Nolan & Associates, LLC
Attorneys at Law
The George Peabody Woolley House c.1786
100 Jack Martin Boulevard
Brick, New Jersey 08724
Michael K.W. Nolan, Esq. Telephone (732) 202-9300
Telefax (732) 202-9033
John W. O’Brien, Esq.
When people think of lawyers, what terms come to mind? Aggressive, argumentative,
outspoken, expensive, complicated - most likely - but how about the terms - empathetic,
listening, healing? Not too likely. At Nolan & Associates, we’d like to change that.
Nolan & Associates, LLC is a full service law firm that offers our clients both extensive
legal and business experience in a small firm setting. The firm’s philosophy centers on a team
approach – with you, our client - an integral member of the team. That means all of the firm’s
talent and experience will be brought to bear on behalf of each of our clients. When combined,
these talents provide a single law firm capable of handling all your legal needs in the most
efficient manner. At Nolan & Associates our clients come first. We are committed to being a
value-added provider of legal services.
As reflect below, our firm’s members have proven records of experience and success in
business and the law. But what sets us apart, makes our firm special, is the experience of the
Founder and Managing Member of Nolan & Associates, Michael K.W. Nolan. That’s because
Mike is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Attorneys.
So what is a Holistic Lawyer, anyway? To quote from the 2002 article in New Jersey
Lawyer, which featured Mike,
“ … the basic philosophy is that a large measure of mediation mixed with
bits of anger management, personal therapy and New Age enlightenment
will produce clients who are more satisfied with their experience in the
legal system …. The concept is to bring, for lack of a better word, a
different approach to what we do for a living, maybe a bit more spirituality
or a more humanistic point of view”.
In short, if you want a lawyer who will do anything he can to be your advocate, win your
case, and assist with all your legal questions and needs, Mr. Nolan can do that, and do it well.
However, if you also want a lawyer who cares about you as a person, and wants to see you
happier at the end of your legal situation than you were at the beginning, he can do that, too.
ABOUT OUR FIRM…
Nolan & Associates, L.L.C.
The reputation of the firm is built upon the combination of business and legal experience
of our attorneys. Our diversity adds strength in litigation, contract negotiations, financing,
mergers, acquisitions, wills, estates and land use development.
Conveniently located in Brick, New Jersey, Ocean County, on the Jersey Shore, minutes
from the Garden State Parkway, Nolan & Associates is ready to efficiently respond to our
clients needs and assist them in avoiding and solving legal problems.
Michael K. W. Nolan, Esq.
With over 18 years of
business experience with some of the
world’s top corporations and over 10 years
of legal experience, Michael K. W. Nolan, is
the Founder and Managing Member of
Nolan & Associates, LLC, a full service law
Mr. Nolan is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. Mike has served
as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey and faculty
advisor for the Rutgers Law School National Trial Team. Mr. Nolan received the Order of the
Barrister for trial excellence in law school, has been a member of the Rutgers Law School
Alumni Executive Council; and served as a Faculty Member for the New Jersey Board of
Education, Adult Education Program.
During his legal career Mike has served as both a Public Defender and Conflicts
Prosecutor, been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey as Guardian Ad Litem,
Condemnation Commissioner, and Early Settlement Panelist.
He is a Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, sitting on the Ethics
Committee; is a Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Attorneys, and Ocean County
Bar Association. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Sovereign Bank.
Mike is a Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; has been a repeated
Guest Speaker on WOBM Radio, Inside the Law; and has been active in the Monmouth Ocean
Development Council and Shore Professional Business Association.
Mr. Nolan’s education includes a Biomedical Engineering degree from Boston University
and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. His practice
areas include corporate/business transactions, civil and criminal litigation, real estate and family
Michael K.W. Nolan, Esq.
Born Jersey City, NJ, September 8, 1956, admitted to bar, New Jersey 1995, New
York 1996. Education: Boston University (B.S. Biomedical Engineering 1978);
Rutgers University School of Law, Newark (J.D. 1995); Recipient, Order of the
Barrister; Intern for the United States Bankruptcy Court (District of New Jersey –
Newark 1994); Member of the Adjunct Faculty of Rutgers University School of
Law (1996-1998); Faculty Advisor, Rutgers University School of Law National
Mock Trial Team (1996-1999); Condemnation Commissioner (Appointed by the
Superior Court, Ocean County, NJ) 1996 - ; Panelist, Early Settlement Matrimonial
Panel 1997 - ; Family Court Guardian Ad Litem (Appointed by the Superior Court,
Ocean County, NJ) 2001 - ; Member, International Alliance of Holistic Attorneys
(1996 - ); Municipal Court Public Defender (1999-2000); Municipal Court
Conflicts Prosecutor (2000–2001); Member and Panel Chair, District Attorney
Ethic Committee, 2005- ; Member, Sovereign Bank Advisory Board, 2005- ; Eagle
Scout; Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; Faculty Member, New Jersey
Board of Education Adult Education (1988–1992); Member, Association of Trial
Lawyers of America; Repeated Guest Speaker – WOBM Radio, Inside the Law;
Member, Monmouth Ocean Development Council (1997–1999); Member, Shore
Professional Business Association; Member, Rutgers University School of Law
Alumni Council (1997-1999); Member, New Jersey State Bar and the Ocean
County Bar; eighteen years of corporate business experience; Founder: Nolan,
Turnbach & Kerr; Nolan & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 2001 - present.
