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Stuart D Minion

Real estate Attorney at West Caldwell, NJ

5.0   186 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stuart

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PROVIDING NEW JERSEY FAMILIES WITH REAL SOLUTIONS & HONEST ADVICE FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS.

I am a founding partner of Minion & Sherman, a preeminent divorce, real estate, and bankruptcy law firm located in West Caldwell, New Jersey.  For 30 years , I have dedicated my professional life to securing exemplary results for my clients with aggressive, yet practical, representation.  Let me help you today.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
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Location

Minion & Sherman
33 Clinton Road
Suite 105
West Caldwell, NJ, 070060000

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  186 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Inez Rouse | April 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Minion was a tremendous help to me during my divorce and property settlement. While being affordable, his sensitive and caring nature helped me transition through a very difficult time in my life. Thanks to his vast knowledge and professionalism, I was well informed at all times during the process. I am so grateful to have met him and his wonderful staff. I would highly recommend his services to my family and friends.
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Posted by Jillian | April 2, 2024
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Lawyer
Stuart was incredible. He was always available to answer questions, got our house closing done quickly and always had our best interest at heart. Would use him again and recommend to anyone in need!
Posted by Yvette | March 30, 2024
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Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyer
Filing for bankruptcy is a very emotional and a hard thing to do for anybody. I was stressed about my situation until I hired lawyer Stuart Minion at Minion & Sherman for my bankruptcy case. I found him to be an excellent lawyer. He thoroughly went over my case and put me at ease. He made the process simple, easy to understand and stress free while showing me empathy, kindness and professionalism. My case under him went through without any difficulty thank to his outstanding commitment. I highly recommend lawyer Stuart Minion to anyone especially my friends and family for his excellent representation.
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Posted by Sarah | March 13, 2024
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The Absolute Best!
When it came time to choose a lawyer for attorney review, I was given 3 respectable options. I called Stu first, and knew immediately that I would love to work with him. He is incredibly knowledgeable, supremely diligent, and consistently goes above and beyond for his clients. He answered all of my questions during the home buying process every step of the way. He gave wonderfully sound and sage advice to a first time home buyer that put any troubles I had at ease. He advocated for me to get the best possible deal when it came time to officially close on my home. Stu was such a pleasure to work with; words cannot express how grateful I am to him for making my dream of becoming a home owner a reality. I would highly recommend Stu to anyone in need of a lawyer with impeccable real estate experience. He is just simply the absolute BEST!
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Posted by Ruby | February 22, 2024
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I highly recommend Mr. Minion!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Mr. Stuart Minion on a legal matter, and I am pleased to provide a review of his service. First and foremost, Mr. Minion demonstrated a high level of knowledge and expertise in his field. His deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations pertaining to my case was evident throughout our interactions. He was able to provide clear explanations of complex legal concepts, ensuring that I fully understood the legal process and my options. Communication with Mr. Minion was consistently prompt and transparent. He was readily available to address any questions or concerns I had, and his responses were always clear and concise. I appreciated his ability to keep me informed about the progress of my case and promptly update me on any developments. When it came to achieving favorable outcomes, Mr. Minion exceeded my expectations. He displayed exceptional skill in case preparation and leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to secure the best possible result for me. Overall, I highly recommend Mr. Stuart Minion for his exceptional legal services. His knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, and ability to achieve favorable outcomes make him a standout lawyer. I am grateful for his assistance and would not hesitate to seek his representation again in the future.
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Posted by Luz | February 4, 2024
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An Exceptional lawyer
I’m so grateful to have been represented by Stuart on keeping my house, Stuart kept me updated on everything, and lead me to the finish of the process with success, I will definitely use them again, and also recommend them.
Posted by Peter | January 19, 2024
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Exceptional Support and Advocacy
Stuart was outstanding and a pleasure to collaborate with. He made me feel like a long-time friend and served as a strong advocate, providing unwavering support. I retained his services for child support matters, and he expertly guided me through the complex process, simplifying difficult topics. I couldn't have managed it without him. He promptly responded to emails and answered all my calls, ensuring I was always well-informed about the current status and what comes next. If I ever require legal assistance in the future, Stuart will be my top choice, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by June | January 18, 2024
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Excellence, Experience, and Integrity!
Stuart is an exceptional Lawyer. I am so grateful for the high-quality representation he has provided me over the years. Without fail, he has consistently worked tirelessly on my behalf and guided me through some very complex legal issues. He is very accessible and patiently answers your questions and concerns. Stuart also has an exceptional understanding of the law and handled my case with the utmost level of professionalism. Most recently, he represented me in a matrimonial case and achieved results that far exceeded my highest expectations. I would recommend Stuart to anyone who needs a dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate attorney.
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Posted by Greg | January 9, 2024
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Exceptional attorney, advocate and advisor
As first-time homebuyers we knew very little about purchasing property and feel very fortunate to have hired Stu. He took the time to understand our circumstances and needs, and he completely earned our trust throughout the process. He was highly knowledgeable, professional and responsive and always made himself available to offer guidance and answer our many questions. He was also a tremendous advocate in protecting our interests and ensuring that we felt comfortable and informed with every step of the way. I'd highly recommend Stuart to anyone purchasing a home.
