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Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Our Team

Frederic C. Goetz, Esq - Managing Attorney.

Fred Goetz has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years in New Jersey, and in addition to sitting on the Board and formally serving as the Secretary, Treasurer, and 2nd Vice-President for the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, currently serves as the managing attorney of Frederic C. Goetz, Esq. LLC, a General Practice Law Firm in Hackensack, New Jersey, representing clients in the general practice of law - mainly in the areas of General Litigation; Matrimonial/Family Law; Real Estate Law; Municipal Court; Collection; Debt Settlement; Estate Planning, Probate & Administration, Land use; Formation of and operation of corporate entities, Sale/Purchases of Businesses, and Commercial Transactions. Mr. Goetz has also served as a Councilman, Council President and Council Vice-President for the Township of Washington, Bergen County; taught and teaches law-related classes at Berkeley College as an adjunct professor; has served on the Planning Board and currently serves as the Chairman of the Zoning Board for the Township of Washington; is also a member of the B.P.O. Elks in Closter New Jersey and has served as the organizations Mediator and Government relations liaison; and has also served two terms as President of the Ridgefield Manufacturer’s Association. From 2016 though present Mr. Goetz has also been recognized by both “201” Magazine and Bergen Magazine as one of “Bergen’s Top Lawyers” for each year for: Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Matrimonial/Divorce Law, as nominated by his peers.

David Giannini, Esq - Of Counsel Attorney to the firm.

Prior to joining Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC as Of Counsel Attorney to the Firm, David Giannini was a member of Newman McDonough Shofel & Giiger, PC. In Roseland, NJ, and prior to that, Mr. Giannini served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Deanne M. Wilson, J.S.C. in Morris County from September 2000 through August 2001.  Mr. Giannini is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and a member of the New Jersey Bar since 2000. David’s service as a warm and patient legal counselor is deeply appreciated by clients of the firm. He is a tireless advocate who works hard to learn about each client’s issues and aspirations so as to better enable him to meet their needs. Among his honors, David was named to New Jersey Super Lawyers as an Outstanding Young Lawyer (Rising Star) for 2009, 2010 and 2011 and he has an AVVO rating of “excellent.”

Practice Areas

  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Parenting time


  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2000


  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 2000
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1993

Associations & Memberships

  • Morris County and American Bar Associations


  • Selected for inclusion to New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 through 2011

Biographical details

  • Law Clerk to Judge Deanne Wilson, Morris County, 2000-2001 

Sergio Alegre - Of Counsel Attorney to the firm.

Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceutical Law
  • Health Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Law
  • Contract Law


  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York


  • Fordham University, J.D.,

The rest of our team:

Christine Sanchez - Head Paralegal
Mario Perales - Paralegal
Alisson Silva - Paralegal

The attorneys at Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC serve clients in Hackensack and throughout New Jersey, including Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, Union, Morris, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Ocean and Sussex Counties.