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ATTORNEY PROFILES

Robert E. Landel, Esq.

Currently handles matters in the following areas: Family Law (including Divorce, Custody and Support issues,) Land Use (including Planning and Zoning Board Applications), Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Local Government Law and Criminal and Municipal Court matters.

Mr. Landel graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law in 1992 and Syracuse University in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Landel was previously associated with the firm Hook, Torack & Smith in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey where he concentrated in the area of Family Law and general litigation.

Mr. Landel is currently the Township Attorney for the Township of Wyckoff and the Attorney for the Borough of Allendale’s Zoning Board Adjustment. Mr. Landel has previously served as Prosecutor and Planning Board Attorney for the Township of Wyckoff.

Mr. Landel is currently a member of the New Jersey State and Bergen County Bar Associations and is an active volunteer with the Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program.

Ari-Bernstein

Ari G. Bernstein, Esq.

Ari G. Bernstein has over 18 years of experience in the areas of Business and Corporate Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Estate Planning and Administration, Employment Law and Civil Litigation.

Mr. Bernstein graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and Pace University School of Law in 1992. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars.

Mr. Bernstein counsels corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies in every stage, from formation to dissolution, assisting those entities with financing, restructuring, tax aspects and organizational governance. He also has extensive experience in employment law related issues including the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, severance agreements and employment litigation.

Mr. Bernstein has worked extensively in all aspects of real estate.  Mr. Bernstein counsels clients with leasing, acquisitions, sales and financing of commercial and residential properties. His clients include national retailers, land developers, owners of industrial and office properties, and commercial real estate brokers. His responsibilities regularly include the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, leases, notes, mortgages and related documents for commercial (including office, industrial, warehouse and retail) and residential properties. Additionally, he serves as legal counsel for numerous condominium associations throughout New Jersey.

Mr. Bernstein’s practice includes all phases of probate, including estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. He counsels individuals and families in planning for the orderly transition and disposition of their assets with the least tax consequences to the family and beneficiaries.

Mr. Bernstein has extensive experience in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury matters, including wrongful death litigation, automobile accidents, traumatic brain injury, motorcycle accidents and slip and fall accidents.

Ari Bernstein is a Councilman in Allendale, New Jersey.

Joseph G. Kalosieh

Joseph G. Kalosieh, Esq.

Joseph G. Kalosieh, Esq. concentrates in the areas of general taxation and IRS disputes, estate planning (including Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts and Powers of Attorney), estate administration, Elder Law and business planning (including formations, Buy-Sell, Employment and Partnership Agreements). Mr. Kalosieh also handles residential real estate transactions.

Mr. Kalosieh graduated from New York University ‘s Graduate Law Program with an LL.M. degree in Taxation in 1993, from Rutgers University School of Law in 1992 and from Fordham University in 1989.

Mr. Kalosieh is a former Member of the law firm of Kalosieh & Kalosieh in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Mr. Kalosieh is admitted in the States of New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations, a member of the NJBA Tax and Probate Sections, the NYBA Probate Section and the Bergen County Bar Association.

 

Edward V. Torack

Edward V. Torack, JSC (Ret.)

EDUCATION & JUDICIAL SERVICE
Judge Edward V. Torack practiced law for over 33 years prior to his appointment to the NJ Superior Court bench in January 1996. He is a 1962 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and obtained his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1959. In 2003, he was granted a Fordham Law School Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has served in the Bergen Vicinage Family Division since his appointment. He retired from the Bench in August 2008. He has served as Acting Presiding Judge, Family Division, in the Bergen Vicinage. During his tenure, he primarily resolved FM dissolution matters along with pre and post judgment motions. He has been an active participant in the Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court and the Bergen County Family Bench/Bar Committee. He has mentored many judges prior to and under the Comprehensive Judicial Orientation Program for newly assigned Family Part judges. He served on the faculty at the Annual Judicial College.

MEDIATION TRAINING
Judge Torack has been instrumental in settling thousands of family litigation cases during his tenure as a career Family Judge and in his mediation practice. He has been trained in family mediation skill, having met the requirements set forth in the New Jersey Court Rules. He has been approved by the Joint Credentialing Committee of the Supreme Court CDR Committee and the Supreme Court Practice Committee. He has been placed on court approved rosters in several counties.

LAW PRACTICE
As an attorney, he served on the Supreme Court District IIA Ethics Committee for Bergen County, as a Municipal Court Judge and Municipal Attorney for various municipalities in Bergen County over a period of 33 years. He engaged in general practice, with emphasis on municipal and land use law, family law, real estate, wills, estates, corporate partnerships, and has extensive litigation experience in state courts, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts on the trial and appellate level.

JUDGE EDWARD V. TORACK (RET.)
Retired Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court is acting Of Counsel to LANDEL, BERNSTEIN & KALOSIEH, LLP and specializes in providing independent and responsive alternate dispute resolution,mediation and arbitration services in the area of family law to the Bar, Bench and the Public.