Hefele Law
Areas of Practice

Bernd E. Hefele

Bernd E. Hefele is the founder of the firm and has been practicing law for 23 years. Mr. Hefele received a Bachelor of Arts in Colby College in 1984 majoring in Economics/Business. He graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1987 and thereafter completed a clerkship with the Honorable Herbert S. Alderman J.S.C. focusing on civil litigation. In 1994, Mr. Hefele received his MBA from Columbia Business School focusing on the legal aspects of corporate strategic planning. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey and practices before the New Jersey State Courts and Federal Courts. Mr. Hefele is also fluent in German representing various multi-national clients. His areas of practice include:

  • Business Law and Corporate Law
  • Land Use Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Wills, Estates and Trusts

Leslie L. Phiefer

Leslie Phiefer is a commercial litigator who has worked extensively in the fields of contract litigation, mortgage and tax lien foreclosure, collections, tax appeals, consumer fraud, and landlord/tenant litigation. In addition, Ms. Phiefer has practiced New Jersey municipal regulatory and administrative law. Because she has been an active litigator for many years, Ms. Phiefer has extensive court and trial experience and is a zealous advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom. Ms. Phiefer graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University with a B.A. in English, and cum laude from Seton Hall University School Law in 1995 with a Juris Doctorate. Her fields of expertise include:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mortgage and Tax Lien Foreclosure
  • Municipal and State Regulatory Matters
  • Tax Appeals
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation

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