Steven R. Lane

Steven R. Lane Bio ShotSteven R. Lane created the firm of Lane & Lane, LLC, with his son, Daniel in 2009. Previously, he founded Steven R. Lane, P.C. in 2000 after practicing as a partner in the firm of Lane & Mantell for 11 years and Lane and Perl for 7 years. Throughout his career, spanning over 30 years, Steven R. Lane has been an active Attorney providing clients throughout New Jersey with legal representation. Steven R. Lane is admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as the United States District Court of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.

Steven R. Lane graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School in 1977 after attaining an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from New York University in 1975 and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University in 1969. Having advanced degrees in both law and finance, Steven R. Lane has provided his clients with legal representation from a unique educational background, combining business, finance and law.

Steven R. Lane has also been an active volunteer in New Jersey including:

Early Settlement Panelist for Somerset, Hunterdon and Union Counties
Custody and Parenting Time Mediator in Somerset County
Fee Arbitration Committee Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District XIII
Ethics Committee Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District XIII
Resource Center for Women and Their Families Trustee
Family Law Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Etc.
Personal Injury
Real Estate
Wills
Municipal Court
Mediation, Civil Unions, Dissolutions of Civil Unions, Palimony

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1977
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
J.D. cum laude – 1977

New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York, New York
M.B.A. – 1975
Major: Corporate Finanace

Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
B.A. – 1969
Major Economics

Representative Cases

Kazin v. Kazin, 81 N.J. 85 (1979) (N.J. Supreme CT. 1979)
P.T. v. M.S., 325 N.J. Super. 193 (Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division 1999)

Classes/Seminars

Matrimonial Law / Modification, Jointure for Community Adult Education

Honors and Awards

Supreme Court of N.J.
Certificate of Meritorious Public Service for sitting on the District Fee Arbitration Committee

Superior Court of N.J., Somerset County
Certificate of Appreciation for Service as a Panelist for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels

Superior Court of N.J., Somerset County
Certificate of Appreciation for Service as a Panelist for Custody and Parenting Time Panels

Superior Court of N.J., Union Vicinage
Certificate of Appreciation for 20 Years of Service on the Union County Early Settlement Panel

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, 1977 – Present
Somerset County Bar Association, 1981 – Present
Somerset County Bar Association, Past Co-Chairman, Family Law Section
New Jersey State Bar Association, 1977 – Present

Past Employment Positions

Steven R. Lane, P.C., President, 2000 – 2009
Lane & Mantell, P.C., Shareholder/Member, 1989 – 2000
Lane & Perl, Partner, 1981 – 1989
Gem, Steiber, Dunetz Davison & Weinstein, Assoc. Attorney, 1980 – 1981
Smith, Stratton, Wise & Heber, Assoc. Attorney, 1977 – 1978
Chemical Bank, Credit Analyst, 1971 – 1976

Pro Bono Activities

Fee Arbitration Committee Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District XIII
Ethics Committee Member for the New Jersey Supreme Court District XIII
Early Settlement Panelist, N.J. Superior Court Somerset County
Early Settlement Panelist, N.J. Superior Court – Hunterdon County
Early Settlement Panelist, N.J. Superior Court Union County
Custody & Parenting Time Mediator, N.J. Superior Court Somerset County
Family Law Committee Member, Somerset County Bar Association
Chairman, N.J. Supreme Court District XIII – Fee Arbitration Committee Appointment
N.J. Supreme Court District XIII – Ethics Committee Appointment
Past Trustee to the Resource Center Somerset County Domestic Violence Agency

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