Vincent E. Gentile, P.C.

Background and Experience

After retiring from 25 years as a partner at an AmLaw 100 law firm, Vince founded his own law firm to offer high quality, cost effective legal solutions to individuals and closely-held businesses. Vince has for many years been a top-rated litigator, consistently listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, in Best Lawyers in New Jersey, including for Bet the Company Litigation, and rated in the topmost tier (AV Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell. Since 2001 he has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a designation held by fewer than 2% of New Jersey attorneys. He also serves as a commercial arbitrator for the AAA and for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer County. He has frequently written and spoken on issues of litigation procedure, damages and evidence.

He has also served for many years as a court-appointed mediator and arbitrator in the New Jersey state courts. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court, to review and resolve claims of misconduct against New Jersey state judges. He has also served on the District VII Fee Arbitration Panel and the District VIII Ethics Committee and has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to conduct attorney ethics investigations.

Between 1983 and 1989, Vince was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey. From 1986-1989 he served as Chief of the Civil Division, including under then U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Alito, Jr. While serving as an AUSA, Vince received several DOJ Distinguished Service Awards and Special Commendation Awards. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for a judge on New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, and then worked as a litigation associate at a large New York law firm.

Vince serves or has served as a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and as a Master of the Mercer County Inn of Court. He has published and spoken on issues of shareholder liability, valuation, damages as well as on issues of federal practice and procedure.

Vince has counseled and litigated on behalf of many privately-held companies and their owners in a wide range of industries, including transportation, retail, construction, manufacturing, technology, and financial and consulting services. He has represented companies and individuals on claims of breach of oral and written contracts, fraud, misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and conversion, as well as statutory claims, including those brought under consumer fraud statutes, ERISA and RICO. Much of his experience has been with business disputes over ownership, governance and valuation issues. While negotiating a favorable settlement of such disputes is often the best course, where negotiation is not possible, Vince has also litigated those disputes in court, in arbitration proceedings and on appeal. View a descriptive listing of his experience in particular cases.

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