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What We Do

The law office of Harold J. Poltrock, P.C., serves a diverse client pool including small businesses, individual real estate professionals and nonprofit homeowner associations to larger/ more sophisticated organizations including commercial real estate developers and corporations.

Our cases range from aborted real estate transactions to business and partnership dissolutions involving  commercial properties. We regularly handle disputes and litigation involving:

  • Breach of contract (failure to consummate the deal)

  • Fraud, misrepresentation or nondisclosure

  • Problems at closing (breach of contract, time is of the essence, title defects, misrepresentations, loan/financing issues, etc.)

  • Recovery of down payment or earnest money deposits

  • Partition and co-owner disputes

  • Quiet title actions

  • License and access agreements or actions

  • Contractor and construction contracts (delays, change orders, defects)

  • Beneficial and other ownership interests

  • Lis pendens

  • Commercial and residential lease disputes

  • Loan workouts

  • Distressed real estate

We represent business owners and clients involved in commercial and residential real estate transactions and we concentrate on assisting clients with contract, corporate and banking matters. In New Jersey, we handle complex transactions, business formations and many matters that can require litigation such as foreclosure defense, mortgage modifications, tenancy matters, contract disputes and collections.

Our law firm regularly assists and represents clients in Union, Essex and Morris counties, but we help clients throughout New Jersey, including non-profit developers of affordable housing, mid-size corporations with real estate or collections needs, mortgage banking companies, and individuals starting new ventures or looking to buy a home.

in these focused areas:

  • Business litigation — protecting your assets in disputes resolved in litigation or negotiation

  • Business formation — including limited liability companies (LLC), limited liability partnerships (LLP), S corporations, C corporations, joint ventures, sole proprietorships or limited partnerships

  • Foreclosure litigation — protecting you and your home with all available options

  • Landlord/tenant disputes — fair and just resolutions in collection, contract disputes and other issues

  • Collections — pursuing money owed to lenders and landlords, and protecting tenants and borrowers from abusive lending and debt collection practices

  • Real estate litigation — thoughtful, thorough and aggressive representation in real estate disputes

  • Contract disputes — resolving issues involving the interpretation and enforcement of contracts

  • Commercial real estate — negotiating transactions, drafting solid contracts and reviewing contracts with a close eye for risks

  • Contract drafting and negotiations — assessing client concerns and expectations, and working to negotiate those into solid contract

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