Author Archive | Thomas M. Wells

WJ&L and Our Banks

We have the good fortune to represent a number of the area’s premier financial institutions including Hudson City Savings Bank, Valley National Bank, Commerce Bank, Citibank and Oritani Savings Bank. Banks need lawyers too, and our firm works in the areas of contract and lease negotiations, land use approvals, employment matters, litigation, and the like […]

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Business Succession

“Business succession” are words, that when properly understood, leave many an able business person trembling in anticipation, and in many cases, in some level of denial. Many business owners prefer to avoid the issue of what will happen when they no longer wish to run their business for as long as possible. The problems of […]

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“Life Dot Com”

Several times in human history, radical change has come during a relatively short period. Consider the Industrial Revolution from 1780 to 1830. However, as we contemplate the “internet revolution” now underway and the change in the affairs of mankind that is likely to occur in the next 50 year period, it is tempting to want […]

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Constructive Lawyering

When I was in law school, Carol and I rented an apartment in a two-family house from a couple who were both lawyers. Not only did both husband and wife practice law, but it seemed like all their friends were lawyers or law students. Our first holiday season at this apartment, the couple invited us […]

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