Justin represents corporate clients, alternative entities and not-for-profit corporations across a variety of industries and concentrations. With regard to his general corporate practice, he focuses on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and a wide range of commercial and business matters, including corporate governance and the preparation of organizational and governing documents, securities, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, strategic investments and advice on corporate structures, operational contracts, SaaS and technology agreements, and similar transactions. Justin’s transactional practice focuses on private transactions with deal sizes ranging from less than $1 million to $100 million. Specifically, regarding not-for-profit corporations, Justin advises these clients on a variety of corporate governance and operational matters unique to the circumstances specific to public charities and private foundations, including the review and preparation of governing and organizational documents, compliance and corporate governance.
In addition to his general corporate practice, Justin is a franchise attorney, concentrating his practice on assisting franchisors with all legal aspects of the franchise relationship, including franchise system formation, preparation of the franchise disclosure document and franchise agreement, state registrations and compliance with the FTC franchise rule, and management and administration of franchise systems and franchisee relations. Justin also counsels individual and multi-unit franchisees in the acquisition and sale of franchise outlets, with specific attention to the franchisor relationship and its approval of the purchase and sale transaction.
Rounding out Justin’s practice, he is also a member of the firm’s fund formation group. Within this group, he focuses on the drafting of principal and ancillary fund documents, including private placement memoranda, partnership agreements and upper-tier organizational documents, the preparation and negotiation of side letters and investor documents, and other legal aspects of fund management and administration.
Rutgers School of Law, J.D.
Villanova University, B.A., magna cum laude
Member, Board of Trustees, Independence Charter School
Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – Philadelphia, Marketing Committee Member
ACG University, Class of 2018
Appointed, Csik Appointed to Board of Trustees of Independence Charter School, August 2021
Presenter, “Franchise and Dealer Relationship Laws – Common Pitfalls to Avoid; Termination and Nonrenewal of Franchise Agreements,” accredited CLE program, June 29, 2021
Presenter, “The Basics of Non-Profit Entities,” accredited CLE program, October 29, 2020
Author, “Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program,” June 10, 2020
Author, “Federal Reserve Announces Updated Information and FAQs on Main Street Lending Program,” May 18, 2020
Author, “Non-Profit Organizations May Seek Relief Under Paycheck Protection Program,” March 31, 2020
Author, “The Duty of Care, Exculpation and Indemnification under the New Jersey Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act – A Continuing Evolution,” New Jersey Lawyer, October 2014
Author, “Unintended Legal and Business Consequences of Termination of a Franchisee,” 34 Franchise L.J., 2014
Author, “Protecting Your Beer’s Identity: A Brewer’s Guide to the Basics of U.S. Trademark Law,” Brewer’s Digest, January-February 2014
Author, “LLC Owners: Now is the Time to Review Your Operating Agreement,” U.S. 1, August 28, 2013
Author, “Nonresident, Same-Sex Marriage Applicants Not to Obtain Massachusetts Marriage License if Prohibited from Obtaining a Legal Marriage License in Their Home State: Cote-Whitacre v. Dep’t of Public Health,” comment in 38 Rutgers L.J. 1235, 2008