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Peter Joseph Lamont

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Wyckoff, NJ

5.0   50 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

Virtual consultation available

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    30%

    19 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Business
    25%

    19 years, 6,100 cases

  3. Real estate
    25%

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    19 years, 3,000 cases

Peter J. Lamont is a nationally recognized business, contract, and commercial real estate attorney. Peter represents national and international companies, of all sizes, in a wide array of business matters. Peter’s practice is dedicated to business law, commercial litigation, and business success and development. His practice spans a wide spectrum, from contracts, commercial and residential real estate, and international distribution to employment, operations, corporate restructuring, intellectual property, and small business set-up.
Peter is also the host of Understanding the Law Radio, a business success and legal information podcast and video program.

Peter is a frequent speaker and lecturer at various corporate and community events and has been interviewed by NPR, Dateline, and various other news publications. He is very active in the community as a youth baseball and soccer coach and sponsor and regularly donates time to local schools and churches.

Peter has also served as a contributing editor for Architectural Lighting Magazine, where he penned a monthly business practices column. Peter has also written for Kitchen & Bath Business, as well as other publications, including the New Jersey Lawyer and Claims Magazine.

In addition to his magazine articles and blog posts, Peter is the author of A Fresh Start: A Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (2013). and it a contributing author of Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design: Conservation, Materials, Practices (2015).

