James M. Spanarkel
Mr. Spanarkel has been with the firm since his graduation from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010. His practice primarily focuses on real estate, civil litigation, business law, and municipal finance.
During his time at WMM, Mr. Spanarkel has represented clients in all aspects of land use and development/redevelopment, and has significant experience in commercial and residential real estate acquisition, leasing, and related transactional matters.
Mr. Spanarkel has also played a key role in the litigation of a wide variety of matters in both State and Federal Court, including, but not limited to, affordable housing matters, contractual disputes, eminent domain cases, tort and mass tort defense, employment cases, insurance coverage disputes, residential and commercial landlord tenant cases, and municipal court representation.
A substantial part of Mr. Spanarkel's practice also focuses on public finance matters. In this capacity he represents various government entities in the roles of bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and trustee's counsel on taxable and tax-exempt issues. He has also successfully represented issues with respect to the defense of IRS audit proceedings and has served as underwriters counsel.
Mr. Spanarkel's practice also includes advising both start-up and established businesses with respect to key issues, including, but not limited to, business entity selection and formation, negotiation and drafting of a wide range of critical documents and agreements, and various intellectual property related matters.
State of New Jersey (2010)
State of New York (2011)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2010)
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York Bar Association
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