.



Pat is an experienced litigator who is proficient in handling all phases of litigation from investigation to trial. Pat also has substantial experience in transactional and corporate work. For over 25 years, he has represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of complex litigation and transactions. His experience includes representing parties in contracts, land use, real property, collections, workouts, preference claims, fair debt collection, lien law, surety, consumer fraud, insurance defense, construction, easements, restrictive covenants, estate and probate, corporate breakup and dissolution, fraud and misrepresentation, warranty and UCC disputes.

Pat’s litigation and commercial experience allows him to provide sound legal advice and strong representation to his clients, including software companies, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, business owners, accountants, and fiduciaries including executors and trustees. Pat will work with a client to achieve the client’s goals in any legal matters, using not only the law but a common sense and practical approach, always keeping in mind the costs of risks of litigation.



For over thirty-five years, Art has represented creditors in collection and subrogation matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey. He has substantial experience handling commercial and consumer collections.

Not only is Art an accomplished commercial litigator, but he is also an active contributor to the committees shaping New Jersey collection practice. He was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Part Practice from 1986 to 2006 – where he helped draft New Jersey’s court rules dealing with procedures for the collection of judgments. Art was also appointed to serve on a special New Jersey Supreme Court committee on Post-Judgment Collection Procedures in the Special Civil Part. He was chairman of the Post-Judgment Sub-Committee from 1992 to 2006. He currently is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice, where he acts as the representative of the New Jersey Creditors Bar Association.