Firm Overview

Firm Overview


Spector Foerst & Associates is committed to providing top-quality, professional and practical legal representation. Our goal is to be your "law firm for life," and to that end we make every effort to be readily accessible, help you understand your legal rights, and provide you expert legal assistance in real time. Whether you are buying or selling a home, fighting an insurance company, suing your employer, forming a business, planning for your retirement or going to traffic court, we are here for you. We are lawyers for everyday people with everyday needs.


David Spector began his legal career in the 1960s in Brooklyn, New York, fighting for the rights of immigrants and protecting the injured from overbearing insurance companies. He was joined in 1999 by James M. Foerst, Esq., of Westfield, New Jersey. Jim expanded the practice areas of the law firm, incorporating real estate, estate planning, criminal defense matters and a variety of additional general civil practice niches.

After David Spector’s retirement in 2009, the law firm in 2012 welcomed Jennifer Cadillo, Esq., to complement its real estate law section. A former legal intern for the firm while in college, she returned to her roots after successfully completing law school and passing both the New York and New Jersey bar exams.


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Natalie Shafer, Esq., and Taimour "Tim" Chaudhri, Esq., both joined the firm in 2016. Natalie has 17 years of legal experience with particular emphasis in personal injury and general litigation cases, focusing on automobile accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death cases and workers compensation. A Certified Civil Arbiter and former municipal public defender, she works hard for clients and views it an honor to defend individuals who have been harmed by others’ negligence. Tim worked as a congressional legislative assistant before earning his law degree, and subsequently clerked in a firm that specializes in criminal defense. He joined Spector Foerst to augment our real estate practice and launch a new practice in the area of immigration law.

The proud tradition of topnotch legal representation upon which the firm was founded continues.
Today, Spector Foerst & Associates is highly regarded in the legal and financial communities, having represented thousands of clients over its four-decade history. We represent clients in the areas of personal injury, workplace accidents and insurance cases, residential and commercial real estate transactions, property tax appeals, land use (zoning and variance relief), general civil litigation, estate planning and guardianships, immigration, and criminal matters.