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Samuel N. Reiken

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Areas of Practice

  •     Business & Commercial Litigation
  •     Business & Commercial Law
  •     UCC
  •     Contracts
  •     Buying and Selling Businesses
  •     Business Formation & Planning
  •     Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leasing and Financing
  •     Real Estate Transactions
  •     Real Estate Litigation
  •     Estate Planning and Litigation
  •     Outside General Counsel Services
  •     Alcoholic Beverage Law

Litigation Percentage

  •     30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  •     New Jersey, 1965
  •     New York, 1981
  •     U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1965
  •     U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  •     U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
  •     U.S. Supreme Court, 1975
  •     U.S. Tax Court, 1985
  •     U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1987

Education

  •    Princeton University, A.B. – 1962
  •    Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York, LL.B. – 1965
  •     New Jersey Bar Association, Emeritus Member

Published Works

  •     Uniform Commercial Code Forms, New Jersey Practice Series, Volumes 27, 28, 28A, as well as annual pocket parts;   1970-present
  •     New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – created Real Estate curriculum for Skills and Methods Course


Representative Cases

  •     Cohen v. Radio Electronics Officers Union (analysis of attorney’s contractual retainer rights), 146 N.J. 140 (1996)
  •     Centre Point Merchant Bank v. American Express Bank (Analysis of UCC, Article 4A-Wire Transfers), 913 F.Supp. 202  (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
  •     Shulman v. Hertz, $3 million out of Court settlement of tractor trailer death case

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •   New Jersey Bar Association, Emeritus

Past Employment Positions

  •     Hon. Edward S. Gaulkin, Senior Judge, Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1965 – 1966

Languages

  •     Hebrew