Having worked in prestigious law firms and argued extensively on both sides of the courtroom, our attorneys bring the knowledge and experience of a large firm into a boutique environment. By learning the nuances of each case and establishing a personal relationship with clients, our team is well-positioned to pursue a positive outcome for your dispute. Because of our unique background, we are pleased to serve clients as their outsourced general counsel, handling all legal and business issues for companies in multiple industries, and of multiple sizes.
The accomplished lawyers at Dressel/Malikschmitt are licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Our track record of success makes us uniquely equipped and qualified to take on cases in the following practice areas:
Outsourced General Counsel
We work with businesses and their executives and management teams to deliver outsourced general counsel services. Our lawyers are experienced and highly capable to work with businesses of all sizes. From delivering projects to larger legal departments, to providing additional hands on deck for smaller in-house departments, to filling the role of general counsel for smaller companies, our lawyers have the skills, knowledge and abilities to serve as your go-to general counsel.
Business and Commercial Advice
We can help your business manage difficult restrictions, anticipate obstacles, or avoid missteps. We often assist our clients in the development and application of analytical, thoughtful business and commercial advice to help you achieve your business goals.
In business disputes, personal injury matters, or potential class action lawsuits, the attorneys at Dressel/Malikschmitt are ready to work for fair compensation or to defend against claims made against you. We fight for favorable outcomes by fully understanding your situation, building a solid case, and advocating fiercely for our clients and their interests.
Our appellate experience sets us apart from the competition, including clerkship experience at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and experience before the United States Supreme Court and New Jersey Appellate Division. Beyond their skills as trial lawyers, our attorneys use their appellate court knowledge and top-tier writing skills to determine a strategy for success, execute detailed legal research and prose, and advocate fiercely for a favorable outcome in the appeals process.
Criminal and White Collar Defense
Experience as a prosecutor and having participated in various corporate internal investigations, Chris Malikschmitt is well-situated to protect you or your company from prosecution. We know how prosecutors think, as well as the nuances of the criminal process, which makes us uniquely qualified to craft a strategic, comprehensive, and intelligent strategies to help protect your interests. We can help you achieve a positive outcome for your case, your reputation, and your future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any encounter with the legal system is nerve-wracking, and potentially fraught with consequences. It is the attorney’s job to help you navigate the legal landscape. While each legal problem presents its own difficulties, it is important that you find an attorney you feel comfortable with as soon as possible. We could be that attorney.
We specialize in civil commercial matters, including business disputes, breach of contract, and nonpayment of benefits–as well as advising businesses on drafting contracts, formation documents, and resolving disputes informally and without need for litigation. We also handle criminal defense in the superior and municipal courts in New Jersey.
We do not handle family law, matrimonial, estate or real estate issues.
Yes. While we cannot take on every matter, our attorneys will meet with you to see if we are the best fit for your specific legal needs. If we determine that our firm is a good fit for your matter we will present a written agreement setting forth the scope and terms of our representation.
Different matters call for different fee structures. Typically, criminal and immigration matters will handled on a fixed, flat fee basis. Civil matters are handled on either an hourly or contingency basis, depending upon the client or matters. After the initial consultation we will discuss the fee structure that best suits your matter.
For the initial meeting, please bring any legal documents you have been served with, as well as any other materials you think will be relevant to your case.
Please be aware that in order to preserve attorney-client privilege it is important that we meet only with the potential client. We may have need to exclude outside parties from any privileged discussions.
Yes. Even if you have consulted with another attorney you may seek consultations with additional attorneys, including our firm. Generally speaking, even if you have retained an attorney you may still seek the opinions and advice of other attorneys, and change counsel if you feel it is in your best interests.
Our attorneys are licensed in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. We are also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.