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Seth A Kurs

Real estate Attorney at Trenton, NJ

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 4 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    70%
    Residential transactions including resale and new construction, Commercial transactions, Leases

    20 years

  2. Elder law
    20%
    Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Proxy, Facility Placement, Medicaid Applications

    20 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Draft, Review and Negotiations of Contracts and Agreements

    20 years

BACKGROUND

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Kurs spent his elementary school years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and then the remainder of his primary education years in East Windsor, New Jersey.

EDUCATION

Mr. Kurs received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.

BAR ADMISSION

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District of New Jersey.

TRAINING

While earning his Juris Doctor degree, he gained valuable civil litigation experience while completing an internship with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and criminal litigation experience while completing an internship with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau. Additionally, Mr. Kurs served as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of New York, Kings County, Criminal Division, Domestic Violence Part, with the Honorable Charles A. Posner.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Kurs has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for more than thirty years.  He has served in both volunteer and career capacities, in both urban and suburban communities.  His experience is not limited to patient care, as he served three terms as Chief of EMS, has experience in heavy rescue, extrication, hazardous materials (HazMat), emergency management, and he has been a 9-1-1 dispatcher.  To this day, Mr. Kurs maintains current certifications and continues to serve as a volunteer on his local rescue squad.

As a founding member of the Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medical Transportation Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, Mr. Kurs unites his legal experience with his experience as an EMT.  Together with other attorneys who also serve as EMTs or Paramedics, he co-authored a legal treatise on EMS Law.  Mr. Kurs serves as pro bono counsel for a large number of volunteer EMS agencies and fire departments.

Mr. Kurs is a lecturer on the Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations of EMS, the scope of practice, as well as proper documentation of medical records.  Mr. Kurs has been a guest writer for the local newspaper, The Windsor-Hights Herald, as well as for the New Jersey Gold Cross, a magazine published by the New Jersey State First Aid Council.

Mr. Kurs served as one of the original members of the Mercer County Domestic Violence Victim Response Team which provides counseling and assistance to victims of domestic violence.  The team began as a collaborative effort between Womanspace and the East Windsor Police Department and now provides services throughout Mercer County.  Mr. Kurs continues to support the efforts of Womanspace, and now coordinates his efforts with Womanspace, providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Kurs sits on the board of iCare of East Windsor and Hightstown.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

His areas of practice include Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Collections, General Litigation, Elder Law, Wills & Estates, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Proxy, and Medicaid Applications.

PROSECUTING EXPERIENCE

Appointed Prosecutor:

Lakewood Township - 2017
East Windsor Township – 2008 & 2009

Assigned Prosecutor:

East Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
North Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
Helmetta Borough – 2007-2008

Substitute Prosecutor:

Harvey Cedars - 2017
Hamilton Township – 2009
Lawrence Township – 2009
Princeton Borough – 2009
Plainsboro Township – 2009
Cranbury Township – 2009
Spotswood Township – 2007-2008

OTHER

Mr. Kurs is also an accomplished musician, with musical performances in Carnegie Hall, Royal Music Hall, Alexander Hall, and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.  As a cellist, Mr. Kurs is a lifelong student of classical music, however, he has performed on a variety of instruments in various styles of music including classical, jazz, rock, and musical theater.  No longer performing publicly, Mr. Kurs has kept music as an impassioned hobby, along with juggling.

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Location

Archer Brogan, LLP
2235 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Trenton, NJ, 08619
Archer Brogan, LLP
29 East Railroad Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ, 08831
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient lawyer
We worked with Seth on or closing. Seth is very knowledgeable and efficient. The client wanted to close quickly and Seth was able to work to meet the client's goal efficiently and accurately.
Posted by Rhonda | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Effective
We used Seth Kurs to handle my elderly mother's sale and the closing of her home following my father's death. Seth was courteous, knowledgeable, patient, professional and effective.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Best attorney one can hope for. Mr. Kurs is a very knowledgeable lawyer, very approachable and always ready to help person. The whole team did a great job helping with selling our home. I feel very confident recommending Mr. Kurs to anyone looking for a smooth and headache free transaction.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-475 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Archer Law Office, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • Lakewood Township Municipal Court
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm, Halm & Kurs
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Shareholder
  • Massar & Kurs, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Prosecutor - Substitute
  • Plainsboro / Cranbury
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Prosecutor - Substitute
  • Hamilton Township
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Prosecutor - Substitute
  • Princeton Township
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Prosecutor - Substitute
  • Lawrence Township
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Prosecutor
  • East Windsor Township
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Prosecutor
  • East Brunswick
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Prosecutor
  • North Brunswick
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Prosecutor
  • Helmetta
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Prosecutor - Substitute
  • Spottswood
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • New Jersey State First Aid Counsel
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certicate of Appreciation: Representing DV Victims
  • New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence
  • 2018

Publications

  • The Gold Cross
  • My Squad Just Received A Subpoena...
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Trauma Symposium
  • Medical Documentation
  • 2007
  • Continuing Education
  • Communications
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education
  • Medical Documentation
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education
  • Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in EMS
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Friend
"Seth is an excellent lawyer, knowledgeable and is committed to his clients' needs. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and will go the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very well informed."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about black-letter law and trial strategy, and has an uncanny ability to make clients and other professionals feel at ease immediately. I highly recommend him."