Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Honors: President, Student Bar Association, 1988-1989
    • Honors: Recipient: Distinguished Service Award, Emory University, 1989
    • Honors: Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1988-1989
  • Duke University
    • Honors: President, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1985.
    • Major: Philosophy and Political Science

Nicholas Stevens

  

Partner | Roseland, New Jersey Office | TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403 | nstevens@starrgern.com

Partner | Roseland, New Jersey Office
TEL 973-403-9200 / 800-403-9090
FAX 973-226-0031 / 973-364-1403
nstevens@starrgern.com

  • Overview >

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Prevailed on behalf of a public bio-pharmaceutical company in the first appellate decision in the nation setting forth the standard for revealing the identity of an anonymous poster of confidential information or defamatory statements on the Internet.
    • Prevailed for a public international food manufacturing company, defeating a $15 million claim for stock options in federal court and on appeal.
    • Prevailed on behalf of a public bio-pharmaceutical company, defeating by summary judgment a claim by a financial broker for $4.75 million in alleged fees, in federal court for the District of Delaware.
    • Co-counsel for global home improvement specialty retailer, defending class action and product liability actions in federal and state court.
    • Contracted as a mediator by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as part of one of the most effective mediation programs in the Country. R.1:40 Qualified Mediator and Mentor for the Superior Court of New Jersey.
    • Representation of employers throughout New Jersey in employment matters.
    • Lectures to employers and attorneys on various employment issues, including leaves of absence under state and federal law, and termination of employment.
    • Representation of companies involved in trade secret and non-competition disputes.
    • Representation of executives in hiring and severance negotiations.
    • Prevailed on behalf of point of purchase sales representative, obtaining $515,000 settlement.
    • New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, President and Chair of Board, December 2004 - present.
    • Duke University Alumni Club of New Jersey, President, 2007 to present, Vice President, 2006 - 2007, Secretary, 2004 - 2006.
    • Community Health Law Project, Board Vice Chair, 2008 to present, Board Member, 2007 to present.
    • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Boad Member, organizer of Advanced Mediation Training Program, and frequent lecturer, 2008 to present.
    • Successful defense of international paper manufacturer in litigation regarding distribution arrangement.
    • General Counsel to prestigious advertising firm, handling employment, licensing, contract negotiations, and litigation.
    • Representation of various franchisees in franchise agreement disputes with international franchisors.
    • Relationships with several major New York and international law firms as local counsel, for referral representation, and representing the firms directly.

    Litigation Percentage

    • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

    Published Works

    • "Get Ready for Mediation: Your Client Deserves It,", New Jersey Law Journal, July 12, 2004
    • New Jersey Forms of Business Litigation , New Jersey Law Journal , 2003
    • "New Jersey's Discontent with Content", First Amendment & Media Litigation Newsletter, Summer, 1994
    • "From Other Jurisdictions," Column, Civil Trial Bar Newsletter, N.J.B.A., 1992-1993
    • "Residential Sidewalk Liability: Is It Just Around the Corner?", Trial Lawyer, July, 1990

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • American Bar Association, Member
    • New Jersey Bar Association, Member


    Please click your preferred available date below to submit an 
    Appointment Request

     



  • Areas of Practice >
  • Bar Admissions >
    • New Jersey
    • District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Education >
    • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
      • Honors: President, Student Bar Association, 1988-1989
      • Honors: Recipient: Distinguished Service Award, Emory University, 1989
      • Honors: Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1988-1989
    • Duke University
      • Honors: President, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1985.
      • Major: Philosophy and Political Science

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Prevailed on behalf of a public bio-pharmaceutical company in the first appellate decision in the nation setting forth the standard for revealing the identity of an anonymous poster of confidential information or defamatory statements on the Internet.
  • Prevailed for a public international food manufacturing company, defeating a $15 million claim for stock options in federal court and on appeal.
  • Prevailed on behalf of a public bio-pharmaceutical company, defeating by summary judgment a claim by a financial broker for $4.75 million in alleged fees, in federal court for the District of Delaware.
  • Co-counsel for global home improvement specialty retailer, defending class action and product liability actions in federal and state court.
  • Contracted as a mediator by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as part of one of the most effective mediation programs in the Country. R.1:40 Qualified Mediator and Mentor for the Superior Court of New Jersey.
  • Representation of employers throughout New Jersey in employment matters.
  • Lectures to employers and attorneys on various employment issues, including leaves of absence under state and federal law, and termination of employment.
  • Representation of companies involved in trade secret and non-competition disputes.
  • Representation of executives in hiring and severance negotiations.
  • Prevailed on behalf of point of purchase sales representative, obtaining $515,000 settlement.
  • New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, President and Chair of Board, December 2004 - present.
  • Duke University Alumni Club of New Jersey, President, 2007 to present, Vice President, 2006 - 2007, Secretary, 2004 - 2006.
  • Community Health Law Project, Board Vice Chair, 2008 to present, Board Member, 2007 to present.
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Boad Member, organizer of Advanced Mediation Training Program, and frequent lecturer, 2008 to present.
  • Successful defense of international paper manufacturer in litigation regarding distribution arrangement.
  • General Counsel to prestigious advertising firm, handling employment, licensing, contract negotiations, and litigation.
  • Representation of various franchisees in franchise agreement disputes with international franchisors.
  • Relationships with several major New York and international law firms as local counsel, for referral representation, and representing the firms directly.

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

  • "Get Ready for Mediation: Your Client Deserves It,", New Jersey Law Journal, July 12, 2004
  • New Jersey Forms of Business Litigation , New Jersey Law Journal , 2003
  • "New Jersey's Discontent with Content", First Amendment & Media Litigation Newsletter, Summer, 1994
  • "From Other Jurisdictions," Column, Civil Trial Bar Newsletter, N.J.B.A., 1992-1993
  • "Residential Sidewalk Liability: Is It Just Around the Corner?", Trial Lawyer, July, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member


Please click your preferred available date below to submit an 
Appointment Request

 



 

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Phone:973-403-9200
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