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Sean Lipsky's practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, construction litigation including bond and lien claims, drafting and negotiating construction agreements, shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance coverage disputes and tax litigation.  He has successfully represented numerous clients at the trial level in state and federal courts in both New York and New Jersey.  Mr. Lipsky has also successfully represented numerous clients before appellate courts in both New York and New Jersey, including the New Jersey Supreme Court, resulting in a number a reported decisions.


Mr. Lipsky was recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a a Rising Star among litigation practitioners in March 2009. 


Mr. Lipsky has trial experience before both New York and New Jersey courts.  Most recently, in the summer of 2008, Mr. Lipsky successfully tried a shareholder dispute litigation before the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court of New York, New York County, which was affirmed by the Appellate Division, Deparment in April 2010. Swenvest Corp. v. Wener, 72 A.D.3d 514 (1st Dep't 2010).


Mr. Lipsky also recently co-authored a chapter regarding New Jersey partnership law for LexisNexis' New Jersey Commercial Litigation Practice Guide.




Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction: 30%
  3. Corporate: 10%
  4. Contracts: 10%

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Lipsky Portales, P.A.

140 Littleton Road
Suite 103
Parsippany, NJ, 07054

Lipsky Portales, P.A.

457 Sylvan Avenue
Suite 4
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632-2940



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Commercial LitigationSuper Lawyers2010
Rising Star - Commercial LitigationSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberCole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.2002 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Swenvest adv. NRIDismissal of all claims with prejudice.
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Commercial Litigation Practice GuideNew Jersey Partnership Law (co-author of chapter)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)Agency Law2009