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With roots six decades deep in the New Jersey legal community, Burke & Potenza focuses today on helping our clients prepare for the challenges of the new millennium.

With roots six decades deep in the New Jersey legal community, Burke & Potenza focuses today on helping our clients prepare for the challenges of the new millennium.

About Our Firm

In the practice of law, there simply is no substitute for experience - the experience of the lawyer and the experience of the law firm. Our firm, and its predecessors, date from the 1930s. Our institutional memory is deep and broad and we bring to our clients the sum total of the experience acquired and passed on, in a close and collegial atmosphere, by generations of lawyers.

Civil litigation is not simply the art of arguing and resolving disputes. Each matter is a case study in how a dispute came to be and therefore a lesson - in how disputes can be avoided, how they are resolved and the cost, time and expense they present to the client. At Burke and Potenza, these lessons have been learned every day for decades, producing an accumulation of knowledge and experience for the benefit of our clients. Whether the case can be won is an important question, but not the only question. How long it might take, how much it might cost and what are the alternatives are all issues to be considered in a sensible and reasoned approach to litigation.

The lessons learned in conflict resolution have their applicability in transactional work as well. Closing the deal is important, but closing the deal with no residual exposure to the client is most important. In our litigation and transactional work, prudence and common sense are our touchstones.