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Peter George Siachos

Litigation Attorney at Florham Park, NJ

5.0   1 review

also known as Peter Siachos, Peter G. Siachos

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
    New York - NY 17 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
    South Carolina - SC 23 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Has tried over 50 cases, many of which were jury trials, on a variety of complex commercial litigation issues.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Franchising
    25%
    Represents franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers to franchise systems in litigation and for general corporate and franchising advice.

    24 years, 100 cases

  3. Construction and development
    10%
    Very experienced in complex construction cses, including roofing, window, and EIFS issues. Represents numerous condominium associations for both construction litigation and general advice.

    24 years, 100 cases

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    Has handled a variety of product liability and defective product cases for automotive manufacturers, tire manufacturers, home appliance manufacturers, and manufacturers of heavy equipment

    24 years, 150 cases

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Has handled appeals to appellate courts in New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina.

    24 years, 20 cases

Peter G. Siachos is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in Gordon & Rees' New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina offices. Having tried nearly 50 cases to conclusion, Mr. Siachos routinely handles matters nationwide before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory agencies, and alternative dispute resolution panels. As a member of the Commercial Litigation, Franchise, Product Liability, Heath Care, Hospitality, and Transportation practice groups, he represents a diverse group of major corporations, franchisors, closely-held businesses, partnerships, and individuals in multiple jurisdictions in a wide range of complex commercial disputes. Mr. Siachos is licensed in numerous jurisdictions (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and South Carolina) and utilizes creative dispositive motions, well-crafted trial strategies, and focused and effective appeals to regularly assist his clients with their litigation needs nationwide.

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Siachos has considerable experience handling litigations through trial and appeal involving general commercial litigation claims, including contract disputes, restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes, prosecution and defense of copyrights and trademarks, product liability claims, breach of warranty claims, construction defects, real estate disputes, privacy rights and defamation actions, directors and officers claims, errors and omissions claims, and premises liability claims. Mr. Siachos also regularly defends businesses and individuals in employment matters, including claims regarding anti-competition, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment.

Franchise Law

Mr. Siachos devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of franchisors. He has extensive experience litigating and enforcing franchise agreement terminations, non-competition restrictions, forum selection clauses, indemnification provisions, and liquidated damages provisions. Mr. Siachos has had repeated success in enjoining trademark infringement on behalf of his franchisor clients, and has obtained injunctive relief against franchisees in a number of jurisdictions, which ranged from enforcement of simple franchise agreement provisions to forcibly shutting down franchise locations. He also has litigated and successfully defended against claims asserted against franchisors by single franchisees, groups of franchisees, franchisee associations, suppliers to the franchise system, and area developers.

Banking/Financial Institution

Mr. Siachos has fourteen years of experience representing financial institutions, including multinational and regional banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and financial services companies. His practice includes the handling of matters related to lender liability, including the defense of FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, and RESPA claims, commercial collections, and other matters related to lender’s rights.

Class Action Defense Including Consumer Protection Statutes

Mr. Siachos routinely defends class action litigations including, nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and false advertising or unfair competition statutes, including alleged violations of the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).

Transportation Claims

Mr. Siachos has extensive experience defending trucking and transportation companies in complex litigation, including freight and property claims, commercial litigation, driver citations, and most importantly, large loss injury and death claims. He understands the importance of rapid response to catastrophic incidents, early case evaluation, the economics of transportation litigation, and, if necessary, the need to aggressively defend cases through trial.

Mr. Siachos served as law clerk to South Carolina Governor James H. Hodges from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Siachos served on appointment by Governor Hodges and Governor Mark Sanford as South Carolina Commissioner for National and Community Service from 2000 to 2005, and was responsible for the administration and allocation of funds to state and federal-funded community service projects in South Carolina.

In 1997, Mr. Siachos was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest undergraduate award at the University of South Carolina.

In 2013 Mr. Siachos was named as one of the 2013 New Leaders of the Bar, a recognition by the New Jersey Law Journal of attorneys under the age of 40 who have developed practice niches, amassed strong books of business, demonstrated leadership qualities, shown expertise in litigation or transactional work, and committed themselves to volunteer work.

 

Location

Gordon & Rees, LLP
18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
Gordon and Rees, LLP
1 Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY, 10004
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2010
Competent and thorough, aggressive
Peter is very capable and efficient. He handled my matter quickly, and the outcome was much better than I expected.

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chronakis Siachos & Kaplan
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Governor of South Carolina
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of South Carolina Honors College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • University of South Carolina Honors College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re WellQuest Inc. (v. Curves International, Inc.)
  • Settlement prior to trial
  • Chew, et al. v. Summit House Board of Directors
  • Decision for Plaintiff - Injunctive Relief and Board Election Granted
  • Vaccaro v. Jackson Motorsports
  • Dismissed on Motion to Dismiss
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Associations

  • International Franchise Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • AHEPA 242 Housing Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2011
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association #242
  • Secretary
  • 2001 - 2005
  • South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service
  • Commissioner
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • New Leaders of the Bar
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Laywers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best and Brightest Under 35
  • Greenville Magazine
  • 2004
  • Order of the Barristers
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2000
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2000
  • J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Award
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2000
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
  • University of South Carolina
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Journal of the American College of Radiology
  • Physician Liability for Malfunctioning Equipment
  • 2008
  • Journal of the American College of Radiology
  • What to Know About the Warranties on Your Medical Equipment
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Explorers
  • Law and Government Symposium
  • 2004
  • Law Explorers
  • Law and Government Symposium
  • 2003
  • Toyota Motor Company
  • South Carolina Lemon Law Primer
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Peter
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a skilled attorney who advocates vigorously for his clients while also maintaining a good working relationship with opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top-notch litigation attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter is a hard-working, energetic and savvy attorney who fights for his clients but doesn't lose sight of what is important. I had the pleasure of working with him on several matters including high-level litigation involving business disputes to UCC Sales Order claims. Since leaving the Gordon & Rees, I continue to use his assistance on several high-level matters and value his feedback. Further, he is well-spoken and a solid writer, both traits needed in this profession. More than anything, he is a very personable guy with southern charm. I highly recommend him to both companies and high net worth individuals looking for a litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Peter when he was opposing counsel on a case we had together. Peter was extremely diligent with the litigation of the case. Numerous times during the case I remarked to my co-workers that if I had been on the other side of the case, I'd want him to represent me. Notwithstanding the fact the case became hotly contested at times, Peter remainder a true professional throughout and we were able to bring it to an amicable resolution. I'd recommend Peter to anyone seeking aggressive and professional representation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"Despite his involvement in a traumatic incident involving a tractor in my childhood, I enthusiastically endorse Peter and encourage any potential client to consider seeking his counsel. He's always been known as a particularly bright & capable person, and he's an excellent lawyer and a good guy."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having personally litigated matters against Peter; I can attest to the fact that he is a highly intelligent and skilled attorney who remains committed to his clients’ interests during all phases of litigation. His advocacy skills, coupled with his client first approach to the practice of law have cemented his reputation as a formidable adversary who obtains positive results on behalf of his clients. Most importantly however, Peter’s skills as an aggressive litigator and trial attorney are rivaled only by his integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Friend
"Peter is an aggressive and dedicated advocate, but also has the ability to be diplomatic and charming. I would not hesitate to hire Peter to represent me in any litigation matter."
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Florham Park Litigation Lawyer Peter George Siachos
Peter George Siachos
Litigation Attorney
Florham Park, NJ
Licensed for 23 years