Jack T Spinella

Jack T Spinella

Paramus, New Jersey

Jack is a Partner in our Litigation, Regulatory Compliance & Corporate Governance Departments, where he brings his experience in counseling organizations on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters and corporate compliance issues. He specializes in complex commercial litigation and regulatory and administrative law matters for clients in a variety of industries. He has over nineteen years of federal and state court trial experience, specializing in business and construction litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, trade secrets, commercial lending, environmental claims and contract litigation. Mr. Spinella has significant appellate experience representing clients in numerous appeals and reported decisions in State and Federal Courts.

In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Spinella acts as Outside General Counsel for several companies, providing advice and guidance on numerous business and compliance issues including vendor agreements, employee issues, insurance assessments, regulatory matters, environmental issues and shareholder issues. He also conducts risk assessments and creates codes of business conduct.

Mr. Spinella is a qualified mediator and a member of the Roster of Mediators for Civil, General Equity and Probate Cases, having successfully mediated a variety of civil litigation matters including, but not limited to: product liability, director and officer liability, commercial, personal injury, environmental, securities, banking, insurance, employment, Superstorm Sandy matters, property, casualty and construction matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Outside General Counsel
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics Counseling and Investigations
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Human Resources, Personnel and Employment Counseling and Litigation
  • Litigation, Trial and Appellate Matters
  • Regulatory and Licensing Matters
  • New Jersey Business Dispute Resolution Lawyers
  • Records Retention, Information Management & Electronic Discovery

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Jersey


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
  • Montclair State University
    • M.A. summa cum laude - 1993
    • Major: Environmental Management
  • Seton Hall University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1990
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Marcella v. Sound Distributing, 670 N.Y.S.2d 559 (2d Dept 1997).
  • Baczyk v. Park 25th Assoc., 690 N.Y.S.2d 14 (1st Dept 1999).
  • Mundo v. City of Yonkers, 672 N.Y.S.2d 128 (2d Dept 1997).
  • Trent v. Town of Riverhead, 669 N.Y.S.2d 230 (2d Dept 1998).
  • Kutiak v. Hartz Mountain Industries, A-2507-01T2 (Decided Feb. 4, 2003).
  • Monaco v. Hartz Mountain Industries, 348 N.J. 417 (2004).
  • Scoppettone v. ADJ Holding Corp., 41 A.D. 3d 693 (2d Dept 2007).
  • Truong, LLC v. Anna Tran, A-5752-11T1 (Decided January 9, 2013).
  • Bergstrom v. Wurth USA, Inc., A- (Decided June 19, 2014).


  • “THE TRANSPORT OF RECENTLY PURCHASED AUTOMOBILES OVERSEAS: THE STATE OF LAW, CURRENT ISSUES AND TRENDS,” National Association of Dealer Counsel, 2014 Fall Conference (Speaker; October 2014).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County (NJ) Bar Association.
  • American Bar Association.
  • Member New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.
  • American Health Lawyers Association.
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel.