Mr. Oettle handles complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on public contracting, business valuation, and close corporation and LLC internal disputes, and he handles a range of administrative matters, including pay-to-play issues, access to public records, and licensing and compliance with an emphasis on gaming and cannabis.

Mr. Oettle has given a Lorman seminar on New Jersey public contracting, and he has authored articles on the financial stability of New Jersey casinos and the qualification requirements for institutional investors under the New Jersey Casino Control Act.  He served for nine years as a trustee of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).

Mr. Oettle is also a member of the Firm’s appellate group.

From 2002 through 2010, Mr. Oettle authored a column on persuasive legal writing that appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal, in several other legal publications, and at The first four years of Mr. Oettle’s “Making Your Point” columns are collected in a publication by ALM: Making your Point: A Practical Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing (2007).

Mr. Oettle chairs the Firm’s writing program.


  • Appellate
  • Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory and Administrative

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit




Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2012-2024, Gaming Law

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  • Trustee, International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) (2003-2012)

  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association

  • Member, Casino Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.B., Cornell University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey