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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.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 70%
    31 years
  2. Wills: 10%
    31 years
  3. Prenuptials: 10%
    31 years
  4. Family: 10%
    31 years



Fixed (always)

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Contact info

The Law Office of Janet P. Gerard

60 North Central Avenue
Ramsey, NJ, 07446-1808


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A+ Rating for BusinessBetter Business Bureau2015
Faciitator for the Divorced and SeparatedThe Archdiocese of Newark2000
Outstanding Woman of the YearYoung Women of America1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Preferred Network AttorneyLegal Club Of America Corp.2015 - Present
Preferred Network AttorneyHyatt Legal Plans2014 - Present
Preferred Network AttorneyArag Legal Plan2012 - Present
Attorney at Law of New JerseyLaw Firm of Janet P. Gerard, Esq.1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Club of AmericaPreferred Attorney2015 - Present
Hyatt Legal Plan/Met LifeApproved Network Attorney2014 - Present
Ramsey Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Allendale Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Kappa Delta PiMember2010 - Present
Arag Legal GroupApproved Network Attorney2004 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2003 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Winer v. Winer NJ Superior CourtWife retained the engagement ring
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
New York University School of LawEnglishMA - Masters1972
Trenton State CollegeEnglishBA in English1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weichert Realtors Ramsey MeetingTen Steps to a Smooth Real Estate Closing2015
Coldwell Banker Hillsdale NJ MeetingTen Steps to a Smooth Real Estate Clsoing2015