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Mr. Kelly is an experienced and successful personal and business advisor. His experience includes the representation of individuals and business clients. He advises clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, residential and commercial real estate, and negotiation of various contracts. He also advises clients with regard to estate planning and administration and elder law issues.
When the need arises, Mr. Kelly is an experienced civil litigator, particularly in the areas of chancery and estate litigation. Mr. Kelly has handled complex corporate and commercial matters; defamation cases, and civil rights cases. He has successfully defended negligence and product liability cases, insurance coverage disputes, and has prevailed in plaintiff's personal injury cases in both New York and New Jersey. He also has substantial expertise in commercial and residential land use projects and government law, interacting with all levels of government. Over the years he has also served as attorney to several municipalities, most recently the Township of Saddle brook.
Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Fordham University and Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Legislative Law Journal. Before practicing law, Mr Kelly was the former Law Secretary to Honorable Kevin M. O'Halloran, Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Bergen County and Assignment Judge Peter Ciolino.
Judges of the New Jersey Superior Court have appointed Mr. Kelly to serve and assist the court on complex legal matters, including Plenary and Emergency Medical Guardianships. In addition he has served as an Arbitrator in the New Jersey Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program. He has been appointed as Boundary Dispute Commissioner and Condemnation Commissioner in various Superior Court matters, is Legal Counsel to the Land Use Board of the Borough of Bogota, and sits as Judge of the Municipal Court of New Milford.
Mr. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor at Bergen Community College. Mr. Kelly has also lectured at seminars presented by the National Business Institute; the Institute for Paralegal Education; the New Jersey State Foundation Speakers Bureau, and for clients.
A former Councilman of the Borough of New Milford, Mr. Kelly continues to be involved in his community and various pro bono publico programs. He has served as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Emergency Task Force. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Foundation.
Mr. Kelly is also fluent in Spanish.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Kevin is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to serving his clients. I recently had the privilege of working together with Kevin in a hotly contested litigation matter. He is responsive and knowledgeable. I hope to have the opportunity of working together with Kevin again in the years to come.
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|Member||Kelly Kelly Marotta & Lafferty, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Judge, Municipal Court||Borough of New Milford||2009 - Present|
|Adjunt Professor||Bergen Community College||2004 - Present|
|Board Attorney||Joint Land Use Board Borough of Bogota||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Kelly Kelly Marotta||2001 - 2009|
|Partner||Herten Burstein Sheridan Cevasco Bottinelli & Litt||1993 - 2001|
|Associate||Breslin & Higgins and Zimmerer, Esqs.||1991 - 1993|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Kevin M. O'Halloran.||1990 - 1991|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Peter Ciolino||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bergen County Bar Foundation||Trustee||2007 - Present|
|New Jersey Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program||Arbitrator||2000 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|District IIA, Supreme Court Ethics Committee||Chairman||2007 - 2011|
|New Jersey Supreme Court, Fee Arbitration Committee||Chairman||2004 - 2008|
|New Jersey State Foundation, Speakers Bureau||Member||2000 - 2002|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Emergency Task Force||Member||1998 - 2000|
|Bergen County Legal Services, Inc.,||Trustee||1997 - 2001|
|Justice Morris Pashman, American Inn of Court||Member||1992 - 1994|
|Metro Assets I, LLC v. Planning Bd. of Borough of Ridgefield||Decision in favor of Mr. Kelly's client|
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|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Fordham University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Understanding Civil Commitments||Civil Commitments||2010|