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James Nguyen Phan

Business Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

5.0   27 reviews

also known as James Phan

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 10 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Provided counsel for small businesses and individuals in the areas of business formation, taxation, business law, contract review and drafting.Preparation of corporate policies, Copyright, Trademark and risk prevention management.

    16 years

  2. Litigation
    General litigation, inlcuding small business litigation and risk management. Civil litigation including family law and small claims.

    15 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Drafting and editing of all business agreements, including subscription agreements, buy-sell, shareholder, acquisition, dissolution and transactional matter agreements.

  4. Expungement
    New Jersey Expungements

    10 years

  5. Tax
    Tax law and tax payer representation before Internal Revenue Service and applicable State taxation agencies.

    16 years

James graduated from California State University Northridge with honors and a B.A. in Electronic Media Management as well as Minor in Marketing.  He recieved his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and is admitted to practice law at both the state and federal levels in the State of California and in the State of New Jersey. 


After admission to the State Bar of California, James served as General Counsel for various entities. James  has significant knowledge in the development and implementation of legal protocols and processes geared for the development of small to medium sized businesses. His experience in business law, employment law, tax,  contracts, acquisitions, risk prevention and general civil litigation is an asset for his clients.

Prior to law school James worked for media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications for over six years.  James is currently an active member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.


Law Offices Of James Phan, Inc.
1500 Kings Highway North
Suite 201
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034
Law Offices of James Phan, Inc.
5010 Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas, CA, 91302
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Posted by Michelle | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend James Phan
James was my brother's lawyer and created his will and Trust. He was the lawyer/executor, I was the Trustee. When my brother died we worked together to fulfill the will and Trust directions. One account did not make it into the Trust and so we had to go to probate court for that. This was mostly during Covid so court dates, appointments, etc., proved challenging. Throughout the entire process James was throrough, highly communicative, proactive and responsive. He was also compasssionate and "human". James' combnation of skill, communication and compassion allows me, without hesitation, to highly and enthusiastically recommend James Phan.
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Response from James Phan October 28, 2022
It was an absolute pleasure to continue my relationship from your brother to you and your family. Thank you for trusting in me to provide the services you needed and to help your family throughout those challenging times. You are always welcome and thank you for the kind and thoughtful words.
Posted by Faith | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and thoughtful
James represented us in a dispute with our home builder and a home warranty escalation process. He was very thorough and clearly understood our side of the issue. He was thoughtful in his approach to our case and we felt that James represented us well and did everything within his power to help us through our situation. We would definitely hire him again.
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Response from James Phan July 28, 2022
It was truly a pleasure and I consider you both to be wonderful and pleasant people! Thank you.
Posted by Bill | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
James couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive though the entire process.
Posted by lauren | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars
james was an amazing help the past few years! highly recommend. he was very good at keeping in contact during the pandemic as well!
Response from James Phan April 23, 2021
Thank you Lauren. So happy we were able to everything taken care of for you!
Posted by Heidi | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive, Thorough & Quick Turnaround
I started a new business and hired James to process my business corporation filings. I ask a lot of questions and James was always friendly and through in explaining the process. James is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to put me at ease (I was so excited but extremely nervous about being a new business owner)! The entire process was faster than I expected. To my surprise, the corporation binder was very immaculate (solid and presidential looking) and even came with a personalized business seal! I would have paid extra for the binder and seal but it was included in the reasonable price I paid. I am definitely satisfied with James and will use him again.
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Response from James Phan September 1, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. We are excited for your business and wish you nothing but the best. So glad to be part of your journey as a business owner!
Posted by Jared | October 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
For all your legal affairs this is the best in the business!! James handles all of our company's affairs and I don't know what we would do with out him. He's the man.
Posted by Bill | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Senior Pastor
James Phan could not have been more helpful in the very difficult work of securing an R1 visa for a member of our church. His guidance through the process of dealing with Immigration and Naturalization Services and Home Land Security was remarkable and tireless. I will be forever grateful for him!
Response from James Phan June 22, 2018
It was our pleasure assisting you Bill. Despite the backlog of processing at DHA and USCIS we appreciate your patience and glad that we were able to accomplish what you required. Thank you as always.
Posted by Jim Douglass | October 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, Efficient and Professional
James set up a sales agreement for a property I jointly owned. I bought out the other owner but there were details to manage. James quickly organized the specific tasks to obtain the property in a manner that was good for both me and the seller. He responds to any questions in an efficient and professional manner that made this agreement quick and easy. It was a pleasure working with him. I would recommend him.
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Response from James Phan October 11, 2017
The pleasure was all ours Jim. Thank you for your kind words and glad that we were able to assist you!
Posted by Garrett | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
I originally chose James Phan based on positive online reviews. After hiring him, and with the successful completion of the legal matter he was contracted for, I am pleased to provide my full endorsement. I found James to be personable and thoroughly competent. I would employ his legal services again.
Response from James Phan October 11, 2017
Thank you Garrett. It was our pleasure getting your legal needs taken care of. We are appreciative of your thoughtful review of our services.
Posted by Samantha | March 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice, straightforward no bs
I am thankful for James advice and being straightforward with me. He was knowledgeable and helpful especially since ive been playing phone tag all day with no answers. I definitely would recommend him to anyone !
Response from James Phan March 28, 2017
You are very welcome. We strive to provide a straightforward approach to your legal issues and we are glad you thought of us in the pursuit of your issue. We wish you the best of luck.
