Samuel Brad Fineman
Estate planning Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available
With more than 27 years of legal experience, “Sam” is a multi-faceted attorney who is at home in the worlds of litigation, corporate law, estate planning, elder law and internet law, among others. Prior to becoming a litigator, Mr. Fineman served as the chief reporter for the Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia, as well as for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the state’s preeminent legal publications. During his tenure with a nationally recognized and publicly traded leasing company, he made his mark through handling a wide array of corporate matters, overseeing a $25 million litigation portfolio and litigating priority matters in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Fineman’s corporate duties have included managing large-balance litigation and class action defense, researching issues arising under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, preparing and reviewing SEC filings including annual report (10-K), 10-Q reports, 8-K reports, monitoring and effecting 401K plan compliance, general corporate compliance and best practices performing due diligence and legal research for new opportunities, overseeing legal facets of captive insurance program, handling internal employment issues and human resources generally, preparing and reviewing asset-backed securitization documents and warehouse term deal documentation, providing legal oversight and counsel to new business development committees (including de novo industrial bank charter), drafting and reviewing a multitude of sales agreements and corporate contracts (including service contracts and third-party vendor agreements) and advising a Board of Directors on legal trends and strategic initiatives.
On the litigation side, Sam has litigated hundreds of cases in the Superior Courts of New Jersey, Common Pleas Courts of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Municipal Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and federal district courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Sam has handled several notable appeals in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has encountered wide-ranging issues including class actions, defamation, employment law, Internet law, tax law and trademark law in his career. As an author, Sam has contributed two chapters, Negotiable Instruments and Sellers’ Breach, of the Commercial Law and Practice Guide, LexisNexis’ prestigious commercial law bible. He co-authored with David R. Morgan, Esq., “Free Press v. Fair Trial in Pennsylvania,” in the Mass Communications Law in Pennsylvania series. Sam has been involved in educating South Jersey’s future paralegals and attorneys as an adjunct instructor at Rowan College at Burlington County, where he teaches estates and trusts and civil procedure. Sam previously edited and contributed to the practice-based, monthly newsletter entitled “Internet Law & Strategy.” The publication covered a wide array of topics impacting Internet law, including pop-up advertising, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, spyware and a variety of other timely issues. He routinely interacts with board of editors who comprise the leading scholars in Internet law. His articles have been featured on Law.com and Lexis-Nexis.
Sam is a life-long South Jersey resident. He graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a B.A. in English. Sam was a columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun and wrote his senior thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Sam earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1994. He holds a Master of Laws (“LLM”) in Taxation from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and a Certificate in Estate Planning. Sam currently edits and contributes to Delaware Valley Mensa's monthly magazine, Proteus.
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