Christopher J. Turano, Esq. focuses his practice in commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Mr. Turano’s practice areas include labor and employment law, commercial law, litigation, condemnation, appellate practice, and general civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on defense litigation. His experience in complex labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation matters involves representing private sector and public entity clients in lawsuits involving multi-million dollar New Jersey CEPA whistleblower claims, state and federal discrimination claims, civil rights claims, restrictive covenant disputes, state and federal civil rights actions, wrongful termination claims, Fair Labor Standards Act collective action wage lawsuits, New Jersey Wage and Hour Law disputes, breach of contract claims (including disputes regarding employment contracts), employee manual disputes, SEC investigations of potential Dodd-Frank Act violations, UCC disputes, foreclosure litigation, partnership disputes, general business litigation and defamation lawsuits involving privacy torts.
Mr. Turano has tried multiple cases to verdict in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, and has argued before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. In addition, Mr. Turano has extensive experience conducting litigation in federal court, particularly the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has second-chaired a condemnation trial in New Jersey Superior Court in which an approximate $10 million verdict was successfully obtained, and has experience frequently arguing procedural and dispositive motions as well as advocating on behalf of clients at proof hearings, mediations and arbitrations.
In addition, Mr. Turano has land use experience, having prepared and filed multiple residential and commercial land use applications with municipal Zoning Boards of Adjustment and Planning Boards. He has appeared at board hearings throughout New Jersey to advocate on behalf of clients with respect to those projects. Likewise, he has had experience in transactional law drafting, reviewing and analyzing residential and commercial leases, contracts, settlement and release agreements, non-competition agreements.
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court
- District of New Jersey
- Seton Hall University School of Law – J. D., cum laude
- Lafayette College – B.A. Ecomomics & Business, magna cum laude
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association