John J. Petriello

Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, PC.
New York, New York 10001


Areas Of Practice

Consumer Protection
Partnership Disputes
Real Estate


Year Joined Firm

-       1980

Areas of Practice

-       Commercial Litigation

-       Construction Law

-       Creditors Rights

-       Civil Mediation

-       Civil Arbitration

Bar Admissions

-       New Jersey, 1978

-       New York, 1980

-       U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1980

-       U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982

-       U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982

-       U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988

-       U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey

-       J.D. (1977)

Rutgers College Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

-       B.A. (1973)

-       Honors: With Distinction

-       Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

-       Super Lawyers 2012-2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

-       New Jersey Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

-       Hon. Joseph Salerno, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978

Mr. Petriello has specialized in commercial civil litigation for over 30 years. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey and of the State of New York, as well as being admitted in the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey, and Southern and Eastern Districts of the State of New York. He has handled matters at both the trial and appellate levels in these courts.

Mr. Petriello has represented clients for numerous disputes, including:

-       Collection of amounts due

-       Breach of contracts

-       Commercial landlord/tenant disputes

-       Business torts

-       Consumer Fraud claims

-       Secured transactions

-       Business torts

-       Breach of franchise agreements, fraud, and other claims arising from business activities

Mr. Petriello emphasizes construction law in his practice. Mr. Petriello has represented suppliers and subcontractors in numerous claims against contractors, owners, public entities, and surety companies on numerous claims arising from construction disputes.  He has lectured on mechanic's liens, construction liens, and bond claims. He has represented claimants on Federal projects for Miller Act claims. He has defended prevailing wage claims for public projects in New York and New Jersey.  He has appeared for claimants and respondents in construction arbitrations conducted by the American Arbitration Association.  He has represented claimants on residential and commercial projects made under the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, the New Jersey Municipal Lien Law, and the New York Mechanic's Lien Law.

Mr. Petriello is a qualified mediator pursuant to New Jersey court rule 1:40.  This program requires education for the mechanics and dynamics of mediation. Mr. Petriello has mediated numerous cases, and has been successful in resolving both simple and complex matters. 

60 Park Place, Suite 1016
Newark, NJ 07102

P: 973-854-6700
F: 973-596-1781
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