About Our Firm

About Our Firm

Over 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience

"In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems; for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same." — Albert Einstein

Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz, LLP, having been in business for over fifty years, has the experience and skills needed to effectively represent you and provide you with sound and practical legal advice.

Our reputation for doing so speaks for itself as does our AV rating, the highest possible rating for both quality and integrity, given by the Martindale & Hubbell, the nation’s foremost law firm rating service. This is the same service used by attorneys when they are looking to find a law firm to handle a legal matter for themselves or for one of their clients.

Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz, LLP has the knowledge, experience and pragmatism to provide realistic, cost effective solutions, wise counsel and effective legal representation for all of your legal needs. We invite you to visit our blog, read our services and connect with our attorneys to learn more about our Firm.

Firm’s History


Gerstein Law Opens

Samuel Gerstein Establishes Firm


Mitchell Grayson Joined

Partners as Gerstein Grayson, LLP


Andrew Cohen Joined

Partners as Gerstein Grayson & Cohen, LLP


Gerstein Retires

Grayson Steps Up as Managing Partner and Cohen Heads Litigation Department


Paul Melletz Joined

Partners as Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz, LLP

Over 50 Years of Combined Working with Businesses and Franchises

We are attorneys with over 50 years of experience, assisting individuals and businesses, including franchises with practical and sound legal advice.



We will help you take the proper legal steps to protect your investments and plan for the future. Legal preparation for your franchise or business is critical. You want to take the appropriate steps now in an effort to avoid future liability.



Our practice is concentrated on representing established franchisors and subfranchisors, assisting new franchise companies in starting a program, and representing franchisees in all types of business transactions.



Legal representation at the outset and throughout the life of your business can be the most important investment you will make. We provide the legal groundwork that will enable you to expand your business.

Our Representative Projects & Franchisee Clients

  • Retro Fitness
    Provided franchisee representation for Retro Fitness. This gym franchise bases its uniqueness off of retro music...
  • Mathnasium
    Provided franchisee representation for Mathnasium. The mathematics learning center known as Mathnasium offers tutors and learning...
  • Golden Corral
    Provided franchisee representation for Golden Corral. Golden Corral is a buffet and grill style restaurant that...
  • Friendly’s
    Provided franchisee representation for Friendly’s. Friendly’s is a family ice cream restaurant, originally opening its doors...
  • The Promenade
    Provided representation for The Promenade at Sagemore. The Promenade at Sagemore is located in Marlton, NJ...
  • The Corporate Center
    Provided representation for The Corporate Center at Sagemore. This Corporate Center offers a three-story office building...
  • Towne Crossing Center
    Provided representation for Towne Crossing Shopping Center. This shopping center, located in Burlington, NJ, is a...
  • The Weston Club
    Provided representation for The Weston Club at Sagemore. This affordable assisted living community is located in...
  • DoubleTree Hotel
    Provided representation for DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. The DoubleTree Hotel franchise is a convenient choice in...
  • Sunrise Senior Living
    Provided representation for Sunrise Senior Living. This assisted living franchise has been in business for 30...
  • Burger King
    Provided franchisee representation for Burger King. Burger King serves quality fast food menu items at low...
  • ERA Real Estate
    Provided franchisee representation for ERA Real Estate. ERA is a franchise real estate system with independently...

Our Reputation

Every Matter is Important. Our Duty is to Respond in a Timely Manner

Each of our clients is important to us and we appreciate the importance of each matter we handle. Each of our attorneys is readily accessible and readily available to respond in a timely manner for all of the needs of each of our clients.

Piggy Bank IconWe Provide, Reasonably Priced, Legal Services of the Highest Caliber

In today’s legal and economic environment, knowledge alone is not sufficient. Experience and practicality are also of the utmost importance. We never lose sight of the fact that no one wants to spend $1000 to collect $900.

Martindale & Hubbell Highest Possible Rating Quality and Integrity

Our reputation for doing so speaks for itself as does our AV rating, given by the Martindale & Hubbell, the nation’s foremost law firm rating service, used by attorneys when they are looking to find a law firm to handle a legal matter.