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Bernard J. D'Avella, Jr.


Advising family businesses for over 40 years.

(201) 240-7477 | bud@davellafamilybusiness.com

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Bernard J. D'Avella, Jr.


Advising family businesses for over 40 years.

(201) 240-7477 | bud@davellafamilybusiness.com

Need advice
for your family business?

Bud D'Avella can help.

Bernard J. D’Avella, Jr. ('Bud') is an experienced attorney and mediator who has advised or led family businesses for his entire professional life. From age 12, Mr. D’Avella worked in his father’s pharmacy, which he went on to help manage in his late teen years. He relied heavily on that family business experience to become one of the most respected thought leaders in the area of family business and estate planning law, where he has focused his advisory practice for over 40 years. 

  • Member of the Federal and New Jersey State Bars (both since 1973)

  • Qualified Rule 1:40 Mediator - State of New Jersey Roster of Court-Approved Mediators

From 1998 - 2011, Mr. D’Avella combined his lifetime of legal and family business experience as President and Chief Operating Officer of Prudent Publishing Company, a mid-eight figure family-owned business based near his home in northern New Jersey. Bud is an author and conference speaker on topics pertaining to family business, and is a sought-after consultant and advisor to family businesses. Email Bud to set up a time to speak to see if he can help: bud@davellafamilybusiness.com.

Selected articles and speaking engagements include: