In The News


June 2018

Jonathan Guldin, Esq. was selected to serve as outside business counsel to TrakBelt360, a company that has developed a new technology for numerous trade professionals. You can learn about the company and its technology at

August 2017

Peter Skolnik has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America for his work in First Amendment Law, and Litigation – First Amendment. This is Peter’s 12th consecutive year as a designated “best lawyer.”

This year, Peter was also named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Newark Litigation – First Amendment “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year”.

June 22, 2017

Jonathan Guldin successfully represented a client opposed to the proposed adoption of a Bayonne ordinance permitting a concrete manufacturing facility on Route 440.  After the City’s Planning Board initially recommended that the industrial use be permitted, Mr. Guldin effectively advocated that the ordinance be rejected due to inconsistencies with the city’s master plan.  The Council denied the proposed ordinance on July 19, 2017.  Some recorded clips of Mr. Guldin’s argument are available for viewing at the accompanying link.

June 14, 2017 
Law 360

The firm filed suit in federal district court on behalf of Mid-American Salt, LLC, an Indiana-based supplier of bulk rock salt used to treat roads for safer travel in icy winter conditions. The defendants are 49 New Jersey towns, cities, counties and other governmental entities. They contracted with Mid-American collectively through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council to purchase an estimated $9 million in salt following a public bidding process. But according to the suit, the defendants breached the contract, the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and obligations under the Uniform Commercial Code both by ordering only 5% of the estimated quantities, and in some cases by illegally purchasing from Mid-American’s competitors who lowered their prices after submitting unsuccessful bids. Peter Skolnik and Jonathan Guldin are prosecuting the case on behalf of Mid-American and the firm.

