1114 Goffle Road, Suite 203, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Tel: (973) 423-4472


Real Estate Tax Appeals & Litigation


Mr. Acquaviva has been counseling property owners on property tax appeal issues for over 20 years. Mr. Acquaviva personally reviews and analyzes each property assessment to determine whether an appeal is warranted and only recommends an appeal where he has determined that there is a strong likelihood of success. In most instances, the deadline to file a tax appeal is April 1.

Real Estate Zoning and Land Use


The development of real estate in the State of New Jersey has become very complex in light of recent restrictions on development from both the state and municipal level.  The process can also be very frustrating to applicants seeking to develop their property.  Mr. Acquaviva has represented several municipal planning boards and boards of adjustment and has a thorough knowledge of the issues and concerns of municipalities in determining whether or not to grant the relief requested.  He brings this knowledge into the representation of applicants so that all issues and concerns are addressed. 



Determining whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing is the best option for you requires a thorough evaluation of your financial information.  We represent clients throughout the state and provide a free consultation in person or over the phone. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your case in detail and to determine whether you qualify for filing a bankruptcy in New Jersey. Our bankruptcy department is focused on helping individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty and contemplating filing for a bankruptcy in New Jersey. We have helped thousands of clients file for bankruptcy and look forward to working with you. 

Family Law


We seek to help you obtain effective and creative solutions in whatever domestic circumstance you may be involved in. With more than 20 years of experience, we can help you navigate through your situation and achieve the bets result possible so that you can move on with your life.  We represent clients through the changes in their family relationships and address the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise in these situations including issues related to custody of children, child support, prenuptial agreements, alimony, property settlement agreements, and domestic violence.

Traffic and Municipal


At first glance, traffic tickets may seem insignificant and not worthy of hiring an attorney to handle. However, if handled in the wrong manner, these tickets can trigger surcharges from the Courts and DMV, causing insurance premiums to skyrocket, and even cause your driver’s license to be suspended. Our knowledgeable attorneys and staff can provide you with sound advice and legal representation to minimize costs and achieve the best results.

Personal Injury


If you have been in an accident in which you suffered a serious injury, all legal aspects of your physical, financial, and emotional losses must be considered. We handle a broad range of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall and wrongful death cases.  We want to make sure that you understand your rights.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate


The importance of retaining experienced legal counsel in all real estate matters for both residential and commercial properties cannot be overstated. Our firm has been representing both individuals and businesses in the purchase and sale of real estate for over twenty years.  The legal, regulatory, and compliance issues for this area of law have become increasingly stringent, with serious financial repercussions for committing even the slightest violation of any guidelines. Our firm will help you navigate through this potential mine field and achieve the results you desire.



A former municipal prosecutor, Mr. Acquaviva has represented numerous clients in a  variety of criminal matters, from the most serious felony to disorderly persons offenses and juvenile matters.  Our criminal defense department treats each case personally and confidentially, taking all matters into consideration to determine the best resolution possible.

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation

Many injured workers wait too long to hire their own attorney. This concedes too many significant tactical advantages to their employers and, more importantly, to their employer’s insurance companies. Workers compensation cases are regulated by complex rules and tricky schedules that most people simply cannot understand. Most people do not understand or even know about all the obligations that are required of them in terms of reporting to insurers and completing forms. This is why you immediately need an attorney experienced in solving the puzzles of workers compensation. Our extensive experience in workers compensation matters will give you every advantage to obtain the best settlement or award possible.