A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation

Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel

The Inn was founded in 2003 by transactional lawyers in Hudson and Bergen Counties. It is the second transactional Inn in New Jersey, and is believed to be only the second transactional Inn in the United States. The Inn is a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation and is tax-exempt pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and its meetings are moderated by its President.

The Inn’s educational objective is to foster the discussion of topics of interest to transactional lawyers. Topics are presented in a variety of formats, including lectures, panel discussions and mock negotiations. The presentations encourage interaction in an educational environment among lawyers with varying levels of experience. The collegial atmosphere of the meetings also promotes professionalism, ethics and civility among lawyers in the practice of transactional law. The Inn has had a wide-ranging curriculum covering a broad number of topics. Its current curriculum focuses on a variety of topics of interest to transactional lawyers.

The Inn has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education as an Accredited Service Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New Jersey.

The Inn’s members are lawyers engaged primarily in transactional law and include corporate lawyers, real estate lawyers, and others. Members include both seasoned and new transactional lawyers. Members practice in law firms located in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties, in other counties in northern New Jersey and in New York City.

The Inn meets eight to ten times per year, from September through June, on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Court Plaza South, West Wing, 21 Main Street (across from the Bergen County Court House), Hackensack, New Jersey. The tuition for joining the Inn is $150 per year, which includes a light dinner at meetings and New Jersey CLE credit hour certificates when attending meetings.

One of the Inn's members, Alan N. Walter, made a presentation on generative AI and, as part of the presentation he used AI to prepare a video about teh Inn. You can see it here

NOTE: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inn has been meeting virtually via Zoom from 5:00 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. and the tuition has been reduced to $75 per year (which will be increased when in-person meetings are reinstated by the Inn).