Stuart L. Pachman

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Harvard University, L.L.B., 1961
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1958
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Stuart Pachman is the author of Title 14A Corporations, which he updates regularly and is recognized as an authority on corporate law in New Jersey. The book and his Law Review articles have been cited by New Jersey and federal courts as well as courts in other jurisdictions. Stuart focuses on counseling businesses, non-profit corporations and their officers; drafting complex and unusual agreements that successfully memorialize the business deal reached by the parties; structuring transactions; guiding business formations and breakups; advising executives on day-to-day issues including those involving employees, borrowings, and litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He has also served as a court-appointed officer in business disputes.


Stuart has written for the Seton Hall Law Review on "Corporations Evenly Divided: Judicial Remedies for Equal Shareholders," "Accountants and Restrictive Covenants: The Client Commodity" and "Divorce Corporate Style: Dissension, Oppression and Commercial Morality."

In addition, Stuart has written the following:


  • Casey v. Brennan, 344 N.J. Super. 83 (App. Div. 2001)
  • Balsamides v. Protameen Chemicals, 160 N.J. 352 (S. Ct. N.J. 1999)
  • In re Miller's Estate, 90 N.J. 210 (S. Ct. N.J. 1982)
  • Sorentino v. Family and Children's Society, 74 N.J. 313 (S. Ct. N.J. 1977)
  • Hoeganaes Corp. v. Director of Division of Taxation, 145 N.J. Super. 352 (App. Div. 1976)
  • In re Adoption of a child by R.D., 127 N.J. Super. 311 (App. Div. 1974)
  • In re Hoffman, 63 N.J. 69 (S. Ct. N.J. 1973)
  • Vornado, Inc v. Hyland, 77 N.J. 347 (S. Ct. N.J. 1973)
  • Affiliated Distillers Brands Corp. v. Sills, 60 N.J. 342 (S. Ct. N.J. 1972)
  • Application of Summit and Elizabeth Trust Co., 111 N.J. Super. 154 (App. Div. 1970)
  • Red Devil Tools v. Tip Top Brush Co., 50 N.J. 563 (S. Ct. N.J. 1967)
  • St. John's Greek Catholic Church v. Fedak, 96 N.J. Super. 556 (App. Div. 1967)


In 2015 Stuart received the New Jersey Law Journal’s first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. He was among 25 distinguished attorneys and judges that the Law Journal chose who have “helped to shape the law in New Jersey, whether through their work on the bench, assisting those in need of legal services, building a firm or any other means.”


Stuart served as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association from 1993 to 1999 and is a former Chair and a Director Emeritus of its Business Law Section and a member of the Equity Jurisprudence Committee. Stuart has been peer review rated as AV Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized by his peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Corporate Law, and as among the Best Lawyers in America; he was also named the "Newark Area's Best Lawyer" in corporate law in 2010. Stuart was given the New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award in 2010 "for his outstanding efforts in assisting the New Jersey State Bar Association to suggest and urge reforms in the law; aid in the administration of justice; and maintain the honor and integrity of the legal profession."  Additionally, Stuart was recognized as a Top Legal Leader in New York and New Jersey by ALM for 2015.