Justin Marcus Smith, L.L.C.
   Legal Counsel
   phone: (800) 808-0276




Mr. Smith is managing member of the law firm Justin Marcus Smith, L.L.C. He is also Of Counsel to the Law Office of Raquel Romero, Esq.


Bar admissions: New Jersey and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey;


Clerkship: Hon. Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi, J.S.C. (Bergen);


Internships: Hon. Michael P. Wright, J.S.C. (Morris); New York State Office of the Attorney General (Albany and New York City);


Inns of Court: Worrall F. Mountain American Inn of Court (2012-present); Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel (2014-present); Morris & Essex Inn of Transactional Counsel (2012-2013);


Bar Associations: New Jersey State Bar Association; Morris County Bar Association; Bergen County Bar Association;


Trade Memberships: Property Owner's Association of New Jersey


Professional Background:


Before establishing his own law firm, Mr. Smith served as an associate at a small Bergen County firm where he focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions and commercial leases. He also drafted estate -related documents, such as wills, powers-of-attorney, and health care proxies; formed business entities and developed operating agreements. Apart from transactions, he also litigated or assisted with the litigation of foreclosure, personal injury, and collections matters.

Mr. Smith served as a law clerk to the Honorable Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi, J.S.C. (Bergen). He mediated over 175 cases as a R. 1:40-12(a)(4) court –approved mediator (Special Civil Part mediator) bringing well over half to settlement without trial.

During law school, Mr. Smith interned with the New York State Office of the Attorney General in Albany and in New York City, applying his marketing, operations, and supply-chain experience to a large-scale investigation.

Originally trained in economics before entering the law, Mr. Smith has a substantial business background that includes broad experience working as a business management consultant for Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd & McGrath (then partly-owned by KPMG Peat Marwick and a partner of Regis McKenna), and as an analyst for International Data Corporation (IDC) a major data -oriented market research, consulting, and publishing company. Beyond this broad problem -solving experience, he has had extensive interaction in consultation with senior executives of major technology companies including 3Com, Intel, Xircom, Standard Microsystems Corporation, Fore Systems, Texas Instruments, and IBM.

Mr. Smith has also worked directly with engineers, software application developers, marketing professionals, partner companies, and senior executives, as a market development manager for a maker of digital signal processing (DSP) platforms optimized for electronic messaging (e.g., intelligent fax, voice digitization and packetization, unified messaging, and remote access), with offices in Needham, Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; Los Gatos, California; Hoeilaart, Belgium; and Bracknell, United Kingdom. Mr. Smith has experience evaluating international market potential and technical marketing requirements, e.g., international safety, radio frequency interference (RFI), and telco (PTT) approvals, as well as testing and compatibility with partnering software companies' offerings, and ISO standards. His wide -ranging knowledge and expertise in general business problem -solving, operations, marketing, and supply-chain considerations, as well as in interpreting customer, sales -force, and technical support feedback, made him a "go-to and go-between" for planning, logistics analysis, and decision -making.

In February, 2001, Mr. Smith launched TruFAX for Microsoft Small Business Server 2000, in conjunction with Microsoft's own launch of SBS 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and contributed strongly to the trademarking and launch of the TRxStream series of digital signal -processing platforms, especially the TR1000.

Mr. Smith has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to several European countries helping high-technology companies (e.g., Intel, 3Com), their component suppliers (e.g., Texas Instruments, Harris Semiconductor), and their software, marketing, and distribution partners to understand the technology marketplace and to improve their marketing and operational competitiveness.

In these endeavors he has sought to provide an exceptional degree of diligent attention to the legal needs of small businesses and individuals.