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Paul I Perkins

Paul I Perkins

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Class Action

About Me

Paul I. Perkins is the managing partner of Perkins & Associates, P.C., Mr. Perkins received the honor of being a RISING STAR by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for the fourth year in a row. A substantial part of Mr. Perkins’ practice centers around partnership, commercial and real estate/construction litigation.  He is also actively involved in advising clients with regard to real estate investing, corporate and real estate leasing transactions.  Mr. Perkins represents a variety of clientele from small business owners and individuals to large corporations doing business internationally.  Mr. Perkins has taken a lead in litigating the following cases:


 



  • Acted as co-lead counsel with many leading large law firms in a national class action case against yellowpages.com litigating on behalf of consumers that had been defrauded;

  • Successfully argued and won a motion for reconsideration wherein a Judge reversed himself on a commercial eviction thereby securing the commercial tenant’s lease;

  • Recovered money owed on a valuable contract by a large telecommunications vendor against a multi-state corporation;

  • Litigated against a national bank in a commercial foreclosure and successfully obtained the full release of the client from all amounts owed in a resolution with the bank;

  • Effectively defended two developers against a bank represented by one of New Jersey’s largest law firms in an action that started in the trial court and then went to the Appellate Division;

  • Litigated on behalf of purchasers of a commercial entertainment/restaurant group against former partners that sought to block the sale of the company and won;

  • Obtained a large settlement against an insurance company that refused to cover an insured under its policy because of water damage the insurance company claimed was not covered under the client’s policy.


 


Prior to forming Hadley Perkins, P.C., Mr. Perkins was a partner at Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg & Perkins, P.C., where he was the head of the corporate and commercial litigation department.  Mr. Perkins is admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the bar of New York State, as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  Mr. Perkins received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was the Coordinating Editor of the Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal.  While at Cardozo, he was a member of the securities committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. 


 


Mr. Perkins has an interesting and creative background.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Perkins was the Executive Director of a regional opera company based in Illinois.  He has a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music.  Subsequent to his time at the Conservatory, Mr. Perkins traveled throughout the United States performing as an opera singer.  He performed with Central City Opera, Florida Grand Opera and the Utah Festival Opera Company.  He can be found on Newport Classics recording of The Ballad of Baby Doe.


Cases



  • Elizabeth Development Company of New Jersey v. B.F.L.F Land Corporation, Inc., (unpublished) 2015 WL 1013156 (App. Div. 2015);

  • J&D Textile, Inc. v. Gabo Industries, LLC et al., (unpublished) 2013 WL 6763016 (App. Div. 2013);

  • G&K Iron Works, LLC v. J&S Construction Corp., (unpublished) 2014 WL 7333357 (App. Div. 2014);

  • Ballen v. Adamo, 2008 WL 2227670 (Trial Court Order) BER-C-390-07 (N.J. Sup. Ch. Div. 2008); Articles Featuring Mr. Perkins’ Cases

  • Gregory Gethard, Judge Won't Let Sun Go Down On Solar Suit, WESTLAW ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAILY BRIEFING, 2013 WL 5354305 (September 26, 2013);

  • N.J. Class Action Over Yellowpages.com Ads Headed To Federal Court, ANDREWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY LITIGATION REPORTER, 16 No. 6 Andrews Class Action Litig. Rep. 28 (July 15, 2009);

  • Peter Reap, Franchising And Distribution, - DNJ: Franchisor Of Lawn Care Businesses Awarded Declaratory Judgment Enforcing Valid Restrictive Covenant In Settlement Agreement With Terminated Franchisee, Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily, 2012 WL 9495297 (December 12, 2012).

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 80%
    9 years, 100 cases
  2. Class Action: 10%
    9 years, 5 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    8 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jason Charles Tuchman

    I worked with Paul for several years and have seen him zealously represent and advocate for his clients while at the same time handling matters efficiently and with the utmost professionalism. I endorse him wholeheartedly.

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    Jason Tuchman Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Francis Mcginty

    Mr. Perkins is well-known in the local legal community as a trial attorney. He is highly skilled in settling matters without going to trial and getting the best results for his clients and an outstanding trial attorney when trials are necessary. I highly recommend.

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    Edward Mcginty Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Perkins & Associates, P.C.

5 Monitor Street
Ground Floor
Jersey City, NJ, 07304

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201103/13/2015
NJActive200605/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerPerkins & Associates, P.C.2014 - Present
Managing PartnerHadley Perkins, P.C.2013 - Present
Partner and Department HeadLynch Lynch Held Rosenberg & Perkins, P.C.2008 - Present
AssociateCohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrman & Knopf, LLP2005 - 2008
Judicial InternUnited States District Court for the State of New Jersey2004 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Newark School of the ArtsBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Hudson County Inns of CourtMember2013 - Present
Team WalkerCorporate Sponsor2012 - 2012
Child Advocacy Center of Union CountyBoard Member2010 - 2012
Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics JournalCoordinating Editor2005 - 2006

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Yariv v. AT&T Corp. SOM-L-272-05Confidential
Kowalski v. Yellowpages.com, LLC (S.D.N.Y)Pending
McGraw Communications, Inc. v. Care OneConfidential

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Mortgage Banking PublicationWhat You Need To Know About Home Inspections2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
New England Conservatory of MusicVocal PerformanceBachelor of Music2002