Legal Services

With substantial experience in real estate, land use and zoning, municipal court and estate planning, Cranford attorney Richard Brightman represents individual, family, and corporate clients on a wide range of legal needs. For a consultation contact Richard J. Brightman, Esq. in Cranford, N.J.

He offers reliable and creative advice in the following practice areas:

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Richard. J Brightman, Esq advises clients on navigating both first-time home-buyers and commercial businesses through the complexities for real estate transactions. Contact Richard J. Brightman, Esq for real estate, residential contracts, commercial property development projects and residential and commercial lease preparation.

Land Use and Zoning

Contact Richard J. Brightman, Esq for land use and zoning issues, such as defense of ordinance violation charges, variance applications, and complex permit processes.

As a former chair of the Cranford Planning Board and as an attorney that appears before the Zoning Boards of Adjustment Richard J. Brightman, Esq. has the knowledge and skill to advise clients on their development projects.

Municipal Court and DUI

DUI, As a former municipal prosecutor, I know there are defenses that can be raised on your behalf, challenging the reason you were stopped, examining the field sobriety test and seeking to exclude the Alcotest test results by challenging the testing procedure calibration and maintenance of the Alchotest machine.

Disorderly Person: While disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are less serious than felonies you may still face steep fines and/or jail time or probation, and possible loss of your driver’s license.

Traffic Violation: In NJ different traffic violations carry different fines and points, and may result in a suspension of your driver’s license. Your first thought may be to pay the ticket; however, paying a ticket means pleading guilty to the underlying offense, which may result in points assessed against your license. It’s not a decision that should be made hastily.

Domestic Violence: Being served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) and being charged with a domestic violence is a serious matter. In any domestic violence situation, you need the services of a domestic violence lawyer to ensure that your rights are fully protected and that you are treated fairly.

Estate Planning

Estate planning, including advice and instruments regarding trusts, wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants on contract claims, real estate property issues, property tax cases, business disputes, commercial claims, and landlord/tenant disputes.

Don’t risk your freedom and your future. Call today to schedule a consultation.
Richard J. Brightman, Attorney at Law
23 North Avenue East
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Telephone: (908) 709-1900
Fax: (908) 709-1910