12 North Route 17,
P.O. Box 1827
Paramus, New Jersey 07653-1827
Phone: (201)587-0888
Fax: (201)587-8845

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501 Seminary Row
New York, NY 10027
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25 D Main Street
Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802)453-5765
Fax: (802) 329-2100

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We're Turning These Containers into YMCAs
containers New video of Tom Wells and Gwenael Apollon discussing turning the containers into YMCA facilities after the Earthquake.

Christian Health Care Center bolger tribute(CHCC) in Wyckoff proudly honored David F. Bolger and the Bolger Foundation for their legacy of service, leadership, and commitment to the community. Bolger Video Tribute 

Ridgewood YMCA Worldhaiti YMCA Service new video which includes Jim Delia and Tom Wells from our office who are both active.
About Wells, Jaworski, Liebman, Attorneys at Law

WJ&L is a sophisticated New Jersey commercial law firm with substantial expertise in the areas of land use, litigation, real estate, business, corporate & commercial law, and tax, trusts & estate planning. "Our attorneys enjoy strong working relationships with our clients. We are particularly proud of our problem-solving ability and unflappable approach to any challenge. We take our work very seriously but not necessarily ourselves." ~ Tom Wells

The law firm of Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP was initially established in 1986 as a solo practice by Thomas M. Wells, but it rapidly grew and reached its present size within just 5 or 6 years. Fellow Administrative Partner Jim Jaworski joined in 1987, Stuart Liebman in 1990. Other partners, Jim Delia joined the firm in 1993, and Darrell Felsenstein in 1998.

While we have become known for our in-depth experience in New Jersey land use and zoning, we have also developed an excellent reputation for our other areas of practice, all of which have been active since 1986: real estate; business & corporate law; litigation; and tax, trusts and estate planning.

Our client list is a virtual Who's Who of well-known names in New Jersey and New York.  We process most of the biggest land use and zoning applications in Northern New Jersey. Businesses organizations of all sizes (although not companies that are publicly traded) non-profits, and private individuals approach us for legal assistance.

Our financial clients roster speaks volumes about our trustworthiness and diligence:

  • Hudson City Savings Bank
  • Oritani Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Valley National Bank

We also represent local government entities:

  • Glen Rock Zoning Board of Adjustment & Planning Board
  • Hawthorne Board of Adjustment

We have long-term associations with a number of significant New Jersey non-profit organizations including:

  • ArtsPower, Verona, NJ
  • Bergen Community College Foundation, Paramus NJ
  • Bristol Friends of the Arts, Bristol, VT
  • Bristol Downtown Community Partnership, Bristol, VT
  • Children's Aid & Family Services, Paramus, NJ
  • Fritz Behnke Historical Musuem, Paramus NJ
  • Life Opportunities, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Ridgewood Library Foundation, Ridgewood, NJ
  • YMCA of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Ridgewood, NJ

"For over twenty-one years Tom Wells and his associates at Wells, Jaworski & Liebman have represented our agency on a host of matters. Their responsiveness, caring and breadth of expertise is first rate as is their grasp of the unique dynamics of the non-profit sector. Whether the issue is estate and trusts, real estate matters, employment or general liability their guidance and counsel have been rock solid. The peace-of-mind provided by having a quality firm upon which to rely is priceless. That we are a non-profit and a relatively modest client and we have the level of service we receive is extraordinary and speaks volumes to this firm's commitment to the community and our sector. I am grateful to Tom and all the staff at WJ&L for their many years of counsel, their generous support of vulnerable children and families as donors, as partners in building a stronger community and also as friends."

Roberts Jones, PH.D., President and CEO of Children's Aid and Family Services, a $17 Million Dollar not-for-profit operation with 250 employees and 800 volunteers serving Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Morris Counties with headquarters in Paramus, New Jersey

The attorneys at Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP have a broad range of interests and substantial involvement in civic and non-profit matters in their communities, and Tom Wells, Jim Jaworski, and Stuart Liebman are all active Rotarians. The Rotarian’s “4 way test” is illustrative of these three partners’ philosophy towards business and life:

In addition, Tom Wells has substantial expertise in forming new non-profits, and in particular, foundations. He has, on many occasions, donated his services and the firm covered the costs of setting up a new 501(c)(3) and remained on the board in the organization’s initial year.

Tom Wells has set up a foundation of his own with the help and support of friends and clients. It is called the Wells Mountain Foundation and it provides support in developing nations in the areas of literacy, the arts and education.  WMF currently has projects in five countries and scholarship students in Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Macedonia, and Haiti.

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