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Posted by Richard | December 21, 2023
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Highly Recommended...
My wife and I retained Stuart Minion in connection with the sale of our house and we could not be any happier with our choice. Throughout the process, we always felt that he was working diligently on our behalf and kept us informed along the way. He was accessible and responsive, answering our questions in a timely fashion and providing expert insight/advice when issues arose. Ultimately, he and his staff took great care of us and it was a pleasure to work with them, so it is without hesitation that I enthusiastically recommend Stuart to anyone looking for legal assistance.
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Posted by Jocelyn | November 15, 2023
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Exemplary expertise and communicator
Stuart Minion, Esq. was retained by me for a first time home purchase in NJ as an out of state resident that involved very complex and difficult home issues with a POA representing an incapacitated seller both out of state. It was a challenging and costly process to discover the non-disclosed conditions of this house. Atty Minion protected my legal interests from the start and offered support and guidance throughout until it became clear that going forward with the purchase would be a bad decision. His real estate expertise during this worst case scenario of a home purchase is a real testament of his professional acumen for routine real estate transactions. I highly recommend Stu and look forward to using him in the future.
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Posted by Peter T | November 8, 2023
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Fantastic Service and Communication
As a first time home buyer I could not be happier with our decision to work with Stu. He was always available to us even for the smallest of questions and never had an issue explaining the processes to myself or my wife. He was in constant communication with the sellers team (realtor and attorney) . As we experienced some delays and issues as we got close to the final closing , Stu was on top of every detail and would always follow-up with us not only via email but also on the phone to ensure we are in the loop and understanding of what was going on. I highly recommend him to any and everyone in need a real-estate attorney.
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Posted by Craig | September 13, 2023
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A top professional
I am a first time home seller. My real estate agent had recommended Stuart and I’m glad that she did. There were some delays and other challenges in my closing. Stuart kept me updated on everything and lead me to the finish line. I highly recommend Stuart and his team and I would use them again.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2023
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Well-Versed in Real Estate Law and Great Open Communicator
Stuart was exceptionally patient throughout a longer-than-usual selling process of our home. He kept us well-informed of any developments and also took our calls in a timely fashion whenever any questions would arise. Really appreciated his empathy, high standard of communication, and overall professionalism.
Posted by Jesse | September 5, 2023
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Wonderful advocate and supporter
My wife and I closed on a house in late 2023 in a very turbulent market. Stu was supremely helpful and patient in helping us ensure that we have the best possible terms set forth in our sales agreement, and was ready and available with any questions or concerns that we had. I would highly recommend Stu to anyone looking to successfully purchase a home. Our experience was fantastic!
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Posted by Yasmeen | August 30, 2023
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100% Satisfied
I hired Mr. Minion when I was unsuccessful filing my own motion in court. Mr. Minion was very kind and thorough, before I even hired him he gave me advice on how to modify my motion, unfortunately the judge didn’t listen to what I was asking. Mr. Minion kept me updated the entire way and advocated successfully in court for me. I got every single thing that was asked for in the motion he filed for me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2023
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Excellent service through every step of the process
We used Stu Minion for our recent house purchase/closing. It's an understatement to say we had a great experience. Stu has exceptional experience and extensive knowledge, bringing important things to our attention to consider. His attention to detail, patience, and communication every step of the way is unmatched to any of our previous experiences with the closings (we've had several). I would absolutely recommend Stu Minion to anyone looking for an attorney with integrity, professionalism, and broad knowledge. Can't say enough about our amazing experience!
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Posted by Sam | May 16, 2023
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Exceptional Service
Stuart and his team provided exceptional service throughout my first home buying process. Their professionalism, diligence, and expertise exceeded my expectations. They consistently communicated with me, promptly addressed inquiries, and explained legal terms clearly. Their responsiveness and availability were impressive, ensuring I felt supported and informed. The lawyer's meticulous organization and attention to detail instilled confidence in their ability to handle all necessary paperwork and documentation. Their extensive knowledge of real estate law and strategic thinking were invaluable in identifying and resolving potential issues. I wholeheartedly recommend this lawyer for their outstanding support, guidance, and commitment to a seamless and successful home buying experience.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Stuart is a very good and experienced lawyer. He is knowledgeable with a very calming and reassuring approach. I was a bundle of nerves and unsure of my case and the process and I am so grateful to him. Hiring Stuart as your lawyer is highly recommended. I cant thank him and his wonderful staff enough.
Posted by Lawrence | April 3, 2023
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Couldn't be happier!
Stuart was professional, confident and an all around take charge guy. We were well informed every step in the process, and relieved of all layman's anxiety. Delighted that he was our attorney in a real estate transaction!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Minion & Sherman
  • 1995 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law office of Ronald LeVine
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Zachary S. Minion, P.A.
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • New York City Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Philmar Jewelers, Inc. v. Cirkinyan
  • Plaintiff's Motion Denied & Complaint Dismissed
  • Peller v. Syracuse University
  • Debt to University Declared Dischargeable
  • In Re: Nepil
  • Debtor can pay foreclosure judgment through plan