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Licensed for 19 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/06/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Sgt. Davis | December 5, 2013
Review of Peter Lamont - Outstanding
I have been a police officer for over 15 years and have come across a ton of lawyers. Ive been questioned by them at trial and deal with them all the time. I needed an attorney to help me out with a personal matter and i didn't feel good about using any of the guys that I know. I was looking for someone how my wife would like and feel comfortable with and who really cared about our situation. A buddy of mine told me about Mr. Lamont. I called and met with him the same day. I really can't enough about Mr. Lamont. He got where we were coming from right away. He resolved our problems and his price was very fair. Honestly, I hate dealing with lawyers, but I loved dealing with Mr. Lamont. He will be the only lawyer that me and my family deal with from now on.
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Posted by Bill | July 23, 2012
Caring and Supportive of Our Company
Peter was very helpful, easy to talk to and seemed genuinely concerned with the success of our small company. He knowledge of business not just the law, is something that I have not seen in any other lawyer that I have used. He helped with everything including marketing and the development of our future business goals. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Robert | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law office
My wife made a few calls looking for the services of a local attorney to handle the sale of our house and the closing on our new home. My wife asked Jacqueline several questions. The second my wife ended the call she looked at me and said Jacqueline answered all my questions and she was very professional and nice let’s use Peter Lamont’s office. We had ups and downs in a long process of selling and buying. And trying to line up both closings on the same day hours apart. There were days my wife and I wanted to pull our hair out. I can’t tell you how great full we had Jacqueline in our corner. She was always on top of everything going on threw this long process. On the day of closing my attorney peter lamont and Jacqueline made both closings very smooth. I was in and out of the office with no surprises except the bottle of wine mr lamont gave me. I found the price was very fair and would definitely use the office again. From both my wife and I Jacqueline thanks for all you did it was a absolute pleasure to work with you.
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Response from Peter Lamont October 15, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We loved working with both of you!
Posted by Rich | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Peter and his team worked with me through a very difficult time. They understood my position and were always available to explain and guide me. Peter made me feel as if I had worked with him before and always gave me 100% of his attention during calls. I highly recommend Peter and his team as I will use them for all of my legal needs going forward.
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Posted by Michael | February 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very happy with the service.
Peter and his team were prompt, courteous, and did everything they said they would. I'm happy with the service I received, and the price was reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone, and they will get my business again when needed.
Posted by Elliot | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Excellent experience. Peter and his team are top notch. He always gets back to you and is very thorough. Helped me tremendously. Give him a shot you won't be disappointed. Thanks Peter!
Posted by Jason | November 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal services in first time property purchase in NJ
Peter Lamont is an excellent real estate attorney. He charges a fair and up front price. From start to finish he and his team helped me through the process. I worked with his paralegal Jacqueline quite a bit too, who is super professional and responsive. I would definitely use him again for any NJ real property transactions. A+++
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!!!!
Mr. Marzocco assisted with the closing of our home. Everything was prepared ahead of time and the closing went smoothly. My husband and I were impressed with his knowledge and expertise in this area. Thank you! I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing assistance with real estate services.
Posted by Maria | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
We have used this lawyer several times for different legal matters and service has always been great. Mr. Lamont is very responsive and always does amazing job. Recommend highly.
Posted by Lolita | January 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT
I want to thank you for taken the time out to listen to me with the un answer questions I had. Thank you so much
Posted by Howard Wood | June 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Non-Compete Agreement
Peter really took the time to walk me through all of the issues I would face in defending against a contract I signed many years ago. He was knowledgeable and I am happy to have him as my legal resource in the future.
Posted by Tim | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of publishing house' contract with author
I am a new author and after completing my manuscript, I contacted publishing houses. A publisher showed interest in my work and sent me a contract. After reviewing the contract, I became concerned as some of the narrative within the contract was vague and I had concern’ as to what my 'ownership of rights’ as well as several other concerns would be. I needed an expert’s advice on contracts as I was one step away from singing. I found Attorney Lamont' reviews were 5 star and decided to engage in his review and analysis of the contract before moving forward. Thankfully I did contact Attorney Lamont. I emailed the contract and his office scheduled a conference call to discuss the findings. After Attorney Lamont' review, I was astonished at all the areas of concern he had with the contract. Narrative that not many professionals would have picked up, certainly not me. Attorney Lamont went into finite detail, going over the 5-page contract and pointed out areas such as the exclusivity agreement, loss of rights, areas of the contract that are immediate 'red flags', other areas where I would have potentially lost international rights. I was shocked at first that I was about to sign the contract, but was thankful that I engaged in Attorney Lamont's services to review the contract. Attorney Lamont also offered advice on how I could get my manuscript published and most importantly he advised on how I can protect my manuscript going forward. I immediately declined the offer from the publisher and are already in the process of meeting another publisher. If it wasn't for Attorney Lamont, I probably would have lost my creation. Thank goodness I contacted him !!
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Posted by Emmanuel | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulting Agreement
I sent the document to the lawyer. He reviewed it then called me at the appointed time to discuss it. He explained the various sections in the document to me and confirmed that the changes I had proposed were legally appropriate. My expectations were fully met.
Posted by Orlando | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Fantastic.
Dennison Marzocco ESQ and the law firm of Peter J. Lamont & Associates were awesome to say the least. They helped me with my closing and did a wonderful job. Dennison would reply immediately to any queries and had an expertise for handling of situations. He worked hard and strategized with me to successfully achieve what I had in mind. Essentially his communication back and forth was the best ever. Peter Lamont, ESQ also personally handled my contract negotiations in numerous occasions. If you’re looking for wonderful representation in areas of business, contract, and litigation, contact the law office of Peter J. Lamont & Associates.
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Posted by Won | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Contract Review- GREAT LAWYER!
Mr. Lamont recently help me with my employment contract. He was highly recommended by my lawyer friend .He is extremely thorough and he went over everything in such a detail. He took his time to explain everything to me so I can understand clearly what I am about to sign... I highly recommend Mr. Lamont and have no doubt others will the same experience..!!!!!!
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Posted by Yohelia | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
It is my pleasure to take some time to express how satisfied i am with the services provided to me by Peter J. Lamont. Peter has always been very efficient, polite and understanding of my legal needs. My company and myself appreciate his cooperation! I highly recommend this law firm!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasseure to work with - realistic & effective...
This was my first (and hopefully last) case where a client refused to pay in hopes of me just "going away". Peter and his team made it possible and most importantly AFFORDABLE to stay the course and never give up. If I am ever faced with a business dispute in the area(s) that Peter and his team cover, I will gladly reengage them to ensure a positive outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Peter is a great lawyer. He is practical in explaining what contract language is meaningful to negotiate, and which doesn't worth pursuing. He is also very knowledgeable about the technical details of the New Jersey law. Great lawyer, I would certainly use his service should next event arise.
Posted by Alon | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair price, competent, thorough and attentive
I picked him because of his AVVO score. He redid a business contract between myself and another party. He protected my interests and advised me on which battles to fight and what to let slide. He always got back to me same day, either phone or email and continued to correspond promptly after I paid him. (Something I was wary about for no reason) I feel the cost was appropriate for the service.
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Posted by hadeel | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord tenant issue
I had a conflict with the real estate company I rented my property from and i called Peter and got a free consultation and then I hired him and he managed to resolve the conflict in very professional way and timely manner.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • William Paterson University
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian Knock-Down Case
  • Settlement in Favor of Our Client
  • Successful Resolution of Personal Injury Judgment
  • Resolved in Our Client's Favor
  • State of NJ v. Kang
  • Acquittal for our client.
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Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Construction Management Resource
  • Speaker
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Business and Commercial Litigation Committee
  • Officer
  • 2009 - Present
  • NKBA
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New Jersey Consumer Rights Advocacy Group
  • Officer
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Committee
  • Officer
  • 2010 - 2012
  • New Jersey Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2016 Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top NJ Attorneys 2016
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10% in US
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • 2016 Top Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Executives & Professionals
  • Worldwide Registry
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • William Paterson University
  • 2011
  • Business and Commercial Litigation and Government Committee
  • NJSBA
  • 2010
  • Public Sector Committee
  • NJSBA
  • 2010
  • Consumer Protection Committee
  • NJ Bar Association
  • 2010
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Publications

