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Gary D. Nissenbaum Esq. - Union, NJ

2400 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Updated: 10/27/2016

Union Internet Law - E-commerce Lawyer


The managing attorney and founding principal of our firm, Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq., has been practicing continuously in the area of commercial litigation and transactions for over twenty years. His practice also includes, entertainment, Internet and intellectual property law. Mr. Nissenbaum has been awarded the highest professional peer review rating ("AV") by the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory Rating Service.

About Gary D. Nissenbaum Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Internet Law - E-commerce
  • Internet Defamation
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Health Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Public Interest Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation - State & Federal
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Formation & Contracts
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Attorney/Founding Principal, since 1997


Bar 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

Specialties and Certifications

  • Commercial Arbitrator, Union, New Jersey Superior Court [Inactive], 1998
  • Mediator [Inactive], Superior Court of New Jersey, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • District XII Attorney Ethics Committee, 2003 - 2007 (Appointed Member)
  • New Jersey Bar Association, 1984 - Present (Member)
  • Union County Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • New York Bar Association, 2002 - Present (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member)
  • American Civil Liberties Union, 2005 - Present (Member & Cooperating Attorney)
  • Elected, Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, 2008-Present
  • Appointed, Chair, Social Action Committee, The Unitarian Church in Summit, 2006- Present
  • 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, 200-Present
  • Appointed, Member, District XII Attorney Ethics Committee, 2003-07
  • Appointed, Counsel, Springfield Education Foundation, 2001
  • Appointed, Springfield Community Conference, 2000
  • Appointed, Roster of Mediators for the Superior Court of New Jersey, 1999
  • Appointed, Junior Achievement Consultant for the Springfield Public School System, 1999
  • Appointed, Commercial Arbitrator by the New Jersey Superior Court, Union County, 1998
  • 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


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1984
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1980

Past Positions

  • 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

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, Security and Liberty: Is There a Trade Off?, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Office of Global Learning, 2008
  • Panelist, The Business Behind the Music, The Lisa Durden Television Show, 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, Civil Liberties in the Post 9/11 Age, Drew University; NJ SEEDS, 2007
  • Presented Seminar, Legal Aspects of the Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement, The College of New Jersey: ACLU-NJ, 2007
  • Panelist, Legal Aspects of Sexual Harrassment 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
  • Presented Seminar, Recent Developments in Litigation Sanctions, Hudson County Medical Society, 1994
  • Presented Seminar, Telemedia Legal Issues, Annual Telemarketing & Business Telemedia Convention, 1993
  • Presented Seminar, The Frivolous Lawsuit Statute, Newark Chamber of Commerce, 1991
  • Presented 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
  • 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,
  • 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



  • 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
  • Instructor, Tai Chi Chuan, 2000 - Present
  • Completed Training, as a Mediator by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • Awarded, highest professional peer review rating ("AV") by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory Rating Service, 1995

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Office Information


2400 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083


  • 908-686-8550



  • "Wrongful Posting on the Internet: The Privacy You Save Could be Your Own", NJ Lawyer Magazine, April, 2008
  • "In the Arena: Litigating for the ACLU-NJ", NJ Lawyer Magazine, 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
  • "Intentional and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Comprehensive Jury Instructions and Legal Commentary", Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. (Chapter of four volume NJ Jury Instruction Treatice, delayed publication status
  • "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, Januray/February, 1989
  • Potential Legal Approaches to a Cyberbullying (Co-author), The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association Young
  • Receiving Classified Information: Government Secrecy and the Litigation Process (Co-author), NJ Lawyer Magazine, October 2009

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