The Law Offices of Matthew C. Johnston, Esq.,LLC Legal Team

Welcome to the Law Offices of Matthew C. Johnston, LLC.  Our firm has been practicing real estate related law for more than thirteen years in Northern New Jersey.  We are confident that our offices will provide you or your clients with superior legal representation. In the event you choose to use or recommend our services, we will endeavor to work diligently to get your transaction closed with a minimal amount of frustration and problems.  Lastly keep in mind that we have two locations to maximize convenience to all parties involved. We look forward to working with you.

 

Matthew Johnston

Managing Member

 

       Mr. Johnston has extensive experience with real estate related law, including negotiating residential and commercial contracts, land use practice, commercial litigation and appeals.  This experience includes a concentration on "short sale" negotiations and a significant practice in landlord-tenant related matters.

       With an extensive background in business management prior to attending law school, Mr. Johnston uses his business and sales background to practice law in a "realistic" and "common sense" way.  While he is an experienced New Jersey State Mediator, Mr. Johnston also has a proven record of accomplishment in protecting his clients' interests by practicing before various New Jersey and Federal Courts.  

        Mr. Johnston is an Adjunct Professor of European History at County College of Morris and is actively engaged in agricultural research and development of his two-hundred year-old farm in Long Valley, NJ.  

 

Legal Field:

  • Real Estate law
  • Landlord -Tenancy law
  • Chancery practice

 

Professional development:

 

1991

Associate of Arts in Social Science, Cum Laude, County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

 1993

Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, Drew University, Madison, NJ

 1997

Master of Arts in Modern European Intellecual History,Drew University, Madison, NJ 

 1998

Juris Doctor Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ

 1995-1998

Legal Intern to the Honorable Kenneth C. Mackenzie, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Morris County

 1998-1999

Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara Zucker-Zarett, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Morris County

 1999

Joined the Legal Practice of Courter, Kobert, Laufer & Cohen, Hackettstown, NJ

 2002

Founded Law Offices of Matthew C. Johnston, Esq.,LLC

 

Memberships:

  • New Jersey Bar: Admitted 1998

  • Minnesota Bar: Admitted 1999.

  • Washington, D.C. Bar: Admitted 2000.

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey: Admitted 1998.

  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota: Admitted 1999.

  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit: Admitted 1999.

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit: Admitted 1999.

  • New Jersey State Certified Mediator : 1998 - Present.

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section, 1997 - Present.

  • Minnesota State Bar Association : 1999 - Present.

  • Morris County Bar Association: 1999 - Present.

  • New Jersey State Bar Association: 1999 - Present.

  • Morris County Bar Association: 1999 - Present.

  • Washington, D.C. Bar Association: 2000 - Present.

 

Joseph W. Peters

Associate Attorney

 

       Mr. Peters is highly experienced in real estate related law, with an emphasis on negotiating and closing residential transactions.  He also has significant experience with commercial and municipal litigation.  This experience includes a concentration in the defense of DUI and other automobile related infractions.

       Mr. Peters has a proven record of accomplishment in protecting his clients' interests by practicing before various New Jersey State and Municipal Courts.

        Mr. Peters is proud to be an active New Jersey Municipal Police officer in the Township of Pequannock, Morris County, NJ.

 

Legal Field:

  • Real Estate law
  • Municipal law

 

Professional development:

2001

Bachelor of Arts, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2004

Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

 

Memberships:

  • New Jersey Bar: Admitted 2004

  • New Jersey State Bar Association: 2004 - Present.