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Douglas J. Sherman

Douglas Sherman is an experienced transactional attorney advising clients in a broad array of matters. Doug strives to provide his clients with realistic and practical advice in order to further their goals and provide them with an understanding of the legal issues involved in the transaction and viable resolutions, from contract to closing.

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He has advised clients in all aspects of real estate and other business transactions, including business entity formation, real property sales and acquisitions, asset purchases, leasing and financings. He has worked on a multitude of matters over his career, both large and small, from advising clients on multi-million-dollar transactions to handling more modest deals, such as negotiating a lease for a client’s retail store. Doug also has extensive experience advising clients as local counsel in multistate transactions where expertise on the intricacies of New Jersey law and custom are required.

In addition to representing clients in more traditional types of business transactions, Doug is also involved in advising restaurant, hotel, bar and tavern owners and operators, suppliers and distributors regarding alcoholic beverage law and regulations. He provides counsel with respect to the often complicated and little-known rules and laws governing the distribution, sale and service of alcoholic beverages and the purchase, sale and transfer of liquor licenses. Through his many years of experience in this area of law, he is able to assist clients in developing and implementing strategies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations while meeting their business goals.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., St. John’s Law Review
  • Washington University in St. Louis, A.B.


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association

Practice Areas

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Airport Law

Experienced in all aspects of administrative law, transactional law, land use and litigation relevant to the representation of airports and airport users.

Alcoholic Beverage Law & Hospitality

Our practice includes coordinating and processing liquor license transfer applications, license application amendments and license renewalsand providing ancillary real estate, leasing and land use counseling.

Commercial Transactions

Combining the broad perspective required to understand both the apparent and subtle ramifications of decisions concerning the businesses of our clients, with the breadth of experience necessary to advise on the most sophisticated issues and applications of law.