Janet P. Gerard is a solo practitioner and owner of her law firm located in Ramsey, New Jersey. Janet earned a B.A. in English at Trenton State College, an M.A. in English from New York University, and a J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey,licensed to teach English in New Jersey,and is certified as a Facilitator for the Separated and Divorced.
Janet has over 30 years of legal experience in the areas of Residential Real Estate Law, Matrimonial Law, Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney. She also prepares and negotiates commercial leases for commercial properties and businesses.
Janet counsels clients in every aspect of Family Law, including Pre- Nuptial Agreements, Domestic Partnerships,Parenting Plans,divorce related issues, and step-parent adoptions.
Janet counsels clients in all phases of real estate, including leases, purchases,sales, financing and refinancing of residential properties.
Janet counsels clients in the preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Advanced Medical Directives and Powers of Attorney.
Janet also has extensive experience in Higher Education and served as the Corporate Director for Campus Development for Eastwick College in Ramsey, New Jersey. Janet researches, plans,and develops new educational programs at the college level. She has appeared before the New Jersey State Mortuary Board and has created various Associate Degree Programs. Janet is a motivational speaker and has lectured on such subjects as stress management, sexual harassment, study skills, dealing with the difficult student, professional development, the art of the interview and resume, and the ins and outs of real estate closings. She was recently nominated by Eastwick College for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities’ Award for the Most Innovative Best Practice/New Program.
Janet is also certified to perform marriages in the State of New Jersey for both hetero and same sex couples. She is the daughter of a decorated WWII Veteran and is dedicated to helping veterans and their families.
Licensed since 1983
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Woman of the Year||Young Women of America||1985|
|Attorney at Law of New Jersey||Law Firm of Janet P. Gerard, Esq.||1988 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ramsey Chamber of Commerce||Member||2014 - Present|
|Allendale Chamber of Commerce||Member||2014 - Present|
|Hyatt Legal Plan/Met Life||Approved Network Attorney||2014 - Present|
|Kappa Delta Pi||Member||2010 - Present|
|Arag Legal Group||Approved Network Attorney||2004 - Present|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|New York University||English||MA - Masters||1972|
|Trenton State College||English||BA in English||1971|