William I. Strasser

William I. Strasser

Email: wis@strasserlaw.com

William I. Strasser is the principal of Strasser & Associates, P.C.   Prior to establishing the firm in 1994, Mr. Strasser was the Managing Partner for twenty years with the Nutley law firm of Donohue, Donohue, Costenbader & Strasser.  Strasser garnered national attention as lead counsel in the seminal health care case, In the Matter of Claire C. Conroy, establishing Living Wills.  Mr. Strasser’s prominence in a variety of areas of the law had led to glowing accolades by clients and colleagues alike.

Mr. Strasser’s practice emphasizes corporate/business litigation involving primarily banking, commercial real estate, litigation and estate matters.  His representative clients include lenders, developers, landlords and lessors, investors, individuals and corporations.  In the course of Mr. Strasser’s career, he has argued cases in the trial and appellate Courts of New Jersey and has argued a number of cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Admitted:  1974, New Jersey; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983 New York; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1986 U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2004; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.

Law School: Seton Hall University, J.D., 1974.

College: Seton Hall University, B.A., 1971.

Member: Bergen County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Appointments: Trustee, Bergen County Bar Association, 2014-present.  Co-Chair, Bergen County Bar Association General Equity Committee 2013-2015.  Supreme Court of New Jersey, Chairman, District IIA Ethics Committee, 2015-2016.

Biography: Phi Alpha Delta.  Co-Author, “Medical Treatment Law,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education in Cooperation with American College of Physicians and Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter, 1988.  Contributor, “By No Extraordinary Means, The Choice to Forego Life-Sustaining Food and Water,” Lynn Indiana University Press, 1986.  Guest Lecturer, Guardianships and Medical Treatment Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1986-1988.  Contract Advisor and Member, National Football League Players Association, 1988-1994.  Former Vice President, Leukemia Society of New Jersey.  Member, State of New Jersey Commission on Legal and Ethical Problems in the Delivery of Health Care, 1986-.  Board of Directors, Bergen Commercial Bank.  Former Board of Directors, Greater Community Bank.  Former Board of Advisors, Seton Hall University.  Board of Advisors, Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. 

Born: New York, N.Y., September 12,  1949.

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