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Both have been listed in Best Lawyers since its inception in 1983


Best Lawyers, the country’s original and most well-respected lawyer-rating directory, is pleased to announce that Robert S. Greenbaum and Wendell A. Smith of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis were honored for their extraordinary accomplishments during its 25th Anniversary Event in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2009. The Event celebrated the distinguished careers of the 1,397 lawyers who have been listed in the publication since it began rating lawyers in 1983.   .

Mr. Greenbaum's practice concentrates on the representation of builder/investor entrepreneurs, financial institutions, brokers, contractors and users, in all aspects of real property transactions from acquisition through the land use approval process, environmental regulations, financing, construction, leasing and sale. He is the co-recipient, along with his brother Arthur M. Greenbaum, of the 2007 Industry Service Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ-NAIOP) and the first recipient of the ADR Practitioner of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Dispute Resolution Section. Mr. Greenbaum is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a past chair of the Land Use Law and Dispute Resolution Sections of the NJSBA and of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law. Mr. Greenbaum is a Master and former Inn Counselor of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.  

Mr. Smith focuses on land use and planned real estate development, including large mixed-use projects as well as active adult, golf course and resort communities. He is a charter member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and of the Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) College of Community Association Lawyers and is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a recipient of CAI’s prestigious Byron Hanke Award for outstanding contributions to community associations. Mr. Smith is the primary author of New Jersey Condominium and Community Association Law published by Gann Law Books.  

"We are so pleased to honor Robert S. Greenbaum and Wendell A. Smith as two of the lawyers who have been with us from the start," says Steven Naifeh, President and founder of Best Lawyers. Naifeh is a Harvard Law School graduate as well as a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author.  

Best Lawyers, which published its first directory in 1983, is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S.   

In 2009 Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP celebrates its 95th 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. 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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