Paul A. Rowe

Paul A. Rowe: Attorney with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP AV stamp icon


Chairman of the firm; Partner, Litigation and Family Law Departments.

Mr. Rowe concentrates his practice primarily on complex and high profile litigation, with a particular focus on sophisticated corporate and business disputes and complex matrimonial matters. He is recognized throughout New Jersey and nationally for his significant accomplishments and success as a litigator and trial lawyer.

Mr. Rowe's experience spans a diverse range of practice areas, including partnership and corporate disputes, antitrust cases, professional malpractice defense, stock fraud, intellectual property, construction cases, complex chancery litigation and high profile matrimonial matters.

Throughout the years, Mr. Rowe has represented clients in some of the most prominent and highly publicized litigations in New Jersey. His portfolio of noteworthy achievements, which includes both jury and non-jury trials, is the hallmark of a career that continues to be characterized by shrewd legal judgment and sharp-sighted natural instincts as a litigator.

Mr. Rowe is the original author of New Jersey Business Litigation, the primary resource on how New Jersey courts have dealt with business issues in litigation, and co-authored the book's 2014 edition. He is also the co-author of Guidebook to Chancery Practice in New Jersey, the standard textbook utilized by judges and equity lawyers throughout the state.

-American College of Trial Lawyers

-International Academy of Trial Lawyers

-American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Antitrust
  • Chancery Practice
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
732-549-5600  Phone
732-476-2411  Fax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5600, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
University Attended:
Tufts University, B.A., 1958
Law School Attended:
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1961
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1962, New Jersey; 1961, New York
-New Jersey State Bar Association; past Chair, Fee Arbitration Committee

-Past President and Member, Essex County Bar Association

-Member, Middlesex County Bar Association

-Former Trustee, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

-Former member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Masters and Hearing Officers

-Past President & Trustee, Legal Services Foundation of Essex County

-Member, American Bar Association; Section of Litigation, Section of Family Law

Birth Information:
Budapest, Hungary, June 9, 1936
Reported Cases:
*** In a seven month jury construction trial in which his client was sued for $200 million for construction defects and consumer fraud, the jury returned a verdict against Mr. Rowe's client of less than eight million dollars *** Mr. Rowe was lead trial counsel for the general creditors in the rehabilitation and liquidation of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, the largest life insurance company liquidation in United States history, which resulted in his clients, the general creditors, receiving at the end of the seven year rehabilitation period 125% of their claims *** Mr. Rowe was lead trial counsel for the defense in a ten month breach of contract, anti-trust and malicious interference trial involving Atlantic City casinos in which, at the conclusion, the plaintiffs' $2 billion anti-trust claim and all of its other claims were dismissed *** Mr. Rowe procured the largest known equitable distribution award in New Jersey at the conclusion of a three month trial.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey

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