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A Diverse and Respected Law Firm serving Communities Throughout Sussex County and Northern New Jersey

At Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, LLC, we are a full service law firm that helps individuals, families and business across northern NJ with domestic disputes, work injuries, estate planning, and financial and business matters.

Our experienced New Jersey attorneys do not simply share office space with one another. We have built a strong, cohesive team that has the diverse skills and unique experiences to help you resolve your legal problems. We work together, combining our unique insights, experiences, immense legal knowledge and skills to provide all of our clients with the thorough legal advice and well-rounded representation that they deserve. If you need legal assistance, please take action and call us today at 973-383-3233.

Our History of Providing High Quality Legal Representation

We have a proven track record of success in northern New Jersey. Our firm has deep ties to the region; since we first opened in 1964, we have stood on the Square in Newton, proudly serving
individuals and businesses. Over the years, we have maintained strong relationships with our clients. Indeed, many of the clients we have represented have referred their friends and family members to us. We believe this is the highest form of compliment that any law firm can receive.

Above all else, our firm is committed to doing everything we can to continue to justify the confidence our clients have in us. When we take on a new client, their legal issue always gets
the undivided, personalized attention that their case deserves and requires. The bottom line: Our
experienced New Jersey attorneys are all about getting results. We always look for the cost effective legal solutions that best suit our clients’ needs and desires. When possible, we help our clients look for efficient, collaborative solutions, but we are also always ready to fight aggressively.

The Communities We Serve

Over the five decades of our firm’s history, we have served individuals, families and businesses in virtually every corner of northern New Jersey. Today, we offer top notch legal services to clients throughout the whole region. Indeed, from our office in the heart of Newton, we serve all of the counties, cities and towns of northern New Jersey, including:

  • Sussex County: Vernon, Sparta Township, Newton, Hopatcong, Wantage Township, Byram Township, Hardyston Township.
  • Morris County: Parsippany, Randolph, Mount Olive, Ledgewood, Rockaway Township, Montville, Jefferson, Dover, Morristown.
  • Warren County: Phillipsburg, Hackettstown, Hardwick Township, Blairstown, Mansfield Township.
  • Passaic County: Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Wayne, West Milford, Hawthorne.
  • Bergen County: Hackensack, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Englewood, Bergenfield, Paramus, Cliffside Park, Ridgewood, Lodi, Mahwah.
  • Hunterdon County: Raritan Township, Readington, Clinton Township, Union Township, Lebanon Township.
  • Essex County: East Orange, Bloomfield, Irvington, West Orange, Montclair, Belleville, Orange, Livingston.
  • Somerset County: Franklin Township, Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township, Bernards Township, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield.
  • Middlesex County: Edison, Woodbridge, Old Bridge, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Piscataway.

The Legal Services We Provide

Family Law and Divorce

Our compassionate New Jersey family law team fully understands how sensitive all family law issues can be. Whether your case involves your and your spouse, your children, your home, your money or even your pets, we know how to help you protect your legal rights and financial interests.

Of course, our team also knows one of the most important aspects of family law service: Helping our clients preserve their incredibly valuable familial relationships. That is why, whenever possible, our attorneys look to find family law solutions that emphasize working through collaborative legal methods. We want to help you find a comprehensive solution that is best for both you and your family.

Still, we will never let your family law interests take a back seat. You have no obligation to simply make concessions, getting little to nothing in return. Even with sensitive family law matters, there are times when our lawyers will need to act aggressively to protect your rights. We are committed to fighting on your behalf, for as long as it takes to resolve your case in a favorable manner. Our firm offers a full array of family law services to individuals and families in northern New Jersey, including:

Workers’ Compensation

Sustaining a serious work injury can be devastating to you and your family. Not only can a work injury result in you getting stuck with substantial medical bills, but it could lead to you missing a lot of time on the job. Of course, this means that you would be unable to earn a paycheck to support your family.

Fortunately, in New Jersey, workers have critically important legal protection under the state’s mandatory workers’ compensation insurance system. Indeed, depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be entitled to recover full medical benefits, along with income replacement benefits. Yet, sadly, many injured workers have tremendous difficulties actually getting the full benefits that they rightfully deserve. This is where our law firm can help.

Our Newton workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience handling New Jersey workers’ compensation claims. If any part of your workers’ compensation claim was denied, for any reason, you need to reach out to our team today. The big insurance company does not get the last word on your case. The big insurers are simply not looking out for your best interests; these companies deny many valid work injury claims. We can help you build your case, compiling strong supporting evidence, so that you can navigate the complex New Jersey workers’ compensation appeals process.

