Gary Falkin Esq - Donnelly Minter Kelly

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Gary L. Falkin
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Mr. Falkin joins the Firm as Of Counsel with a focus on commercial real estate, construction litigation, business law and legal malpractice.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Falkin was in private practice where he concentrated on several areas of law including real estate, transactional, construction, general commercial litigation, business, and the review of legal malpractice in cases related to those areas. Prior to that, he served as associate and later partner with several New Jersey law firms.

Mr. Falkin has represented clients in all aspects of commercial, industrial, multi-family and residential real estate transactions, including: acquisition, sale, lease and financing; compliance with environmental laws; zoning and planning board applications; real estate-related litigation; condominium and cooperative registrations and related issues; construction contracts; and real estate tax appeals. He also has represented business clients in asset and stock sale and purchase transactions, and owners and contractors in the preparation of contracts, liens and other construction-related issues and litigation. In addition, he has served as Of Counsel to a New York City law firm.

Qualified as an expert witness in matters relating to real estate, business, corporate, conflict of interest, and general litigation, Mr. Falkin has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division and Chancery Division in this capacity approximately 25 times. In addition, he has rendered more than 450 expert opinions in legal malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Among the opinions in which Mr. Falkin has been cited are Cottone v. Fox Rothschild, LLP, Unpub. Appellate Division Opinion dated September 2, 2014; Lee v. Policastro, Unpub. Appellate Division Opinion dates July 31, 2009; LaBracio v. 1239 v. Kroop et. al., 340 N.J. Super. 155 (App. Div. 2001); Cross Creek Pointe v. Adler, Unpub. Opinion Judge Kole, J.A.D. t/a dated Jan. 26, 1999.

Opinions in which Mr. Falkin was the expert but not cited include Grubbs v. Knoll, 376 N.J. Super. 420 (App. Div. 2005).

Mr. Falkin is name to the list of AV Preeminent lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. “AV” Preeminent is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s oldest nationally recognized legal reference company. This rating is determined using the methodology and set of standards set forth in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Additionally, Mr. Falkin has been named to the list of NJ Super Lawyers for 2019. Mr. Falkin has been selected to this list each year since 2013, marking 2019 as the seventh consecutive year of his selection. Reuters’ selection methodology for these lists can be found on the Super Lawyers’ website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Falkin has served as an ICLE Speaker in seminars entitled “Mediation and Arbitration of Professional Malpractice Claims” and “Legal Malpractice.”

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey, 1970
  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1972


  • Rutgers University – Camden Law School, J.D. 1970
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick, B.A. 1967


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
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