Bruce J. Ackerman



Bruce Ackerman chairs the Firm’s Corporate/Commercial practice and has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on a wide variety of business-related matters. His practice centers on the formation, purchase, sale, financing, structuring and operations of businesses, associations, and professional practices; contractual undertakings; stock and asset sale transactions; mergers; corporate agreements; and business succession planning, as well as resolving business disputes for those clients. His clients range from publicly traded, multi site and closely held businesses to community associations and government agencies.

Representative Matters

The following representative examples range in size between $1,000,000 to $200,000,000:

  • Represented a national security company in a closing of a $195 million asset-backed credit facility with a private equity group of funds.
  • Represented a national services company in a closing of an asset-backed credit facility of $100 million
  • Represented a NJ builder/developer in the financing of the construction of a new office building
  • Represented a defense contractor in the sale of specified assets
  • Represented an industry trade organization in the sale of its separate business entities to key employees
  • Represented a hedge fund management company in a joint venture purchasing asset-backed bond portfolios
  • Represented a NJ grocery chain in the purchase of another NJ location
  • Represented a utilities authority in the financing and implementation of a hydroelectric facility
  • Represented several medical practices in the organization of the company ownership documentation and in two cases the sales of practices

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Counselor, The Inn of Transactional Counsel
  • Member, American, New Jersey, Bergen County Bar Associations
  • Counsel, Montville Township Board of Adjustment
  • Former Chair, District X Attorney Ethics Committee
  • Executive Board, Center for Closely Held Business, William Paterson University
  • Past-President, Montville Soccer Association, Inc.
  • Morris County Early Settlement Panelist
  • Regular Contributor, The New Jersey Cooperator

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1974
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1977; Comments Editor, Seton Hall University Law Review

Honors and Accolades

  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2020-2021
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007-2008, 2013-2014

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