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Richard J. Lambert was named by Best Lawyers® as a 2021 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

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L. Michael Krieger


Paramus, NJ





Law and business trained executive with direct experience in negotiating and mediating and structuring complex private and public business arrangements involving multiple jurisdictions, levels of government and private entities. Internationally known as an expert in the waterfront development field. Also, accomplishments in a broad range of multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional public/private areas, including creation, management and disposition of revenue producing and public purpose ventures involving negotiations, business development, marketing, physical development, operations, financial, legal and intergovernmental activities. Significant experience as well in trust and estate planning, administration, and as a fiduciary.

Areas Of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts

Certified Legal Specialties

  • N.J. Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator, State of New Jersey, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • New Jersey, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: School Prize for Highest Class Standing
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
  • Baruch School, City University, New York, New York
    • M.B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Business & Management Honor Fraternities
    • Major: Management
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, New York
    • A.B.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Economics Honorary Fraternity
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • Government Entities (Including in Japan)
  • Businesses
  • Not for Profit Institutions
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Private Individuals


  • Panel Moderator, "How to Organize for Waterfront Redevelopment Implementation", The Waterfront Center, Washington, DC, 2004 to 2004
  • "Key Lessons - Waterfront Development, River Action, Davenport, IA, 2004 to 2004
  • "Waterfront Development in the New York/New Jersey Region", Minato Ku, Tokyo, 2001 to 2001
  • "Waterfront Development in the United States", Kobe, Japan, 1993 to 1993
  • "Waterfront Development in the United States", Yokahoma, Japan, 1990 to 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Outstanding Rating, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Outstanding Rating, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Director's Excellence Award, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Executive Director's Unit Citation Award, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc., Board Member, 2003
  • The Waterfront Center, Board Member, 1982
  • The Waterfront Center, Member, Conference Steering Committee, 2003
  • Apple Ridge Condominium Association, President, 1998 to 1999
  • New Jersey Industrial Development Association, President, 1983 to 1983
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1978
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1995
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, 1985
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni, Member, 1969
  • Columbia College Alumni, Member, 1965

Past Employment Positions

  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, General Manager, Regional Development Facilities, 1995 to 1996
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, General Manager, Waterfront Development, 1992 to 1995
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Progressively Responsible Positions, 1965 to 1992

Office Location

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

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Phone: 551-228-2690
Fax: 201-957-0874

Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News & world report | 2017