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Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

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Chairman: Paul A Rowe
Managing Partners: W Raymond Felton, Mark H Sobel
Number of partners: 56
Number of total lawyers: 94

Firm Overview:
The firm, which marked its 100th anniversary in 2014, serves a broad range of local, regional and national clients with interests in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Client trust and loyalty are earned through sophisticated, creative and cost-effective representation, proactive legal strategies, attention to detail and relationship-oriented service. Eight core departments and numerous interdisciplinary practice groups create an integrated service profile that meets the needs of entrepreneurs, small and mid-market businesses, larger corporate entities, public clients and individuals.

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Litigation
-Corporate
-Environmental
-Healthcare
-Real Estate
-Redevelopment & Land Use
-Tax, Trusts & Estates
-Family

Litigation:
27 partners
Recognized as one of New Jersey’s premier litigation teams, the firm has the resources and efficiency to handle complex and ‘bet the company’ litigation and more routine matters on behalf of public and private sector clients. The litigation practice encompasses commercial and business litigation, employment litigation and counseling, real estate matters, environmental cases, estate litigation, healthcare litigation, product liability matters, bankruptcy and restructuring, banking and creditors’ rights, public entity liability, personal injury, chancery practice and alternative dispute resolution. The firm customizes an appropriate strategy to meet the client’s goals that goes beyond legal analysis – business and personal circumstances, financial considerations and other specific factors are all taken into account.
Contact: John D North 
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Darren C Barreiro
Email: [email protected]

Corporate:
6 partners
A key competency of the firm’s corporate practice is its sophisticated knowledge of both big picture issues and the fine point details of business dealings in New Jersey. Clients benefitting from this practical and solution-oriented representation include individuals, entrepreneurs, middle market companies, family-owned operations and national corporations in various industries: manufacturing, food and beverage, retail, automotive, real estate, transportation, alternative energy, healthcare, banking and finance. The group serves as general counsel to companies without in-house legal resources. Other focuses include mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, securities offerings and franchise law.
Contact: W Raymond Felton
Email: [email protected]

Environmental:
3 partners
The firm’s environmental team counsels developers, property owners, manufacturers, REITs, landlords, tenants, lenders and trustees on the impact of environmental laws and regulations on real estate, business and lending transactions and operations, with a particular focus on New Jersey. The group has significant experience related to transactional issues, financing and cost recovery in brownfield and contaminated property cleanups and redevelopment. Other focus areas include Superfund matters; environmental land use issues; transaction triggered environmental laws; disclosure obligations and enforcement proceedings; environmental due diligence and risk allocation; environmental insurance; EHS compliance, product stewardship; energy law.
Contact: David B Farer
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jay A. Jaffe
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare:
4 partners
The firm’s healthcare practice has broad expertise encompassing the complete spectrum of healthcare regulatory and compliance issues, litigation and appeals, transactional matters including mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, Medicare, Medicaid, disproportionate hospital reimbursement matters and healthcare private equity transactions. The group’s roster of clients includes many of New Jersey’s foremost healthcare systems, hospitals and medical facilities, and other healthcare entities. This inclusive and comprehensive representation has propelled the team to statewide and national prominence within the healthcare field.
Contact: James A. Robertson
Email: [email protected] 

Real Estate:
11 partners
The real estate group provides comprehensive representation related to the acquisition, disposition, leasing and renovation of commercial, industrial and residential real estate in New Jersey. This experience encompasses financing and incentives, energy efficiency, commercial property tax appeals, planned real estate, brokerage law, restructuring and workouts, and community association law. Clients include buyers, sellers, lenders, owners, landlords, tenants, investors, corporations and REITs.
Contact: Thomas J Denitzio, Jr 
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jack Fersko
Email: [email protected]

Redevelopment & Land Use: 
5 partners
The redevelopment and land use team focuses on traditional development and redevelopment. Experience encompasses projects of all sizes and levels of complexity throughout New Jersey including residential, industrial, retail, office and mixed use. Legal services include project siting and property acquisition, financing and incentives, redevelopment and PILOT agreements, construction and environmental issues, zoning and land use planning, due diligence, permits, representation before boards and regulatory agencies, appeals, prerogative writ actions and litigation.
Contact: Gary S Forshner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robert S Goldsmith 
Email: [email protected]

Tax, Trusts & Estates:
4 partners
The tax and estates practice offers legal services related to business and personal tax issues, estate planning and administration. Representation encompasses wealth preservation and accumulation strategies; asset protection planning; tax minimization; tax controversies; succession planning; elder law; employee benefits and executive compensation; and estate litigation. Clients include individuals, corporate executives, nonprofits and tax-exempt entities.
Contact: Michael A Backer 
Email: [email protected]

Family: 
10 partners
The family law practice provides personalized ‘boutique’ service backed by a full service business law firm. Representation through negotiation, mediation, litigation or appeal encompasses divorce, custody and guardianship, child support, spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, domestic violence, adoption, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, post judgment enforcement and modifications, collaborative divorce and planning issues for special needs children.
Contact: Mark H Sobel
Email: [email protected]