Fredric P. Lavinthal

Member of the Firm

Fred Lavinthal focuses on complex real property and development transactions throughout the United States. He provides strategic counseling, representation and litigation support to a diverse client base that ranges from individuals to large public and private business organizations, including national developers, manufacturers, hotel operators and retail chains. Fred prides himself on delivering value-engineered legal services to his clients in order to provide the highest quality product in the most cost-effective manner.

Fred is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Real Estate Litigation and Real Estate Law, as well as in New Jersey Super Lawyers. He was selected as Best Lawyers' 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Real Estate Litigation. He is a mentor of “America’s Most Honored Professionals.” Fred also has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking of both ethical standards and legal ability that Martindale awards. Fred served as special assistant to the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1969 to 1970 and served as law secretary to the Honorable Melvin P. Antell, Superior Court of New Jersey from 1972 to 1973.

Fred received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and received his B.A. in political science with highest honors  from Rutgers College, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar.

Fred is a featured speaker at various seminars where he has addressed diverse real estate and commercial leasing topics.


  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark (J.D., 1972)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1969)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey