About Us

Representing Employees in Employment-Related Matters

Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. is a team of well-rounded attorneys, many with decades-long careers, who craft creative and thoughtful solutions in their representation of employees, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

We are a New York and New Jersey employment law firm, with an emphasis on claims involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, family and medical leaves and employment contracts.

Advising Small Businesses in Commercial Matters

We also provide counsel to small businesses and entrepreneurs in all aspects of their endeavors, including the sale, expansion and purchase of businesses. These two principal areas of our practice naturally intersect, and our clients frequently benefit from the collaboration of attorneys in both practice areas.

Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. also provides mediation services and appellate law representation. Additionally, attorneys at our firm advise and represent clients in family law and estate and tax planning matters.

High-Quality Legal Advice in Employment and Business Law

Many of our attorneys have been recognized in our profession. Five of the firm’s attorneys, Elliot Baumgart, David Ben-Asher, Jonathan Nirenberg, Harold Rabner and S. Robert Allcorn have been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® -- four of them for over 25 years. Likewise, four of our attorneys, Elliot Baumgart (2009-present), David Ben-Asher (2006-present), Jonathan I. Nirenberg (2017 and a "Rising Star" from 2011-2013) and Omar A. Lopez (a "Rising Star" from 2017 to present), have been included in Thomson Reuters’ New Jersey Super Lawyers list regarding employment law. In addition, Martindale-Hubbell's® rating program lists our firm as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the Northeast United States. Information about the methodology for section process is available, respectively, on the Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

At its core, our firm is about relationships. Our attorneys strive to create an inviting environment whether advising a client who has been the victim of sexual harassment or disability discrimination, assisting a partnership in a joint venture, or providing guidance to a client embroiled in an emotional divorce.

Commitment to Representing Employees and Entrepreneurs

Clients rely on the attorneys at our New Jersey employment law firm for the drive and perseverance they provide and the results they produce in employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and other employment-related cases, as well as in our comprehensive representation of entrepreneurs and small businesses in corporate and commercial matters. From our office in Upper Montclair, our firm serves all of New Jersey and also represents clients employed in New York. We welcome you to read about some of our most significant cases.

Tenacious in Litigation, Effective in Negotiation and Compassionate with Clients

We represent employees regarding New Jersey and New York employment law matters at various junctures, including before they commence employment, when they have disputes or concerns while on the job, when they are preparing to leave a position, and after they have been wrongfully fired or otherwise left their jobs. In each instance, our attorneys craft practical and creative solutions to achieve our clients' monetary and career objectives.

Our attorneys provide executives and others in senior positions with sophisticated legal advice concerning the implications of complex employment issues, including issues involving equity, incentive compensation, and bonuses. We represent employees, including at the most senior levels, in contract negotiations, including negotiations in which equity in the company is (or should be) involved. We engage in litigation and negotiation to enforce employee and shareholder rights, as well as to obtain relief from non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.

In addition to handling employment law litigation, mediation and arbitration, our attorneys are experienced at representing employees who have employment law appeals. In fact, our lawyers have participated in numerous significant and precedent-setting cases.

Contact Us

For more information or to contact us to schedule a consultation we welcome you to contact us online or call us at (973) 744-4000.