Ryder T. Ulon Partner
Ryder T. Ulon is co-chair of Schenck, Price, Smith & King's Litigation Department and has represented developers, construction professionals, design professionals, and businesses in commercial and fiduciary matters in both state and federal courts. In addition to being a member of the Firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, he is a member of the Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation, Appellate, Environmental, Estate and Trust Litigation, Real Estate, and Telecommunications Law practice groups. He has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of New Jersey's “Rising Star, Super Lawyers” for Construction Litigation.
As part of the Appellate Practice Group, Mr. Ulon has worked on a number of appeals including the matter of Aronberg v. Tolbert, 203 N.J. 432 (2011), wherein the Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Division and unanimously held that when an uninsured motorist’s cause of action is barred by the No-Fault Act, an heir has no right of recovery under the Wrongful Death Act.
While in law school, he served as Seton Hall Circuit Review’s Associate Comments Editor and interned in the Seton Hall Juvenile Justice Clinic. Mr. Ulon’s early law experience also includes his internship at the Offices of the Federal Public Defender, Newark Division.
Areas of Concentration
Construction, extra work claims, construction defect claims, lien law, bid protests, business and shareholder disputes, professional malpractice, representation of entities and individuals in fiduciary litigation, employment litigation, and environmental litigation
- Represented construction manager in multi-million dollar construction defect claim asserted by a school district. Filed a pre-answer motion to dismiss and prevailed.
- Successfully defended numerous contractors throughout New Jersey in signficant contractor defect claims.
- Represented majority owners of a closely held corporation in Chancery Division matter involving disputes over valuation of shares, pensions benefits, and other claims related to New Jersey’s Oppressed Minority Shareholder Statute, N.J.S.A. 14A:12-7.
- Represented estate and beneficiaries in a dispute over a closely held partnership and successfully negotiated a substantial settlement in the estate’s favor with all parties.
- Represented appellant in the matter of Aronberg v. Tolbert, 203 N.J. 432 (2011), wherein the Supreme Court adopted the appellant's position that if a motorist who fails to maintain state mandated auto insurance coverage may not bring a personal injury lawsuit arising from a car accident, then, in the event of his death in that accident, his heirs may not bring their own action for recovery under the Wrongful Death Act.
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