Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq.

Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC
2400 Morris Avenue, Suite 301
Union, New Jersey 07083

E-mail: gdn@gdnlaw.com

LEGAL PRACTICE


Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq. is the managing attorney and founding principal of the Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC. He has practiced continuously in the area of business litigation and transactions for over thirty years. Mr. Nissenbaum has been awarded the highest professional peer review rating (“AV”) by the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory Rating Service*. He manages all aspects of the firm and provides legal advice to a wide range of individuals and business entities, from multi-state and international corporations to small businesses and community associations.

His practice involves both litigation and transactional matters. As to litigation, Mr. Nissenbaum oversees lawsuits in the State and Federal Courts, as well as proceedings before administrative agencies and regulatory boards. As to transactional matters, Mr. Nissenbaum drafts and negotiates agreements that span a wide variety of substantive areas, such as entertainment law (apps and video games; music; film; television; modeling; and literary); Internet law (website terms and conditions and privacy policies; trademarks and copyrights; licensing and assignment agreements); and a range of other complex business transactions (buy/sell transaction documents; financing agreements; operating agreements; bylaws; corporate resolutions; distribution agreements; manufacturing agreements; independent contractor agreements; employment manuals and agreements; severance agreements; commercial lease agreements; and purchase order terms and conditions). Mr. Nissenbaum has also been published in the Huffington Post and a number of other Internet blogs related to changes in the law he envisions to address the rapid advance of digital technology. He is a frequent guest on podcasts relating to information technology law.

PRACTICE AREAS


  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts and Transactional Matters
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Defending Against Foreclosures
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Technology Law
  • Internet Picture Removal
  • Internet Defamation
  • Apps & Video Games
  • Television, Film & Sports Law
  • Music, Literary & Modeling
  • Employee Benefits & Administrative Proceedings
  • Employment Law
  • Health Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Multinational Law
  • Legal Ethics
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurs
  • Regulatory Matters Before Government Agencies

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS


  • New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • Texas, 2010
  • Pennsylvania, 2017
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2017

EDUCATION


  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1984
  • B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1980

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION


  • Commercial Arbitrator, N.J. Superior Court, 1998 (Inactive)
  • Mediator, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1999 (Inactive)

PUBLICATIONS


  • Augmented Reality: Gotta Protect That IP, by Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq. and Laura J. Magedoff, Esq., Apptentive, September 22, 2016
  • Profiled in: Gary D. Nissenbaum: Ace Gaming Attorney, by David Radd, Gamesauce.biz, September 10, 2016
  • The Increasing Pace of Digital Change: Why Does Our Culture Always Seem so Blindsided?, Huffingtonpost.com, August 4, 2016
  • The Intriguing Legal Ramifications of Pokémon GO, Brettterpstra.com, July 25, 2016
  • Potential Legal Approaches to a Cyberbullying (Co-author), The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013
  • Receiving Classified Information: Government Secrecy and the Litigation Process (Co-author), NJ Lawyer Magazine, October 2009
  • Wrongful Posting on the Internet: The Privacy You Save Could be Your Own, NJ Lawyer Magazine, April, 2008
  • In the Arena: Litigating for the American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, NJ Lawyer, December, 2007
  • Pitfalls in Collecting a Judgment Against Individual Partners of a Partnership, The Independent Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, Fall, 1994
  • The Legal Ramifications of Computer Outsourcing, Legal Tech Newsletter, December, 1994
  • 900 Numbers Come of Age, Communications Managers Association Review, Winter, 1984
  • How to Sharpen Your Contract Clauses, Telemarketing Magazine, May, 1994
  • Stop Look and Listen: Selected Defenses to the New Jersey Frivolous Lawsuit Statute, 20 Seton Hall Law Review 184, 1989
  • Challenges Ahead for Frivolous Lawsuit Statute, 124 N.J.L.J. 837, October 5, 1989
  • AIDS: Employer/Physician Duty to Tell Third Parties, New Jersey Medicine, January/February, 1989

