Bernd Hefele, Esq.

“The firm embraces a pro-active philosophy, which holds that through proper planning, most legal issues can be avoided or at least minimized. However, once legal disputes and/or litigation arise, the firm shifts its focus and utilizes our resources to provide all services required for successful resolution.”


The founder of the firm has been practicing law for 23 years. Mr. Hefele received a Bachelor of Arts in Colby College in 1984 majoring in Economics/Business. He graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1987 and thereafter completed a clerkship with the Honorable Herbert S. Alderman J.S.C. focusing on civil litigation. In 1994, Mr. Hefele received his MBA from Columbia Business School focusing on the legal aspects of corporate strategic planning. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey and practices before the New Jersey State Courts and Federal Courts.

Mr. Hefele is also fluent in German, representing various multi-national clients.

His areas of practice include:

  • Business Law and Corporate Law
  • Land Use Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Wills, Estates and Trusts