Recognition is rewarding.

Our law firm excels as a collaborative practice due to the legal acumen and depth of knowledge our individual lawyers bring to the table on behalf of the firm’s clients. Our attorneys are broadly recognized for their prominence, and are frequently cited for the quality of their work within their respective areas of practice:

» The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) recognizes 40 of our attorneys across 38 areas of practice. The complete list is available here.

» U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® ranked the firm on the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list as a New Jersey First Tier Best Law Firm in 22 practice areas. The complete list is available here.

» New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016 Edition (a Thompson Reuters business) recognizes 39 of our attorneys in 15 practice areas. The complete list is available here.

» Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 (a publication of Chambers and Partners) names 15 of the firm’s attorneys practicing in the areas of Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use, Environmental, Litigation (General Commercial) and Corporate/M&A Law. The complete list is available here.

» Martindale-Hubbell® (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) accords 47 of our lawyers its highest AV® Preeminent rating, and lists the firm as a 2016 Top Ranked Law Firm. The complete list is available here.

» Benchmark Litigation 2016 (a publication of  Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) lists Paul A. Rowe as a Local Litigation Star - New Jersey in the Construction and General Commercial practice areas; Barry S. Goodman is listed as a Local Litigation Star - New Jersey in the Antitrust and General Commercial practice areas; Alan S. Naar is listed as a Local Litigation Star - New Jersey in the General Commercial practice area; John D. North is listed as a Local Litigation Star - New Jersey in the Bankruptcy, Construction and General Commercial practice areas; and Marc J. Gross is listed as a Future Star - New Jersey.

» Who’s Who Legal (a publication of Law Business Research Ltd.) lists several of our lawyers in their respective areas of practice: Paul A. Rowe (Commercial Litigation); Dennis A. Estis (Construction); Martin E. Dollinger and Jack Fersko (Real Estate); and David B. Farer (Environmental)

» MSI Global Alliance member firms have a diverse and expansive knowledge and understanding of the legal issues faced by clients across a wide range of industries. We’re proud to be the only firm in the New Jersey legal market selected for membership in the MSI network of independent, medium-sized general practice law firms.

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERENo aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.




As a further testament to their stature within the legal community, a number of our attorneys have been selected for membership or appointed to fellowship in important industry associations and prestigious professional colleges: 

» American Bar Foundation:  Paul A. Rowe, Mark H. Sobel, Raymond M. Brown, Dennis A. Estis, Robert M. Goodman and Arthur M. Greenbaum

» American Board of Criminal Lawyers:  Raymond M. Brown

» American Board of Trial Advocates:  John D. North

» American College of Employee Benefits Counsel:  Thomas C. Senter

» American College of Environmental Lawyers:  David B. Farer (President-Elect)

» American College of Mortgage Attorneys:  Lydia C. Stefanowicz

» American College of Real Estate Lawyers:  Wendell A. Smith (Charter Member), Martin E. Dollinger, Meryl A.G. Gonchar, Jack Fersko, Christine F. Li, Ann M. Waeger, Lydia C. Stefanowicz and Robert C. Schachter

» American College of Trial Lawyers:  Paul A. Rowe, Raymond M. Brown and John D. North

» American College of Trust & Estate Counsel:  Michael A. Backer and Michael K. Feinberg

» College of Community Association Lawyers:  Wendell A. Smith (Charter Member), Dennis A. Estis and Christine F. Li

» International Academy of Trial Lawyers:  Paul A. Rowe and John D. North

» Litigation Counsel of America:  Dennis A. Estis, Charter Fellow; John D. North and Raymond M. Brown

» National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys:  Michael K. Feinberg

» Product Liability Advisory Council:  Robert M. Goodman

We are proud of the numerous awards bestowed upon our lawyers throughout the years, some of which are listed here:

» 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Arthur M. Greenbaum, presented by the New Jersey Law Journal

