Lewis J. Pepperman is a Shareholder and Chair of Stark & Stark’s Business Group practices. He has over thirty-five years of experience as a civil trial attorney in the Federal and State Courts, concentrating in the areas of commercial, corporate and probate trial work. He is an experienced Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Master and Receiver. Several cases litigated by Mr. Pepperman have resulted in reported and published decisions, in some instances changing the state of the law in New Jersey.
Mr. Pepperman is frequently appointed by the Courts and chosen by private parties to mediate and arbitrate contested matters. He has mediated and resolved hundreds of cases involving commercial, corporate, real estate and employment matters and focuses in mediating business shareholder disputes and contested probate matters. In addition to serving as a mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Pepperman is also frequently appointed by the Courts and chosen by private parties to serve as Receiver and Special Discovery Master. Mr. Pepperman has lectured in the areas of creditors’ rights, general litigation and mediation, and has co-authored several manuals in these areas.
He has been appointed and serves as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complimentary Dispute Resolution, serves as a panel arbitrator for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Mercer County and as a foreclosure mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Mercer County. Mr. Pepperman often serves as a mentor of newly approved mediators and is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Mr. Pepperman was also a Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Office of the United States Trustee Department of Justice, from 1981-1992.
He is a Trustee of Rider University, member and past president of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County, Trustee of the Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Township, and has served as a board member of the Jewish Federation and the Princeton United Way.