Frank D. McIntyre

Frank McIntyre - Francis D McIntyre, PC

Frank McIntyre

Frank McIntyre, has practiced law since 1991, His practice is litigation based and he takes pride in providing timely, responsive and professional personal service.

Mr. McIntyre has handled a variety of matters from inception through trial, including business to business, contract, commercial, matrimonial, personal injury, estate, real property, real estate, landlord/tenant, construction and employment litigation.  Mr. McIntyre handles both State and Federal Court matters.

Recently, Mr. McIntyre successfully litigated: a multi-million dollar business to business breach of contract claim; international business disputes regarding the alleged receipt as well as the alleged shipment of defective products; several personal injury matters;  consumer fraud and breach of contract litigations involving the sale of residential real estate and claims against the home and termite inspectors, the realtor and the prior owner; residential contractor lien claim against homeowners; several personal injury claims; several contract claims, numerous matrimonial matters; and several estate litigation involving estates valued over 1 Million Dollars. In addition, Mr. McIntyre has successfully mediated matrimonial disputes by guiding parties to fair and reasonable resolution of the distribution of their assets and determining acceptable support levels.

Mr. McIntyre is a seasoned contract negotiator having negotiated corporate acquisition, employment, and severance contracts as well as contracts for professional athletes.  Mr. McIntyre acts as corporate counsel for several small businesses, including one business with annual sales over 40 Million dollars.  Mr. McIntyre is an approved Economic Mediator for Divorce matters and serves to mediate family and general matters.

Mr. McIntyre has served as the Assistant Township Attorney for the Township of Union NJ since 2005.  His duties include preparing and approving public bids and contracts, negotiating and preparing contracts, responding to claims against the Township, working with the Township’s administration, clerk, health, fire and police departments.

Mr. McIntyre is a graduate of Catholic Univ. Law School and Providence College (degree in Biology). He was previously associated with: Podvey Sachs, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner & Cocoziello; the Law Offices of Steven R. Lehr; and the Law Offices of Lane M. Ferdinand.

He is a member of the New Jersey Bar, New Jersey State Bar Association New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and Union County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1991, J.D.
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, 1988 B.A.
    Minor:  Biology

Representative Clients

  • Greenville Colorants LLC
  • Intek Auto Leasing, Inc.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Key Note – NJ Assoc. of Prof. Home Inspectors, 2005
  • Westfield Adult Education – Home Construction Issue, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Union County Bar Association
  • NJ Association of Professional Mediators

Past Employment Positions

  • Lane M. Ferdinand PC, Attorney, 2001 – 2003
  • Podvey Sachs Meanor et al, Attorney, 1991 – 2000

Ancillary Businesses

  • Assistant Municipal Attorney – Union Township NJ
  • Approved Economic Family Mediator – Union County

Timothy Shafer

Timothy Shafer - Francis D McIntyre, PC

Timothy Shafer

Timothy Shafer, Esq., has joined the firm of Francis D. McIntyre, PC, in an Of Counsel position. Mr. Shafer received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ in 1988. While still in law school he interned with the Hon. Thomas F. Shebell, Jr., an Appellate Judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey, researching and preparing memoranda on a wide variety of civil and criminal appeals. Also while in law school, Mr. Shafer served as a research editor for the Law Review, and published a Law Review article in 1987-88 entitled State v. Tischio; Drunk Driving and Due Process Don’t Mix, Rut., Vol. 42, L.Rev., Spring 1988.

Immediately following graduation, Mr. Shafer served a one-year clerkship for the Hon. Peter B. Cooper, J.S.C., Law Division, Essex County. There, he was responsible for reviewing dozens of motions on a weekly basis, making recommendations to Judge Cooper as to their disposition, and prepared jury instructions and drafted opinions on a regular basis. Mr. Shafer gained valuable litigation experience watching skilled attorneys try their cases, argue their motions, and while sitting in with Judge Cooper and attorneys during settlement negotiations, pre-trial and trial motions.

After his clerkship, Mr. Shafer joined as an associate the firm Podvey, Sachs, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner & Cocoziello, in Newark, New Jersey. There, he became a litigator, handling all aspects of insurance defense and subrogation cases, from filings, discovery depositions to settlement when appropriate, or to trial if necessary. These cases primarily pertained to simple and complex property damage, personal injury, and questions of insurance coverage. Mr. Shafer’s duties also included personal injury cases from the plaintiff’s perspective, contract issues, and municipal court and landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Shafer successfully argued a pro bono case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, an unreported case which concerned exclusion of evidence in a criminal matter.

After a number of years of practice, Mr. Shafer put his career on hold to raise his two young children. Tim enjoyed this immensely, and along the way became a licensed soccer coach, coaching both girls and boys, from ages 6 to 18.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988


  • Rutgers University Law School, 1988, J.D.