Raj Mukherji is a founding partner of the firm. He brings to his practice significant organizational leadership experience in management settings. A serial entrepreneur with healthcare, real estate, technology, and regulated cannabis holdings, Mr. Mukherji was previously an information technology CEO, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, and a Sergeant in the Marines. He has also served as a municipal prosecutor for over six years. Mr. Mukherji has achieved a half billion dollars in aggregated enterprise value across companies he founded and led as CEO or co-owner, while creating hundreds of jobs along the way.
Prior to his Bar admission, Mr. Mukherji was a founder and Managing Partner of a government affairs firm that he grew into the state’s third largest lawyer-lobbying firm (according to NJ Law Journal rankings), where his clients included Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, government agencies, labor unions, social justice causes, higher education institutions, and others. Previously, Mr. Mukherji had founded an Internet consulting and software development company while in middle school and later sold it to a larger technology company in order to enlist in the Marines two weeks after 9/11 at age 17, where he served in military intelligence for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He has also founded, led, and exited multiple successful healthcare, regulated cannabis, hospitality, and real estate ventures.
At 24, Mr. Mukherji was appointed Commissioner and Chairman of the Jersey City Housing Authority, the state’s second largest public housing authority. At 27, he was appointed Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2013, Mr. Mukherji was elected to represent Hudson County in the NJ State Assembly, where he presently serves as Deputy Speaker, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee. From 2018-2020, he served as Majority Whip of the General Assembly. His bills and appropriations priorities have focused on economic development and job creation; infrastructure and mass transit; protecting seniors and expanding their access to healthcare, prescription drugs, and essential services; environmental protection; veterans’ affairs; public safety; social justice; addiction prevention and treatment; and a myriad of other issues of importance to his constituents. He was named the Assembly’s “Humane Legislator of the Year” recipient for 2015 by the Humane Society and 2015 Legislator of the Year by the NJ Law Enforcement Police Officers Brotherhood. In 2017, he was recipient of the Mortar & Pestle Award from the NJ Pharmacists Association, awarded annually to a non-pharmacist with the greatest contributions to the profession of pharmacy and the public. Mr. Mukherji was also named a 2015 honoree of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County for championing the expansion of teens’ access to mental health services, and he received the 2015 Legislator Award from the NAACP for his civil rights advocacy. He was a 2021 Sierra Club Award recipient for his stewardship on natural resource protection and climate change.
As a recipient of the Professor James B. Boskey Award, Mr. Mukherji completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute’s Intensive Negotiations for Lawyers and Executives program at Harvard Law School. He has taught Constitutional Law as an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University and has guest lectured at Georgetown University Law Center and Rutgers School of Law—Newark.