» 2015 Chairman's Award to Meryl A.G. Gonchar, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 2015 Arthur H. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award to Glenn Berman, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Litigation Award to Paul A. Rowe, presented by the New Jersey Law Journal

» 2014 Robert N. Wilentz Lifetime Achievement Award to Alan E. Davis, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2014 Robert J. Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award to Paul A. Rowe, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2014 Transactional Practice Award to Thomas J. Denitzio, Jr., presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2014 Peter Perlman Service Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the Litigation Counsel of America

» 2013 National Judge Learned Hand Award to Paul A. Rowe, presented by the Metro New Jersey Region of AJC

» 2013 Arthur S. Horn Distinguished Service Award to Christine F. Li, presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

» 2013 Pillar Award to Meryl A.G. Gonchar, presented by the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP

» 2013 Arthur H. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award to Dennis A. Estis, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2013 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award to Emily A. Kaller, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

» 2013 Tree of Life Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the Jewish National Fund

» 2012 Chairman’s Award to Robert Beckelman, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 2012 Achievement Award to Stacy M. Manobianca, presented by the Essex County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

» 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award to Jemi Goulian Lucey, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2011 Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Wendell A. Smith, presented by the Community Associations Institute New Jersey Chapter

» 2011 Award of Excellence to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

» 2011 Women’s Initiative Award to Meryl A.G. Gonchar, presented by Garden State Woman

» 2010 Transactional Practice Award to Meryl A.G. Gonchar, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2010 Lawyer Achievement Award to Barry S. Goodman, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2010 Robert J. Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award to Andrea J. Sullivan, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2009 Saul Tischler Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mark H. Sobel, presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section

» 2009 Smart Growth Award to Robert S. Goldsmith, presented by New Jersey Future

» 2009 David Pavlovsky Service to the Bar Award to Dennis A. Estis, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2009 NJN Legacy Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the NJN Foundation

» 2008 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing to Alan S. Naar, presented by the Burton Foundation

» 2008 Land Use Law Award to Steven B. Gladis, presented by the American Bar Association

» 2007 President’s Award to Robert S. Goldsmith, presented by the American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter

» 2007 Industry Service Award to Arthur M. Greenbaum, presented by the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP

» 2007 Saul Tischler Award for Lifetime Achievement to Herbert S. Glickman, presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section

» 2007 Freedom Fund Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the NAACP

» 2006 Alumni Meritorious Service Award to Barry S. Goodman, presented by Rutgers University

» 2006 Industry Service Award to Jack Fersko, presented by the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP

» 2006 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in Feature Series Writing to Steven Nudelman, presented by Communications Concepts, Inc.

» 2005 President’s Award to Jack Fersko, presented by the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP

» 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Arthur M. Greenbaum, presented by Rutgers University School of Law – Newark

» 2005 Distinguished International Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the National Council of Women of the USA

» 2005 Champion Defender Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender

» 2000 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Wendell A. Smith, presented by Johns Hopkins University

» 2000 Distinguished Service Award to Christine F. Li, presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

» 1998 Van Y. Clinton Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the Garden State Bar Association

» 1998 Recognition Award to Raymond M. Brown, presented by the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association

» 1997 Saul Tischler Award for Lifetime Achievement to Ellen C. Marshall, presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section

» 1997 Family Law Achievement Award to Ellen C. Marshall, presented by the Essex County Bar Association

» 1994 Inaugural Leadership Excellence Award to Arthur M. Greenbaum, presented by the Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute

» 1993 Trial Bar Award to Paul A. Rowe, presented by Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

» 1990 Heritage Award to Wendell A. Smith, presented by Johns Hopkins University

» 1988 Byron Hanke Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Associations to Wendell A. Smith, presented by the Community Associations Institute

Honor Roll

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP listed in Best Lawyers 2017

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" 2016

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP listed in Super Lawyers

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP listed in Benchmark Litigation

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP listed in Who's Who Legal

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Peer Review Rated 2015

Member of MSI Global Alliance

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERENo aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.