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  • Market sources comment: “He is very smart and a really good lawyer.” - Chambers USA
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5 


  • J.D., University of Texas Law School, 1981
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association

Steven A. Beckelman

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  • T: 973.639.2055
    F: 973.297.3847
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102
Mr. Beckelman practices in the areas of securities litigation and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts.  He regularly represents financial institutions and other corporations in major commercial disputes.  He has also served as counsel for corporate defendants and individual directors in class action securities litigation.

Mr. Beckelman has both defended and prosecuted a variety of securities cases, including 10b5 litigation.  Recently, he successfully tried, on behalf of one of the country's largest financial institutions, an $85 million Trust Indenture Act matter.  He has also co-authored several articles for the New Jersey Law Journal and the Banking Law Journal.

Mr. Beckelman has been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Field" lawyer for 2011-2018. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Defense of Indenture Trustee against claims of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Represent HMOs in claims of providers and other intermediacies.
Represent financial institutions in connection with litigation arising from reorganization.


Defending Legal Malpractice Claims: Conflicts and Causation
CLE seminar presented to CNA Insurance Companies, New York, NY


The Transformative Test as Applied to Right-of-Publicity Claims
New Jersey Law Journal