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Paramus, NJ

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201-291-0140

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JOSEPH DUNN , born Paterson, New Jersey, November 7, 1931; admitted to bar, 1956, New Jersey; 1971, U.S. Supreme Court; 1972, U.S. Tax Court; 1977, Florida; 1980, New York. Education : Cornell University (A.B. 1953; J.D., with distinction, 1955). Order of the Coif. Member Board of Editors, Cornell Law Quarterly, 1954-1955. Author: "Charitable Contributions to Private Educational Institutions," 39 Cornell Law Quarterly, 122, 1954; "Agency: Master's Liability for Intentional Tort of Servant," 30 Cornell Law Quarterly, 505, 1954; "Legal Effect of Preambles," 41 Cornell Law Quarterly 134, 1955. Member of Panel, American Arbitration Association. Elected Member, Glen Rock, New Jersey, Board of Education, 1968-1970. Trustee, 1969 - and Chairman of the Board, 1982-1985, Barnert Memorial Hospital Center, Paterson, New Jersey. Trustee, Barnert Memorial Hospital Center Foundation, Inc., 1981 - 1985. Member, Bergen County Bar Association Ethics Committee, 1971-1974. Member Executive Committee, Bergen County Chapter, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., 1974-1977. Delegate, Judicial Conference of New Jersey, 1975. Member : Bergen County (Chairman, Federal District Court Committee, 1976--1978), New Jersey State (Chairman, Corporate and Business Law Section, 1981; Member, Special Committee on Franchise Law, 1977 -) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; Cornell Law Association; New Jersey Society of Hospital Attorneys (Vice President, 1982-1983); American Society of Hospital Attorneys; Recognized as one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers(201 Magazine, June 2012). REPORTED CASES : Instructional Systems Inc. v. Computer Curriculum Corporation , (Decided October 19, 1992; first N.J. Supreme Court opinion defining elements of N.J. Franchise Practices Act, holding distributor of computer assisted instruction integrated learning systems to be a franchisee). PRACTICE AREAS : Corporate and Commercial; Real Estate; Estate Planning and Administration. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Taxation Law
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1956
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1972
  • Florida, 1977
  • New York, 1980

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D., With Distinction - 1955
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A., Government - 1953

Published Works

  • "Charitable Contributions to Private Educational Institutions", 39 Cornell Law Quarterly 122 (1954)
  • "Agency: Master's Liability for Intentional Tort of Servant", 30 Cornell Law Quarterly 505 (1954)
  • "Legal Effect of Preambles", 41 Cornell Law Quarterly 134 (1955)

Representative Cases

  • Instructional Systems Inc. v. Computer Curriculum Corporation, 513 U.S. 1183,115 S.Ct. 1176, 1994249754

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Member of Panel
  • Glen Rock NJ Board of Education, Elected Member, 1968 to 1970
  • Barnert Memorial Hospital Center, Paterson, NJ, Trustee 1969 - Present; Chairman of the Board, 1982-1985
  • Barnert Memorial Hospital Center Foundation, Inc., Trustee, 1981-1985
  • Bergen County Bar Association Ethics Committee, Member, 1971-1974
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., Member Executive Committee, 1974-1977
  • Judicial Conference of New Jersey, Delegate, 1975
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member (Chairman, Federal District Court Committee, 1976-1978)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member (Special Committee on Franchise Law, 1997)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Chairman, Corporate and Business Law Section, 1981
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Cornell Law Association, Member
  • New Jersey Society of Hospital Attorneys, Member (Vice President, 1982-1983)
  • American Society of Hospital Attorneys, Member
  • United States Army, First Lieutenant, 1955 to 1957
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Of Counsel, 1995 to 1998
  • Dunn Pashman Sponzilli et al, Partner, 1967 to 1995

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Tau Epsilon Phi

Office Location

Dunn Lambert, LLC
East 80 Route 4 Suite 170
Paramus, NJ 07652

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Dunn Lambert, LLC
1740 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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Phone: 201-957-0874
Fax: 201-291-0140

Phone: 201-291-0700
Fax: 212-519-9804
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