Debra E. Guston, Attorney
For individuals, families, small businesses and tax exempt organizations the need for quality legal guidance is personal. So, when a situation arises that requires counsel, do not hesitate to secure representation that gives you the confidence to move forward and pursue your goals.
At Guston and Guston, LLP, our Bergen County based attorneys have decades of experience helping people face their legal challenges and making the most of opportunities.
Our practice has developed to encompass these areas of law that allow us to more fully meet the needs of New Jersey's diverse community. Our goal has been to provide a caring, positive and goal oriented approach so that we can help our clients with their current legal challenges or opportunities. Adoption, divorce, wills, elder law and our other practice areas are all issues that can be a part of any individual's or family's life. Small business law and non-profit representation allow us to help entrepreneurs and those looking to help the community.
Let us put our skill, experience and compassion to work for you. Call us to set up your initial consultation. Major credits cards and payment plans are accepted for our clients' convenience.
Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, 2011–present
Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2010–present
Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (New Jersey chapter), 2010–present
Member, American Society of Association Executives, 2005–present
Member, New York Society of Association Executives, 2005–present
Member, American Bar Association, 1988–present
Member, Bergen County Bar Association, 1988–present
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1988–present
Member, National Lesbian & Gay Bar Association, 1987–present
Member, Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Greater New York, 1985–present
Lewis v. Harris
Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2006
Practice Area: Civil Rights
Outcome: Success! NJ Supreme Court orders State to provide equal rights to committed same-sex couples
Description: Co-counsel for for amici curiae New Jersey Religious Leaders and National Religious Organizations in Support of Marriage Equality.
Copelco Capital, Inc. v. Shapiro
Description: In a case of first impression, the NJ Appellate Division determined that equipment leasing companies could not claim jurisdiction over disputes in NJ when the leasee was in another state and had no contacts with NJ other than the claimed jurisdictional language in the lease.
State v. Kenison
Outcome: No jail time permitted, Court ruled for client defendant
Description: Should third time disorderly persons conviction in NJ result in jail time?
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Amicus Curiae Award, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2010
Service Award, Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater NY, 2006
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