Herbert C. Klein is Of Counsel in the Firm's Newark, NJ office and is a member of the Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Practice Group. A former Congressman, Mr. Klein has had a long and distinguished career in government and public service, law and business.
In the public sector, Mr. Klein served on the House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology during his tenure as a United States Congressman. He has played key roles in legislation involving interstate banking and the closure of the Resolution Trust Corporation, which re-established the financial integrity of the Savings and Thrift Industry.
Mr. Klein served in the New Jersey Assembly, where he was Associate Majority Leader and drafted legislation creating the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Mr. Klein also served as an official election monitor for parliamentary elections in the former Yugoslavia and the Ukraine.
In the private sector, Mr. Klein is a leader in the business. In 1961, he co-founded the First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey, a publicly traded real estate investment company and the first of its kind in the State. Mr. Klein has served as principal and in management roles in more than 25 private real estate firms.
Mr. Klein is a leading trial lawyer, having tried more than 1,000 cases in state and federal courts, including dozens of appeals in the State Supreme Court and Appellate Division.
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- Laganella vs. Braen, in which Mr. Klein won the largest jury verdict awarded an individual in this state at that time.
- Frugis vs. Board of Education of Elmwood Park, focusing on student rights.