Steven W. Kleinman, Partner
Steven Kleinman is a highly experienced attorney who specializes in both public and private sector labor and employment law, municipal and public entity law, and election and campaign finance law. From 2010 through 2017, he served as an in-house Special Counsel and acting County Counsel for Monmouth County, where he was chiefly responsible for handling labor and employment matters involving the County’s 3,000+ employees and more than 25 negotiations units. From April 2007 through December of 2009, he was the City of Hoboken’s Corporation Counsel, and in that capacity argued and won a precedent-setting open public records case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Mason v. Hoboken, 196 N.J. 51 (2008). He started his career in private practice at a large Bergen County law firm from 2002 through 2007.
Steven represents clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC), the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Steven is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and a cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review.
Steven writes and speaks regularly on matters relating to his areas of legal expertise and has been a Trustee to the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) since 2007.
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Wake Forest University, 1996, cum laude
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Third Circuit Court of Appeals