Robert L. Selvers is Counsel in the Business and Commercial Litigation group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Mr. Selvers focuses his practice in complex commercial and securities litigation. He has substantial experience representing corporate and individual clients in State and Federal Court in matters involving 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, he 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.

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).