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During my 30+ years of practice as a corporate transactional lawyer, I have handled a diverse range of transactional matters, including licensing agreements, supply agreements, employment agreements (including non-compete and confidentiality agreements and , intellectual property matters, business formations, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, non-disclosrue agremeents, stockholder disputes, corporate governance matters, financing transactions (including real estate and asset based lending transactions) and commercial real estate transactions, on behalf of diverse clients including financial institutions, computer service providers, out source placement firms, doctors, home health aid providers, pharmaceutical research ventures, dentists, accountants, farmers, manufacturers and a variety of start-ups in varied fields.


I bring to your matter a finely honed set of legal skills, practical business approach, a congenial disposition and a "can-do" attitude.  I look forward to the opportunity of working with you to help you reach your objectives.




Practice areas


  1. Business: 40%
    35 years
  2. Contracts: 35%
    35 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    25 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    32 years



Hourly ($275-395/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Michael Spar

20 Overlook Ter.
Short Hills, NJ, 07078-2519

Goldberg Mufson & Spar (for windup only)

20 Overlook Ter.
Short Hils, NJ, 07078-2519



NYCurrently registered 198103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedNew Jersey SuperLawyersN/A
RecognizedBest LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
VP; shareholderGoldberg, Mufson & Spar, P.A.1983 - Present
AssociateKronish Lieb (now known as Cooley Godward Kronish)1980 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Essex County Bar Association, Tax, Trusts & Estates CommitteeFormer Chair and Vice ChairN/A
District V-B Ethics Committee--New Jersey Supreme CourtFormer ChairN/A
Harvard Law School Alumni Association of New JerseyTrusteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Refund claim based on recalculation and joint filingObtained five figure refund.
Financing transaction for importerClient obtained financing from consortium of European banks.
Naming Rights Sponsorship VentureVenture up and running
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalSubrogation and the Residential Lease2011
ArticleLimited Liability for the Licensed Professional--a Historical Perspective on the Erosion of Vicarious LiabilityN/A
ArticleA Simple Mechanism to Restrict Traditional Partner LiabilityN/A
ArticleCreating a Stock Appreciation Rights Plan for EmployeesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
State University of New York, BinghamtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Essex County CPA Society LectureBusiness Succession PlanningN/A
Business Law SymposiumTax Planning in Drafting Buy-Sell AgreementsN/A