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Lazaro Cardenas

Lazaro Cardenas

The Law Offices of Patel, Soltis & Cardenas
  • Real Estate Law, Probate, Foreclosure Defense...
  • New Jersey
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Why I became a Real Estate and Probate Attorney focusing on Protecting People’s Future Today:

Since founding the firm, I’ve had the pleasure of working with countless families. I take my job as a counselor very serious and take great pride in assisting the families that walk through our doors. Every day, I strive to become a better practitioner and to offer more options and better advice to clients. This makes me very happy and it is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

My partners are two dedicated individuals who truly compliment me, and both have similar ethical and moral character. They are passionate about their work and in the end, this ends up benefiting clients the most. Often our clients’ issues touch on two or more of our practice areas and we can provide comprehensive advice without involving outside counsel. Seeing the positive impact, we have on entire families, and how the result of my work leads to a better life for many is very rewarding.

I went to law school later in life. I attended college/law school during my 30s and 40s. I am the son of immigrants, a farmer and a homemaker, and as an immigrant myself, becoming a lawyer was not something that seemed possible. I started college in 2002 with the purpose of furthering my corporate career.

After my college graduation, I decided to continue my education and attend law school. It was thanks to the support I received from my family and friends that I decided to take a hard look at law school. In hindsight, this was one of the best decisions of my life and it allowed me to exit the corporate hamster wheel and pursue my true passion.

During my time in college, I also got involved with social justice issues. I joined an advocacy organization called the Latino Coalition of New Jersey, of which I am still a member, and worked on issues relating to immigration and civil rights. My work for this organization was eye-opening and the catalyst that propelled me to attend law school.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Free Consultation
    We provide a free consultation in the following areas: Real Estate, Probate, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept debit and credit cards.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Patel, Soltis & Cardenas, LLC
- Current
Vice President of Funds Development
Latino Festival of Monmouth County
- Current
Lazaro is a founding member of the Latino Festival. He has served in multiple capacities including the founding chairperson. He continues to serve on the executive board as one of the senior executives and advisors.
Law & Justice Committee
Governor Phil Murphy Transition Team
Served as a member of the New Jersey Governor's transition team in the Law & Justice subcommittee.
Freehold Housing Authority
In April 2006, Acting Governor Richard J. Codey appointed Cardenas to serve on the Freehold Housing Authority as Commissioner with the mission of overseeing its functions. He was reappointed to this commission, by Governor Jon Corzine, in April of 2010, and served until August 2018.
Director, Information Systems
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (2012) | Contracts, Trust & Estates, Real Estate
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Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. (2008) | Political Science
Honors: 3.8 GPA.
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Outstanding Contribution in Community Service
Latino American Association of Monmouth County, Inc
Presented on October 16, 2015, in recognition of my work in Civil Rights and Immigrant Rights in Monmouth County and across New Jersey by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County.
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Jersey # 046252017
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Articles & Publications
Should the Electoral College be abolished? | Opinion
Asbury Park Press
Speaking Engagements
Moderator, School desegregation forum, Red Bank Elementary School
Latino Action Network Foundation
Conducted desegregation forum with 21+ community leaders, educators, and students about the pros and cons of desegregation for K-12 schools in New Jersey.
Court Certified Mediator
New Jersey Courts
Websites & Blogs
Patel, Soltis & Cardenas
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Patel, Soltis & Cardenas
1 Broad Street
Suite 9
Freehold, NJ 07728
Toll-Free: (844) 533-3367
Fax: (866) 212-4111
Law Offices of Patel, Soltis & Cardenas
574 Newark Avenue
Suite 307
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (844) 533-3367 Ext. 13
Fax: (866) 212-4111
Law Offices of Patel, Soltis & Cardenas
52 Main Street
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Toll-Free: (844) 533-3367
Fax: (866) 212-4111