February 14, 2017
Law 360
As previously reported, in May 2014 the firm filed suit on behalf of Jason Van Dyke, an original member of The Lumineers who has been denied co-authorship and performance royalties on several of the band’s early songs.  Under a settlement negotiated by Peter Skolnik and finalized in February, the original members of the band acknowledged that Van Dyke had been a member of The Lumineers along with Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites.  They also acknowledged that Van Dyke co-wrote, performed and arranged certain of the band’s tracks, including Gun Song and Scotland, which was licensed to CBS and the CW for use in connection with the television show “Reign.”  Pursuant to those acknowledgments, Van Dyke’s copyright and master ownership interests were recognized, and his financial claims were amicably resolved.
September 12, 2016
The firm recently filed suit on behalf of investors who allege they were duped in a Ponzi-like scheme and lost millions in retirement savings.  The lawsuit involves several high-profile individuals in the Somerset and Hunterdon County areas.  In a story run by, Jonathan Guldin was interviewed and quoted on behalf of the firm’s clients.
June 20, 2016
As an experienced land use litigator, Jonathan Guldin, Esq. was recently solicited for his opinion and quoted in an article by involving a land use dispute in Englewood, New Jersey.
June 16, 2016
After successfully litigating on behalf of a local real estate developer through lower and highest courts in the State of New Jersey over the course of four years, Jonathan Guldin, Esq. successfully obtained judgment in his client’s favor for recovery of over $123,000 in legal fees and costs incurred by the firm’s client during the litigation.  The township’s attorney called the award “unprecedented.”
April 9, 2016
After successfully appealing to the New Jersey Supreme Court and after four years of litigation, on remand Clark Guldin secured summary judgment in our client’s favor, which judgment invalidated an ordinance passed four years earlier allowing for an assisted living facility to be constructed in a downtown business district.  In an interview, the firm’s client is quoted extensively praising the legal services provided, and results obtained, by the firm.
March, 2015
The New Orleans Advocate Daily Mail
In March 2015, the firm filed suit on behalf of Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans against Timber Treatment Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of so-called green building products, seeking to recover damages for defective materials sold to Make It Right for use in its residential development in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.
March 3, 2015
New York Post
The firm successfully represented a client accused of employment discrimination. The firm filed a motion to dismiss the complaint to which the plaintiff responded by voluntarily dismissing the action. Jonathan Guldin, Alix Rubin, and Adriane Price worked together on the successful defense.”
January 23, 2015
New Jersey Law Journal
On January 15, 2015, The United States District Court ruled that Jason Van Dyke’s suit against The Lumineers and musicians Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites will stay in New Jersey. The defendants asked the court to transfer the case to Colorado, where they moved after writing and recording several songs with Van Dyke in the Garden State.As explained by Clark Guldin’s Peter Skolnik, the case “is about nine songs jointly written and recorded in New Jersey under a partnership formed by the band in New Jersey” before the defendants relocated to Denver.Judge Claire Cecchi agreed that the case belongs here, noting that The Lumineers “have provided insufficient support for their contention that the trial would be easier, more expeditious or more inexpensive in Colorado.”
December 10, 2014
New Jersey Law Journal
Jonathan Guldin argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a client’s ongoing effort to void an ordinance approving an assisted living facility in a downtown business district. The case could result in groundbreaking law establishing clear conflict-of-interest guidelines for municipal officials statewide. A decision is expected sometime later in 2015.
May 27, 2014
Law 360
Hollywood Reporter
The Express
The firm filed suit on behalf of Jason Van Dyke, an original member of The Lumineers who has been denied co-authorship and performance royalties on several of the band’s early songs. On behalf of Van Dyke, Peter Skolnik is suing for breach of contract and fiduciary duties, breach of a partnership agreement, as well as royalties and other compensation for Van Dyke’s work and subsequent shutout from band income.
Jan 24, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court
On January 24, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a petition for certification filed by the firm. In general, the Supreme Court receives over a thousand petitions for certification each year and only grants certification in less than 10% of the petitions brought before it. Clark Guldin represents a prominent real estate owner/developer in the appeal in his efforts to stop an assisted-living facility from being built in downtown Montclair as a consequence of alleged conflicts of interest involving certain of the prior council members that voted in favor of the controversial land use application. Jonathan Guldin was quoted in a front-cover story run by The Montclair Times on January 30, 2014 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case. Mr. Guldin was also quoted in a piece published by on January 27, 2014 concerning the appeal.
March 2013
The New York Times
Rolling Stone
Kingston Times
The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other newspapers continue coverage of the Garth Hudson case. John Clark has been quoted in various articles. The firm secured an injunction for Hudson on March 7, 2013, protecting the “Garth Hudson Archive” from being sold at auction.
March 8, 2013
Times Herald-Record
John Clark appeared in New York Supreme Court on the TRO on behalf of Garth Hudson. As reported, a preliminary injunction was issued, and defendants consented to move the Garth Hudson Archive to a secure space to be held in escrow pending the outcome of the litigation.
March 1, 2013
Times Herald-Record
The London Free Press
Poughkeepsie Journal
Associated Press
The Washington Post
The firm brought suit to prevent the sale of items owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Garth Hudson, a founding member of the renowned musical ensemble, The Band. The property at issue, the “Garth Hudson Archive”, is a unique collection of musical instruments, sheet music, and recordings, owned and created by Mr. Hudson, together with valuable memorbilia from Mr. Hudson’s lengthy, musical career. An Auction of this property was scheduled for April 6, 2013. On the Hudson’s behalf, the firm sought and was granted an ex parte order temporarily restraining defendants from proceeding with the auction and any other sale of the Garth Hudson Archive.
September 11, 2012
The Montclair Times
Jonathan Guldin was featured and pictured in The Montclair Times representing Richard Grabowsky, a prominent, real estate owner/developer in his efforts to stop a five-story, assisted-living facility from being built in downtown Montclair. The case is currently on appeal at the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
September 2, 2011
NY Daily News
A business divorce case, in which one of the co-owners of the New York Burger Co. was successfully represented by Jonathan Guldin, was highlighted in the NY Daily News.
May 23, 2010
Hudson Reporter
Jonathan Guldin was named by New Jersey’s Rising Stars as one of the New Jersey’s Up-and-Coming-Attorneys, an honor for which fewer than 2.5% of the state’s lawyers are selected.




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