Steven Nudelman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Departments, has been appointed by the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) to serve as Secretary to the District VIII Fee Arbitration Committee for Middlesex County, effective January 1, 2024.
The Secretary’s pro bono role is key to the purposes of the attorney discipline system, which protects both the public and the reputation of the bar. Under the court rules, the Secretary is responsible for, among other things, receiving demands for attorney fee arbitration; keeping full and complete records of all Committee proceedings; communicating with the parties to a fee dispute; coordinating matters with Committee members; and, in certain cases, determining jurisdiction of the Committee.
Mr. Nudelman previously served three terms as Committee Chair. He succeeds William P. Isele, who recently stepped down as Secretary after serving in that position since 1994.
Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law and is Chair of the firm’s Construction Contracting & Risk Management Practice Group. For over 25 years he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. On the transactional side, Mr. Nudelman works with owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals to prepare and negotiate contract documents for construction in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. When claims and disputes are unavoidable, he presents owners, developers, condominium associations, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors and sureties in state and federal court litigation as well as in local and international mediations and arbitrations.