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Anthony Edward Koester

Business Attorney at Flemington, NJ

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Anthony E. Koester, Esq., Tony Koester

  • State Years
    New York - NY 33 years
    New Jersey - NJ 33 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Corporate & Commercial Matters: shareholder agreements; corporate formations; S-corps; LLCs; LLPs; succession planning; partnerships; leasing; contracts; consulting & vendor agreements; policies; bank financing; buy-sell agreements; loans; insurance; long-term lease agreements; 1031 exchanges; commercial agreements; vendor agreements; licensing; manufacturing agreements; non-disclosure agreements; non-competes; policies; procedures; resolutions; powers; asset purchase agreements; stock sales.

    34 years, 600 cases

  2. Litigation
    Corporate; commercial; partnership; minority shareholder; water rights; fence/boundary disputes; contract; zoning and land use; environmental; consumer fraud; negligence; nursing home; employment; construction; discrimination; warranty; consumer fraud; nuisance; fraud; tax appeals; foreclosure; defamation; punitive damages; tortious interference; preferences; land use and zoning appeals; appeals; mediation; arbitration; account stated; jury trials; bench trials; criminal defense; Superfund; etc.

    28 years, 250 cases

  3. Construction and development
    Commercial and residential construction; contracts; Home Improvement Practices Act; construction codes. zoning and land use; etc.

    34 years, 100 cases

  4. Land use and zoning
    Commercial site plans; commercial subdivisions; variances; D variances; C variances; bulk variances; rezoning; ordinance amendments; hearings; lot line adjustments; minor site plans and subdivision; developer agreements; performance bonds; maintenance bonds; performance guarantees; checklists; landscape plans; traffic plans; engineering studies; water and sewerage reservation; light plans; buffer plans; drainage plans; resolutions of approval; expert testimony; technical review committees; etc.

    34 years, 100 cases

  5. Estate planning
    Wills; Trusts; Estates; Probate; Administration; Accountings; Guardianships; Fiduciary Duty; Codicils; Powers of Attorney; Living Wills; Medical Proxies; Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; Estate Litigation; Trustee Appointment and Removal; Work with CPAs on Estate and Inheritance Tax Returns and Waivers; Surrogate's Certificates; etc.

    29 years, 300 cases

Over twenty-five (25+) years experience in business, commercial, corporate, real estate, employment and construction matters -- both transactional and litigation (state and federal courts). Focus on long-term corporate representation, problem solving and closing transactions expeditiously.


OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in business, commercial, corporate, real estate, employment & construction matters -- both transactional and litigation (state & federal courts). Focused on long-term corporate representation, problem solving and closing transactions quickly and cost-effectively.

CIVIL LITIGATION: Litigated numerous cases, including complex business litigation, complex commercial disputes and litigation matters, corporate litigation, real estate litigation, construction, unfair competition suits, contract disputes, professional liability, employment litigation, fiduciary duty claims, business torts, receivership, dissolution, shareholder disputes, trade claims, trade secrets, employer covenants not-to-compete, unfair practices, consumer fraud, breach of contract, insurance coverage issues, complex litigation matters, negligence, environmental regulatory matters, estate matters, tax appeals, will contests, undue influence/lack of capacity, land use & zoning and other general civil litigation matters. Experience in trial, jury and bench, appeals, appellate courts, tax court, federal and state court, local hearings, administrative agencies, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

BUSINESS/CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL/REAL ESTATE: Transactional work includes business, commercial, corporate matters, bank financing & loans, employment, construction, commercial land use, commercial real estate and leasing, trusts & estates, real estate purchases/sales, asset & stock sales, leases, site plan approval, zoning, limited liability company and corporate formation, operating and partnership agreements, tenant-in-common agreements, estate transactions, environmental, and complex business and financing transactions.

We serve as trusted private general counsel to numerous businesses, families and business people, with relationships stretching back over many years.

Listening to our clients and understanding their businesses is our first priority.

Success for our clients is founded on collaboration and close teamwork.

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DILTS & KOESTER Business & Real Estate Law Firm Attorneys
167 Main Street
Flemington, NJ, 08822


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Posted by Marc | October 27, 2014
Rock Solid
The Palace at Somerset Park works with Tony on numerous projects requiring counsel. The legal field is intimidating and concerning. Tony's demeanor and calm presence is incredibly reassuring when working with him. Without pause I have zero hesitation to both acknowledge his expertise in the craft and strongly endorse Tony.
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Posted by Daniel | September 28, 2014
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Mr. Koester is always accurate in his work and recommendations. He is easy to rely on for three reasons: prompt, knowledgeable, and accessible. Meetings are comfortable in an office that is well planned & organized. Technology is utilized resulting in timely responses and unlimited dialogue.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dilts & Koester
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Raritan Valley Community College Paralegal Program
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Deputy Township Attorney
  • Bridgewater Township
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Lanigan Law Firm
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Bond Schoeneck & King
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Peretti
  • 1989 - 1993
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  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • St Lawrence University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • New Line Books v. Whitehurst & Clark, LEXIS: 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 823 (April 5, 2011)
  • Successful in Defense of Trial Court Decision on Appeal
  • Sohn v. Lopatcong Zoning Bd. of Adjustment,LEXIS: 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 593 (March 25, 2009)
  • Successful on Appeal
  • Broadhurst v. Township of Holland, LEXIS: 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2209 (August 15, 2008)
  • Successful on Appeal
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  • Hunterdon County Bar Association, Seminars Committee
  • Attorney Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District, Houston Division, Texas, Pro Hac Vice
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hunterdon County Medication Access Partnership (IMAAC)
  • General Counsel
  • 2005 - Present
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals the Second Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - Present
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Constitution & By-Laws Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2012
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Vicinage 13 Ethics Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Troop Leadership Committee, Boy Scout Troup 199
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Hunterdon Health System - Quality Review Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Hunterdon Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association, Vicinage Best Practice Implementation Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peeminent AV Peer Review Rating 4.9/5.0 & Client Rating 5.0/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Dean Robt. A. Barker Award
  • Albany Law School
  • 1989
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1989
  • Director-Moot Court Board
  • Albany Law School
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Environmental Law
  • RIght To Know Law and EPCRA
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Business Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a highly skilled attorney whom I have known and worked with for years. He is result oriented, knowledgeable, and effective. He works well with other counsel and is highly respected by the judiciary. Michael J Rogers Somerville, NJ"
Business Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony Koester is a hardworking, diligent and meticulous lawyer. He is also very personable and caring. They say that a lawyer can have no higher praise than the praise of his fellow lawyers. As a fellow lawyer, I have no hesitation endorsing Tony Koester. I'm sure you would be very happy in choosing him as your attorney."
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Flemington Business Lawyer Anthony Edward Koester
Anthony Edward Koester
Business Attorney
Flemington, NJ
Licensed for 33 years