Jay McDaniel

The Business Divorce Lawyer

Jay McDaniel is the chair of the Business and Corporate Law Department at the Weiner Law Group.  He has represented the owners of closely heled businesses for more than 30 years.  He handles litigation and transactional matters and is an advisor to business owners from startup to succession and exit planning.  He is certified as an exit planning advisor by the Exit Planning Institute, a non-governmental organization.  His litigation experience includes corporate, limited liability company, and partnership disputes.  He represents individuals and businesses in multiple industries and professions.

Business Divorce Attorney in New Jersey and New York

As counsel to closely held companies and their principals Mr. McDaniel has guided closely-held businesses and professional practices through the process of reorganization or dissolution for three 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.  He also advises clients on such issues as separation and termination agreements, the expulsion or withdrawal of principals and the post-termination enforcement of agreements.

He practices in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.

Areas of Practiceattorney-internal-page-210x300

  • Business Divorce
  • Exit and Succession Planning
  • 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. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern 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 University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Exit Planning Institute
    • The Exit Planning Institute is a non-governmental educational organization that uses a multi-disciplinary approach to assist business owners in exit and succession planning.

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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