Glenn Kazlow is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee and serves as its general counsel and administrative partner. With 30 years of experience litigating corporate, commercial, environment and trust and estate matters, Glenn is an aggressive advocate with a practical approach. His practice encompasses a broad range of matters in the state and federal courts, including shareholder disputes, environmental cost recovery actions, unfair competition claims, contract disputes and estate and fiduciary contests.
Glenn has played a prominent role in representing various corporate and individual clients, including:
- The President of a generic pharmaceutical company in defending a shareholder class action in Federal Court;
- A minority shareholder of a Delaware corporation in a matter in which he persuaded a New Jersey court to afford the client the protections of New Jersey's minority shareholder laws;
- Several land owners whose properties were contaminated by former owners and operators in which he was able to obtain seven figure settlements to clean up the properties;
- Family members and other intended beneficiaries whose rights to inherit estate assets were affected by wills that were the product of either undue influence or a lack of capacity by the testator;
- Various real estate brokers whose commissions were not recognized despite their efforts in being the procuring cause of the transaction; and
- A prominent New Jersey law firm sued for breach of privacy for a pleading it filed with the Superior Court.
Glenn's more notable cases include:
- Printing Mart-Morristown v. Sharp Electronics Corp., et al., 116 N.J. 739 (1989) - A seminal New Jersey Supreme Court decision defining unfair competition and defamation claims in business disputes and signaling to trial courts to approach with great caution motions to dismiss complaints for failure to state claims upon which relief may be granted.
- Miriam V. Conway, et al. v. DialAmerica Marketing, Inc., et al., No. BER-C-116-08 (N.J.Super Ct. Ch. Div. Sept 30, 2008) - In an important shareholder rights case, the New Jersey Superior Court determined that New Jersey's oppressed minority shareholder statute protected the minority shareholder of a Delaware Corporation because New Jersey's protections were broader than Delaware law and New Jersey had more significant relationships to the parties than Delaware. In essence, the plaintiff was able to overcome the presumption that courts are to apply the law of the company's state of incorporation.
- Strategic Alliance Partners, LLC v. Dress Barn, Inc. and Dunnigan Realty, LLC, 386 F.Supp.2d 312 (2005) - The Court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint seeking a real estate commission on the sale of a warehouse despite the fact that the defendant had not entered into a written brokerage agreement with plaintiff. The Court determined that under New York law an oral agreement was enforceable and plaintiff had sufficient facts to establish that it was the procuring cause of the sale by having introduced defendant to the idea of acquiring the building despite the fact that defendant was a current tenant in the building.
He has served as a lecturer in the areas of civil litigation procedure and damage analysis in commercial actions for New Jersey's Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has also lectured before the National Bond Claims Association on the topic of fidelity bonds, the Bergen County Bar Association on the topic of minority shareholder oppression actions and the New York City Bar Association on the topic of ethical issues involving litigation and social media. Glenn has also been published in the New Jersey Law Journal on the topics of a new business’s ability to establish damages and the need for New Jersey to adopt a statute permitting individuals to seek a declaration from the Court before they die that their Wills are valid, so as to avoid speculation after death. He has also served as a court-appointed corporate fiscal agent.
Glenn has been awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher of the premier directory of legal professionals. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in New Jersey and New York Super Lawyers in business litigation and Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Glenn graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.
EducationRutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., 1985University of Maryland, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1985U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1985U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1985U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2007District of Columbia (inactive), 2010New York, 2010
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Glenn Kazlow discusses how the selection of 3E from Thomson Reuters Elite aligns with Cole Schotz's vision of the future
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Glenn Kazlow speaks highly of Leonard Garth who after half of a century on the Third Circuit, dies at 95
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Glenn Kazlow was quoted in "The 2016 Midsize Hot List"
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Glenn Kazlow was quoted in an article titled, "Tight Market, Year-End Crunch Clouding Fiscal Outlooks in NJ"
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Glenn Kazlow spoke on the panel of the ALM New Jersey Law Journal’s annual Managing Partner BreakfastAttorney Speaking: Glenn R. KazlowNovember 9, 2016
Ethics for Litigators: Know The Law! Ethics in Litigation Involving Social MediaAttorney Speaking: Glenn R. KazlowMay 20, 2014
Commerce Magazine October 15, 2015Glenn R. Kazlow
Private Wealth February 26, 2014Glenn R. Kazlow, Christopher P. Massaro and Michael R. Yellin
NJLJ December 19, 2013Glenn R. Kazlow, Christopher P. Massaro and Michael R. Yellin