Attorney Details

James J. Tarnofsky - Of Counsel

JAMES J. TARNOFSKY practices in the areas of construction law, surety and fidelity coverage litigation, commercial litigation and commercial transactions.  He brings with him a unique point of view in having served as General Counsel and Director of Administration for a highly successful service company for several years handling both legal and non-legal issues. This experience has assisted him in meeting the growing needs of his clients by being able to provide counsel on a variety of relevant business focused issues and to expand his practice to represent clients in the negotiation, structuring and drafting of business transactions including employment and human resources matters as well as all aspects of real estate financing, leasing, purchasing, development and management.

In his diverse practice, Mr. Tarnofsky regularly represents sureties, fidelity companies, general contractors, and subcontractors on both public and private projects handling complex commercial matters involving contract drafting and negotiation, contract disputes, construction defaults, bid protests, delay and extra work claims, surety and fidelity bond claims, statutory and common law bad faith claims, lien law rights, construction defect claims, contract completion issues and takeover agreements, creditor rights in bankruptcy, design disputes, professional malpractice claims, and construction trust fund claims.

Mr. Tarnofsky received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in 1994, and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1997.  Mr. Tarnofsky is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the American and New Jersey Bar Associations, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Construction Law, Employment Law and Surety Law Subcommittees.  He has been an instructor at Middlesex County College focusing on construction contracts and project management.