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Donald B. Ross, Jr.

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53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

Donald B. Ross, Jr. concentrates his practice in the area of banking and labor relations.

Donald B. Ross, Jr. has spent more than 39 years in the practice of law. He concentrates his practice in the area of banking and labor relations.

He has a national reputation as a labor relations expert and is a respected negotiator who has lectured on employment and labor relations issues at seminars throughout the United States before such groups as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Municipal Finance Officers Association and the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. He has developed a concentration in the critical areas of police and hospital labor relations. Mr. Ross has negotiated hundreds of labor contracts and has litigated countless matters before labor arbitrators, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to his significant labor and employment relations practice, various lending institutions routinely seek his advice regarding their loan transactions and administration. He has more than 30 years of experience representing banks and mortgage companies in connection with commercial and residential loan closings, including attorney review, document preparation and closing services in both forward and reverse mortgage loans. He has been involved in countless loan transactions with the United States Small Business Administration and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Mr. Ross has also served as general counsel to a vast array of businesses with emphasis on labor, employment and real property matters and the nuances of privately-held and non-profit entities.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Ross attended Washington & Lee University School of Law where he was class president, honored as a Martin P. Burks Scholar and served as an Instructor in Legal Research, Writing and Appellate Argument. He also tied for Best Oralist in the nation following the National Final Round of the Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. After law school, he served as law secretary to the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. During his undergraduate years at St. Lawrence University, he was class president, fraternity president and elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, the prestigious national scholarship and leadership society.

Mr. Ross has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1973
  • B.A., St. Lawrence University, 1970
  • New Jersey, 1973
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1975
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1973
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • New Jersey State Bar Association