07 Jun 2022

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP recognized by Chambers USA 2022 in its annual rankings

MSI's New Jersey law firm member Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA 2022 has again recognized the firm in its annual rankings of the foremost law firms and lawyers in the country.

Environment Chambers observes that our environmental team is “sought out by a diverse range of clients, including developers, property owners and manufacturers,” has “noted strength in contaminated site remediation, particularly brownfield cleanups,” and is “adept at conducting environmental due diligence and providing counsel on air, water and wetlands laws and permits.” Attorneys recognized in this practice area:
  • David B. Farer “has an exceedingly broad practice which encompasses environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, transactional issues and redevelopment work.” A client says that "David is very responsive and very knowledgeable in all matters concerning environmental law" while another source adds: "He is the best environmental lawyer in the business."
  • Jay A. Jaffe “assists large corporations with environmental issues with a transactional context including leasing and facility development matters” and “also manages regulatory compliance.” An interviewed source comments that "Jay is very knowledgeable, able and great to work with."
  • Barbara J. Koonz “advises domestic and overseas businesses on environmental permitting for redevelopments and renewable energy projects.”
  • David A. Roth “assists clients with regulatory compliance, environmental liability, site remediation and cost recovery litigation.”
  • Ann M. Waeger is “a respected attorney who handles a range of environmental matters associated with real estate and corporate transactions” and “specializes in environmental insurance coverage and claims.” An outside source adds that "Ann is an excellent attorney.
Healthcare Chambers describes the firm’s healthcare practice members as “a highly regarded team active in the New Jersey healthcare market, acting for a broad client base of providers, pharmaceuticals and those investing in the industry.” The publication references the group’s “extensive regulatory practice that includes areas such as Stark Law and HIPAA compliance, as well as certification issues,” adding that the group is “also noted for its strong transactional and litigation experience” and “dedicated private equity practice” that advises both sponsors and portfolio companies. A market source adds: "This is a well-known, respected and competent healthcare group with a deep team. They are very commercial and understand the industry and law well." Attorneys recognized in this practice area:
  • James A. Robertson is “respected for his representation of a wide range of healthcare providers on diverse regulatory and corporate mandates” and has “notable strength in litigation such as reimbursement appeals.” A client interviewed comments: "James is a consummate outside general counsel who I can count on for any sort of advice and guidance." Another source adds: "He is very realistic and unafraid of trying new things or saying if something won't work."
  • John W. Kaveney has “considerable experience advising clients on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement disputes and wider regulatory concerns.” He is described by research sources as "a great attorney" who is "very easy-going, approachable and … knows his stuff."
  • Andrew F. McBride, III “advises on transactions such as M&A and related antitrust concerns, as well as reimbursement disputes and medical staffing mandates.” A client notes that "He is particularly experienced on CHAPA approvals."
Construction Chambers notes that the firm’s “established” construction practice “represents developers, owners, condominium associations and general contractors in litigation,” with attorneys “experienced in handling a broad range of disputes, including claims relating to defective construction and design, negligence and construction delays.” Attorneys recognized in this practice area:
  • Dennis A. Estis is “regularly called upon for his advice regarding litigation and arbitration” and is “recognized for his expertise in condominium work.” A client comments: “"Dennis Estis is an excellent lawyer who is able to make sense of complex transactions and prepare an understandable approach to the trial of the case." ]
  • John D. North has construction related “expertise that includes disputes involving condominium association law.”
  • Steven Nudelman has a practice that “encompasses a wide spectrum of issues ranging from construction lien claims to contract negotiations and drafting.” A market source adds: "Steven Nudelman is very savvy in negotiations with general contractors."
Banking & Finance Attorney recognized in this practice area:
  • Lydia C. Stefanowicz is “commended for her commercial lending and real estate finance practice.” Chambers also comments that “Of particular note is her work on CMBS and mezzanine financings.” A source interviewed says: "Lydia is a really good real estate finance lawyer."
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Attorney recognized in this practice area:
  • Christopher D. Adams “is an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney with notable expertise acting for both individuals and corporations. He regularly represents clients at trial.” A market source comments that "Chris is really trusted and well known." "He presents very well and juries like him."
The London-based publishers of Chambers USA 2022 conduct comprehensive annual research, including in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients, as they seek to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers from across the country. Rankings are assessed on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The complete methodology can be viewed on the Chambers and Partners website.