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Philip L Chapman

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Phil Chapman concentrates in counseling New Jersey business owners of small to medium sized companies, including a business that is family owned.

Why is Phil Chapman such an effective business lawyer?

Because so much of effective counseling involves judgment based on experience.

As a “Primary care lawyer” Phil Chapman provides a broad range of counsel for your business-including knowing when “to bring in experienced lawyers with specialized knowledge”, including businesses that are family owned. Phil’s experience in, and knowledge of,  New Jersey Law is abundant. This allows him to be effective as he takes a step back to examine complex business issues using a broader focus. By first examining a situation in its entirety, Phil can often come up with a simple business solution – sometimes even removing the need for legal remedy.

Family run businesses have all of the usual problems encountered by business people everywhere. Sometimes they also have problems resulting from family dynamics and relationships. It is at times like these when Phil’s experience at resolution law can be helpful. With his down-to-earth approach, and many years’ experience, he can help your family.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 100%

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  • Jerry A. Casser

    Phil is one of the best, if not the best, Business Law attorneys you will ever find. Phil's ability to analyze a legal problem, adopt the proper strategy to achieve his goal, and his ability to negotiate a fair result for his client are unmatched. You could not find a better attorney.


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Contact info

Lum, Drasco, & Positan LLC

103 Eisenhower Pkwy
Roseland, NJ, 070680000

Lum Drasco & Positan LLC

103 Eisenhower Pkwy
Roseland, NJ, 07068-1031



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized, Best Corporate Lawyers in the State of New JerseyBest Lawyers in America2015
Named a New Jersey Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Named a New Jersey Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Named a New Jersey Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Corporate and Business Law SectionBoard of Trustees1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Renaissance Executive ForumsPreparing Your Business for Financing2003
New Jersey LawyerSafeguarding the Buyer's Post-Closing Claims for Indemnification2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1960
Princeton UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1957
Princeton UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A