William R. Kugelman

William R. Kugelman

 wkugelman@lawppl.com

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Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1988)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1988)

Education

  • B.A., cum laude, History, Pace University (1985)
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law (1988)

Professional Association and Positions

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Appointed to New Jersey State Bar Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • City of London Club, London, U.K., May, 2015, “Construction Defect Litigation”
  • Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, October, 2015, “Principles of Construction Techniques”

I am extremely impressed with the legal knowledge and professionalism that Powell & Roman demonstrate on a continuous basis. Bill Kugelman’s understanding of franchise law has been a huge benefit to our Stewart’s franchise program over the past 2 years. Bill provides great insight and assistance in real estate law as well as displaying intelligent business legal expertise. We are very happy with our working relationship with Bill and his entire firm and would highly recommend their services.

Stewart's

The overall experience was spectacularly positive. The level of professionalism, follow-through, and thoughtfulness was much greater than I ever expected. I have tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for Bill Kugelman, and will not hesitate to recommend the services of Bill and this firm to others. Thank you!

Tony

William R. Kugelman is a partner and leads the firm’s Commercial Transactions & Litigation practice. Mr. Kugelman handles a diverse practice that includes transactional law, commercial litigation, and defense of corporate directors and officers. Mr. Kugelman takes pride in understanding each client’s business and the industry within which it operates. This focus translates to effective and cost-efficient business management and dispute resolution.

Mr. Kugelman has been practicing law since 1988. His vast experience allows him to provide a complete package of legal services to our corporate clients. He has provided legal services to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, whether large or small, local or global. He assists clients with the formation and management of business, corporate governance, commercial real estate transactions, asset acquisition, contract disputes, lease and contract negotiations, joint ventures and mergers.

Mr. Kugelman has developed a specialty in renewable energy with particular focus on solar energy. He has represented clients in the development and financing of solar energy projects including the negotiation and drafting of Power Purchase Agreements, Solar License Agreements and in structuring the financing for the projects.

Mr. Kugelman is also a seasoned trial attorney who has handled commercial and corporate litigation matters for over twenty-five years. His experience includes litigation involving complex commercial transactions, shareholder claims, directors’ and officers’ liability claims, partner disputes, non-compete and unfair competition claims, franchise disputes, employee loyalty disputes, and construction litigation. Mr. Kugelman’s experience has served as lead trial counsel in complex business matters throughout the country.

Mr. Kugelman is an avid baseball fan who combined his passion for the sport with his legal skills. His clients have included professional baseball players from the United States and Dominican Republic. He has negotiated player contracts and has arbitrated players’ claims before the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Mr. Kugelman has also counseled and advised draft-eligible amateur athletes on contract issues and negotiation strategies, and has lectured on the topic of compliance with NCAA regulations.

Mr. Kugelman graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Pace University in 1985, and he graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1988.

Mr. Kugelman served as a member and panel chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court District XII Fee Arbitration Committee from 1998-2002 and also served as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University in the Legal Studies Department.