Steven B. Fuerst Partner and Co-chair, Business Divorce Practice

New Jersey
T 973.597.2360 | F 973.597.2361

Steven brings substantial experience as a general counsel and business advisor representing closely held business organizations and their owners to his work in a wide array of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health care, environmental consulting, professional services firms, real estate, telecommunications, wholesale distribution, and retail sales. He is particularly well-versed in mergers and acquisitions and in business divorces. His efforts have included the disposition of assets in many U.S. states as well as numerous countries, including India, China, and Egypt.

Formerly Chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Real Estate Practice Group, Steven has an extensive understanding of real estate development, financing, leasing, conveyancing, foreclosure, and receiverships. He also has an interest in public-private partnerships.

Representative Engagements

Represented management in the corporate restructuring of a multinational company wherein the interests of the preferred stockholders was converted to common stock, and additional stock issued to management to effectuate a change of control and effective management takeover of the corporation.
Represented a minority stockholder who was also the corporate president in extricating himself from the corporation, and in establishing a related business.
Represented foreign entity in the disposition of United States real estate interests and the resolution of stock ownership of Egyptian corporation.
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Earn-Outs: Bridge the Gap, With Caution
BNA: Mergers and Acquisitions Law Report, June 2009
Steven Fuerst, Nicholas San Filippo
Recent Court Decisions Limits Powers of Local Land Authorities
New Jersey Law Journal, April 20, 2009
Steven Fuerst
Am I Handcuffed to My Business Partner?
Bloomberg Law Reports, March 23, 2009
Steven Fuerst, Nicholas San Filippo, Lloyd Jeglikowski
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Press Mentions

Chris Porrino and Steven Fuerst discuss the topic of "Small Business Divorce" in a Bloomberg Law Podcast. , Bloomberg Law , July 23, 2010
Steven B. Fuerst is highlighted for being named the Somerset County Bar Association's 2009 Professional Lawyer of the Year. , Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , November 2, 2009
Steven Fuerst comments on how current economic factors can contribute to problems between business partners and lead to business divorce. , American Express Small Business Open Forum , October 7, 2009

Related Areas

Business Divorce
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate


University of Pennsylvania Law School ( J.D. , 1970 )
Wharton School of Finance and Business ( B.S. , 1967 ) , honors in Economics

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
District of Columbia


  • President, Somerset County Park Commission - led a complete revision of real estate and employment policies and procedures in 2007 and 2008 (2007-2014)
  • Appointee, Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee (2006-2010)
  • President, Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing (1989-2000)
  • Chair, Shared Services Committee, Somerset Alliance for the Future (1996 to 1998); Treasurer (1997-1998)
  • Former president of the Somerset County Bar Association (1983-1984)
  • Former president and member of the Board of Trustees, Central New Jersey Jewish Home for the Aged
  • Founding Board Member, Somerset County Special Olympics
  • Major, USAR
  • Assistant Deputy Public Defender of the State of New Jersey (1975-1977)