James E. Tonrey, Jr.: Lawyer with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

James E. Tonrey, Jr.

Business Litigation Lawyer
Woodbridge,  NJ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Franchise Law
University Brooklyn College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991
Law SchoolSeton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Admitted1994, New Jersey; 1995, New York
BornBrooklyn, New York, January 31, 1969

James E. Tonrey, Jr. is a business litigator. Mindful that litigation can be a lengthy and disruptive process, he strives to provide his clients with the highest quality representation while seeking creative and efficient business solutions. His New Jersey state and federal court practice involves clients facing a wide variety of challenges, in particular with respect to lawsuits involving claims of breach of contract, shareholder oppression, restrictive covenants and/or covenant not to compete, theft of trade secrets and copyright/trademark infringement.

He has represented a wide variety of clients, including business owners, physicians, accountants, software developers, publicly traded companies, supermarkets, restaurants, partnerships, closely held corporations of less than 25 shareholders, biotech companies and has served as local counsel in state and federal court in New Jersey.

Mr. Tonrey is also a member of the firm's Cyber State Legal Research Group, a group of Wilentz lawyers dedicated to counseling clients facing today's cybersecurity challenges affecting all businesses, assisting in the implementation of proactive solutions, and providing support in the event of data breaches.

He also stays actively involved in professional legal associations while also serving the communities where he lives and works. He is a past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Federal Practice and Procedure Section and a long-standing member of a District VIII Fee Arbitration Panel, and for the past two years has served as Chair of a Fee Arbitration Panel. He also serves as a volunteer for the New York City Parks Department, in particular with respect to the development of FreshKills Park on Staten Island, which, when opened will be the largest park in New York City.

Mr. Tonrey works to keep abreast of developments in the law that are central to the issues facing his clients. He has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects in the litigation arena. More particularly, he collaborated in the preparation of a treatise entitled New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, his contribution focusing on final pretrial orders.

Early in his career, Mr. Tonrey had the unique privilege of serving as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Harold A. Ackerman (1995 - 1997) and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen A. Stripp (1994 - 1995), an experience that provided him with unique insight in representing his clients in private practice.

Lawyer Publications

•A Low or Mid-Level Employee Can Create A Privileged Communication, But Cannot Waive The Privilege Once Created
•Corporate Counselor - Practice Alert
•Corporate Counselor Practice Alert - Opportunity To Compete Act
•Drafters Beware: Recent Third Circuit Decision May Result in Waiver of Right to Remove to Federal Court
•Electronic Discovery Preservation, Litigation Hold Letters and Sharks
•How Blind is a BCC
•In The Absence of Conflict, The New Jersey Trade Secrets Act Does Not Preempt New Jersey Common Law
•Is The State A Silent Partner In Your Contract Court Strikes Choice Of Law Provision Because Enforcement Would “Frustrate A Fundamental Policy” Of New Jersey
•Navigating The New Jersey Courts
•New Case Alert - Federal Court Shines New Light On Electronic Discovery Obligations, Document Custodians And The Use Of Keyword Search Terms
•NEW DECISION ALERT: Sanction For Spoliation of Social Media, “Facebook” Electronic Information
•Obtaining Text Messages During Discovery In Civil Litigation In New Jersey - A Framework To Consider
•Pitfalls And Windfalls
•Protecting the Employment Interests Of Oppressed Minority Shareholders
•The More and Pierson Decisions: Restrictive Covenants Between Physicians are Enforceable, and May Restrict Physicians from Practicing in Local Hospitals
•The most carefully crafted computer policy will not trump an employee's attorney-client privilege
•Toxic E-mail: A Careless Message Can Lead to Costly Lawsuits for Employers


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The New Jersey “Opportunity to Compete Act” Takes Effect on  March 1, 2015 Restricting Employers from Inquiring into Job  Applicants’ Criminal Histories and Providing Civil Penalties  For Violations - Is Your Company Prepared?
Donald E. Taylor,James E. Tonrey, April 6, 2015
On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s “Opportunity to Compete Act” (“OTCA”) takes effect. As explained in the legislative findings section of the OTCA, it is the intent of the OTCA to remove obstacles impeding employment opportunities for persons with criminal records....
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James E. Tonrey, Jr.

90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900, Box 10
WoodbridgeNJ 07095


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