Areas of Practice

The law firm is a professional team of attorneys, paralegals and administrative support staff providing legal services to individuals, businesses, professionals and others in the areas set forth.

General Practice

As a general practice firm that handles diverse legal problems for individuals, businesses and professionals when legal advice or representation before the courts or administrative agencies becomes necessary.

Cuccio and Cuccio handles various and diverse legal matters, including municipal law, employment disputes (for labor or management), organization and representation of businesses, wills, estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate matters, attorney ethics, litigation in state and federal courts or administrative agencies, and appeals.

Trial Practice and Civil Litigation

We represent individuals, businesses, and insurers in the entire array of personal injury cases and property damage cases that come before the Courts. Our attorneys have experience in cases and claims arising out of automobile accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, including slip-and-fall cases, products liability (including, among others, power tool, and industrial machinery cases), catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death, slander and libel (defamation) cases, emotional distress claims, discrimination cases, first amendment and civil rights claims, tort liability claims against municipalities and schools, insurance coverage disputes and property claims involving suspected arson or theft.

Labor and Employment Law

The firm represents individuals, municipalities and businesses in a wide range of private and public sector employment-related matters including state and federal discrimination and civil rights claims, disability and handicap claims, whistleblower claims, wrongful termination cases, defamation (libel and slander) actions and breach of contract cases.

The firm also assists businesses in avoiding needless litigation by providing advice, lecture and seminars on employment law compliance issues and by drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures as well as employee handbooks.

The firm also has extensive experience in collective bargaining matters in the public and private sectors and in union organizational matters in both sectors.

Business and Corporate Law

Our law firm assists its business clients with the legal requirements involved in the establishment, purchase, sale, and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Firm attorneys and experienced paralegals prepare shareholder agreements and handle ongoing corporate record keeping for both profit and not-for-profit corporations. The firm drafts and evaluates contracts and commercial leases and prepares necessary documentation for both personal and business real estate transactions. It also will undertake due diligence and title research for business acquisitions and prepare documents and advise clients for such purchase. We provide services for both for-profit corporations and charitable corporations and serves as counsel for both types of entities.

Estate Planning and Administration

Cuccio and Cuccio assists clients in every facet of estate and trust planning including the preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trust, financial powers of attorney and advance health-care directives. The firm also works closely with clients' other advisors to properly analyze the gift, estate and income tax consequences associated with the clients' planning goals. As part of overall estate planning services, it handles the probate and administration of estates and trusts, aw well as other probate court-related matters including adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships and other protective proceedings. Finally, the firm provides representation in any type of litigation involving estates and trusting all of the state's courts. We handle both small and large estates, and provide the same experience, diligence and work ethic in its representation of estates or trusts regardless of the size.

Administrative and Municipal Law

The firm has years of experience in dealing with municipal, county and state administrative agencies including local zoning and planning boards, taxing authorities, environmental protection agencies, transportation departments and redevelopment commissions. It also has extensive experience in representing individuals and businesses in all of these matters before state and federal administrative agencies and courts.

Real Estate and Land Use Law

Cuccio and Cuccio handles individuals and commercial real estate transactions, financing, titles, easements, redevelopments, subdivisions and condominiums, variances, special exceptions and other zoning or planning problems.

The firm has served as counsel to both municipal planning and zoning boards of adjustment, and as special counsel to municipalities regarding zoning and planning matters.

Attorney Ethics

Lawyers from Cuccio and Cuccio have been members of the State Attorney Ethics Committees for many years. Having gained experience in that area, the firm represents attorneys in various ethics matters, from simple to complex cases.

Members of the firm are also called frequently to provide expert opinions in attorney malpractice cases.

Appellate Practice

Cuccio and Cuccio represents individuals and businesses in appeals before the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. It also handles appeals to and from various state and federal administrative agencies.

Members of the firm have been involved or have counseled in numerous reported cases in the state and federal courts.