Our team is led by national trial lawyer Mark S. Guralnick, who has credentials like no other lawyer. With 8 college degrees, multiple specialty certifications, 9 licenses to practice law, 9 published law books and hundreds of articles written by him Mark S. Guralnick brings unique experiences to the table and applies them to serve his clients. In addition to being licensed as an attorney, Mark S. Guralnick is licensed as a private detective. He is a former investigative news reporter, and he leverages all of these skills, education and experiences to deliver excellent client service while finding smart, practical, cost-effective solutions for clients’ legal concerns.
- Supreme Court of Florida, International Law
- Supreme Court of New Jersey, Civil Trial Law
- Supreme Court of New Jersey, Matrimonial Law
- American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Legal Malpractice (Professional Liability Law)
- American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Medical Malpractice (Professional Liability Law)
Mark S. Guralnick is licensed to practice law on three continents, in 8 U.S. state courts, in the District of Columbia, in 15 federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court, in England, Wales, Scotland, and in Saipan and the Northern Mariana Islands.
- New Jersey (ID #000241985) – All state courts
- Pennsylvania (ID #42977) – All state courts
- New York(ID #2503563) – All state courts
- Florida (ID #516082) – All state courts
- Massachusetts (ID #629030) – All state courts
- Maryland (No ID Number) – All state courts
- Michigan (ID #P54742) – All state courts
- District of Columbia (ID #359779) – All courts
- Kentucky (ID#93944) – All courts
- England and Wales – Admitted as a British solicitor
- Scotland – Admitted as a Scottish solicitor
- Saipan and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – All courts
U.S. Federal Courts
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Mark S. Guralnick holds eight college degrees, including two doctorates, five master’s degrees, and a bachelor’s degree. He holds two law degrees.
- Temple University, Ph.D. (Doctorate in Political Science), 1993
- Columbia University (NY), M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), 2005
- London Business School, M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), 2005
- University of London, LL.M. (Master of Laws – International Law), 2000
- Nova Southeastern University, J.D. (Juris Doctor – Law Degree), 1984
- Nova Southeastern University, M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration), 1983
- Bennington College, M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts – Writing), 1996
- Temple University, B.A. (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism), 1979
In our highly-credentialed society, many people have online degrees and certificates these days. Mark S. Guralnick earned these degrees the old-fashioned way, by actually attending classes and being an active part of the academic community. For earning his Ph.D., Mark won Temple University’s highest graduation award, the Bernard C. Watson Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Social Sciences. At Columbia University’s MBA program, Mark garnered the highest grade in his statistics class and in England, at the London Business School, he garnered high honors in several other courses. Mark was the editor-in-chief of both the Temple University News and Bennington College Vortex while studying at those schools.
- Ramapo College of New Jersey, Assistant Professor of Law and Society (full-time)
- Rutgers University, Visiting Guest Lecturer in Political Science
- Broward Community College, Adjunct Instructor
- Franklin & Marshall College, Adjunct Instructor
- University of Denver, Adjunct Instructor
- DeSales University, Adjunct Instructor
- Chicago Tribune Company/News & Sun-Sentinel, News Reporter
Covered all federal agencies and federal courts in South Florida as Tribune Co. news reporter and staff writer based in Fort Lauderdale. Tracked activities of FBI, ATF, DEA, Justice Department’s Miami Strike Force, Secret Service, Social Security Administration, and other agencies.
- Calkins News Chain/Burlington County Times, Investigative News Reporter
Covered 1980 Presidential Race, solved two murder cases, and went undercover in a mental institution to expose patient abuse, among other assignments.
- Pennsylvania Law-Journal, Managing Editor
Managed, edited and supervised staff of reporters, photographers and graphic artists in production of statewide professional journal; covered legal issues from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
- The New York Times, The Detroit Evening News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlantic City Magazine, Discover Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and numerous other publications, Freelance Writer
Wrote articles on a broad range of topical subjects ranging from school desegregation to personality profiles.
- Licensed by the New Jersey State Police as Private Detective. Fully bonded and insured.
- Fracking Law and Policy, Wolters Kluwer, Law & Business, 20 chapters, Released 2016.
- Guralnick’s New Jersey Family Law Annotated, Thomson/West Group, 2000 pages, updated annually
- Formulas for Calculating Damages, American Bar Association, Published 2012 (550 pages)
- Employment Law: A Comprehensive Guide for the American Workplace, Specialty Technical Publishers, Two volumes, 1,500 pages
- Interstate Child Custody Litigation, Tools, Techniques and Tactics, American Bar Association
- The New Jersey Equitable Distribution Handbook, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- The New Jersey Alimony Handbook, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- The Portable Child Support Handbook, 2nd edition, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- The Portable Interstate Support Handbook, 2nd edition, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- New Jersey Practice Series, Thomson/West Group, Authored Chapter 23 on UIFSA law
- Comprehensive List of Books written by Mark S. Guralnick, published by WorldCat – World Catalogue of Libraries
- Amazon Page showing various books written by Mark S. Guralnick
- Formulas for Calculating Damages: Second Edition, American Bar Association, Published 2019 (658 pages)
Partial List of Papers Presented and Talks Given
- New Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Lecture given as part of an international law colloquium (2007).
- Doing Business in Aruba
Participated in panel discussion in U.S. and Aruban attorneys held in Aruba.
- Wrongful Discharge from Employment
Talk given at meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management (1993).
- International Adoption of Children through the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption
Lecture delivered in Monte Carlo, Monaco (2002).
- Trial by Jury in the United States and the United Kingdom
Participated in panel discussion, with American judges and lawyers and British solicitors and barristers, held in London, England (1998).
- Children’s Rights in the Family Law of Scotland
Organized and moderated joint program with Scottish lawyers (2005).
- International Child Abduction: Treaties, Statutes and Conflicts of Law
Joint Presentation with American and European Judges and Lawyers Delivered in Rome, Italy (2006).
- The U.S. Lawyer versus the English Solicitor
Friendly face-off with an English solicitor in a staged “afternoon tea” and talk delivered to Rutgers University law students pursuing careers in international law (1999).
Writing and Publishing Awards
- Bernard C. Watson Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Social Sciences, 1994, for doctoral dissertation in political science dealing with a freedom of the press issue (the highest commencement award given at Temple University.
- William A. Schnader Memorial Award for Outstanding Reporting in Law and Judicial Administration, 1981, for a series published in the Pennsylvania Law Journal-Reporter.
- National Education Association Newsmaker Award for distinguished news coverage of public education, 1983.
- New Jersey Press Association, Honorable Mention for Spot News, 1979, for article on Boy’s Suffocation.
- Burlington County Press Association, First Place, 1979, for article on Murdered Policeman.
- Florida School Bell Award, 1983, conferred by the Florida Education Association for outstanding writing about public education in the state of Florida.
- Award of Excellence, 1983, National Education Association for news coverage of public education.
- Clover International Poetry Competition, 6th Prize, 1973, for original poetry