Mr. Pralgever concentrates his practice in several areas including corporate, partnership and medical practice dissolutions, and corporate and business disputes. He has handled a wide variety of complex commercial and corporate litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations. Mr. Pralgever also handles employment discrimination matters, wills and estate litigation (an area in which he has litigated extensively in New Jersey), divorce matters, and real estate and corporate lending disputes. He frequently appears in arbitration matters and in the past was appointed to the panel of arbitrators before the American Arbitration Association for commercial and construction matters. Mr. Pralgever has also long been involved in construction law and related areas, about which he has written and lectured extensively, representing owners, general contractors, and public institutions such as school boards.
Professional Activities / Honors
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent.
•Certified Mediator by the State of New Jersey.
•Selected in 2013 for inclusion on the list of New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law and Labor & Employment based upon his AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell; published in Inside New Jersey as part of a special advertising supplement and distributed with the Star-Ledger and the New Jersey Law Journal. Also selected for inclusion in New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers, again based upon his AV Preeminent rating, published as part of a special advertising supplement in New York Magazine.
•Member of the Marie Garibaldi Inn of Court for Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution.
•Member of the Association for Corporate Growth.
•Past member of the Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association of America, New Jersey Division.
•Speaker, Construction Contract Workshop , HalfMoon Education Inc., August 28, 2014.
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in New Jersey: Understanding the Issues , Lorman Education Services, January 30, 2014.
•Presenter, The Affordable Care Act and Your Company , Academy for Continuing Professional Education, September 17, 2013.
•Presenter, Health Care Reform and Other Critical Issues That Can Cost You Millions , Woodbridge Hilton, Iselin, NJ, March 12, 2013.
•Presenter, Recordkeeping Is an Essential Art to Secure Damages , Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in New Jersey, Lorman Education Services, January 30, 2013.
•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 , New Jersey Law Journal, November 21, 2011.
•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, Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, July 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.
•Presenter, Forming, Maintaining or Breaking Shareholder and Partnership Relationships in a Recession, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Webinar, June 23, 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, Complex Litigation & E-Discovery, an annual magazine published by the New Jersey Law Journal, February 19, 2007.
•Co-Author, Arbitrate? Better Litigate Instead: A Strategic and Economic Decision, In Re:, the magazine from 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, New Jersey Law Journal, August 1, 2005.