Andrew D. Linden, a Member with the firm, focuses his practice on litigating and resolving business disputes, representing clients in the alcoholic beverage industry, and providing general business law advice.
Andrew handles complex commercial litigation matters such as shareholder disputes in closely-held companies, landlord/tenant actions, products liability and warranty claims, breach of contract actions, construction claims, and property tax appeals.
Andrew counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. This includes licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Andrew provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, and advises clients with respect to federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes. He also has experience helping clients navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Andrew contributes to the NMM Liquor Law Blog, which highlights legal and business issues affecting clients that make, sell or distribute beer, wine and spirits.
Andrew has successfully represented business owners in shareholder disputes, including representing a physician against his former medical practice in a nine-day jury trial, resulting in a significant award in favor of the client. He regularly defends product liability, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud claims for various companies including window manufacturers. Andrew has litigated construction lien claims on behalf of material suppliers and subcontractors, including representing contractors in connection with Metlife Stadium and the project formerly known as Xanadu. He also handles property tax appeals for the firm’s clients.
Andrew’s diverse experience allows him to identify and address legal issues for his clients in a variety of practice areas. Having litigated numerous commercial matters, he appreciates the need for proactive planning in an effort to minimize the chance of costly litigation, but is ready to actively pursue his client’s claims when necessary.
Prior to joining NMM, Andrew served as a judicial clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, for the Hon. Harvey Weissbard (ret.) and the Hon. Rudy B. Coleman (ret.). While attending Seton Hall University School of Law, Andrew interned for the Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S.S.D.J., was a senior editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and was selected as a member of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board.
Andrew currently serves as a trustee of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, which supports Essex County’s Grover Cleveland Park, and is an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association. He has previously served on the Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Every year since 2013, Andrew has been included in New Jersey Monthly’s Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, for Business Litigation.
- TTB Guidelines for Advertising Alcoholic Beverages on Social Media
- New Jersey Amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to Address the Manufacture and Sale of Hard Cider and Mead – Part 2: Wineries and MABPA.
- New Jersey Amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to Address the Manufacture and Sale of Hard Cider and Mead – Part 1: The Cidery and meadery license.
- TTB Releases Results of Annual Sampling Program: Many Common Label Violations Can Easily Be Avoided
- Brand Registration and COLAs for New Jersey (only) Sales
- “Chapter 91 Alert,” Tax Appeal Alert, February 2013
- “CrossFit, Inc., and Greg Glassman Win Key Motion in Delaware Court; May Learn What Anthos Capital, L.P. Has Planned for CrossFit, Inc.” NM&M Fitness Center Law Alert, October 2012
- “As Local As Local Law Gets – Part II: New Jersey 2010-2011 Court Term Civil Case Highlights,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July/August 2012
- “Bloggers Beware! News Reporter’s Privilege May Not Protect Posts On Message Boards,” National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York, May 14, 2012
- “The Protection Afforded to Limited Partners in New Jersey LLPs Could Be At Risk,” Commerce Magazine, December 2011
- “WARNING! Time to Appeal Orders Compelling or Denying Arbitration is NOW,” The Corporate Counselor, Volume 26, Number 7, November 1, 2011
- David S. Blatteis and Andrew D. Linden, Esqs., “Muscling Up an Effective Contract,” Recreation Management, August 2010
- “As Local As Law Gets: Navigating NJ’s Unique Legal Landscape,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2010
- “eDiscovery & Immigration? How eDiscovery Lurks in Nearly Every Case,” Interpreter Releases, October 19, 2009
- “Death Of The Noncompete For NY Broadcasters?,” Law 360, February 2009
- “Rules Governing Fax and E-mail Ads, Offer an Opt-out, or Prepare to Pay Out,” The Corporate Counselor, February 2009
- “Shrouded in Mystery: Emergent applications in the Appellate Division,” New Jersey Law Journal, January 2009
- Panelist, Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion, Seton Hall University School of Law, March 31, 2009