Dennis A. Estis

Dennis A. Estis


Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Recognized since 2005

Woodbridge, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Community Association Law

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Municipal

Litigation - Real Estate

Municipal Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Construction Law
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Mr. Estis concentrates his practices on complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on construction law, condominium and community association law, public entity law and alternative dispute resolution. His practice also encompasses real estate and business disputes and general equity matters. He serves as counsel to numerous developers, condominiums and cooperatives, New Jersey municipalities, and one of the major sewerage authorities in the state. He has served as an arbitrator and mediator for numerous private and public entities, and has participated as both an advocate and as a neutral in hundreds of mediation proceedings. He is an American Arbitration Association trained mediator and arbitrator and sits on the AAA’s national panel.

Mr. Estis has played a prominent role in a number of high-visibility cases. He was lead public entity counsel in one of the largest landfill cases ever conducted in New Jersey. He served as lead counsel in New Jersey for more than 100 developers involved in numerous law suits in connection with defects related to fire retardant treated (FRT) plywood, helping draft New Jersey’s FRT Plywood regulations after spearheading successful efforts to overturn the then existing FRT regulations in order to obtain greater funding for the replacement of FRT plywood.

Mr. Estis has presented and moderated programs on a broad range of topics, including alternate dispute resolution, trial practice, training and handling of experts, condominium and community association law, construction law, and real estate law. He has addressed various groups including the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Litigation Counsel of America and the Community Associations Institute.

Location

  • Metro Corporate Campus One
    99 Wood Avenue South
    P.O. Box 5600
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Education

  • New York University , J.D., graduated 1972
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, NJ - 1972
  • New York, 1983

Affiliations

  • Alternate Dispute Institute - Co-Founder
  • American Bar Association - Member, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association - Member, Ethical Standards for Mediation Task Force of the Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association - Past Co-Chair, Construction Litigation Committee of the Sections of Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • College of Community Association Lawyers - Fellow
  • Community Associations Institute - Member
  • Diversity Law Institute and Institute of Trial Presentation - Member
  • Litigation Council of America - Charter Fellow
  • Middlesex County (NJ) Bar Association - Former President
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents - Fellow
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys - Senior Trustee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Former Member, Nominating Committee; Past Chair, Equity Jurisprudence Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member, Construction Law Section; Board of Directors, Dispute Resolution Section; Member, General Council

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Real Estate, Woodbridge (2019)
  • Construction Law, Woodbridge (2018)
  • Construction Law, Woodbridge (2016)
  • Litigation - Construction, Woodbridge (2014)
  • Construction Law, Woodbridge (2013)
  • Construction Law, Newark (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Community Association Law
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Awards:

  • Recipient of the Middlesex County Bar Association Arthur H. Miller Lawyer Achievement Award (2013)
  • Recipient of the Middlesex County Bar Association David Pavlovsky Service to the Bar Award (2009)

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