Attention to Detail

We take the time to listen and understand our client’s needs and objectives, and work together to solve the problem.

Personal Service

We go above and beyond to make our clients comfortable through clear communication and responsiveness.

Best At What We Do

As a small firm we do the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.

Welcome to KingBarnes

We are a progressive law firm with local depth,
market knowledge and exceptional insight

KingBarnes is a full-service Estate, Commercial and Real Estate Law firm that provides honest, competent and experienced legal services in matters relating to Estates (Planning, Administration and Litigation), Commercial Entities (Creation, Transactions and Litigation) and Real Estate (Land Use, Transactions and Litigation). The firm has attorneys with deep roots in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean Counties, and has attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. The firm has offices in Northfield, North Wildwood and the City of Cape May. Our firm has invested in cutting edge legal technology that allows us to interact with our clients, the courts and our colleagues efficiently and securely, and this includes the ability to create client portals to share documents and information, to electronically exchange and execute agreements, and to provide information to courts and attorneys in a professional and efficient manner. Our firm brings big firm credentials and small firm attention to you and your concerns, and we are committed to maintaining the excellent reputation we have earned in the community and in our profession. This is why we are hired by clients who are leaders in their industry, patriarchs and matriarchs of respected families, small business owners, conscientious planners and, on many occasions, fellow attorneys who want to hire a colleague in whom they can place their trust for representation of themselves or their family.

We cannot say enough good things about Mr. Barnes.

“He met with us at length to understand our needs and concerns and customized a Will, Trust and ancillary documents in a timely fashion.”

P.P. | Estate Planning

Lawyer's lawyer

I am a legal professional myself, and when my family needed representation in Estate Litigation, we chose Richard. He kept us informed, fought for our position, and helped us find a solution that we believed reflected the true strength of case.

M.K. | Estate and Trust Litigation

Mr. Barnes and his team assisted me during a very difficult time.

“They were always responsive, sensitive to my circumstance and very efficient despite the complex nature of the situation.”

B.P. | Estate Administration

Fought for me

Richard and his team were knowledgeable, responsive, problem- solving and were not afraid to stand up for me in Court. I can recommend them without reservation.

C.G. | Real Estate Litigation

Jeff’s law firm provides exceptional service.

“Jeff truly cares, protects my interests and gets the job done. I have worked with him for years and would highly recommend his knowledge and tremendous work habits.”

S.P. | Business Dealings

Trusted Counsel

Richard has served as general counsel to our family for more than 15 years, and we rely upon his diligence, honesty and willingness to work with our other professionals to protect our interests. We certainly can recommend Richard’s good counsel to others.

B.M. | Trust Management and General Counsel

Mr. Barnes has a keen ability to quickly comprehend the issue at hand

“Mr. Barnes has a keen ability to quickly comprehend the issue at hand, create and implement a strategic plan and obtain a desired outcome.”

B.V. | Business Transaction

Jeff has exceptional knowledge, experience

“Jeff has exceptional knowledge, experience and understanding of real estate transactions and how to get deals completed.”

L.S. | Real Estate

We are here to help you.

Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate & Litigation

We provide solid, confidential and practical advice on matters involving estate planning, administration, probate, and probate litigation. We customize Estate Plans for the needs of each individual since every family and every estate is unique. We will provide the same personal and customized attention to your matters in Estate Administration and Probate.

Real Estate, Condominium,  Land Use Law & Litigation

Real Estate Law, Condominium Law and Land Use Law in New Jersey can be incredibly complex, and it is best undertaken with experienced legal counsel. In the Jersey Shore area, you will find the expert legal guidance you need at the law firm of KingBarnes. Our firm has represented numerous clients in disputes regarding Real Estate litigation, Condominium litigation, and has represented hundreds of applicants before Land Use Boards throughout southern New Jersey.

Business Entities & Business Litigation

Each type of Business Entity serves a different purpose with different implications, advantages and limitations. We will provide you with extensive counsel to ensure you are selecting the appropriate type of entity to form, assist you so that your entity remains in good standing, and guide you so that your business entity is managed efficiently. We have represented small to large businesses in shareholder disputes and oppressed shareholder claims, and we are adept at obtaining a favorable resolution for our clients through negotiated settlements or litigation.