DeCotiis

Christopher J. Turano

Christopher Turano is a partner in the firm's Teaneck office. He joined DeCotiis in 2016 as an associate and he concentrates his practice in litigation, labor and employment law and commercial law.

Mr. Turano’s practice areas include labor and employment law, commercial law, litigation, condemnation, appellate practice, and general civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on defense litigation.  His experience in complex labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation matters involves representing clients in lawsuits involving multi-million dollar New Jersey CEPA whistleblower claims, state and federal discrimination claims, civil rights claims, restrictive covenant disputes, wrongful termination claims, Fair Labor Standards Act collective action wage lawsuits, New Jersey Wage And Hour Law disputes, breach of contract claims (including disputes regarding employment contracts), employee manual disputes, SEC investigations of potential Dodd-Frank Act violations, UCC disputes, foreclosure litigation, partnership disputes, general business litigation and defamation lawsuits involving privacy torts.

Mr. Turano has tried multiple cases to verdict in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, and has argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  In addition, Mr. Turano has extensive experience conducting litigation in federal court, particularly the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  He has second-chaired a condemnation trial in New Jersey Superior Court in which an approximate $10 million verdict was successfully obtained, and has experience frequently arguing procedural and dispositive motions as well as advocating on behalf of clients at proof hearings, mediations and arbitrations.

In addition, Mr. Turano has land use experience, having prepared and filed multiple residential and commercial land use applications with municipal Zoning Boards of Adjustment and Planning Boards.  He has appeared at board hearings throughout New Jersey to advocate on behalf of clients with respect to those projects.  Likewise, Mr. Turano has experience in transactional law drafting, reviewing and analyzing residential and commercial leases, contracts, settlement and release agreements, non-competition agreements.

Mr. Turano received his B.A. in Economics & Business from Lafayette College in 2004, graduating magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007, graduating cum laude, where he was also the Business Editor of the Legislative Bureau Journal.
 
Clerkship:
The Honorable Marie P. Simonelli, J.A.D. – New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division (2007-2008)

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey (2007)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2007)
New York (2008)

Professional Memberships, Associations & Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

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Christopher J. Turano
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Ste.31

Teaneck, NJ 07666
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