Justin Jacobs

Specialties Include:

  • General Business Counsel
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Business Transactions Review

Justin is a business lawyer who serves as outside general counsel to multiple companies. He has extensive experience helping clients navigate complex commercial disputes arising in a wide range of industries, including in the financial services, media, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, construction, and retail sectors. In the entertainment realm, Justin has represented famous musicians such as Steely Dan and Nile Rodgers in high-profile litigations. Whether he is representing a Fortune 500 company or a local small business, Justin’s diligence and thoughtful preparation are hallmarks of his approach to advocacy.

Justin also routinely advises clients with respect to business transactions, including: asset purchase agreements, membership transfer agreements, restrictive covenants, commercial leases and franchise agreements. In each instance, Justin analyzes the unique circumstances of the transaction, tailors the provisions of the agreement to meet his client’s objectives, identifies potential risks, and breaks down complex issues so that his client can make informed business decisions.

Justin is well respected in the legal community. Every year since 2015, Justin has been selected by New Jersey Monthly Magazine to the Super Lawyers list as a New Jersey “Rising Star” in Business Litigation Law (Ranking Methodology). Since 2017,  Justin has earned the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in Complex Business Litigation, Business Litigation and Civil Practice. This rating signifies that Justin’s reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards (Ranking Methodology). No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

When Justin is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family at Shongum Lake, mentoring students through the Student/Partner Alliance (a non-profit organization that matches in-need students with mentors and scholarships to private high schools), and hiking/skiing.


  • Hofstra Law School, J.D., 2009 (Hofstra Law Review and Moot Court)
  • Vassar College, B.A., 2006

State Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
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There's a reason our attorneys repeatedly have earned prestigious designations and the respect of colleagues and adversaries alike.

Justin is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares… Read More

I am quite pleased with the work done by [Doug]….; [he has] been responsive, timely, and [he] put a focus on quality and accuracy.

- E.S. (employment attorney) | Read Full Review

Justin is extremely bright, articulate, tenacious, creative, insightful and a gifted writer.

I am happy with Doug’s representation. I really appreciate that he’s willing to spend time and get into the weeds with me.

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Over the time I worked with Justin, I was very impressed by his intelligence, hard work, and sound judgment. Justin’s adaptability, humility, integrity, and dedication to clients was impressive. His… Read More

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Justin is an extremely proficient attorney, with an ability to truly connect with both colleagues and clients. He is a hard worker, who produces excellent work product in a timely… Read More

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