Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello A Professional Corporation

Law Firm in Bernardsville, NJ
Banking, Business, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Corporate and General Civil Litigation

About This Firm

Since 1978 Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, P.C. has been helping clients to find the most logical and sensible legal solutions. We are a general practice law firm designed and structured for the expert handling of sophisticated business transactions and litigated matters while maintaining the kind of close client relationships difficult at large firms. We are dedicated to providing quality legal services to our clients quickly, effectively and economically.

We listen attentively to your concerns, clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies and share our in-depth knowledge of the area of the law in which you need help. Our attorneys take pride in solving your cases and meeting your legal needs in ways that satisfy you.

Our attorneys are known and recognized by the legal community for their integrity and legal talent. The firm is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for its professionalism and ethics.

Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, P.C. can help you with legal matters related to:

-Appellate law

-Administrative Law


-Civil litigation

-Criminal litigation


-Creditors' rights

-Estate planning

-General civil and business practice with emphasis on banking

-Land use law

-Legislative matters

-Municipal law

-Real estate

-Regulatory issues

-Trials and appeals

Our commitment to our clients is our number one priority. Our attorneys are precise and winning litigators, dedicated to providing you with unsurpassed personal attention from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case.

Areas of Law

  • General Civil and Business Practice with emphasis in Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Administrative
  • Corporate
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Municipal
  • Legislative
  • Regulatory
  • Land Use Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trials and Appeals.

Overall Client Rating

in Administrative Law, Business Law and Contracts
5.0 out of 5.0

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  • Recommended by 1 Client
  • Last reviewed on 08/16/10
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Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello A Professional Corporation
150 Morristown Road, Suite 105,
Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2626


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 150 Morristown Road, Suite 105,
Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2626


Office Hours
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