ABOUT US

This firm’s mission is to provide high quality, professional and comprehensive legal representation with a personal touch.  Our consultations are an opportunity to get to know you, understand your legal needs now and in the future, and begin to build a relationship that continues to benefit you in the years to come.

We are licensed in New York and New Jersey and are located in beautiful Rockland County, New York and Bergen County, New Jersey.  We proudly service the legal needs of our community as well as clients across the country and around the world.

Lauren Murray

Lauren Murray

Thank you for taking the time to visit my firm’s website and learn about what we do. It is a pleasure to meet you. The Lauren Murray Law Offices, LLC is dedicated to serving the needs of families in Rockland and beyond. We help you buy or sell your home. We help you build your family through third party assisted reproduction or adoption. As an attorney and mother of two boys, I know time is valuable and in very short supply. I spend my time focusing on preparedness, planning, and good communication because I know that’s what my clients need as they are trying to navigate their own busy lives on top of moving into or out of a new home or researching and pursuing alternative means of augmenting their family. I appreciate the opportunity to be your guide through these life changing moments. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you very soon.

Debra Stephans

Debra Kradjian Stephans

With more than 20 years of experience as a licensed NJ attorney, Debra provides advice and counsel to corporate clients regarding workplace investigations, counseling, drafting and revising of company policies and procedures, representation in employee disciplinary actions, labor arbitrations, union grievances, student disciplinary actions, and claims of discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission position statements, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights cases, unemployment claims and wrongful termination.  Debra has also represented school boards in a wide variety of matters, including employment related matters.

Debra also handles all aspects of real estate transactions, from contract negotiation through closing. Debra has experience with leasing, landlord-tenant, business formation and corporate governance.  As a landlord herself, Debra can help you navigate all of the laws governing landlord-tenant rights and disputes.  She prides herself on providing her clients with personalized attention, professionalism and sound advice.

Debra is also an adjunct professor at Berkeley College, where she teaches legal and justice studies courses.  Debra received her Juris Doctorate from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and her Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University.  During law school, Debra interned for the Hon. Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. and was offered a clerkship at the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey.  She also clerked for the Hon. Sybil R. Moses, A.J.S.C. and the Hon. Charles J. Walsh, J.S.C.  Debra continued working for the State of New Jersey and joined the Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, as a deputy attorney general, primarily handling employment and labor matters on behalf of state agencies for over ten years.  In addition, she has served as corporate counsel for Benjamin Moore & Co. in their labor & employment group prior to joining the Lauren Murray Law Offices, LLC.

Debra has always given back to the community.  She is currently a Trustee of the Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education and has also served as a board member for the Junior League of Bergen County.   She also volunteers as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee in her hometown.  Debra enjoys spending time with her husband & their 3 children and also serves as a Girl Scout troop co-leader and assistant basketball coach.

Debra is passionate about the law, and helping her clients understand the law.   She is committed to providing professional and reliable service to her clients, using her skills to help find effective and efficient solutions.

Education

J.D. Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University 2000
B.A. Seton Hall University 1996

Bar Admission

New Jersey, 2000
New York, 2000

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