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Derek John Soltis

Derek John Soltis

Law Offices of Patel and Soltis
  • Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • New York
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Biography

Derek J. Soltis, Esq. is graduate of Rutgers School of Law Newark and an admitted attorney in the State of New York. Mr. Soltis also has an MBA in Management Systems with an International Business Designation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Systems where he specialized in System Dynamics. While at Fordham Mr. Soltis graduated in the top 10% of class and was enrolled in Phi Kappa Phi the Collegiate Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma the Business Honors Society. Mr. Soltis's undergraduate degree is a BBA from the University of Houston - Downtown, in Computer Information Systems. Mr. Soltis has spent several years in the eDisocery industry working on the technical and project management side of many cases for Fortune 100 clients and top 100 law firms. He has also managed business units for multiple Fortune 500 companies with responsibility for sales in excess of $18 million wile managing a budget of over $1.5 million. Mr. Soltis is deeply involved in volunteer work. He has volunteered for many organizations, including: Bowery Mission, American Red MIssion, American Red Cross, Essex County Law Day, and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project in Newark. He has also worked as a Street Law teacher in Newark while in Law School where he taught at the Essex County Juvenile detention center and the Alma E. Flag Middle school.

Education
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Fordham University
MBA (2006) | Management Sytems
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Fordham University
M.S. (2006) | Information and Communication Systems
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University of Houston - Downtown
B.B.A. (2003) | Computer Systems
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Professional Experience
Partner
Law Offices of Patel and Soltis
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Partner in firm.
Certifications
Relativity Certified Administrator
Kcura
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Foreclosure Defense
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I got money stolen as well from Coinbase can I join this class action lawsuit?
A: Hello, You should talk to an attorney to go over the facts of your case. You need to explain how and who stole your money. Basically, why Coinbase is at fault for your loss?
Q. Is it a breach of fiduciary duty if an estate administrator quick sells two properties for less than they are worth?
A: You need to go over everything you just asked a question about with an attorney. I have seen a $400 home sell for $78,000 because of liens that couldn't be avoided so the new owner took on the liens. I have also see properties sell under market value because a hoarder lived in them, tenants were giant a-holes and causing issues, the structure did not have a certificate of occupancy, the property was part of a law suit. I am not saying any of these apply to your situation, but there could be reasons for the prices or flat out theft and collusion by the executor, in which case the executor can be made to pay. Talk to an attorney off line, do not expect random internet posts to speak to your family's specific issues.
Q. I was the beneficiary to my sisters life insurance. My siblings want it included in the estate. It happened in nj
A: Just because your family wants something doesn't mean it has to be done. As explained by Ms. Whitehurst, insurance proceeds are normally not subject to probate. My firm would never agree to represent your siblings unless they had proof you did something that you shouldn't have. She put your name on the policy not everyone else. If she wanted to name 6 people as beneficiaries she could have, naming one is also her right.
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574 Newark Ave
Suite 307
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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Toll-Free: (844) 533-3367
Cell: (917) 687-4219
Fax: (866) 212-4111
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Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone: (844) 533-3367