Ronald A. Giller is the Managing Partner of the New Jersey office and also practices in the firm's New York and Philadelphia offices. He is a member of the Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, Franchise, Professional Liability Defense and Class Action practice groups.
Ron has comprehensive litigation experience, both in the state and federal district courts throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, handling cases from initial client consultation through trial and appeal. He also has extensive experience handling commercial arbitrations. Additionally, Ron's practice includes the handling of litigation involving contract disputes, officer and director liability, lender liability, enforcement of non-competition agreements, collection recovery, and equipment financing and leasing issues. Ron has represented a number of clients in the restaurant industry, including several "celebrity" chefs. In his professional liability defense practice he represents a range of professionals including lawyers and accountants.
Ron devotes a substantial portion of his practice to intellectual property and franchise litigation. He has handled copyright and trademark infringement cases, including a number of counterfeit litigations, as well as privacy rights and defamation actions. In the franchise spectrum, Ron represents a number of franchisors, both small and large, and has litigated all types of franchise disputes around the country. He is also co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Group as well as the firm's Franchise Law Group. For four consecutive years, Franchise Times selected Mr. Giller as one of only two New Jersey attorneys to be included in their annual “Legal Eagles” list of attorneys who exclusively represent franchisors. Among the two, Ron is recognized as the “litigation specialty” attorney. Nationwide, Mr. Giller is among a select group of only 31 “litigation specialty” attorneys who represent franchisors exclusively.
Ron is also involved in class action litigation and has defended claims arising under consumer protection and false advertising statutes, including under the FDCPA and TCPA.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ron practiced in a large, well-respected firm in New York City. He also previously served as the Vice President of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs for a public franchise company (Realogy Corporation) where he oversaw a large number of litigations and regulatory issues. In that position, Ron also oversaw the company’s compliance with state and federal franchise disclosure requirements, as well as working closely with Realogy’s title insurance subsidiary, Title Resource Group, on litigation concerning coverage and compliance issues. He continues to represent Realogy and Title Resource Group at Gordon & Rees.
U.S. District Courts, New Jersey
U.S. District Courts, New York (Southern, Eastern and Western Districts)
U.S. District Courts, Pennsylvania (Eastern District)
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
International Franchise Association
Mr. Giller is currently working pro bono with the ABA's Military Pro Bono Project.