Mr. Ferdinand is a business trial lawyer, handling sophisticated business disputes. He regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout the country. Large companies, family owned businesses, and business executives seek out his experience, which brings an assertive and practical, results-oriented approach, to help resolve their personal and professional issues. Mr. Ferdinand aggressively pursues client interests in court and the board room. Among others, Mr. Ferdinand’s experience includes, appellate litigation; bankruptcy adversary proceedings; bid protests, debarments, and appeals; breach of contract and Uniform Commercial Code claims; broker disputes; commercial landlord-tenant actions, including commercial evictions; condominium association litigation; consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices act claims; corporate governance; directors’ and officers’ claims; ethics and professional liability; health law; injunctions; insurance issues; lien claims, including commercial and residential construction liens; planning board actions; post-judgment collection; restrictive covenants; shareholder and partnership disputes; and shareholder derivative claims.

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  • Corporate Experience

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Physiotherapy Associates (former)

  • In The News
    • Virtual is the New Law Firm RealityLaw Practice, (May/June 2019)
    • Insurer, Project Co. Battle Over JFK Sewage Leak CoverageLaw 360 (July 21, 2016)
    • $400,000,000 Merger Agreement with Publicly-Traded Company (March 4, 2016)
    • Embattled Georgia adoptions agency closing; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 27, 2014)
    • Georgia Adoption Agency Closing After Suspension, Associated Press (June 27, 2014)
    • Atlanta Adoption Agency Closes After Charges of Violations in Congo, Reuters (June 28, 2014)
    • Residents Discuss Operations at USANA Gun Club in Pittsgrove; March 28, 2013
    • USANA Gun Club Continues to Seek Township Approval; February 28, 2013
    • Trenton Courthouse Project Canceled by Major Tony Mack to Cost City; Trenton Times February 2, 2013
    • Trenton to Pay Westside Plaza Owner $1.3 Million Over Canceled Courthouse Project; November 21, 2012
    • New Suit Filed Over Junked Court Project; The Times of Trenton September 18, 2012
    • Trenton Again Sued For Rent Over Court Lease Default; Law360 August 10, 2012
    • Judge Orders City of Trenton To Pay $684,000 for Breach of Contract for Courthouse Construction; Times of Trenton March 23, 2012
    • Developer Wins Judgment Against Trenton Over Westside Plaza Courthouse Development; Times of Trenton February 20, 2012
    • Pittsgrove Residents Waiting for Hearing on USANA Gun Club Issues; Today’s Sunbeam November 5, 2011
    • Hearing About USANA Gun Club in Pittsgrove Gets Under Way; Second Meeting Scheduled for October; Today’s Sunbeam August 25, 2011
    • USANA Hearing at Pittsgrove Planning Board Scheduled; Elmer Times August 4, 2011
    • Meeting Between Pittsgrove Township and USANA Gun Club Postponed Due to Seating Limitations; Today’s Sunbeam June 16, 2011
    • Issues at Pittsgrove Township’s USANA Gun Club Subject of Planning Board Review; Today’s Sunbeam June 12, 2011
  • Presentations

    Presenter; The Changing Face of the Practice of Law: What Litigators Need to Know About, ABA Annual Meeting, August 4, 2016, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA.

  • Memberships
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020)
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020)
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2019)
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2019)
    • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018)
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018)

    Joel M. Ferdinand

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    Joel M. Ferdinand

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Joel M. Ferdinand

Managing Partner, Litigation & Global General Counsel

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T: (404) 973-2180, M: (908) 227-7889



New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
Georgia Court of Appeals
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
The United States Supreme Court

England & Wales, Registered Foreign Lawyer


J.D., with high honors, Rutgers University School of Law at Camden
B.A., with honors, Rutgers College
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Undergraduate Associate

Prior Law Firm Experience

Fox Rothschild LLP

Practice Areas