Litigation & Collections

Litigation & Collections2019-06-04T17:00:43-04:00

General Litigation

Experience You Can Trust

Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. and Nicole L. Voigt are experienced in navigating complex disputes emerging from their respective practice areas.   While all attorneys seek the most cost-effective resolution on behalf of clients, at times, litigation is a necessary process in obtaining relief and advocating for rights.  At other times, clients are, unfortunately, forced to defend lawsuits brought against them.   We are also experienced with negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law.  When litigation is necessary, we develop client-based litigation strategies and aggressively advocate for our clients.


Obtaining a judgment is sometimes only half of the battle in civil litigation, and often only occurs after consuming a great deal of time and money. Although an individual or business may have meritorious legal claims, the cost of civil litigation may not provide any return on investment if there is no way to collect on a judgment at the end of process. That is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney at the outset of your matter. A good attorney will evaluate both the legal merit of a claim and the likelihood of collecting if a court enters a favorable judgment.

Our attorneys at Shanahan & Voigt, LLC, view civil litigation like any other business decision. We endeavor to ensure that pursuing legal claims not only makes legal sense, but also, financial sense to individuals and businesses alike. Before bringing a claim, our attorneys gather information about a defendant’s employment and assets through diligent investigation and research, and seek to secure assets subject to collection if a defendant attempts to hide or transfer them to avoid payment. After we obtain a judgment, we use a variety of court procedures in order to secure a defendant’s wages and assets in order to satisfy the judgment. We can also assist in the transfer of foreign or out-of-state judgments to New Jersey if a defendant generates wages or owns assets in New Jersey that are subject to collection.

Municipal Court

New Jersey Motor Vehicles and DUI AttorneyIf you find yourself in a courtroom at some point in your life, chances are, it will be in a municipal court.  The attorneys at Shanahan & Voigt, LLC represent their clients in municipal Court matters related to traffic offenses, municipal code violations, and zoning matters.  It is important to obtain the advice and representation of an attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.