Commercial Collections

New Brunswick, New Jersey commercial litigation firm representing large and small companies in commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey.

Protracted litigation can hurt any business. Small and medium-sized business owners have put too much into building their company, only to allow it to be ruined by litigation. James S. Friedman, LLC, understands this, and works with its clients to manage the risks posed by commercial lawsuits. We want to help you protect your business.

We provide needed value to its commercial litigation clients by offering cost-effective and results-oriented strategies and solutions to the issues and problems that inevitably arise from commercial suits.

Litigation costs are an issue in every case, regardless of the nature of the dispute. We are very sensitive to cost issues – both attorney’s fees and expenses – and work diligently to keep them as low as possible. Our rates are typically lower than those of our competitors, but the level of service is the same. We protect and advance our clients’ interests without making needless motions or engaging in discovery activities that do little, if anything, to help our clients meet their goals and objectives. The fact that we are a smaller firm enables us to keep litigation costs down, since we avoid cost overruns, overstaffing and duplicative services that frequently stem from large law firm representation.

We represent large companies, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals. When it comes to meeting client needs, we do not distinguish between large corporate clients and sole proprietors. We believe strongly that a small or medium-sized business or individual should have the same quality representation available to large corporations with substantial litigation budgets.

We represent business clients in contract disputes, disputes concerning the quality or quantity of goods or services provided, failure to pay for goods or services, interference with current or prospective business relations, and business torts. Our clients include, but are certainly not limited to, lenders, builders, developers, and real estate owner-operators. Our offices are centrally located in New Brunswick, which allows us to represent businesses in the state and federal courts located throughout New Jersey.

We understand that litigation is not always necessary to resolve a business dispute and, where possible, seeks to negotiate settlements that resolve lawsuits quickly and efficiently, or even head off legal action before it starts. Mr. Friedman is a trained mediator, and frequently mediates disputes between businessmen whose disagreements have brought them to the brink of litigation. We want to get our clients back to what they do best, which is running a successful business.

We also try to anticipate problems before they occur. Whether it is an existing client that has a long-standing relationship with us or a new client that is meeting us for the first time, we work diligently to advise them about problems and issues that we think have the potential to develop into a lawsuit. We will always try to suggest and implement strategies and solutions that will keep a relatively small problem from developing into full-blown litigation.

Our commercial litigation practice is built on relationships. We value those relationships and always look for ways to make them stronger.

If your company is involved in a lawsuit in the state or federal courts in New Jersey, or if you are facing a commercial dispute that may develop into litigation, contact us to learn about what we can do to solve the problem and get your business back on track.

Client Reviews
"I hired Mr. Friedman to represent my son in a criminal matter that could have landed him in jail. Nobody in our family had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before, so this was all very new to us. He was very patient, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood everything each step of the way. By the time the case was over, my son had a reduced charge for which he only had to pay some fines." Anonymous
"Mr. Friedman represented me when I was one of several students caught with drugs in a college dorm room. I was set to graduate at the end of the semester, and thought this case would ruin my life. He got my charges dismissed, and the record expunged. This lawyer was a total lifesaver!" Anonymous
"Our daughter has mental health issues. She got into a scuffle with the police and was charged with assaulting an officer. Our attorney, Jim Friedman, was able to show the prosecutor and Judge that the real problem here was her mental stability. She was placed on probation and avoided jail time. Most other lawyers we spoke to refused to take this case, but Jim Friedman took it and got us a great result. Thank you Mr. Friedman!" Anonymous
"I had federal criminal charges and felt totally lost. I was one of who knows how many defendants in this case, and I read on the Internet that almost everyone in federal court end up with a prison sentence, so I was really scared. My first lawyer, who told me that I would probably spend at least some time in prison, barely gave me the time of day after I paid him. Then I hired Jim Friedman to represent me. He stayed with me throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions, and never let me lose hope. He negotiated aggressively with the federal prosecutor and I ended up with a short term of probation. I knew I would get convicted of something, but this lawyer kept me out of jail." Anonymous
"The only part of my trial that was better than watching Mr. Friedman question the witnesses was when the jury came out and said “not guilty” over and over again. You have to see this lawyer in court!" Anonymous