Beattie Padovano, LLC
Beattie Padovano, LLC

Beattie Padovano, LLC

3 Star Rating     7 reviews 
Main Office:
50 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 208 | Montvale | NJ | 07645-0244
Phone: 201-573-1810  | Fax: 201-573-9736 

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Biggest office Montvale
Number of attorneys 29
   7 reviews

Beattie Padovano, LLC Reviews

- Reviewed on November 13, 2018

Advice to law firm management: There really needs to be a training week or shadowing program when a new employee is hired. Hiring managers should not assume that a new employee can handle day to day full responsibilities without being taught by a superior or someone who has been working at the firm. If the firm wants things done right, train the employees and don't be so hard on them from the beginning.

Pros: If you want to touch base on a lot of the areas of law, this law firm has that and you get to familiarize yourself with all different kinds of practice areas.

Cons: Everyone here has been at Beattie Padovano for years so it is difficult to be a new employee and be a self-starter right away. There isn't someone you can really go ask questions to and it is very old school. If you do not feel comfortable wearing button-down blouses and blazers daily, this is not the place for you. There is a no denim policy because the hiring manager "does not do denim" which is crazy considering it is 2018. Basically, if you want to be in a work environment in the 1900's, this is for you. No sneakers, just loafers/flats, etc. The first memo you will receive is a dress code listing what men and women can and cannot wear.

Partners to Avoid and Why: The Partners are actually not that bad. The attorneys in general know what they are doing (obviously). They can be pushy and want the work done right away, but that is typical in any law firm. The people you need to avoid are your co-workers sitting next to you. They are resentful, spiteful, and unwilling to assist in any matter you are trying to handle. People seem either miserable working here in general or are just rude people in general.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Picked up on a lot of new practice areas in the legal field, which I can now take to any bigger firm. I will have no issues adjusting to the level of work at another busy law firm because the work here was the most high pressured high mounted environment I have ever seen.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2017

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on October 27, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Make the environment a better place to work. Distribute more manageable deadline assignments and don't pressure the secretaries so much.

Pros: This place is the worst. One good thing was the location of the firm and the building the firm was in. But that doesn't actually have to do with the firm.

Cons: Workload is impossible to get to. They make everything unmanageable. They will do whatever it takes to make you feel useless and helpless. I had to cry for help to try to do my assignments.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Other than one particular attorney who was somewhat a little understanding, the rest of them were the worst type of attorneys.

Favorite Things About this Firm: The location of the firm and the convenience that it was less than a 10 minute drive. But I prefer to commute one hour to a better firm than be able to almost walk to my job.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2014

Job type: Full time


After more than four decades, Beattie Padovano, LLC continues its tradition of providing exceptional and cost effective legal services since the first law office bearing the name Beattie & Padovano was established in 1970 by founding partners James R. Beattie and Ralph J. Padovano. From the beginning, Beattie Padovano has earned and maintained an excellent reputation for the quality of its legal services, as well as strict ethical standards. The Firm provides legal representation in a broad range of sophisticated matters to national and international publicly held corporations, individuals, entrepreneurs, partnerships, closely-held companies as well as banks, insurance companies, governmental agencies and boards. Committed to providing clients with legal services of the highest caliber, the Firm’s attorneys, all of whom have excellent academic backgrounds and diversified expertise, offer creative, effective and efficient solutions to facilitate its clients’ business. They strive to provide all clients with high quality and aggressive legal representation while making a conscious effort to keep legal bills as low as possible and to always be accessible, making every effort to return phone calls and e-mails as soon as possible. The Firm and many of its attorneys have achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Firm’s dedication to maintaining and growing a wide range of practice areas, all within the Firm, enables us to offer the legal assistance needed to address clients’ needs. The Firm's commercial practice is directed by attorneys with many years of experience in complex corporate and commercial matters. It represents clients in multifaceted commercial matters and provides high quality legal advice in business planning; the negotiation of contracts; licensing; mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses; joint ventures; venture capital transactions; computer and technology transactions; land use; the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of real property; asset-based financings and revolving credit arrangements; real property taxation and appeals; and matters involving environmental, employment and health law. The Firm’s land use department has earned a reputation for getting things done for its clients. Whether it is securing permits or approvals or obtaining results by litigation, Beattie Padovano’s land use department is always on the forefront of land use law. The extensive experience of the Firm’s litigation attorneys enables them to handle complex business and commercial cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as estate litigation. The department also uses various alternatives to litigation, including arbitration and mediation. This practice area also includes personal injury, malpractice and products liability litigation -- both for plaintiffs and defendants.

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