My practice as a litigator is a constant opportunity to satisfy my intellectual curiosity. In any given week, I may work on a securities or construction matter, an employment or commercial dispute, an environmental case, a tax appeal, and a will contest. That sort of broad exposure means there’s always something new to learn – an area of substantive law, a particular client’s business, or a specific set of facts.

Mr. Gladis focuses his practice in commercial litigation.  His experience is focused primarily on construction and employment law, including matters involving restrictive covenants, duty of loyalty, and the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. 

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the American Bar Association Land Use Law Award (2008)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Matters

  • Played a part in the successful defense of a group of former co-workers who won a $216 million jackpot in New Jersey’s Mega Millions lottery contest. When the plaintiffs purchased the winning ticket and received their winnings, New Jersey law exempted lottery winnings from state income tax, however months later the State changed the rules and attempted to retroactively tax lottery winnings. The Tax Court granted partial summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, holding that the State had failed to turn “square corners” in dealing with the plaintiffs. Read more here.
  • Played a supporting role in an Appellate Division victory for our client, a leading real estate developer, paving the way for the client to advance a major project to clean up and develop a former industrial factory site in central NJ
  • Representing an employer whose former employee had pirated customers and misappropriated confidential information, Mr. Gladis successfully moved to dismiss the employee’s antitrust counterclaim, successfully moved for summary judgment on the employee’s tortious interference and unfair competition counterclaims, and successfully opposed multiple motions for summary judgment seeking to dismiss the employer’s claims for breach of loyalty, misappropriation of confidential information, and breach of contract claims, leading to a settlement favorable for our client
  • Successfully briefed opposition to a motion for preliminary injunction in a class action seeking to halt a shareholder vote to approve a merger of publicly held companies
  • Played a key role in obtaining injunctive relief preventing the freeze-out and expulsion of our client from the medical practice in which he was a partner, leading to a favorable settlement on the client’s behalf
  • Successfully briefed a dispositive legal issue of first impression in a commercial landlord-tenant action involving over $3 million in unpaid rent, establishing the tenant’s guarantor’s liability
  • Drafted an amicus brief regarding the Supreme Court’s authority to regulate real estate licensees involved in transactions in their personal capacities, whose reasoning the Supreme Court substantially adopted in Zaman v. Felton

Activities & Experience

  • Former judicial intern to The Honorable Frederick P. DeVesa, P.J.S.C., Middlesex County, New Jersey
  • While in law school, Mr. Gladis participated in the Civil Practice Clinic and served as a volunteer with the Income Tax Assistance Project
  • Executive Editor, Rutgers Law Journal (2007-08)
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Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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Departments

Education

Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., with high honors, 2008

Rutgers University, B.A., with honors, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2009