Mr. Siddiqi provides counsel to corporate and individual clients on business matters including litigation. For example, Mr. Siddiqi represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving breaches of contract, business torts, fraud, consumer and healthcare fraud, e-fraud, chancery and equity issues, insurance coverage and defense, real estate development, employment, restrictive covenants, corporate governance issues, employment litigation, whistle-blowing, breaches of fiduciary duty, eminent domain, public bidding, public contracts, and the acquisition or sale of a business. He regularly appears in state and federal court and before arbitration panels. Mr. Siddiqi also handles appeals and has extensive appellate brief-writing experience as a member of the firm’s appellate practice team.
On corporate and business matters, Mr. Siddiqi assists clients seeking advice on corporate governance and compliance issues and on general business matters, including best practices, dispute resolution, insurance coverage, and international transactions. He also serves as counsel to non-profit religious and school organizations for their basic business, employment, and legal needs.
Mr. Siddiqi also represents clients facing government investigations, FBI inquiries, accusations of white-collar criminal activity, corporate compliance inquiries and investigations, forfeiture actions, and sentencing.
Mr. Siddiqi serves on the Editorial Board of New Jersey Lawyer, the Magazine. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and its Federal Practice and Procedure Section, and is also a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and its Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and Corporate Counsel Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), and previously served as the vice chair of the Litigation Section of the ABA Young Lawyers Division in 2007-2008. He is also a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-New Jersey and the Asian Pacific Lawyers Association of New Jersey.
Mr. Siddiqi has received several commendations and awards during his career, including peer recognition in New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009 thru 2013*, receipt of the 11th Annual Ronald H. Brown Award, which was presented by the South Asian Law Students Association at St. John’s University School of Law in April 2009, and an award and plaque from the Muslim Bar Association of New York in June 2011. Mr. Siddiqi was selected as a member of the Fellowship Class of 2012 for Leadership New Jersey, which includes prominent members of New Jersey’s non-profit and for-profit businesses, law firm partners, public officials, and judges among its alumni.
Mr. Siddiqi actively supports diversity initiatives involving the legal profession. For example, he served on NYSBA’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion from 2010 through 2013, chairing its 2012 Diversity Trailblazer Award Criteria Review Subcommittee while serving as a member of several other subcommittees. Mr. Siddiqi served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns during the 2009-2011 and is a member of NJSBA’s Minorities in the Profession Section.
Mr. Siddiqi has also served as an officer and board member of several specialty bar associations in New Jersey and New York. For example, Mr. Siddiqi is a co-founder of the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (NJMLA) and served as an officer and board member since its founding in 2008. He is also a co-founder of the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) and served as Vice President for three years and as a board member for two years. Through NJMLA and MuBANY, Mr. Siddiqi has assisted civil rights and community organizations in addressing issues affecting Muslim Americans. Mr. Siddiqi also served as a Vice President for the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey from 2006-2008.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Siddiqi served as a law clerk in federal court for the Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S.M.J., from September 2001 to September 2002. He joined Walder, Hayden shortly thereafter in October 2002 as an associate and was promoted to Of Counsel in January 2011.
State Bar and Federal Court Admissions
State of New Jersey
State of New York
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Commendations and Honors
April 3, 2009 – Recipient, 11th Annual Ronald H. Brown Award
from St. John’s University School of Law (SALSA), for “his contributions to the legal profession and service to the community”
June 2, 2011 – Plaque and Recognition from the Muslim Bar Association of New York “in appreciation of his dedication to improving the bar, his tireless service to the Muslim community, and his five years of board leadership”
Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S.M.J., September 2001 to September 2002
Federal Court for the District of New Jersey
*For selection methodology see SuperLawyers.com. No aspect of this communication has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.