Bankruptcy Law

Are you getting never-ending, harassing calls from debt collectors? Do you feel that your financial situation has become unsustainable? If so, it may be time to explore filing for bankruptcy protection. While this step is certainly not right for every person or every business, there are many situations in which it is truly the best path towards renewed financial stability.

However, sadly, northern New Jersey is littered with ‘bankruptcy mills’. This term refers to the unscrupulous firms that will make lofty, unrealistic promises, and will then push your claim quickly through the bankruptcy filing process, failing to give you the personalized attention that you deserve. Not only will these firms fail to deliver on their promises, but they may even make your financial situation worse.

If you are considering bankruptcy, you need to work with a trusted bankruptcy firm, like Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, LLC. We will give your claim the full attention that it requires. Further, we will not simply push you through the bankruptcy filing process. We handle all of our clients’ issues with care. Our experienced New Jersey bankruptcy lawyers will review your case, in detail, to make sure that bankruptcy is truly the best option available. We always help our clients explore all available non-bankruptcy options before moving them forward in the process. Whether you are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, please give our team a call today.

Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested in northern New Jersey, you are likely left feeling intimidated, confused and stressed out. Further, you may have many unanswered questions. Sadly, our legal system does not always provide helpful guidance to defendants. Fortunately, our Sussex County criminal defense lawyers are standing by, ready to help. If you were charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime in New Jersey, you need to take action today. Please get your case into the hands of a qualified lawyer who can help to protect your legal rights.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling DUI cases in counties across northern New Jersey. All drunk driving charges must be taken extremely seriously; a conviction could have ramifications that follow around for the rest of your life. If you have been arrested and are now facing intoxicated driving charges, please contact the experienced New Jersey DUI defense lawyers at Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C. today. We can protect your rights, including helping you apply for license reinstatement when the proper time comes.

Business Law and Commercial Litigation

Our firm has more than 50 years of experience serving businesses in northern New Jersey. We are very proud of the fact that many of our business law clients have maintained a relationship with our team for years, even decades after they first started working with us.

Every business is unique, and your company deserves personalized legal guidance that provides answers and solutions that are fully customized for your situation. Our business law clients expect nothing less, and they depend on us to be available to help them find practical, cost efficient solutions to any business law problem. Our firm offers a wide variety of different business law and commercial litigation services, including:

  • New Jersey business formation assistance
  • Business sales, acquisitions and ownership transfers
  • Commercial loan guidance
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Lawsuit defense
  • Small business law services
  • Employment law guidance
  • Corporate governance
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Tax planning and tax appeals.

Real Estate Law and Land Use Issues

The state of New Jersey has placed many legal restrictions on land, specifically regarding how property can be used by the owner. For business owners and operators, dealing with the state’s complex web of land use regulations can eat up a tremendous amount of time and energy. Worse yet, a mistake could open your company up to facing legal liability. The absolute last thing you need is a lawsuit against you that could potentially hit your company’s bottom line. This is where our law firm can help. Our business law attorneys have extensive experience handling land use issues in northern New Jersey. We can help your company find solutions to a wide variety of different land use and real estate issues. Some of the specific issues that we handle include:

  • Zoning ordinances
  • Environmental regulations
  • Noise and light regulations
  • Building and maintenance codes
  • Land use lawsuits.

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Estate planning can be stressful and uncomfortable. Indeed, many people put off planning simply because they do not want to think about the issues that it involves. This is a big mistake. To protect your health, welfare, family, and your ability to control your own assets, you need to work with an experienced Newton estate planning attorney who can help you craft a fully customized plan that truly meets your individual needs and accounts for your desires. Our firm offers the full array of elder law services, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Advanced health care planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Setting up power of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Estate administration.

Get Legal Help in Northern New Jersey Today

Are you a New Jersey resident in need of legal assistance? At Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Vandenberg & Hontz, LLC, our workers’ compensation/personal injury team, family law team, elder team, business law team, and criminal defense team are all standing by, ready to help. You do not need to deal with complex legal issues all on your own.

For immediate assistance with your case, please call our Newton, NJ office today at 973-383-3233 or contact us directly through our website. We offer free legal initial consultations for work injury, disability, family law and bankruptcy issues. For all other matters, we offer extremely competitive hourly rates. We look forward to assisting you.


Sanford Hollander
Alan Strelzik
Janice D. Pasculli
Mark J. Hontz
John C. Vandenberg III
Lorraine C. Parker J.A.D (retired)
William E. Hinkes


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Phone: 973-383-3233
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