  • K&BB Online
  • Designer Dealings
  • 2012
  • K+BB
  • Legal Aid: Choosing a Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Kitchen, Bath and Design Industry News
  • Does Your Business Need to Hire an Attorney (and if so, when?)
  • 2011
  • K+BB Magazine
  • Giving In, Not Up
  • 2011
  • Kitchen, Bath & Design News
  • State & Federal Licensing Requirements The impact of licensing regulations on the kitchen and bath design industry
  • 2011
  • Industry Insights
  • Issues Facing Kitchen & Bath Dealers
  • 2011
  • German Legal Defense Association Magazine
  • The Impact of the American Economy on German Litigation
  • 2011
  • K+BB
  • Legal Aid: Talking Points
  • 2009
  • K+BB
  • Critical Collections
  • 2009
  • K+BB
  • Legal Aid: Critical Collections
  • 2009
  • K+BB
  • Article:Legal Aid: Order of Protection
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Downstream Liability
  • 2005
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Computing for Attorneys
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Redesigning the Business of Interior Design
  • 2013
  • M&S Psychotherapy Training Seminar
  • Liability Prevention for Counselors
  • 2012
  • M&S Psychotherapy
  • Hippa Compliance & Regulations
  • 2012
  • 2011 Design Professional Seminar
  • Litigation Prevention in a Litigious World
  • 2011
  • The Law as A Career
  • The Law as A Career
  • 2011
  • Law Talk Radio
  • Launching A Law Firm with Business Attorney Peter J Lamont
  • 2011
  • 2011 East Coast Convention of Psychotherapists
  • Basic Employment Law
  • 2011
  • Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce
  • State & Federal Licensing Requirements The impact of licensing regulations on the kitchen and bath design industry
  • 2011
  • Poggenpohl National Sales Meeting
  • Liability Prevention
  • 2010
  • Annual Meeting
  • Construction LItigation Trends & Developments
  • 2010
  • NKBA
  • Litigation Prevention
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (145)
Given (141)
Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lamont is a very knowledgable and effective advocate for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lamont is a very talented attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lamont for his advocacy and service to his community. He offers sound advice and truly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Lamont. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great person and excellent lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Joseph Lamont is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement him in the field of business litigation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He fights hard for his clients, and understands what helps the client most. He takes his job very serious, and has earned respect from his fellow lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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