Why I became a Real Estate and Probate Attorney focusing on Protecting People’s Future Today:
Since founding the firm, I’ve had the pleasure of working with countless families. I take my job as a counselor very serious and take great pride in assisting the families that walk through our doors. Every day, I strive to become a better practitioner and to offer more options and better advice to clients. This makes me very happy and it is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
My partners are two dedicated individuals who truly compliment me, and both have similar ethical and moral character. They are passionate about their work and in the end, this ends up benefiting clients the most. Often our clients’ issues touch on two or more of our practice areas and we can provide comprehensive advice without involving outside counsel. Seeing the positive impact, we have on entire families, and how the result of my work leads to a better life for many is very rewarding.
I went to law school later in life. I attended college/law school during my 30s and 40s. I am the son of immigrants, a farmer and a homemaker, and as an immigrant myself, becoming a lawyer was not something that seemed possible. I started college in 2002 with the purpose of furthering my corporate career.
After my college graduation, I decided to continue my education and attend law school. It was thanks to the support I received from my family and friends that I decided to take a hard look at law school. In hindsight, this was one of the best decisions of my life and it allowed me to exit the corporate hamster wheel and pursue my true passion.
During my time in college, I also got involved with social justice issues. I joined an advocacy organization called the Latino Coalition of New Jersey, of which I am still a member, and worked on issues relating to immigration and civil rights. My work for this organization was eye-opening and the catalyst that propelled me to attend law school.
- Rutgers School of Law-Newark
- J.D. (2012) | Contracts, Trust & Estates, Real Estate
- Rutgers University - Newark
- B.A. (2008) | Political Science
- Honors: 3.8 GPA.
- Patel, Soltis & Cardenas, LLC
- - Current
- Vice President of Funds Development
- Latino Festival of Monmouth County
- - Current
- Lazaro is a founding member of the Latino Festival. He has served in multiple capacities including the founding chairperson. He continues to serve on the executive board as one of the senior executives and advisors.
- Law & Justice Committee
- Governor Phil Murphy Transition Team
- Served as a member of the New Jersey Governor's transition team in the Law & Justice subcommittee.
- Freehold Housing Authority
- In April 2006, Acting Governor Richard J. Codey appointed Cardenas to serve on the Freehold Housing Authority as Commissioner with the mission of overseeing its functions. He was reappointed to this commission, by Governor Jon Corzine, in April of 2010, and served until August 2018.
- Director, Information Systems
- Prudential Insurance Company of America
- Nearly 1000 New Jersey Leaders and Organizations Support Allowing More Residents To Access A Driver’s License
- Do I Need to Hire An Attorney For My Real Estate Closing in NJ?
- New Jersey Estate Plan for the New Year
- Can I Cut My Spouse out of My Will?
- How immigrant communities can avoid notario fraud
- Do I Need a Trust?
- Patel & Soltis' Policy Director Appointed to Transition Committee
- Murphy appoints Patel, Soltis & Cardenas' policy director to transition committee
- RED BANK: ‘DREAMERS’ GET, AND LEND, A HAND
- Moderator, School desegregation forum, Red Bank Elementary School
- Latino Action Network Foundation
- Conducted desegregation forum with 21+ community leaders, educators, and students about the pros and cons of desegregation for K-12 schools in New Jersey.
- Court Certified Mediator
- New Jersey Courts
- Outstanding Contribution in Community Service
- Latino American Association of Monmouth County, Inc
- Presented on October 16, 2015, in recognition of my work in Civil Rights and Immigrant Rights in Monmouth County and across New Jersey by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County.
- Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Lazaro Cardenas was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
- State Bar of New Jersey # 046252017
- New Jersey
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We provide a free consultation in the following areas: Real Estate, Probate, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning.
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- Real Estate Law
- Foreclosure Defense
- Estate Planning
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- Spanish: Spoken, Written
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