Associations

  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • NCJW Center for Women
  • Volunteer - Divorce/Family Law Consultations
  • 2006 - Present
  • Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • 2004 - Present
  • Passaic County Martimonial Early Settlement Panel Member
  • Volunteer
  • 2001 - Present
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Essex County District V-C
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Essex County District V-C
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Essex County District V-C
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2010
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey - Office of Attorney Ethics
  • 2010
  • Certificate - Mediation Training: Family Law cases
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit
  • New York Law School Moot Court Executive Board
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • First Time Home Buyer's Seminar
  • Real Estate
  • 2008
  • Ask A Lawyer - Buying A Home
  • Real Estate
  • 2004
  • Ask A Lawyer - Bankrutpcy/Debt Management
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2003
  • Bankruptcy in a Nutshell
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Stuart
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stuart for many years and have referred a number of clients to him. All of the referred clients have been very pleased with his attention to detail and thoughtful approach to their legal issues. He is a gentleman and very professional."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stuart Minion close to 20 years and he is intelligent, articulate, and honest. I have also had Stuart as an investigator on the Ethics Committee I chaired. His work product confirmed what I had always known. He is a highly skilled attorney. His investigations were organized, concise and well thought out. I highly endorse Stuart Minion. He is an asset to his clients and to the New Jersey Bar."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know stuart for many years. I find him to be honest trustworthy patient and fair with his clients and adversaries. I had the pleasure of being the attorney on the other side of several real estate transactions with Stuart and I have to honestly say that not only is a a great advocate to his client and understands the law, he has the proper professionalism and is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend Stuart. "
Litigation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of dealing with Stuart Minion on a Municipal Court matter that I was prosecuting. The case could have been a very difficult one due to client control issues, however, Mr. Minion had not only an excellent knowledge base of the applicable law, but a fantastic demeanor with his clients. As skilled attorneys know, knowledge of the law is just a part of the equation when handling a case; equally important is being able to connect with a client and advocate for them as best as one can with the facts at issue. Mr. Minion did just that…he connected with his clients and posed well though out, strong arguments on their behalf. We were able to reach an amicable settlement to an otherwise difficult matter. I highly endorse Stuart Minion not only has an excellent attorney, but as an excellent advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure working with Mr. Minion about a year ago in a divorce case. I strongly find Mr. Minion very knowledgeable and professional attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a highly-specialized boutique law firm which generally limits our practice to personal injury representation and has a large client population, we are frequently contacted by them for representation outside of our area of practice and comfort zone.Over the course of the past twelve years I have developed a relationship with Stuart Minion that allows me to confidently refer Real Estate, Matrimonial, Debtor-Creditor and Transactional matters to him knowing that his services to the client will be responsive, skilled and accomplished in the most professional and effective and cost-efficient manner. Every client that he has represented has been extremely pleased with his services and I anticipate the long continuation of our relationship."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stuart is a zealous advocate and a learned bankruptcy attorney and he will aggressively fight to protect his clients. I learned this first hand when he successfully managed to keep a struggling debtor in his home despite overwhelming obstacles against it. I highly recommend Stuart to all bankruptcy clients as he is experienced, professional and skilled."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stuart Minion and his partner Scott Sherman in the legal community for many years. They are both honest, ethical and diligent. I would recommend them highly."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stuart and I were adversaries on a difficult matrimonial matter several years ago that involved complex business valuation issues. Stuart was a strong and able adversary who zealously advocated for his client while at the same time, guided the matter to a fair and appropriate settlement. Stuart is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice. These include bankruptcy and real estate for which I have referred my clients to Stuart. Stuart is a thorough attorney who zealously represents his clients."
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy
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Divorce and separation

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West Caldwell Real estate Lawyer Stuart D Minion
Stuart D Minion
Real estate Attorney
West Caldwell, NJ
Licensed for 32 years
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