Robert L. Selvers - Commercial Litigation Attorney in NJ

Robert L. Selvers
Phone: 732.726.7477
Fax: 732.726.6642
Bar Admission:

New York, 2005
New Jersey, 2002
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2002
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2008


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, 2002
B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Biographical Information:

Robert L. Selvers is counsel with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. whose main practice area is complex commercial and securities litigation.  Mr. Selvers has substantial experience representing corporate and individual clients in State and Federal Court.  Primarily, Mr. Selvers’ practice involves complex commercial disputes, real estate and construction litigation, shareholder disputes, securities matters, class action defense, ERISA litigation and Consumer Fraud Act litigation.  In addition, Mr. Selvers represents clients before the Tax Court and County Boards of Taxation on various commercial and residential matters.  Mr. Selvers is skilled in all aspects of litigation, and has successfully tried matters to judgment.  

Mr. Selvers also represents individuals and entities involved in investigations before the Securities & Exchange Commission, and defends clients in S.E.C. civil enforcement actions.  In a securities class action, Mr. Selvers successfully defended a founder and former chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company in one of the largest back-dating stock options cases.

Mr. Selvers has also successfully appeared and argued before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. 

Before joining Wilentz, Mr. Selvers was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey, now retired.

While attending Seton Hall University School of Law on a Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Mr. Selvers was a member of its Civil Litigation Clinic and was a published member of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal.  Following his graduation with honors, Mr. Selvers was inducted by Seton Hall University School of Law into the Order of the Coif. 

Mr. Selvers has been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars (2012 through 2017 Editions).  Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters.  A description of their selection process can be found in the respective link above. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not a court specific public certification vehicle.  No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Reported Decisions:

Chicago Five Portfolio, LLC v. Director, Division of Taxation, 24 N.J. Tax 342; 2008 N.J. Tax LEXIS 24 (Tax Ct., Dec. 11, 2008), affirmed by Wells Reit II--80 Park Plaza, LLC v. Director, Div. of Taxation, 2010 N.J. Super. LEXIS 145 (App. Div., July 28, 2010).