Law360 Names Wilentz a New Jersey Regional Powerhouse


Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. was named a New Jersey Regional Powerhouse law firm by Law360. Wilentz is one of only five firms in the state selected for the 2022 “Regional Powerhouses” series.

The Regional Powerhouses series recognizes firms “handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across nine states…” and those “offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.”

Describing the law firms selected in New Jersey, Law360 states, “While the firms' reach stretches beyond New Jersey, they have tapped into their deep roots in the state and robust legal talent in delivering for clients in the real estate, health care, energy, and various other industries amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and judicial vacancies on the state bench.”

Michael F. Schaff, co-chair of the Firm’s Corporate, Health, and Cannabis Law practice groups described the health care sector as being “one of the top practices going forward in the state and across the country.”

Law360 highlights, “Wilentz Goldman's healthcare-related work has included serving as bond counsel for the state's Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, with respect to the issuance of about $751 million in bonds last year. Most of those proceeds will be used by RWJBarnabas Health for the construction of what is slated to be the state's first free-standing cancer hospital. The New Brunswick facility will be located adjacent to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.”

Highlighting client victories, in John C. Sullivan v. Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co., Law360 states, “In the contracts action, Wilentz Goldman helped to secure a ruling that those agreements are not subject to a nearly 40-year-old requirement for a provision enabling reviewing lawyers to cancel a residential sales agreement within three days.” Therefore the attorney review clause required under the state Supreme Court's 1983 opinion in N.J. State Bar Ass'n v. N.J. Ass'n of Realtor Boards was rendered “incompatible with the sale of residential real estate by absolute auction.”

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