John W. O’Brien, Esq.
One of the few attorneys in the State
of New Jersey who combine J.D. and
M.B.A. degrees, John W. O’Brien blends
legal acumen with practical business
experience to provide our clients with
effective solutions to complicated legal and
As an attorney, John has represented our clients in matters ranging from contracts to
complex commercial and civil litigation; corporate formation and governance, as well as
employment and land use matters pertinent to golf clubs and corporations.
In business, John has started two successful businesses including Trinity Sports
Management, LLC a full service sports agency. Prior to becoming an attorney, John was in
sales and marketing becoming a top salesperson at a leading worldwide consumer products
supplier where he negotiated contracts with Fortune 500 companies expanding market share
and far exceeding sales goals. He has successfully integrated his financial and management
background to draft and develop a Hospital’s Safety program, manage ten of its subsidiaries,
and assist in a hospital-wide internal audit being the youngest person named to the director
John’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in
Business Administration/Finance with a Communications Minor from Villanova University,
a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree from Saint Peter’s College and a Juris
Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Rutgers University where he excelled in non-profit law
helping develop a community law clinic as part of its’ inaugural class.
John is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. He is a member of the
New Jersey State Bar Association, Ocean County Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar
Association, and the Sports Lawyers Association.
His practice areas include corporate/business transactions, commercial and civil
litigation, golf club and sports law.
Staff - With an experienced support staff complementing the attorneys, Nolan &
Associates L.L.C., is able to efficiently respond to your legal needs. Our support group
offers extensive knowledge and many years of experience in diverse legal and business
fields. Our dedicated and well-trained team of professionals uses their hard earned skills
to benefit you, the client.
Technology - Committed to the use of cutting edge technology, Nolan &
Associates, LLC can deliver quality legal service in the most cost-efficient manner to
achieve the desired result. Our high speed access to the Internet, legal databases, public
records and on-line legal libraries means we have instant access to the latest opinions,
state laws and legal developments.
ABOUT OUR SERVICES…
Corporate and Business
With both business and legal experience, the attorneys of Nolan & Associates,
LLC offer our clients practical advice and solutions to difficult business challenges in a
streamlined setting. Our clients have direct access to and communication with our
attorneys. We stand ready to help protect your business, help it grow and prosper. Our
attorneys and business advisors understand your needs because we have been on your
side of the table; we know what it takes, and what you expect. We advise and assist
clients in matters from business formation to dissolution and everything in between.
Here is a sample of the types of matters we can assist you with:
υ Business Formations - Corporate, Partnership, L.L.C.
υ Negotiations - Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions, Bid Proposals, Employment
υ Financing - Stock Offerings, Banking, Tax Appeals, Bankruptcy
υ Commercial Litigation
The attorneys of Nolan & Associates, LLC have the background and experience
to assist private clubs through the many issues and challenges facing such organizations.
With our continuing monitoring of Club related issues, streamlined communication and
on-site visits with our Clients we are able to keep them abreast of changing developments
in the private club industry. Offering a proactive approach including our annual legal
audit, we have enabled clients to develop strategies for success by addressing problem
areas. We have dealt with Club issues in the following areas:
υ Contracts υ Governance
υ Employment υ Immigration
υ Labor υ Liquor License
υ Litigation υ Membership
υ Real Estate υ Land Use
Nolan & Associates, L.L.C. unites some of the brightest legal talent in the area.
Led by Michael K. W. Nolan, our litigation department has an unquestioned reputation
built on dedication and refined with years of proven success. Covering areas from
complex commercial litigation to municipal court matters, our seasoned litigators are
ready to protect your interests. Litigation areas include:
υ Civil υ Contracts υ Civil Rights
υ Criminal υ Personal Injury υ Municipal
υ Commercial υ Products Liability υ Employment
At Nolan & Associates, LLC, Family matters have been the cornerstone of our
practice. Michael K. W. Nolan has been a respected professional in all matters relating to
the family. Whether it is a divorce, custody, or juvenile matter, Mr. Nolan is able to guide
you through this difficult time. In addition, Mr. Nolan is among a very select group of
attorneys in the nation that are part of the holistic attorney association, which is an
organization whose members are dedicated to helping their clients heal as part of the
At Nolan & Associates, L.L.C., our client attentive approach enables us to
provide you with the individualized attention you need when addressing important life
decisions. Our Counselors understand your concerns and are ready to guide you through
difficult matters. Whether it’s drafting or probating a will, filing bankruptcy or dealing
with healthcare issues, our dedicated professionals are there for you when it matters most.
We can serve you in the following areas:
υ Wills υ Living Wills
υ Trusts υ Power of Attorney
A sample of our Clients
* Algen Design Services, Inc. * Metedeconk National Golf Club
* Carl’s Fencing and Decking, Inc. * East Dover Marina
* Spring Lake Inn * Integrated Health & Wellness
* Altieri Chiropractic Center * BFS Auctions
* Ocean Orthopedics * Turf Masters, Inc.
Fee Arrangements - We are flexible as to our fee arrangement. Reasonable fees
and alternative fee arrangements are available and are worked out between the client and
attorney. They include:
Hourly; Contingent Fee;
Incentive Based; Fixed and Bonus plans; and