Daniel J. Kluska is a shareholder on the Business and Commercial Litigation team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
In his construction litigation practice, Mr. Kluska regularly represents owners, builders, developers and general contractors in transition litigation matters and other lawsuits arising out of the construction of numerous types of projects, including condominium developments, residential communities and single-family homes, involving claims of alleged construction and design defects, subsurface deficiencies, project-related misrepresentations, building code violations and breaches of the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA) and other express warranties.
Mr. Kluska is also experienced in representing law firms of all sizes at both the trial and appellate review level in actions involving allegations of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy and fraud. In addition, he counsels and represents businesses and individuals in complex cases involving legal issues such as contract disputes, professional negligence, Consumer Fraud Act claims, unfair competition, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation, shareholder and partner disputes, class action defense and other multifaceted business matters.
Mr. Kluska is a dedicated member of Wilentz. He serves on multiple firm committees, including the firm’s Business Development committee, which is focused on client service and expanding the value of the firm’s service to existing and new clients. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Associates Committee, where he led discussions and professional development initiatives and networking opportunities, and served as the liaison between the firm’s associates and management.
Prior to joining Wilentz, Mr. Kluska served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division and the Honorable Maria M. Sypek, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. This service provided Mr. Kluska with an invaluable inside perspective concerning the court’s management and disposition of cases and active involvement in settlement negotiations. His experience as a law clerk continues to inform his representation of clients today.
Mr. Kluska is a Rutgers football and men’s basketball season ticket holder, avid traveler and enjoys golfing, running and reading.
- Representation of national real estate developer in lawsuits filed by condominium and homeowners’ associations after control of association board transitioned from developer to unit owners
- Secured dismissal of all claims in middle of jury trial defending owner of car wash sued for unlawfully interfering with contract between prior owners of car wash
- Won summary judgment in federal court for international law firm in legal malpractice action alleging fraud and aiding and abetting the client to breach fiduciary obligations to plaintiff; decision affirmed by Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- Obtained injunction in federal court for non-profit alliance of food retailers prohibiting State of New Jersey from collecting unused gift card funds under newly-enacted legislation in violation of Supreme Court precedent; decision affirmed by Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- Obtained summary judgment for regional law firm in legal malpractice action alleging improper advice to plaintiff based on finding that plaintiff’s expert’s opinion was an inadmissible net opinion
Also of Interest
- June 20, 2019New Jersey Appellate Division Issues Homeowner-Friendly Decision Expanding Damages A Displaced Homeowner May Recover
- May 16, 2019Jury Awards $41 Million Verdict For Failure To Warn Homeowner Of Dangerous Bicycle Path
- April 9, 2019Allocating Risks Associated With Construction Defect Litigation Through Contractual Indemnification And Additional Insured Requirements
- March 14, 2019In Transition Litigation, Is An Association Entitled To Enhanced Damages Under NJ PREDFDA? Unfortunately, It Depends On Which Judge You Ask.