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Ira Meislik Appointed Vice-Chair ABA-RPTE Diversity Committee

Published: December 2, 2009

Ira Meislik, managing principal of the Montclair, New Jersey law firm of Meislik & Meislik, has been appointed as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estate Law’s Diversity Committee after serving several years as a member of that Committee.

One of the major challenges of the new century is to build a legal profession that can effectively serve as the connecting link between citizens and the law. Data indicates that while our society is rapidly becoming more diverse, with minorities likely to reach majority status in 35-50 years, the legal profession remains more than 90 percent Caucasian. As clients become more heterogeneous, leaders of the profession must change to stay in tune with them. When asked about his appointment as Vice Chair, Ira Meislik replied, “I am thrilled to be part of the vital mission to explosively expand inclusivity in the Bar and in the public at large. This is an important goal and achieving it will aid in delivering the promise of America to all of its residents.”

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 in 2009, Ira Meislik was 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 2009 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. In addition, he has 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.

His 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

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