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Frederic Carl Goetz

Debt settlement Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Frederic

Learn Frederic’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection

    23 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Debt settlement

    23 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Real estate

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket

    23 years, 500 cases

  5. Divorce and separation

    23 years, 150 cases

  6. Landlord or tenant

    23 years, 300 cases

  7. DUI and DWI

    23 years, 50 cases

  8. Child custody

    23 years, 20 cases

  9. Election campaigns and political law

    23 years, 20 cases

  10. General practice

    23 years, 100 cases

  11. Land use and zoning

    23 years, 20 cases

  12. Lawsuits and disputes

    23 years, 100 cases

  13. Limited liability company (LLC)

    23 years, 100 cases

  14. Marriage and prenuptials

    23 years, 50 cases

  15. Residential real estate

    23 years, 20 cases

  16. State, local, and municipal law

    23 years, 20 cases

It is our firm's mission to build and maintain many successful and mutually satisfying individual and business relationships. At the law office of Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC, we continuously strive to achieve this goal by offering personalized and individualized service, and by making every effort to exceed clients' expectations. It is our goal to provide our clients with superior services at reasonable rates.


Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC
167 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A genuinely good guy
I have been on this website all day trying to get a lawyer who actually honor the whole "free consultation" thing. Most have either not called back or avoided it altogether. He actually gave me a real consultation where he elaborated thoroughly and gave me detailed answers to my questions. He was generous with his time, and even recommended something against his own self-interest (told me how I can take care of my situation without the help of a lawyer). All I can say is society needs more lawyers like him.
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Posted by Daniel | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied client
Fred Goetz has provided council to me on a few legal matters that I've been involved in both personally and professionally. I'm a small business owner so I have required his services with basic day to day needs and also some more complex situations. In all aspects Mr. Goetz and his team have always been able to achieve exceptional results and he's always met or exceeded my expectations. Fred Goetz will always have my recommendation, and I am happy to receive an email from anyone that would like a referral with some more in depth information regarding the services that have been provided to me.
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Posted by Dev | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down, Great Attorney.
Fred is not only a great attorney, he’s a great guy. I had a ticket for speeding and he had gone above and beyond to make sure that this would not affect my driving record. He got my ticket downgraded and made sure that I got a fine that was reasonable. He made the court process easy to understand (he explained what everything meant and explained the penalties in a down to earth, plain english fashion) and took almost all the burden and weight off my chest. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. When my friend received a ticket, I instantly referred her to Fred. Great Attorney, can’t say it enough
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Posted by Travis | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
Great lawyer. Helped me throughout my case and got me an outstanding deal that I don’t think any other lawyer could have gotten me.
Posted by Jeyson Rivera | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Distinguished Attorney - Jack-Of-All Trades
I hired Mr. Goetz to represent my company on a collections dispute with a default customer. We attempted to use a reputable collections agency, but after multiple follow-up conversations, we were not happy with the results after 4 months of work. One of my associates recommended Mr. Goetz. After some research on his experience and tenure as an attorney, I was convinced enough to employ him. I decided to hire his services not only because of his reputation, but also since he was local and was readily available to meet if necessary. Its been 2 months since I placed the account with his team and I am more than impressed with the results! I decided to extend his hire for all other legal matters.
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Posted by Rich | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recent case, buyer's down payment return
Fred and staff were more than helpful with our recent case to recover some funds we were owned. I would highly recommend Fred to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by Joseph Durso | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frederic Carl Goetz
Handled my closing on a complicated condo, the condo was first owned by an Estate then transferred to a custodian of estate and after the custodian passed the condo was sold to an LLC for 1.00 -this made the title company's and lending companies tough on our end and buyer end--Mr. Goetz did a fantastic job with research and providing the requested information both sides needed to get the condo sold- I would absolutely recommend Mr. Goetz for his services.
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Posted by Frank | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Lawyer
Fred has handled many of my real estate transactions personally and professionally. He is attentive to your needs and his highly professional. I recommend Fred Goetz to all of the buyers and sellers I advise in the real estate market!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 95-325 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Berkeley College
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Partner
  • 2001 - 2002


  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Washington
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • B.P.O.E. Elks-Closter Lodge#2304
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Township of Washington, NJ
  • Council President
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Township of Washington, NJ
  • Councilman
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2017 Bergen's Top Lawyers
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Membership Conferences
  • UFCW Local 1262
  • 2014
  • Student Assembly
  • Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Frederic
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Goetz is a very knowledgable and effective advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is an excellent attorney who is knowledgeable in a number of practice areas, including real estate and litigation. I am happy to recommend his services without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Fred for many years and I highly recommend him for anyone seeking an ethical, hard working and extremely competent Bergen County attorney. He will devote his personal attention to ensuring the best result for your case or matter."
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Hackensack Debt settlement Lawyer Frederic Carl Goetz
Frederic Carl Goetz
Debt settlement Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation