Janel  Alania

Janel Alania

Attorney at Law

New Jersey
Licensed in
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Janel's legal career was shaped by nearly eight years of service to the NY State and Federal Judiciary.

As a law clerk to an esteemed Justice of the Commercial Division of the NYS Supreme Court, Janel sharpened her legal research and writing abilities and gained unparalleled insight into best practices relating to the formation (and unraveling) of commercial relationships.

Her subsequent clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY further strengthened her analytic skills and provided her with a sophisticated understanding of effective advocacy.

Janel brings a broad base of procedural and substantive knowledge to
… read more her practice. She is admitted in both NY and NJ.
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The Alania Law Firm, LLC

Founding Member, Attorney

Apr 2016 - Present

Provide comprehensive, client-focused advice on matters pertaining to NY and NJ business formation, commercial relationships and transactions, and on NJ estate planning and administration.
Research, draft and prepare various documents, including contracts, testamentary instruments, and state filings.
Provide supplemental legal research and writing services to law firms on an as-needed basis.

Apr 2016 - Present

Hon. Nina Gershon, U.S.D.J. (E.D.N.Y.)

Judicial Law Clerk

Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

Researched and drafted judicial opinions resolving questions on diverse matters of federal substantive and procedural law, including employment discrimination, civil rights violations, class action certification and settlement, public corruption and health care fraud.
Assisted with all phases of criminal and civil trials, researched evidentiary questions and drafted jury instructions.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

Hon. Bernard J. Fried, J.S.C. (Commercial Division of the NYS Supreme Court)

Judicial Law Clerk

Sep 2007 - Aug 2012

Managed pre-trial discovery by conferring with attorneys on issues relating to oral, written and electronic disclosure, mediating discovery disputes and making recommendations on the disposition of pre-trial motions.
Researched and drafted judicial opinions resolving diverse questions of commercial law and NY practice, including interpretation of contractual provisions and judicial dissolution.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2012

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