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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© 2020 (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) recognizes 36 of our attorneys across 30 areas of practice. The complete list is available here.

» U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® ranked the firm on the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list as a New Jersey First Tier Best Law Firm in 28 practice areas. The complete list is available here.

» New Jersey Super Lawyers 2019 Edition (a Thompson Reuters business) recognizes 36 of our attorneys in 14 practice areas. The complete list is available here.

» Chambers USA 2019 (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 51 of our lawyers its highest AV® Preeminent rating. The complete list is available here.

» Benchmark Litigation 2019 (a publication of  Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) ranks the firm as "Highly Recommended" and 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, General Commercial and Securities 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.

» National Law Journal 2019 NLJ 500 (a publication of ALM Media Properties, LLC) ranked the firm in the Tier III category, which encompasses law firms with between 75-90 attorneys, in their listing of the 500 largest law firms in the United States. 

» 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, Jack Fersko and Lydia C. Stefanowicz (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.

» The Gavel is a national network of attorneys providing services to claims and risk professionals. The network provides a single access point to closely vetted attorneys and specialists including experts, investigators, field adjusters, litigation support professionals and mediators.  The firm is proud to be the sole New Jersey member of this organization.

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, Dennis A. Estis, Robert M. Goodman, Wendell A. Smith, David B. Farer, Stephen H. Knee, Glenn Berman and Donald A. Kessler

» 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 (Past President)

» American College of Mortgage Attorneys:  Lydia C. Stefanowicz

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

» American College of Trial Lawyers:  Paul A. Rowe 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 Andrea J. Sullivan

» 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:

» 2019 Trial Bar Award to John D. North, presented by Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

» 2019 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award to Cameryn J. Hinton, presented by the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

» 2019 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award to Jemi Goulian Lucey, presented by the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

» 2019 Diverse Attorney of the Year Award to Senwan H. Akhtar, presented by the New Jersey Law Journal

» 2019 Equal Justice Medal to Andrea J. Sullivan, presented by Legal Services of New Jersey

» 2019 Associate of the Year Award to Robert S. Goldsmith, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 2018 Woman of the Year Award to Nancy Isaacson, presented by the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation New Jersey Network

» 2018 Hall of Fame Award to Ann M. Waeger, presented by Commercial Real Estate Women, New Jersey Chapter (CREW NJ)

» 2018 Arthur H. Miller Lawyer Achievement Award to Thomas J. Denitzio, Jr., presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2018 Amicus Curiae Award to Andrea J. Sullivan, presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association

» 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award to the Hon. Michael R. Casale (Ret.), presented by the Bloomfield Educational Foundation

» 2017 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award to Christopher D. Adams, presented by the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

» 2017 President's Award to Cameryn J. Hinton, presented by the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey

» 2017 Touchstone Award to Thomas C. Senter, presented by the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation

» 2017 Associate Continuing Service Award to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association  

» 2016 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award to John D. North, presented by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

» 2015 Arthur H. Miller Lawyer 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

» 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 Arthur H. Miller Lawyer 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 Builders’ Choice Award to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association 

» 2012 Robert J. Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award to Dennis A. Estis, presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association

» 2012 Associate Hall of Fame Award to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 2012, 2008 & 2006 Chairman's Award to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 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

» 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

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

» 2008 Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Political Action to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

» 2008 South Brunswick Family YMCA Honor to Gary S. Forshner

» 2008 Associate of the 3rd Quarter to Gary S. Forshner, presented by the New Jersey Builders Association

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

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

» 2006 Young Lawyer Professional Achievement Award to Christopher D. Adams. presented by the New Jersey Bar Association

» 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 Man of the Year Award to Gary S. Forshner, presented by Adath Israel Congregation

» 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

» 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

Best Lawyers In American 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" 2020

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

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Ranked in Chambers 2019

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

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

National Law Journal 2019 NLJ 500

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

Member of MSI Global Alliance
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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.