Debra Kradjian Stephans

Debra Kradjian Stephans

Bergen County- Real Estate, landlord/tenant, corporate, special ed., employment
  • Real Estate Law, Employment Law, Education Law ...
  • New Jersey
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With more than 20 years of experience as a licensed NJ attorney, Debra provides advice and counsel to corporate clients regarding workplace investigations, counseling, drafting and revising of company policies and procedures, representation in employee disciplinary actions, labor arbitrations, union grievances, student disciplinary actions, and claims of discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission position statements, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights cases, unemployment claims and wrongful termination. She has also represented school boards in a wide variety of matters, including employment related matters.

Debra also handles all aspects of real estate transactions, from contract negotiation through closing. She has experience with leasing, landlord-tenant, business formation and corporate governance. She can help you navigate all of the laws governing landlord-tenant rights and disputes. Debra prides herself on providing her clients with personalized attention, professionalism and sound advice.

Debra is also an adjunct professor at Berkeley College where she teaches legal and justice studies courses. Debra received her Juris Doctorate from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seton Hall University. During law school, Debra interned for the Hon. Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. and was offered a clerkship at the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey. She also clerked for the Hon. Sybil R. Moses, A.J.S.C. and the Hon. Charles J. Walsh, J.S.C. She continued working for the State of New Jersey and joined the Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, as a deputy attorney general, primarily handling employment and labor matters on behalf of state agencies for over ten years. In addition, she has served as corporate counsel for Benjamin Moore & Co. in their labor & employment group prior to joining the Lauren Murray Law Offices, LLC.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Seton Hall University
B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New Jersey  # 025112000
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 25112000
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Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
    Education Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment
Additional Practice Area
  • Labor Law -union representation before arbitrators or administrative bodies.
  • Armenian: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Q. Is it religious discrimination if employer gives raise to all vaccinated employees but not those w religious exemption?
A: It could be. How large is this employer? How many employees are there in total that received raises? Were your co-workers employees longer than you were with this company? Do they have the same type of job as you do? The employer must be able to articulate the reasons why you were not treated in the same manner as others, who are in the same or similar position as you, who have obtained a vaccination.
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Lauren Murray Law Offices, LLC
45 Whitney Road
Mahwah, NJ 07495
Toll-Free: (201) 485-7219
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)