Bryan Buffalino is an attorney in Stark & Stark’s Business Litigation, Employment Law, and Franchise Law groups, where he concentrates his practice on litigation arising out of business and commercial disputes, as well as representing clients in matters concerning employment disputes, securities litigation, uniform commercial code (U.C.C.) issues, shareholder and member disputes (including minority oppression claims), consumer fraud claims, and business torts. He represents clients in all phases of federal and state litigation, from pleadings through trial, as well as in all forums of alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Buffalino’s general commercial litigation experience includes representing corporations, employers, and their executives in complex litigation arising from business, employment, and contract disputes. He represents employers in various employment litigation matters, including the preparation and trial of cases relating to discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenant/trade secrets, and breach of contract cases. He also regularly litigates claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment in the workplace, and retaliation. Mr. Buffalino has significant experience conducting internal investigations for clients, as well as advising and defending employers on claims of OSHA and wage-and-hour violations.
As a member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise Law Group, Mr. Buffalino has developed a practice representing franchisors across a variety of litigation matters, venues, and jurisdictions. He has handled disclosure and fraud issues, contract disputes/breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, territorial disputes and encroachment, exclusivity provisions, dealer/franchisees termination, tortious interference claims, miscellaneous torts, trademark/copyright infringement, Lanham Act, antitrust, labor and employment, environmental and bankruptcy matters on behalf of the firm’s franchise clients.
With regard to matters resolved through alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Buffalino has represented multiple Fortune 500 corporations before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). He has also represented a multinational corporation in a product liability investigation conducted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Mr. Buffalino was an Associate at a regional defense firm in Springfield, New Jersey. He also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C., State of New Jersey Superior Court, in Middlesex County.
He is admitted to the State Bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has been specially admitted to handle matters in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and the State Superior Court of Connecticut.
Bryan is a contributor to Stark & Stark’s New Jersey Law Blog. You can read his most recent posts here.