I began my legal career in small firms, in a non-compartmentalized environment in which I learned to perfect both transactional skills and litigation techniques.  That diverse experience defines my practice to this day, and I believe my clients benefit from my uniquely rounded perspective and ability to work on both sides of a transaction in equal comfort.

Mr. Maher's practice focuses on banking law and regulation, creditors’ rights, commercial law and related litigation. He has extensive experience in the representation of banks, leasing companies, mortgagees, landlords, small businesses, real estate investors and other lenders and creditors in connection with loan transactions, enforcement actions, the restructuring and workout of troubled loans, repossessions, complex foreclosure and bankruptcy matters, Uniform Commercial Code issues, and advising commercial creditors on debt collection strategies.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation- Bankruptcy practice areas (2008 – present)
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights practice area (2006, 2010 – present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (1989 – present)

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Representative Matters

  • Has handled numerous transactions involving eclectic forms of collateral and litigation in the state and federal bankruptcy courts to enforce a variety of rights and remedies
  • Represented a bank in a $40 million workout involving foreclosures, litigation to enforce guarantees and eventual sale of a note
  • Represented an apparel company with respect to a $180 million financing/factoring facility
  • Represented a leasing company on the purchase of a $20 million equipment lease portfolio
  • Represented a bank with respect to financing the purchase of a client’s private airplane
  • Represented a bank with respect to financing a ship for a client in the business of unique adventure tours

Uniquely NJ

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association; Banking Law Section, Bankruptcy Law Section
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Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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Departments

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1973

Fairfield University, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1973

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Nicholas Scalera, New Jersey Superior Court (1973 – 1974)

Lawrence P. Maher Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2014Lawrence P. Maher Listed in Best Lawyers

Lawrence P. Maher Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2017


A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.