Having recently merged with a 20-year veteran in the field, Zohar and his partner Scott Krumholz were looking for a place to launch their new firm. It was then that Zohar turned his eyes to home and a historic building that lay empty.
"I've lived in East Brunswick my whole life. When my partner and I got together six months ago we were looking for a location," Zohar said. "So we found this beautiful old building that was vacant. From the outside it was beautiful, and from the inside it was even more beautiful."
Acting quickly, the firm of Krumholz & Zohar, LLC jumped on the property and moved into their new digs at 350 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. Zohar then found through researching the property that the home had an extensive history as part of the fabric of East Brunswick.
"The property was originally a pine farm built in the 1830's, but the building in it's current form was built in 1937," he said. "I believe it's one of the first homes built in East Brunswick when it was being developed and sectioned off from Old Bridge. It changed hands several times after that, but for the past year or so it's been vacant. So we came in and have breathed new life into it."
Zohar, who graduated from EBHS in 2004 before going on to earn his law degree from New York Law School, said it was a natural move to begin his career in the place he grew up.
"This is where my roots are, so since I have such close ties to East Brunswick I wanted to come back and start a business here," he said. "I always wanted to give back to the community I got so much from."
The firm works in commercial and residential real estate litigation, a field Zohar felt drawn to after graduating from EBHS.
"I think especially after high school that being a lawyer was something I definitely wanted to pursue," he said. "After I got to college, I really honed in on the law. Then my first property class on real estate really drew me to the law. I wanted to help people get their first home or start a business."
As part of their mission to give back, Krumholz & Zohar will hold an open house and toy drive on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit the Foster and Adoptive Services of Middlesex County. Anyone interested in viewing the historic home and learning more about the law firm is asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to the event.
"The house has great historic appeal and that's what drew me to it," Zohar said. "I'm an East Brunswick guy, I've always loved East Brunswick and I got a lot out of it. So I thought it was fitting to start a business in this historic part of East Brunswick in an historic building."
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