Charles S. Lorber, Esq.
Charles Lorber is formerly the COO of Mandelbaum Salsburg as well as a former member of the Executive Board. He is an experienced litigator and represents clients in all forms of commercial disputes. Additionally, he has extensive experience as a planning board and zoning board attorney, and often litigates real estate related issues. His work before the planning and zoning boards includes representing individuals, corporations and real estate developers. Charles was selected for inclusion in the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” by New Jersey Magazine for the years 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1966 with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, and from Rutgers University (Newark) School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the Essex County and New Jersey State Bar Associates, and has served on several committees of each. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, New Jersey, and is a former officer of the Essex County Running Club.
Charles spent a decade at the Essex County Public Defenders Office, completing his tenure as the First Assistant Public Defender. During his stint as a public defender, he tried more than 100 criminal cases, including the landmark decision, State v. Kelly, which established “Battered Women’s Syndrome” as a defense to homicide. He is responsible for numerous reported discussions.
Charles has been the Zoning Board of Adjustment attorney in Lincoln Park, New Jersey for over 30 years, and formerly was the Municipal Prosecutor of Mt. Olive Township. He has also served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee, and is currently a member of the District V-C Ethics Committee. Charles has tried dozens of civil matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey (both jury and non-jury), including complex corporate disputes, contract disputes, and real estate and land use matters.
He has appeared regularly in Chancery Court involved with issues such as shareholders disputes and covenants not to compete. He has tried personal injury cases, and obtained verdicts in excess of $1 million. One of his commercial disputes resulted in an award of $13.5 million to his client as a result of a complicated shareholders matter that took 2 months of trial time.
Areas of Practice
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
New Jersey 1969
United States District Court (District of New Jersey 1969)
Supreme Court of the United States 1977
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey, 1969
University of Virginia, 1966
Bachelor of Science
Honors and Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyer 2005, 2008 – 2012
Professional Association Memberships
Supreme Court of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee
Essex County Bar Association, Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
North Caldwell Democratic Municipal Chairman
State v. Kelly
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