Hackensack, NJ
433 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
ph: 201.488.1300
fx: 201.488.2460
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Areas of Practice



Paul N. Ambrose, Jr.


Paul N. Ambrose, Jr. is chair of the estate planning, estate litigation and tax practice in the Firm's Hackensack office. Mr. Ambrose has concentrated his practice in the following areas of the law: Corporate law, Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, Franchise law, Internal Revenue Service disputes both civil and criminal, Probate and Estate litigation, Commercial transactions and litigation.

Interaction with taxing authorities can be both distressing and unsettling. Mr. Ambrose has represented clients in a variety of matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Division of Taxation of New Jersey and Department of Labor. He is committed to protecting the financial and legal interests of the firm’s clients facing those taxing authorities. Mr. Ambrose works directly with our firm’s clients in conjunction with accountants, former Internal Revenue Services’ Agents and specialists, to create a tax team that focuses their efforts on strategic and tactical decisions at the onset of an inquiry to assist the clients in avoiding or minimizing tax exposure.

Mr. Ambrose has represented proponents and contestants of wills and litigated a wide variety of issues in probate and estate litigation.   He has been involved in preparing estate plans, including Wills, Insurance Trusts, Living Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Personal Residence Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Revocable Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships or Limited Liability Companies.  

Mr. Ambrose has extensive experience with all areas of franchise and distributorship litigation and dispute resolution, representing numerous franchisors and franchisees and distributors and distributees.  Whether negotiating a franchise agreement, litigating a distributor termination, or drawing up franchise business plans, Mr. Ambrose can provide professional services to his clients.  

Mr. Ambrose was counsel to the noncustodial spouse in the seminal family law case regarding joint de facto custody  after the New Jersey Supreme Court relaxed the law for custodial parents to relocate entitle, O’Connor vs. O’Connor, 349 N.J. Super. 381 (App. Div.


“Like Kind Exchanges,” National Business Institute, 2001-2004

“A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in New Jersey,” National Business Institute, 2002

“Estate Planning For Special Situations,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education, 2004

“Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important,” National Business Institute, 2007, 2009

“Estate Planning Basics,” National Business Institute, 2007

“Top Estate Planning Techniques,” National Business Institute, 2009

“The Probate Process From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, 2010, 2013, 2016

“Accounting 101 for Attorneys,” National Business Institute, 2010

“Probate Process From A to Z,” National Business Institute, 2011

“Probate Boot Camp,” National Business Institute, 2015


Past Experience

As a tax consultant for Touché Ross of one the Big Eight accounting firms in the 1980s, now Deloitte, Mr. Ambrose acquired his experience in preparing tax returns and managing audits. He was an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law from 1987 through 1995.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member: New Jersey Bar Association
  • Bergen Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association.