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Meislik & Meislik Ranked in “Best Law Firms 2013”

Published: November 18, 2012

Meislik & Meislik, a botique law firm in Montclair, New Jersey, has been was ranked by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings as a Tier 2 firm in New Jersey for its Real Estate Law practice.

The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region.

In addition, Ira Meislik, managing principal of the Montclair, New Jersey law firm of Meislik & Meislik, has again been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®. In the United States, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The soon to be released 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2013) is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. This publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Meislik & Meislik, a firm whose credo is “Getting the Deal Done,” focuses on business and commercial real estate transactions. When asked about his selection, Ira Meislik replied, “I am thrilled to be named again as one of New Jersey’s top real estate attorneys and will continue to do everything I can do to deserve such recognition.”

Ira Meislik has been frequently recognized for his professional achievements. In 2009 alone, he was named as part of a select group of 176 attorneys — The BTI Client Service All-Star Team — for delivering the absolute best client service to Fortune 1000 clients. Also, Ira Meislik has twice been named by Real Estate New Jersey magazine as one of the Garden State’s top real estate attorneys. He also was selected for inclusion within the New Jersey Super Lawyers listing published inside the April 2012 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine. Ira Meislik has been included in the Real Estate category each year since the Super Lawyer’s designation first appeared in New Jersey.

Ira Meislik’s practice is concentrated in two areas – Business Law and Commercial Real Estate Law. His business law practice covers general business, commercial, and transactional matters. In this area, he provides business counseling advice and handles business formations, acquisitions, mergers, and contracts. His commercial real estate practice focuses on the needs of landlords and tenants primarily within shopping centers and office properties. In addition, he has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of real property.

Meislik & Meislik is a law firm focusing on business law and commercial real estate law. It represents national and local businesses (large and small), developers, investors, landlords, and single and multiple-location tenants in a full range of transaction, from basic to complex. More about Meislik & Meislik can be found on its website at It produces a highly popular blog, Ruminations - a Retail Real Estate Blog. It can be found at

Ira Meislik Invited to Speak at 2012 Shopping Center Law Conference

Published: April 15, 2012

Ira Meislik has been invited back to speak at the 2012 Shopping Center Law Conference sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers. This year’s Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from October 24 through October 27, 2012. His presentation will be as part of a workshop: “Is the Emperor wearing any clothes?- Do Your Insurance Clauses Really Cover You?” Expected to draw up to 150 attendees, Ira Meislik will be joined in the workshop by Janis K. Cheezem is a shareholder in the Miami office of Akerman Senterfitt. His particular focus will be on property insurance endorsements that expand basic coverages and on those that serve to reduce or limit basic coverages.

Ira Meislik Presents On The Interplay Between Indemnification And Insurance

Published: April 15, 2012

At a joint meeting of the Insurance Law and Business Law Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Ira Meislik, a principal at the Montclair, New Jersey law firm of Meislik & Meislik, explored a range of insurance issues of particular relevance to indemnification provisions found in most contracts. In his presentation, he covered the mysteries of contractual liability coverage and its overlap with additional insured status as well as related topics. Ira Meislik was joined by two other panelists who explored the topic from a contract drafting perspective and a litigation perspective. Consequently, the attendees, otherwise well versed in the topic, were treated with an in depth treatment of this common, but critical area. The program, which took place at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 20, 2012, was presented to a packed room of New Jersey lawyers whose practices require them to face these issues on a daily basis.

Meislik & Meislik’s 15th Annual Review of Recent Business and Real Property Law Developments

Published: April 15, 2012

For the fifteenth year in a row, Meislik & Meislik presented its Annual Business and Real Estate Developments program for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). This extremely popular program reviewed important New Jersey court decisions made in 2011. Steven Gellerstein and Ira Meislik described approximately 50 of the most interesting cases of 2011 and the program materials included summaries of over 450 court opinions. Over the years, this program has been attended by thousands of attorneys from the Tri-State area. The case summary volumes furnished at these programs now cover more than 6,500 published and unpublished judicial decisions in the areas of business and real property law.

The program was presented in two locations this year – Fairfield and Mount Laurel, New Jersey and was attended by over 150 attorneys from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, many returning year after year. This was the last year of Meislik & Meislik’s annual review, one of the highest rated annual programs produced by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Ruminations Blog – a Smashing Success

Published: October 17, 2011

Meislik & Meislik’s recently launched Ruminationsa Retail Real Estate Law Blog has become a smashing success. Since its launch on June 28, less than four months ago, it has been the site of 30 postings and has garnered several hundred comments. Subscriptions (free) arrive every day.

Thus far, it has covered a wide range of topics. While focused on retail real estate issues, many topics are equally applicable to other real estate areas, and are always interesting. Ruminations has tackled such topics as exclusive use clauses, CAM and operating expenses, approaches to negotiation, the duty of a landlord to maintain its property, insurance, renewal options, the Texas margin tax, measuring floor area, Section 1031 exchanges, and many, many more.

Through LinkedIn, the blog has enjoyed international exposure, garnering comments from India, England, Pakistan, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Comments pour in from throughout the United States, coming from property managers, tenant and landlord representatives, attorneys, brokers, and others. Many of the blog entries have sparked heated debates among the readers.

Currently scheduled to post at least one topic each week, future Ruminations entries can be expected to touch on loss payee status under insurance policies, notice issues, negotiation by e-mail, the intentional use of ambiguity, tenant allowance issues, misnamed parties, and many similar and intriguing issues.

Current and past postings can be found at, where readers can also subscribe to receive email notice of new postings.

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