Stephen R. Catanzaro


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Stephen Catanzaro advises and represents clients in real estate and business litigation matters, as well as a broad range of other commercial disputes. His real estate litigation practice includes commercial real estate contract and lease disputes, prerogative writ matters and zoning appeals, construction litigation, easement disputes, and commercial foreclosures.

Stephen also represents companies in class action defense, private employers in employment matters, creditors in bankruptcy actions, and executives in all aspects of marriage dissolution. Stephen handles cases in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. He has extensive trial, mediation and arbitration experience.

Stephen is actively involved in pro bono matters. He volunteers for the Morris County Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, and acts as a court-appointed representative of allegedly incapacitated persons in guardianship proceedings in New Jersey. Stephen is also co-chair of Social Committee for the firm's New Jersey office.

Stephen speaks at continuing legal education events. Most recently, he helped lead a panel discussion about procedures companies should consider adopting in order to avoid liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Before entering private practice, Stephen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn E. Wright, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage.


Education and Credentials

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Towson University, B.S., 2008
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Morris County Bar Association
New York Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Jersey Young Professionals

Recognition and Community


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Selected to The Best Lawyers in America list of Ones to Watch (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2023-2024; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024; and Corporate Law, 2021-2024

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labor-Defense, 2016-2018, 2020-2023

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