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Paul A. Rowe, Chairman of the firm and Chair of the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, has been selected Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in New Jersey for 2011. This honor bespeaks particularly high ratings in surveys by Best Lawyers taken from thousands of professional peers. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored. In Mr. Rowe’s case, he is the only lawyer in New Jersey selected in the Bet-the-Company category.

Mr. Rowe's pre-eminence in his profession stems from his successful track record litigating sophisticated, complex cases in a variety of fields. He has litigated and tried to conclusion complicated corporate and business matters, and, in particular, cases where the entire value of a business is at risk – bet-the-company cases. Mr. Rowe also handles high profile complex matrimonial matters. Recently, Mr. Rowe procured the largest known equitable distribution award in New Jersey history at the conclusion of a three month trial. His total portfolio of cases, many of which have been heavily publicized, have also included construction cases, partnership and corporate disputes, stock fraud, anti-trust, matrimonial and chancery litigation of all types.

Mr. Rowe is the author of New Jersey Business Litigation, the primary source book describing how New Jersey courts have dealt with business issues in litigation. He is also the co-author of the standard textbook utilized by judges and equity lawyers throughout the state entitled, Guidebook to Chancery Practice in New Jersey.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Rowe has been recognized nationally and internationally. Mr. Rowe is one of 500 United States Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Rowe is one of 490 lawyers worldwide listed in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation, and he was one of the top three vote getters in Super Lawyers – New Jersey Edition 2010. Since 1989, Mr. Rowe has been selected in the Bet-the-Company, Appellate Law, Business Litigation and Family Law categories by Best Lawyers.

Mr. Rowe is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.) and Columbia University School of Law (LLB). He is admitted to the bar in NJ and NY.

Mr. Rowe resides in Short Hills, NJ.

The selection of lawyers for inclusion in Best Lawyers a is based on a comprehensive nomination process and peer-review survey in which lawyers cast their votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice area.  Read the complete methodology for further information.

In 2010 Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP celebrates its 96th year of building business in New Jersey. The firm has over 100 attorneys in four main practice departments, Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate, and Tax, Trusts and Estates, and 19 practice areas offering comprehensive legal services. The firm has offices located in Woodbridge and Roseland, New Jersey. For more information, call Erin P. Faltin at 732-549-5600 or visit the firm's web site at www.greenbaumlaw.com

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