Lawyers

Florham Park
18 Columbia Turnpike
Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ 07932


New York
One Battery Park Plaza
28th Floor
New York, NY 10004


Philadelphia
Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street
Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Education

J.D., St. John’s University

  • Journal of Legal Commentary

B.A., Tufts University

Honors

"Legal Eagles" in the category of "Litigation - Franchisors," Franchise Times (2011 - 2014)

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 and Class Action practice groups.

Mr. Giller 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/international arbitrations. Additionally, Mr. Giller's practice includes the handling of litigation involving ADA website compliance, contract disputes, real estate disputes, professional liability, lender liability, enforcement of non-competition agreements, collection recovery, and equipment financing and leasing issues. Mr. Giller has represented a number of clients in the restaurant and hotel industries.

Mr. Giller devotes a significant 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, Mr. Giller 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, Mr. Giller 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.

Mr. Giller 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, Mr. Giller 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, Mr. Giller 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.

Admissions

New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Courts, New Jersey
U.S. District Courts, New York (Southern, Eastern and Western Districts)
U.S. District Courts, Pennsylvania (Eastern and Middle Districts)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships

American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising)
New York State Bar Association
International Franchise Association

Community Involvement

Mr. Giller is actively working with the Runway of Dreams Foundation, whose mission is to bring adaptive clothing design and innovation to the differently-abled community.