Clients will often call when their entity, their LLC, or their corporation is involved in some sort of litigation and ask whether or not it can represent itself or they can represent their entity in court. The answer is, in New Jersey, only in limited cases. Because an entity is treated as a separate person from the owner, but actually isn’t a person that can represent itself, it can only represent itself in small claims court, to enter pleas in municipal court, as well as a few other very limited circumstances. If your business is involved in litigation or any other type of court matter, it’s very important to get an experienced attorney involved to represent you, especially since you won’t be able to do it yourself.
The attorneys at Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., are experienced in business law in the state of New Jersey. If your business is involved in litigation, please contact the office to set up a free initial consultation.