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Mr. Natale concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract actions, construction disputes, municipal litigation, real estate and land use litigation, employment disputes, and the defense of professional liability actions. His work on behalf of clients encompasses all aspects of pre-trial, trial, chancery and appellate litigation at both the state and federal levels, as well as in private arbitration and administrative law forums.

Mr. Natale provides representation to a diverse range of clients, including large and middle market businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, construction contractors, professional services firms and local government entities. 

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Commercial Litigation (2023 - present) and Professional Malpractice Law (2022 - present) practice areas  
  • Listed in Super Lawyers - New Jersey Rising Stars (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Business Litigation practice area (2023 - present)

Representative Matters

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

  • Secured a favorable buyout of shares on behalf of a minority shareholder of closely held entities in a AAA arbitration and chancery court action
  • Helped to obtain a multi-million dollar recovery for a client in a business divorce proceeding brought in private arbitration concerning multiple real estate holding companies
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss a legal malpractice action brought in federal court against a prominent business litigation law firm
  • Successfully negotiated the return of a multiple six-figure permit fee over-assessment improperly levied by a municipality against a construction company in violation of the Uniform Construction Code
  • Secured the voluntary dismissal of a claim brought against a law firm for an alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act through aggressive summary judgment motion practice
  • Represented the mayor of one of New Jersey’s largest cities in a lawsuit filed by its governing body concerning the delegation of statutory redevelopment powers
  • Helped to successfully defend on appeal, on behalf of a municipal police department, a Civil Service Commission decision to remove a police officer from employment as a law enforcement employee

Uniquely NJ

  • New Jersey State Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee, Membership Committee Co-Chair, Dictum Newsletter Assistant Editor
  • Morris County Bar Association: Trustee; Construction Law Committee Co-Chair
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Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2018

Tufts University, B.A., 2015

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2018
  • New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2024
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2024
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2023
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2023
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, 2023

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Owen C. McCarthy, Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County (2018 - 2019)