Jay McDaniel

The Business Divorce Lawyer

Jay McDaniel has practiced in the areas of commercial and business litigation, including corporate, limited liability company and partnership disputes since 1991.  He represents individuals and businesses in multiple industries and professions.


Business Divorce Attorney in New York and New Jersey

As counsel for closely held companies and their principals Mr. McDaniel has guided closely-held businesses and professional practices through the process of reorganization or dissolution for nearly two decades.  He is an experienced litigator in corporate governance matters with a solid foundation in the legal, financial and valuation issues that commonly are involved when litigation cannot be avoided.  He has brought many dozens of business divorces to a successful conclusion, whether through negotiation or litigation.

Mr. McDaniel acts as counsel to law firms and to medical and other professional practices on such issues as separation and termination agreements, the expulsion or withdrawal of principals and the post-termination enforcement of agreements.  In matters involving law firms, he prosecutes actions necessary for the collection of fees through the imposition of statutory or equitable attorney liens.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Divorce
  • Oppressed Minority Shareholder Litigation
  • Limited Liability Company Litigation
  • Judicial Dissolution
  • Termination of Officers, Directors and Managers
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Chancery Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey

    • J.D., 1991
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Journal: Rutgers Journal of Computer and Technology Law, Articles Editor
    • Rutgers Legal Research Associate
    • Constitutional Law Research Assistant to Dean John Payne
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Past Employment Positions

  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman, Principal, 1995 – 2005
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Associate, 1992 – 1995
  • Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Investigator, 1991-1992
  • The Star-Ledger, Staff Writer, 1986-1990
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