Firm Profile

Budd Larner P.C.


150 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078-2703
United States
(973) 379.4800

Firm Details

Who We Are

Budd Larner, P.C. is a law firm of approximately 100 attorneys, with offices in Short Hills, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1934, the firm provides a full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients, both domestic and foreign.

Who Our Clients Are

Budd Larner's clients include individuals, partnerships, corporations - ranging in size from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 multinationals - municipalities, educational institutions, financial institutions, insurers and reinsurers. The firm counsels its clients on how to avoid problems, provides representation in negotiations, and handles all phases of litigation.

What We Practice

Budd Larner's practice areas include: corporate and business transactions; commercial litigation; first party coverage insurance litigation; product liability and toxic tort litigation; insurance and reinsurance matters; entertainment law; computer law; internet law; domestic relations matters; tax and estate planning; real estate transactions; creditors' rights and bankruptcy matters; and appellate matters. The firm has in-house investigative capabilities and maintains an extensive network of consultants, expert witnesses and arbitrators throughout the country and overseas.

What Our Goal Is

The firm's goal is to maximize efficiency by ensuring that each matter is handled by appropriate professionals with the requisite levels of expertise. Staffing within the firm ordinarily depends upon the needs of the case. As a general rule, we attempt to staff matters with the minimum number of attorneys necessary to ensure a high quality product. In most cases, a single shareholder has responsibility for a matter. Our shareholders can be relied upon to maintain a close working knowledge of the case and to involve themselves extensively in those aspects of a matter where the experience of a senior attorney is most helpful to the client. Junior attorneys and paralegals are employed where appropriate to minimize costs. Through efficient staffing and regular client communication, the firm provides quality representation at reasonable cost.

Budd Larner enjoys a fine reputation, both for the representation it provides and for the character of its attorneys. One of the firm's founders, Samuel Larner, went on to enjoy a distinguished career as a trial and appellate judge. Other former members of the firm also moved on to the bench, including C. Thomas Schettino, who became an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and Christine Miniman who is a New Jersey Superior Court judge. Former shareholder Shira Scheindlin now sits on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. William D’Annunzio, a retired judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, is a valued resource in the firm’s appellate and alternate dispute resolution practice areas. The firm's attorneys regularly present lectures and articles in national and international forums, serve on bar and ethics committees, and participate actively in the communities in which they live.

As Budd Larner proceeds through its eighth decade of practice, we remain committed to providing our clients with aggressive, effective representation.


Mitchell Rait, Esq.
Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Short Hills with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Short Hills in Commercial Litigation with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Short Hills in Litigation - Patent with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Short Hills in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Short Hills in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 2 lawyers


Donald Jacobs
Peter Frazza
BSA Counseling
Peter Frazza
Computer Law
James F. Fitzsimmons
Corporate Law Practice Group
James B. Daniels
Creditors' Rights
David Novack
Environmental Counseling & Litigation Practice
Susan Reach Winters
Family and Matrimonial Law Department
Joseph Schiavone
Insurance and Reinsurance
Andrew J. Miller
Intellectual Property Group
Mitchell Rait
Labor & Employment
Henry Larner
Land Use, Zoning & Real Estate
Peter J. Frazza
Cynthia Walters
Personal Injury
Henry Larner
Real Estate & Real Estate Financing
Peter Frazza
Software Licensing

Firm Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law

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Office Locations

United States

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New Jersey

New Jersey

Short Hills, NJ

150 John F. Kennedy Parkway

Short Hills, NJ 07078-2703

United States

(973) 379.4800

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New York

New York

New York, NY

260 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10016

United States

(212) 455.0436

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Philadelphia, PA

1515 Market Street, Suite 200

Philadelphia, PA 19102-1932

United States

(215) 854.4051

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