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Edward T. Kole leads the Business and Commercial Litigation department at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. and has over 30 years of experience in the practice of complex corporate and commercial litigation. Mr. Kole has handled commercial disputes on behalf of public and private companies in New Jersey and across the nation, including matters in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. His practice extends to the representation of large and medium sized businesses and corporations at every level of state and federal courts, involving a myriad of legal issues including complex contract disputes, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, securities and derivative actions, as well as litigation concerning business, shareholder/partnership and franchise disputes.

Mr. Kole earned his law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987 and earned his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in 1984.

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Professional Memberships

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, President; United States District Court of New Jersey, Lawyers Advisory Committee and Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair; American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Vice Chair of New Jersey State Committee; American Bar Foundation, Fellow


For a complete list of Mr. Kole’s publications, please visit his bio:

Author, “Issues Concerning The Enforcement Of Restrictive Covenants In Commercial Leases,” New Jersey Lawyer (4/1/2018)

Author, “The Superior Court’s Complex Business Litigation Program Three Years After Inception,” New Jersey Lawyer (4/1/2018)

Co-Author, “Defending Against the Termination of a Franchise in New Jersey: Some Practical Considerations,” New Jersey Lawyer (2/1/2016)

Co-Author, “Inside the New Complex Business Litigation Program for the New Jersey Superior Court,” ACC Focus on the New Jersey Chapter (10/27/2015)

Author, “Oral Argument Before the Third Circuit – The Privilege and Preparation,” New Jersey Lawyer (August 2015 issue)