Lewis J. Pepperman is a Shareholder and Chair of Stark & Stark’s Business Group practices. He has over forty 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 experienced in and has handled professional liability matters including legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, and malpractice claims involving other professionals. He also has served as a mediator in these types of malpractice claims, helping parties to resolve such disputes.
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 on 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.
Mr. Pepperman is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Continuing Legal Education approved program of Advanced Mediation Training with the New Jersey office of Dispute Settlement. 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 certified by The Supreme Court of NJ as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and previously served as a Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Office of the United States Trustee Department of Justice.
Mr. Pepperman is dedicated to his community. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, and Human Relations Committee of Rider University; member, past President, and current Chair of the Audit Committee of the 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.