Alan S. Pralgever: Lawyer with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Alan S. Pralgever

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Practice Areas

  • Business Valuation
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 973-577-1818
Fax: 973-577-1819
University Lafayette College, B.A., cum laude, 1973; Columbia University, M.A., 1974
Law SchoolAntioch School of Law, J.D., 1979
Admitted1980, New Jersey; 1986, New York; 1980, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1986, United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1986, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits; 2012, U.S. Supreme Court

More Activities & Experience

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, New York State Bar Association

LanguagesFrench, Hebrew.
BornNewark, New Jersey, June 9, 1952

I've built my practice by recognizing that clients are best served by listening, thinking and acting strategically to protect their best interests. Solving problems by negotiation, or by thoughtful litigation, secures the best results. A balance of strategic aggression and compromise represents the lynchpin of my practice.

Mr. Pralgever concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation, with a special focus in corporate, partnership and LLC split-ups and dissolutions, condominium matters and representation of associations, estate litigation, employment issues, real estate and intellectual property disputes. He has handled a wide variety of complex commercial and corporate litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations in both New Jersey and New York. He is certified by the New Jersey Superior Court as a civil mediator.

Mr. Pralgever's experience includes the representation of clients in a variety of areas. These include: restrictive covenant and intellectual property matters; issues impacting physicians, medical groups, hospitals, assisted living and nursing home facilities; real estate, ground lease and condominium litigation; employment discrimination matters; wills and estate litigation, divorce matters involving valuation issues; and corporate lending and warranty disputes. He appears in arbitration matters and was in the past appointed to the panel of arbitrators before the American Arbitration Association for commercial and construction matters. Mr. Pralgever has also long represented owners, general contractors and public institutions such as school boards in construction and related matters.

Uniquely NJ

•Certified Civil Mediator, New Jersey Superior Court
•Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
•Member, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
•Member, Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court for Alternate Dispute Resolution
•Member, Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Faculty Member, Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business
Sponsor: National Business Institute, December 11, 2014

Speaker, Construction Contract Workshop
Sponsor: HalfMoon Education Inc., August 28, 2014

Presenter, Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in New Jersey: Understanding the Issues
Sponsor: Lorman Education Services, January 30, 2014

Presenter, Affordable Care Act
aka 'Obamacare' Sponsor: Academy for Continuing Professional Education., September 17, 2013

Presenter, Health Care Reform and Other Critical Issues That Can Cost You Millions
Sponsor: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP; Wiss & Company; and Marsh & McLennen Agency, March 12, 2013

Presenter, Recordkeeping Is an Essential Art to Secure Damages
Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in New Jersey Sponsor: Lorman Education Services, January 30, 2013

Conference Chair, Zone Program Integrity Contractors: Medicare, Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
conferences for medical practices and hospital management

Conference Chair, Five Mistake that Could Cost You Millions: Formation, Business Divorce and Shareholder Oppression for Business Owners
July 2011

Presenter, Forming, Maintaining or Breaking Shareholder and Partnership Relationships in a Recession
Sponsor: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Webinar, June 23, 2009

Publications & Alerts

Author, Case Management Is an Overlooked Necessity
New Jersey Law Journal, January 8, 2013

Author, Balsamides' Long Reach in Appraisals Of Close-Corporation Split-ups
Oppressed shareholders are equitably protected by discounts, at the expense of wrongdoers New Jersey Law Journal, November 21, 2011

Quoted, Clawbacks eyed in mini-Madoff Philip Barry ponzi scam to recoup $25M from duped investors
New York Daily News, September 24, 2009

Quoted, $40M B'klyn storefront Ponzi scam busted
New York Newsday, September 8, 2009

Author, Time To Revisit the Saffer v. Willoughby Fee-Shifting Doctrine
New Jersey Law Journal, February 9, 2009

Author, Preventing Trade Secret Exposure by Former Employees
New Jersey Law Journal, July 30, 2007

Author, To Arbitrate or Litigate? One Lawyer's Surprising Answer
Building Profits, May/June 2007

Author, E-Mails Are Not Always Admissible
Courts seldom admit e-mail under the business record exception Complex Litigation & E-Discovery, New Jersey Law Journal, February 19, 2007

Co-Author, Arbitrate? Better Litigate Instead: A Strategic and Economic Decision
In Re:, New Jersey Lawyer, October 16, 2006

Author, Choose and Use Experts Wisely
New Jersey Law Journal, July 31, 2006

Author, Valuing Stock in Oppressed Shareholder Actions
Courts grapple with when to use a marketability discount to value shares of close corporations New Jersey Law Journal, August 1, 2005


Greenbaum Litigators Win Important Appeal in Third Circuit
April 2, 2013

Greenbaum Rowe Attorney Wins on Liability Issue for Clients in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
March 20, 2009

Greenbaum Welcomes Alan Pralgever and Gary Koenigsberg
November 25, 2008

Honors & Awards

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1996 - present); based on this AV rating, listed in New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law and Labor & Employment (2013, 2014) (and advertising supplement published in Inside New Jersey in the Star-Ledger and New Jersey Law Journal); based on this AV rating, listed in New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers (an advertising supplement published in New York Magazine)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Balsamides v. Perle, a notable and nationally recognized 1999 New Jersey Supreme Court case in which Mr. Pralgever won a unanimous decision regarding the use of a marketability discount in the forced sale of a close corporation. This is the leading valuation case for partnership or corporate dissolutions in New Jersey, also used as a valuation case in divorce proceedings in the state; Rilley v. Ceridian 664 F.3d 38 (3d Cir 2011). Mr. Pralgever made new law in a Third Circuit Class Action case concerning Identity Theft Protection. The case involves the increased risk of identity theft resulting from a security breach of unencrypted material from a laptop computer. The court held standing must be established by actual injury, not the mere threat of future injury. Conchita Smith v. Medpointe Healthcare, Inc., et al. A 2007 N.J. District Court and Third Circuit case in which Mr. Pralgever represented Medpointe, a pharmaceutical company, against a plaintiff alleging discrimination under the Family and Medical Leave Act, age, sex, and COBRA laws. The employee was terminated for missing eleven months of work in an eighteen month period in violation of the Medpointe's published attendance policy. The court ruled that the plaintiff failed to show any evidence of retaliation or that the employer's legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for termination was a pretext for discrimination.
Transactions Repurchase of Shares In Metem Corporation;
Sale of interest in law firm;
Formation of Accounting Firm Subsidiary

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Alan S. Pralgever

75 Livingston Avenue, Suite 301
RoselandNJ 07068-3701


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