Stephan R. Leone


Stephan R. Leone Headshot PhotoPHONE: 732-797-1600 ext. 239
FAX: 732-505-6340

“1+1=3, when a lawyer with extensive business knowledge is joined with a client, corporate executive or entrepreneur, the combination is greater than the individual parts.”

I have come to the practice of law after a diversified career in business, banking, land development and building construction, and public administration. I’ve walked your walk, sat on your side of the table and felt your frustration when dealing with retained counsel.

Because I can understand and relate to the client’s position, I am particularly mindful of the client’s need to balance legal costs with the benefits derived. Whether it’s litigation or transactions, the businessperson wants value for legal expenditures. I have committed myself to value-added legal services.

My business experience began immediately upon graduation from Columbia University. I founded a statewide building material distribution company and grew it into a $10 million dollar business with more than 100 employees. In 1983, I sold the company through a sale of its shares. In 1971, I founded and organized Shore National Bank, and directed its growth and subsequent merger with Garden State National Bank. I also became active in land development and commercial construction projects, including office buildings, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.

As the Brick Business Administrator, I combined past business experience with political and non-profit experience to manage a $17 million budget with 350 employees. After 25 years as a business entrepreneur, I then began offering my knowledge to fellow entrepreneurs as a full time practicing attorney. My legal career began as a partner in a 25-lawyer firm with a concentration on multimillion dollar business acquisitions and sales, and large residential and commercial real estate transactions.

When I formed Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C., I gathered the finest legal minds in the area who shared a common belief that business owners could truly profit from legal advice tempered with solid business experience. The team of attorneys and business professionals that we have assembled is second to none. It is a cadre of business advisers that can be counted on to help your businesses grow and to protect your hard-earned assets. The collective talents of the lawyers in our firm are always at the service of our clients. No matter is too small or too complex. If the matter is outside of our legal knowledge, we will work with you to find the right person to serve your needs. We believe if we serve the client’s interests first, we are served as well.

Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 1988
Columbia University, BA 1961
Lawrenceville Preparatory School, 1957

Admitted to Bar
1988-New Jersey
1989-New York
1990-Washington, D.C.
1988-Federal District Court of New Jersey
1990-Southern District of New York
1995-United States Supreme Court

Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C.-Partner 1988-1997
Brick Township-Business Administrator 1983-1985
Glen Rock Lumber & Supply Co., Inc.-Founder, President, 1961-1983
Shore National Bank-Founder, Chairman of Board 1970-1978
Aztec Motel Corporation-Developer, Secretary-Treasurer 1970-1997
Shore Community Bank-Advisory Board
Special Counsel New Jersey School Construction Corporation

Civic And Professional Organizations
Member of Ocean County College Board of Trustees
Former Charter President Brick Rotary Club
Former President Brick Chamber of Commerce
Former Trustee NJ Health Planning Council, Lab VI
Former Member NJ Banking Advisory Board
Columbia College Alumni Recruitment Committee-Interviewer
Former Member of the Board of Trustees The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey
Member of the Board of Directors Toms River Business Improvement District
Forming Member Governor McGreevey Billboard Task Force, 2003
Member ABA
D.C. Bar
N.J. Bar Association
Ocean County Bar Association
N.Y. Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association

Monday thru Friday
8:45am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
9 Robbins Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
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