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Howard A. Matalon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Summit, NJ

OlenderFeldman LLP
422 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908-964-2424
Fax: 908-810-6631
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Employee Benefits, Employment Litigation: Defense


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Howard A. Matalon is an employment law attorney and partner at the law firm of OlenderFeldman LLP in Summit, New Jersey with over 30 years of experience in his fields of expertise. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, he assists businesses to chart a way forward by guiding them in matters such as hiring and termination, benefits and compensation, work environment under federal and state laws, executive and workforce training, and other employment and human resource matters.

Mr. Matalon pursued his Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in philosophy and Latin and graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University in 1988. He then attended the Boston University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1991. He qualified to practice in New Jersey the same year and later in New York.

A respected attorney for the past three decades, Mr. Matalon has an impressive track record and offers thoughtfully tailored solutions to his clients. He is certified as a “Professional in Human Resources” by the HR Certification Institute, a premier credentialing organization for the human resource profession.  Howard is also distinguished by the fact that he is a true 360 Employment attorney, representing both businesses and career executives, in order to maximize human capital asset value for mutual benefit.

Before partnering with his current law firm, Mr. Matalon served as a judicial clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan B. Handler. He later worked at several other New Jersey law firms where he gained extensive employment litigation experience. He represented employers in cases pertaining to ADA, ADEA, wage and hour issues, Equal Pay Act and ERISA. 

As an outside counsel, Mr. Matalon also assisted small- and medium-sized private businesses with regulatory compliance, licensing and nondisclosure agreements.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 30%Employee Benefits
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Howard A. Matalon

First Admitted: 1991, New Jersey

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Note Editor of the Boston University Law Review
  • As states begin to relax their business restrictions in anticipation of an eventual resumption of normal operations, employers must make critical decisions now as to the focus of the enterprise as well as the reintegration of its employees in a post COVID world.  Indeed, the former consideration may require wholesale restructuring of the business, as its “virtual footprint” becomes the principal means of generating revenue and managing the workforce. Returning employees to work presents equally important business considerations that will require the introduction of new best practices in the form of a workforce reintegration plan to prepare employees for a successful and safe return.  This proactive plan will necessarily include policies and procedures aimed at compliance with the new Covid-19 legal requirements mandated by federal and state law, as well as to adjust and adapt the workforce and the workplace environment to the new health and safety concerns and conditions of a post-pandemic business, Developing Reintegration Policies, All, 2019


  • NJ Biz article concerning the way in which business owners need to adapt to the changing environment of COVID-19., Making the Lockdown Count, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Banking

Educational Background

  • Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts with summa cum laude, 1988

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certified by the HR Institute, 2019


Bar/Professional Activity

  • Entrepreneur's Organization -- Governance Chair, 2021
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Industry Groups

  • Advertising
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Technology Services
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Office Location for Howard A. Matalon

422 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 908-964-2424

Fax: 908-810-6631

Last Updated: 6/1/2022

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