Richard J. Lambert

Top rated business & corporate attorney in Paramus, New Jersey

Dunn Lambert LLC
Richard J. Lambert
Dunn Lambert LLC

Practice Areas: Business & corporate, Mergers & acquisitions, Closely held business

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1980

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014, 2023

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Dunn Lambert LLC

The Atrium - East 80 Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652 Visit website


Richard J. Lambert is a founding partner of Dunn Lambert, L.L.C., in Paramus, New Jersey. As a business lawyer, he represents small to mid-size businesses, and their owners and executives as an outside legal counsel on a variety of matters, including business formation and organization, contracts, employment law, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and trademarks. He also provides representation in alternative dispute resolution in business disputes.

Mr. Lambert received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1979. Having worked for several prestigious law firms in New York and New Jersey, he is known for his professional experience and in-depth knowledge of business and commercial law.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lambert served as the Chaiman of the Foundation for Free Enterprise, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey. He is also a member of the New Jersey and American bar associations. He is a frequent lecturer and author on business law topics.

Mr. Lambert is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Practice areas

Business/corporate, Mergers & acquisitions, Closely held business
  • 50% Business/corporate
  • 30% Mergers & acquisitions
  • 20% Closely held business

First Admitted: 1980, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Joint Ventures: Strategic Alliances", Commerce Magazine, July, 1986
  • "Joint Ventures: Negotiating Pitfalls and Opportunities", Commerce Magazine, August, 1986
  • "Setting Prices: Introduction to Robinson - Patman Price Discrimination", Commerce Magazine, October, 1986
  • "Marketing and Distribution Law: How to Avoid Litigation and Use the Law as a Management Tool", Commerce Magazine, December, 1986
  • Developed and Moderated, "Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions of Privately - Held Companies" New Jersey ICLE Seminar, Dec. 1990
  • "Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business," Annual Workshop Presentations/Small Business Development Center, Kean College, 1990 - Present
  • "How to Maximize the Value of Your Business and Exit on Your Own Terms", The Geneva Companies, November 1, 1994
  • "Selling a Business for the Most Profit": Jointly Sponsored with Rutgers University and The Geneva Companies, May 1, 1996, August 15, 1997, August 14, 2001, August 16, 2001, August 23, 2001, February 28, 2002, March 12, 2002, March 13, 2002
  • "Selling Your Business for the Most Profit, How... When... and Why", Jointly Sponsored with U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Geneva Companies, March 13, 1997
  • "Legal Aspects of Buying a Business" Workshop Presentations for the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, Kean College, 1995
  • Speaker, "Employment Law Issues for Data Processing Professionals", Data Processing Management Association, 1990
  • Speaker, "Wrongful Discharge and Other Current Employment Law Issues", National Association of Accountants, Morris-Essex Chapter, 1990
  • Speaker, "Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants" Seminar Presentation, Employment Law Council, 1990
  • Speaker, "The Impact of Environmental Law on Commercial Lending" Seminar Presentation, First Fidelity Bank, 1990
  • Speaker, "Employment Law: Current Issues", Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, 1990
  • Speaker, "Wrongful Discharge", Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources, 1991
  • Speaker, "Seventy Cents Does Not Equal a Dollar - The Earnings Gap", Business and Professional Women Association, Berkeley Hgts. Chap., 1991
  • Speaker, "Negotiation", New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Middlesex Chap., 1991
  • Speaker, "Legal Liability of Consulting Chemists", Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, 1991
  • Speaker, "What It's Worth: Valuing Your Business" Seminar Presentation, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, 1991
  • Speaker, "Legal Liability Concerns of Mechanical Engineers", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Management Chapter, 1991
  • Speaker, "Effect of 1986 Tax Reform Act on Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists", Venture Association of New Jersey, 1986
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees - Foundation for Free Enterprise, 2004 - 2006
  • Chairman, Advisory Board to the Village School for Children, Inc., 1988 - 1989
  • Wyckoff Recreation Dept.: Coach of Boys Soccer, Baseball & Basketball, 1990 - 1999
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University, New York, New York, B.A., Communication Arts, Dean's List, 1973
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1980
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, 2022
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Free Enterprise
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • Chairperson, Essex County Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee, 1989 - 1990
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1979 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association, 1979 - Present

Office location for Richard J. Lambert

The Atrium - East 80 Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: 201-291-0700


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