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Steven A. Jayson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Morris Plains, NJ

5.0   10 reviews

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing Trustees, creditors, debtors in bankruptcy

    6 years

  2. Business
    Working with businesses on a multitude of business issues from formation, to corporate governance, to shareholder disputes, to litigation.

    12 years

  3. Debt collection
    Representing creditors in collecting commercial debts. Docketing and collecting Foreign Judgments for clients in New Jersey and New York.

    12 years

  4. Litigation

    12 years

Steven A. Jayson, Esq. is an attorney at Mellinger Kartzman LLC in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  Mr. Jayson focuses his areas of pratice on bankruptcy, business law, commercial litigation, and commercial collection matters. Mr. Jayson is licensed to practice in New Jersey, the US District Court of New Jersey, New York, the Southern District Court of New York, and the Eastern District Court of New York, and the bankruptcy courts of each district.


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Licensed for 11 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/07/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/17/2022

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Mellinger Kartzman LLC
101 Gibraltar Road
Suite 2F
Morris Plains, NJ, 07950


5.0 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have found MY Lawyer!
As an owner of a multi-family dwelling that falls into the Commercial category, I needed an experienced Lawyer who not only could assist me with Landlord/Tenant issues ranging from Tenant non-compliance to disputes over Security deposits. I wanted someone who could confidently represent me in Landlord/Tenant Court. I found Steven Jayson to be this Lawyer. He is professional and very knowledgeable. His attention to detail and prompt follow-up makes working with him a pleasure. He treats me like a person not a dollar amount. If you find wading through "legalese" a daunting prospect, Steven will confidently and capably lead you through it. He proved this to me when he recently created a new and updated Rental Lease Agreement for me, and patiently worked with me to make changes to fit my needs. The office staff is just as good as Steven. I would recommend him to family and friends for any legal needs.
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Posted by Alex | December 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive, resourceful, and thorough.
Steve has worked with a number of my companies, and has always been an absolute pleasure to work with. He's negotiated leases for us, written retainer contracts and MSAs, helped with employment agreements... pretty much everything we've needed. Steve is thorough, responsive, quick, and an absolute bulldog when it comes to making sure his clients get the absolute best deal. A couple of times, he's talked me out of compromising early in negotiations and got a much better resolution than I would have, and that kind of feedback - and a lawyer with enough passion and guts to give it - is absolutely invaluable for a small business owner. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Posted by Paul | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Steven has consistently shown himself to be a diligent, zealous, reliable advocate for our interests.
Posted by Elizabeth | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best debt collection attorney!
He has been helping us since 2016 to collect debt someone owes me. I couldn't be happier with his service. I have dealt with several attorneys regarding different matters (yeah, not good experience personally) but I just wish I could have met him from the beginning instead of dealing with other attorneys. He has shown us the qualities that attorneys are expected to have: thoroughness, not giving up easily, timely follow-up, keeping clients updated timely before clients even reach out to him. Most importantly, I am very pleased with his timely follow up and keeping me on the loop. When the debt collection process stalls, he takes necessary actions by reaching out related parties (court, sheriffs, you name it) to ensure the money is collected and promptly gives me an update. I'm quite thorough myself and very detail-oriented. If someone can satisfy me, he/she is really good with he/she does. Another thing I want to point out is that he is very prompt in responding my questions. He is available via phone, email. I had an attorney who took years to respond to me. of course, I stopped him representing me soon after. I'm very pleased with Steven's service. In fact, I have been recommending him to my colleagues and friends. You will not regret having him represent you!! I strongly strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Troy | April 6, 2015
100% Recommend the Jayson Law Group!
Jason was a super attorney to work with during my tenant/landlord dispute. He followed up on a daily/weekly basis as things progressed and 'schooled' me on the law along the way. I highly receommend he and his team to be your choice for NJ Housing disputes! Thanks again for all your hard work Steven!
Posted by JB | December 5, 2013
Got the job done!
Steven resolved quickly a legal matter with a video producer that had been lingering for over a year and could not be solved by a NYC intellectual property attorney. He kept me informed every step of the way, was accommodating in terms of meeting times, and very professional.
Posted by JEFFREY | October 16, 2013
Mr.Jayson was professional, effective and a pleasure to work with. He handled debt collection successfully and enabled our firm to avoid a costly loss as well as a protracted court fight. He also advised and consulted on other internal business procedures. I highly recommend him and expect to continue hiring his services long into the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2013
Pleased client.
Mr. Jayson was easy to work with and very professional. He researched the issue we discussed and followed up several times keeping me informed of the plan he outlined in our initial meeting. Action was prompt. I was pleased and would seek Mr. Jayson's assistance in the future if needed.
Posted by Ken | September 5, 2013
Very happy with Steven's work
Steven has been helping us in our debt collection for several months now. Most of the cases he gets are debt that is extremely old and the debtors are hard to find. Considering these factors, Steven had done an excellent job in both tracking down the debtors and arriving at an amicable payment plan or getting paid outright. Steven has always been very professional in his dealings with both the debtors and our company personnel. He is knowledgeable as to what he can and cannot do as a debt collector and has always kept us informed and up to date on the cases he handles. I would highly recommend Steven for not only debt collection but for other types of legal matters also.
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Posted by Steven R. | September 4, 2013
Thumbs Up!
I hold Steve in high regard. His legal expertise was instrumental in the satisfactory resolution of my legal issues in a timely manner. Steve exhibited tireless passion down to dealing with the smallest detail. Finally, I appreciated his consistent follow-up to ensure that the final settlement was fulfilled.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Mellinger Kartzman LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Ameri Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Counsel
  • Law Offices of Alan Ackerman
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Jayson Law Group LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Hire Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • 4 Year Old Outstanding Debt Issue
  • Win for Client


  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Banking Law Section
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Keport Kiwanis Club
  • 2014
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Keyport Kiwanis Club
  • 2013


  • The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
  • Sixth Circuit Confirms Arbitral Award Despite Prior Relationship Between A Party And Arbitrator
  • 2009
  • The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
  • Arbitrating White Collar Disputes Employment Arbitration Not Unconscionable Where Meaningful Choice
  • 2009
  • The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
  • Sixth Circuit Ruled That Broad Arbitration Clauses Can Be Retroactive
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Starting and Running a Small Business in New Jersey
  • The Legal Aspects of Starting a Small Business in New Jersey
  • 2016
  • Starting and Running a Small Business in New Jersey
  • The Legal Aspects of Starting a Small Business in New Jersey
  • 2015
  • The Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business
  • The Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (19)
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General practice Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jayson is a great attorney with great experience. He is hard working and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Jayson and I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a very dedicated and hardworking lawyer. He has the ability to handle complex matters and deliver quality work product in a timely manner."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Steven. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Business Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. Not only does he run a highly successful law practice, Mr. Jayson volunteers his free time to answer questions on AVVO. The answers are always insightful and accurate. This lawyer KNOWS the law! I would never hesitate recommending a client to Mr. jayson."
Business Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is diligent and persistent. He gets the job done!"
General practice Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally experienced Mr. Jayson's work ethic. He is extremely driven and much wiser than his years. He goes above and beyond to achieve favorable outcomes. No case too small. No challenge too big."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Steve to be very interested in business law and he is a very bright guy. If I needed local counsel on a business law matter in his geographical area, I would call Steve."
Debt collection Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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