PODCASTS


NOVELS AUTHORED


CLASSES & SEMINARS PRESENTED


  • Presented Seminar, The New First Amendment Challenges Confronting America in 2017, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, May 2017
  • Presented Seminar, Top 10 Legal Issues Confronting Nonprofits, State Council of New Jersey Junior League’s Get On Board Conference, April 2017
  • Presented Seminar, Attorney Ethics Grievances: 20 Insights from the Trenches, Wilshire Grand Hotel, December 2016
  • Presented Seminar, Advanced Brief Writing, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Presented Seminar, Advanced Brief Writing, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • Presented Seminar, Advanced Brief Writing, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Privacy Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2013
  • Presented Seminar, Latest Legal Developments in Voting Law, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, 2012
  • Presented Seminar, Attorney Ethics Grievance Process, Union County Bar Association, 2011
  • Presented Seminar, Construction Law: Negotiating Contracts & Filing Construction Liens, NJ Construction Expo, Meadowlands, 2010
  • Presented Comment to the Supreme Court of NJ Committee on Public Access to Court Records, Trenton, NJ, 2008
  • Presented Seminar, Guantanamo and Civil Rights, NJ Seeds, Drew University, 2008
  • Panelist, The Lisa Durden Television Show, The Business Behind the Music, 2008
  • Panelist, Security and Liberty: Is There a Trade Off?, Farleigh Dickenson University, Office of Global Learning, Teaneck, NJ, 2008
  • Presented Seminar, Construction Law: Negotiating Contracts & Filing Construction Liens, NJ Construction Expo, Meadowlands, 2007
  • Presented Seminar, Legal Aspects of Self Publishing Literary Works, NJ Bar Association: Entertainment & Sports Law Section, 2007
  • Presented Seminar, Legal Aspects of the Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement, The College of New Jersey: American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2007
  • Presented Seminar, Civil Rights in New Jersey in the Post-9/11 World (periodic speeches before community groups, universities and other organizations), American Civil Liberties Union – New Jersey, 2006-Present
  • Panelist, Legal Aspects of Sexual Harassment Claims, American Psychiatric Association, May 5, 2004
  • Facilitator, 2003 Mediation Training, Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County
  • Panelist, 1996 Annual Health Law Symposium
  • Lecturer, Managed Care Provider Contracts, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Panelist, Recent Developments in Litigation Sanctions, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Panelist, Drafting Computer Outsourcing Contracts, New York PC EXPO, 1994
  • Seminar, Recent Developments in Litigation Sanctions, Hudson County Medical Society, 1994
  • Presented Seminar, Telemedia Legal Issues, Annual Telemarketing & Business Telemedia Convention, 1993
  • Seminar, The Frivolous Lawsuit Statute, Newark Chamber of Commerce, 1991
  • Seminar, Health Care: Duty of Confidentiality to AIDS Patients, New Jersey Bar Association Annual Convention; Garden State Bar Association Annual Convention, 1989
  • Presented Seminar, Current Legal Issues Relating to Health Care, Graduate Studies Program in Health Advocacy, Sarah Lawrence College, 1988

HONORS & AWARDS


  • Elected, Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2014 – Present
  • Appointed, Legal Director, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey Legal Advocacy Project, 2014 – Present
  • Awarded, 2012 Winifred Latimer Norman Award by the Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York, For Extraordinary Commitment and Service in the Area of Social and Racial Justice, 2012
  • Awarded third degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, Black Belt Martial Art Academy, 2010
  • Elected, Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2008-Present
  • Appointed, Ethics Committee Chair, District XII Attorney Ethics Committee, 2006-07
  • Appointed, Chair, Social Action Committee, The Unitarian Church in Summit, 2006-11
  • Awarded second degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, Black Belt Martial Art Academy, 2006
  • Appointed, Privacy Committee, American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2006-Present
  • Appointed, Ethics Committee Vice Chair, District XII Attorney Ethics Committee, 2005-06
  • Appointed, Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2005-Present
  • Appointed, Executive Director, Community Business Development Foundation, 2005-09
  • Appointed, Member, District XII Attorney Ethics Committee, 2003-07
  • Appointed, Counsel, Springfield Education Foundation, 2001
  • Appointed, Springfield Community Conference, 2000
  • Completed Training as a Mediator by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • Appointed, Roster of Mediators for the Superior Court of New Jersey, 1999
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Service as a Commercial Arbitrator, New Jersey Superior Court, 1999
  • Appointed, Junior Achievement Consultant for the Springfield Public School System, 1999
  • Appointed, Commercial Arbitrator by the New Jersey Superior Court, Union County, 1998
  • Awarded highest professional peer review rating (“AV”) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory Rating Service, 1995*
  • Appointed, Planning Board Attorney, Springfield Township, 1995
  • Elected, Union County Democratic Committee Person, 1993-97
  • Appointed, Vice Chairman, Springfield Democratic Party, 1990-93
  • Appointed, Human Services Advisory Board, Newark Salvation Army, 1990-91

EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS


    • Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC, Managing Principal, 1997 – Present
    • Wong, Tsai & Fleming, P.C., Partner, 1995 – 1997
    • Eichler, Forgosh, Gottilla & Rudnick, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1993 –1995
    • Saiber, Schlesinger, Satz & Goldstein, Associate Attorney, 1989 – 1993
    • McCarter and English, Associate Attorney, 1984 – 1989
    • Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, Law Clerk, 1981

* Note: no aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The methodology for this award is contained at the following link: https://www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/consumers/.

 

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