Posted by Jason | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Court Judgement
Fantastic representation from A-Z. Super nice guy, always available, organized, highly skilled and did all his due diligence to ensure my interests were represented to the fullest extent possible. Received a judgement in my favor and though it wasn't for the full amount I wanted, it was certainly enough for me to call it a win. Both in terms of judgement and compensation. His fees were very fair, provided updated and detailed invoices, and I even have money left over from my retainer. I would certainly hire James again. (hopefully won't ever need to though :) )
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Response from James Phan June 8, 2016
Thank you for your great review. We strive always to make the litigation experience as upfront and open as possible for our clients. We were happy to deliver a "win" for you. We thank you again for choosing the Law Offices of James Phan for your legal needs.
Posted by susan | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Always a pleasure working with James!
i retained James to assist with updating my Will and from start to finish, the process went smoothly.
Response from James Phan June 8, 2016
It was our pleasure to assist you Susan. Thank you for your review!
Posted by susan | April 14, 2015
Nothing short of excellent!!
James agreed to take our case and represent us, making us feel at ease, answering all of our questions in layman's terms, and providing options for us so that we could make the best informed choice. it was a pleasure working with James and i would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Dee | June 20, 2014
Highly recommended!
The Law Offices of James Phan have been extremely helpful in our legal matters from contract negotiations to resolving our infringement claims. I’ve had other attorneys and none have been as dedicated or responsive. It’s refreshing to have an attorney on your side who is trustworthy, affordable, and goes the extra mile. For all of our legal matters, James took the time to make sure we fully understood all of our options and correspondence was always returned in timely fashion. I never need to worry about having to follow up on matters. His office is exceedingly efficient. Great customer service, reliable, knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Collette | January 14, 2014
Overall Excellence!
Mr. Phan was extremely helpful and quick to respond to our questions. He was kind and understanding of our needs. We look forward to building the relationship our company has with Mr. Phan.
Posted by Melissa | July 23, 2013
Trustworthy, Reliable, Dedicated... AFFORDABLE
I had been in the process of trying to find a lawyer to assist me with TN Visa paperwork. I had shopped around and found the prices everywhere else were exorbitant and I kept on searching for someone in the LA area who may be able to work with me. When I contacted James, he was very friendly, polite and sincere. He gained my trust to the point that when I actually wanted to retain an Immigration Lawyer for my TN process, I contemplated between a couple people, and the more I spoke with James, and the time frame in which he was able to respond to me, made me realize that he cared about me as an individual as well as my time. James answered any and all of the questions I have had during this process, and he has even gone so far as to really explain the nitty gritty of the processes when asked for further clarity, which was very helpful, and reassuring. His paralegal Jessica kept in contact with me, and I often heard directly from James, which allowed me to feel like I was valued, and not just pushed aside for the Paralegals to deal with. He kept on top of the things that I needed to do, kept my time frame in which I was dealing with as a priority, and he just went above and beyond what I would have ever expected in assistance, and on top of that he was affordable. I also appreciated that he worked with my Employer to make sure that there wasn't anything that he was forgetting to do as well. Thank you so much for your time James, and I will definitely recommend you to anyone that is requiring Immigration Visa type processing or information, as you were an extreme pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Stephanie | June 26, 2013
Mr. Phan was extremely helpful!
We had Mr. Phan prep us for a small claims case and he was extremely helpful and responsive. He is the best!
Posted by Robert | June 21, 2013
Everything I could have asked for
Mr. Phan did an excellent job representing me. He was easy to get a hold of via email and phone and was always on top of the case. Everything was executed promptly and I would use him again if I needed representation.
Posted by Alexander | April 30, 2013
Above and Beyond
I was in Escrow to purchase my first home, when a judgment appeared on my record. I only had 45 days to close with my lender and this judgment was a problem. I contacted James Phan for assistance; he contacted the collector and arranged a reasonable settlement within a few days. Mr. Phan was always professional and available to answer all my questions. If left a voicemail, he would return my call in a prompt manner. He was very knowledgeable and kept me updated every step if the way. Once I paid the settlement, he was able to expedite any paperwork that shows proof of settling the judgment, which I supplied to my lender. Mr. Phan also went out of his way and wrote an additional letter, assuring the lender and their underwriting department that the judgment was no longer a problem. I am happy to say that I closed on my first home in January 2013 and it was only because of James Phan I was able to get this accomplished.
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Posted by Christina Shetley | February 28, 2013
Xtreme Mud Run
James Phan has been an excellent Lawyer for our legal matters. Every phone call or email we make has been returned the same day it has been received on his end. James is helpful with explaining each area of matter in lamens terms for us to understand as we go through each process and step. We recently went through a legal matter with our Mud Run and James handled the issue the matter the other Business's Lawyer and all the legal matters which was assuring for us to know that he had everything under control and we did not need to worry about it. James contacted us weekly and kept us updated on the status of the case. He took care of the issues quickly. Everything we have had to do with our Mud Run has been handled through James and he has made it easy for us....thank you James.
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  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of James Phan, Inc.
  • 2010 - Present


  • California Western Sol
  • N/A
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • N/A


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Business Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with James and have observed him in a variety of professional settings. He combines exceptional knowledge, creativity, and talent to bring people and ideas together in a way that will maximize the potential of your business, while solving your legal challenges. He is an exceptional resource for the legal health and strategic growth of your business."
Business Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am endorsing this attorney for his knowledge of business transactions and civil litigation. James has many repeat and continuous clients because he always meets their goals and is an honest person who is always professional. I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to him."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"James Phan is a consummate professional with a deep dedication to client satisfaction and expertise in any areas of law. I have worked with him on civil lawsuits, disputes, tax, and debt settlement and he always brings a level of practiced authority to any case he is working on. With his clients, James always goes that extra step in research and practice to be sure that their claims are well represented and have the best opportunity to prevail. If you are looking for an attorney who will give your case or claim personal attention and exceptional service, James can deliver."