Clark E. Alpert

Clark E. Alpert

Parsippany, New Jersey

Mr. Alpert is the author of the well-known Guide to New Jersey Contract Law, now in its Fourth Edition. He represents public and private clients, often in complex matters, including: commercial litigation and contracting parties; international, national, regional, and local businesses; individual and corporate members of the health-care community; bank liquidators and regulatory agencies, banks, and other lenders; and borrowers, developers, and commercial real estate owners.

Mr. Alpert has experience in corporate and regulatory matters and complex litigation in New Jersey and New York. His practice encompasses merger litigation, commercial litigation, business torts, corporate and partnership disputes, contract negotiation and review, banking and financial matters, creditors' rights, trade regulation and antitrust, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, governmental matters, Uniform Commercial Code, and construction disputes. Mr. Alpert often represents the same clients in transactional matters and litigation.

Mr. Alpert has represented bank boards and zoning boards, as well as boards of directors of health care entities. He has represented lawyers and doctors in business matters and negotiations, as well as in litigation and other proceedings involving charges of professional misconduct.

Mr. Alpert has appeared in some of the area's most prominent litigation matters and has also been involved in a number of precedent-setting cases of national significance. He also received wide recognition for utilizing the civil writ of capias ad satisfaciendum (body execution) in several publicized cases, including a precedential decision.

Mr. Alpert is the author of the well-known Guide to New Jersey Contract Law, published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Now in its Fourth Edition (2017), the Guide was originally published in 2008 and includes a companion CD with sample contracts and other useful tools and information. A preview of the Guide can be found at the publisher's website.

In addition to representation of parties in arbitration, Mr. Alpert has been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey to serve as special master and arbitrator in the resolution of complex disputes involving commercial real estate, environmental issues, and attorney misconduct claims. In other matters, he has served as both a legal expert and a court-appointed agent. He was previously invited to join the panel of one of the nation's leading alternate dispute resolution providers. Because of his broad experience in diverse litigation, chancery matters, alternate dispute resolution, and appeals, he is qualified to act as either a neutral or advocate in mediation, arbitration, and other alternate dispute resolution methods.

Mr. Alpert represents the healthcare and professional services industries, including medical and legal professionals and related parties, and has provided specialized services to non-profits in this field.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: Top Ten Percent of Class
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Guide to New Jersey Contract Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2017
  • Revised the "Malpractice" chapter of the seminal treatise for attorneys, Arthur Horn on Residential Real Estate, 2007
  • Free the Amici, 151 N.J.L. 933, March 2, 1997
  • Discerning the Limits of a Fuzzy FDIC Rule, 141 N.J.L.J. 1286, July 3, 1995
  • Special Limitations Rules for Private Antitrust Suits, 133 N.J.L.J., 11, Jan. 4, 1993
  • The Economic Loss Doctrine in New Jersey -- An Erie State of Uncertainty, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, December 2012
  • Advanced Strategies for Collecting Rent, New Jersey Law Journal, October 9, 2013


  • Panelist, Essex County Bar Association, Extraordinary Remedies, 1994
  • Panelist, Effective Use of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1998
  • Chair, Confidentiality and Its Limitations, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000
  • Panelist, Credit Management Contract Forms in New York, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Panelist, Practical Legal Ethics in New Jersey: Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, 2002
  • Chair, Critical Issues to Prevent or Win Contract Litigation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 22, 2017
  • Chair, Contracts that Get the Job Done, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 27, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed by Superior Court of New Jersey to serve as special master and arbitrator in the resolution of complex disputes

Past Employment Positions

  • Greenberg Margolis, Partner, 1986 - 1992, Head of Commercial Litigation 1988 - 1992
  • Alpert Butler & Weiss, P.C., Founding Partner, 1992 - 2010


  • Spanish


  • Phi Beta Kappa

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