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Gary D. Bennett - Senior Partner

A 1974 Graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. Business. Gary Bennett became a 1978 Graduate of Seton Hall Law School. Admitted to New Jersey and Federal Bar- 1978. Partner since 1981- Koch, Koch, & Bennett, Esqs. Represented the former Arlington- Kearny Board of Realtors. 26 years as Zoning Board Attorney, North Arlington, NJ (1974-2004); 9 years as Municipal Attorney, Kearny, NJ varied between (1981-1995); 3 years as Municipal Court Judge- Kearny, NJ (1984-1986).


Member: Valley National Bank Eastern Regional Board

Valley National Bank Professional Advisory Board


Experience: Handled over 5,000 real estate transactions, including residential, commercial and industrial. Appeared before numerous Zoning and Planning Boards throughout Hudson, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

Paul V. Buono - Junior Partner 

A 2000 graduate with Honors (Cum Laude) as a scholar athlete of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, Paul Buono moved to San Diego, CA to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he graduated in the year 2004. Shortly thereafter Mr. Buono relocated to his home state of NJ and began his employ at the firm where he advises and consults clients with regulatory and administrative legal issues regarding a variety of transactions and litigation including the review of Real Estate Contracts (Commercial and Residential), NJ DEP regulations, Construction & Contract Litigation, Zoning and Planning Board issues, Foreclosures, Collections, Matrimonial and Estate Administration. Specializing in Landlord/Tenant Mr. Buono enjoys helping Landlords and Tenants alike navigate their way through complicated legal issues.
"I apply the law to help counsel clients towards the best course of action for all their needs."
Serves as a review attorney for Valley National Bank for their Commercial Loan Department and Kearny Federal Savings Bank.
Involved in Construction and Contract litigation involving enforcement of construction liens.
Specializes in Landlord/Tenant law, and drafted numerous residential and commercial leases. Participated in corporate construction loans and numerous residential closings.
Negotiated and closed several purchases and sales of businesses and accompanying real estate including SBA loans as well as commercial and residential mortgages.
Help clients prevent problems with NJ DEP regulations and environmental concerns of commercial property.
Argued various Motions, Landlord/Tenant Trials, and Civil Suits & Trials