Anthony E. Koester, Esq.

Email: akoester@hunterdonlegal.com
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Phone: 908 782 8200 x 102
Fax: 908 806 6412

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At Koester Law, LLC, Mr. Koester has deep experience in business, commercial, corporate, real estate, employment and construction matters — both transactional and litigation (state and federal courts). In keeping with the firm’s mission and core values, he focuses on long-term corporate representation, problem solving and effective resolutions. With a background at major law firms in New Jersey and New York, he brings big firm experience to a “boutique practice” setting, with a detailed work ethic and personalized approach. He also has extensive experience in commercial land use planning and zoning, real estate, trusts and estates. His specialties include: business, commercial, corporate, employment, construction, commercial land use/real estate, trusts and estates, purchases, sales, asset and stock sales, leases, site plan approval and litigation.

Previous Experience

Dilts & Koester, Flemington, New Jersey – As a founding partner of Dilts & Koester for over 21 years until he founded Koester Law, LLC, Mr. Koester focused on business, corporate and commercial matters, as well as commercial land development, acquisition and financing. He also has experience with estates and probate as well as administration. Mr. Koester has been involved in many matters concerning the purchase and sale of companies, formation of businesses and leasing.

Lanigan Law, New Jersey – Federal and state court litigation in New Jersey, Manhattan and Brooklyn, including jury and bench trials in complex commercial construction litigation cases; deputy attorney for Bridgewater Township, NJ, with experience in labor, police, contracting and general municipal matters.

Bond Schoeneck & King, New York – Environmental Regulatory Attorney – Handled complex federal and state regulatory matters for multi-national companies.

Riker, Danzig, New Jersey – Environmental Attorney – Regulatory, transactional and litigated matters for Fortune 500 companies, including Superfund, Spill Act, ECRA (ISRA) and RCRA.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions & Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, JD – 1989
    Director, Moot Court Board
    Order of the Barristers
    Dean Barker Award
  • Saint Lawrence University. BA – 1984

Admitted To Practice

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey Federal District Court
  • Texas Federal Bankruptcy Court – Southern Bankruptcy – Houston Division – Pro hac vice

Reported Cases

New Line Books v. Whitehurst & Clark, LEXIS: 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 823 (April 5, 2011), appeal from trial court judgment on commercial claim with connections to U.K. case.

Broadhurst v. Township of Holland, LEXIS: 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2209 (August 15, 2008), land use hearings below that were successfully appealed.

Sohn v. Lopatcong Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, LEXIS: 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 593 (March 25, 2009), successful defense of appeal from successful land use approval.

P&H Clinton Partnership v. Township of Clinton, LEXIS: 2006 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2862 (May 25, 2006), cert. den. 189 N.J. 103 (2006). successful appeal regarding right to water allocation for commercial facility in the context of New Jersey Affordable Housing.

Oros v. Township of Bridgewater, 317 N.J. Super. 1 (November 20, 1998) 1998 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 470, successful defense of appeal from trial court judgment.

Secretary of Labor v. Campbell Painting Corporation, http://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/html_1999/94-3121.html (September 29, 1999)(1999 OSHRC No. 29)(OSHRC Dkt. No. 94-3121)U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Opinion, successful appeal from administrative law trial finding of major OSHA violation.

Representative Projects

  • Clinton House
  • Flemington BMW
  • Shoppes at Raritan
  • Flemington GMC/Chevrolet
  • Clinton Honda
  • Hunterdon Christian Church
  • Hunterdon Self Storage

Activities, Awards and Honors

  • Member, Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law – 2018-present
  • Former President, Hunterdon County Bar Association – 2019-20
  • District XIII Ethics Committee – Supreme Court of New Jersey – 2008-11
  • BSA Troop Leadership Committee Co-Chair – 2006-13
  • Constitution/By-Laws Committee – Zion Lutheran Church

Interests

  • Cycling – 2013 PAC Tour Elite Transcontinental San Diego to Savannah – http://www.pactour.com; 2018 UK Land’s End to John O’Groat (LEJOG) Bicycle Ride.
  • Skiing
  • Hiking