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Judge Mahlon L. Fast, J.S.C.

Of Counsel

Location: Newark, New Jersey
Phone: (973) 951-2160
Fax: (973) 596-1781
Email: E-mail Me

Legal Experience

  • Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, April 1986 — February, 2014
    • (Special Civil Part, 24+/- years; Criminal Division, 2 years, 8 months) Former Chair, Special Civil Part Judges Conference
  • Member, Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Part Practice (Chair of Landlord/Tenant Subcommittee)
  • Former Member, Supreme Court Criminal Charge Committee
  • Former Member, Judicial Evaluation Commission
  • Fast & Fast, Esqs. (Partner), 1963 - 1986
    • General civil practice emphasizing: estate planning and administration; all aspects relating to real estate (including leases, conveyancing, financing, real estate tax appeals, foreclosure - including tax sale certificates); commercial litigation (especially real estate brokerage cases); Counsel to Livingston, East Hanover, Ho-Ho-Kus Zoning Boards of Adjustment
  • Examined tax returns, evaluated assets, deductions and credits, applied tax law to various situations
    • Internal Revenue Service (Estate & Gift Tax Examiner), 1960 - 1963

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey and United States District Court - 1960


  • I. C. L. E.; Landlord/Tenant Actions
  • A.O.C. Faculty:
    • Judicial College; Special Civil Part Practice
    • New Judges Orientation Training
  • New Jersey Skills & Methods Program; Estate Planning/Administration

Published Works

  • Landlord/Tenant and Related Actions in the Superior Court of New Jersey - LC. L. E.
    • (1st Edition - September 1992; 12th Edition — May, 2016)
  • A Judge's Primer for Small Claims Practice in the Special Civil Part Of the Superior Court of New Jersey -A.O.C. (August, 2000; last revised August, 2002)
  • 40+/- Published judicial opinions (List available, on request: 37+/- Civil opinions, 3 criminal opinions)


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Rutgers University - B.A., 1956
  • Rutgers School of Law - LLB., 1958
  • Post-Graduate Tax Courses - New York University

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