The Law Firm of Richard J. Brightman

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With substantial experience in real estate, estate planning, and business litigation, Cranford attorney Richard Brightman represents individual, family, and corporate clients on a wide range of legal needs. For a consultation contact Richard J. Brightman, Esq. in Cranford, N.J.

He offers reliable and creative advice in the following practice areas:

Civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants on contract claims, real property issues, property tax cases, business disputes and commercial claims, and insurance litigivorce and Family Law handling custody, support, equitable distribution and parenting time issues.

Land use and zoning issues, such as defense of ordinance violation charges, variance applications, and complex permit processes.

Real estate, including transactions from home sale purchase agreement review and closings to commercial property development projects.

Estate planning, including advice and instruments regarding trusts, wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney.

Richard J. Brightman, Esq. developed a close familiarity with municipal law, land use planning, and zoning board procedures when he performed assistant town attorney functions for Westfield, N.J. while he practiced with a national law firm's Short Hills office. Now that he has established his own practice, he can apply that experience to the benefit of families and businesses with land use, building permit, zoning variance, or property tax problems anywhere in North Jersey.

For a consultation about your situation, contact Richard J. Brightman, Esq. in Cranford.

Municipal Court and DWI

In New Jersey, drunk driver charges are very serious. A conviction can mean hefty fines, possible jail time and loss of driving privileges. It is my goal to minimize your exposure, answer all of your questions and defend you through the entire process.

As a former municipal prosecutor, I know there are defenses that can be raised on your behalf, challenging the reason you were stopped, examining the field sobriety test and seeking to throw out the Alcotest test results by challenging the testing procedure to make certain the proper protocols were followed such as whether the Alcotest machine was properly maintained and calibrated, as well as, verifying that the officer conducting the test properly followed the law and protocols.

Call today to schedule a consultation.

Disorderly Person: While disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are less serious than felonies you may still face steep fines and/or jail time or probation, and possible loss of your driver’s license. If you have been charged, the most important thing you need to know is that a record of a resulting conviction will show on a criminal background check.

Call today to schedule a consultation to make sure your complaint and/or arrest does not result in your being convicted.

Traffic Violation: In NJ different traffic violations carry different fines and points, and may result in a suspension of your driver’s license. Your first thought may be to pay the ticket; however, paying a ticket means pleading guilty to the underlying offense, which may result in points assessed against your license. It’s not a decision that should be made hastily.

If you have received traffic summonses, I can provide you with the effective and thorough legal representation you need. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Domestic Violence: Being served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) and being charged with a domestic violence is a serious matter. In any domestic violence situation, you need the services of a domestic violence lawyer to ensure that your rights are fully protected and that you are treated fairly. Even the mere accusation of domestic violence can have a negative impact on your life, your work, and your professional and personal relationships. You may lose the right to reside in your home or communicate with your children. If convicted, you face serious punishment, such as jail time, fines, counseling, anger management classes, and probation.

Don’t risk your freedom and your future. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Richard J. Brightman, Attorney at Law
23 North Avenue East
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Telephone: (908) 709-1900
Fax: (908) 709-1910

Cranford residential and commercial real estate lawyer Richard J. Brightman represents clients in the purchase or sale of residential real estate, commercial leases and property management, business entity selection, commercial transactions and insurance disputes, zoning and land use issues, estate planning and living wills, trusts and powers of attorney, DWI defense and DUI arrest cases, and civil litigation for plaintiffs or defendants. New Jersey real estate laws attorney Richard Brightman serves clients in Westfield, Garwood, Kenilworth, Springfield, Summit, Rahway, Clark, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Union County, Hunterdon County, Essex County, Morris County, Somerset County, and Middlesex County NJ.