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Bob believes a party should pursue litigation or arbitration only when no other
acceptable alternative exists and encourages litigants to seek a resolution,
through mediation or otherwise, where at all possible.


Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 40%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 35%
    4 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
    4 years


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Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr. LLC

River View Office Center
Three University Plaza, Suite 207
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bergen's Top Lawyers-Commercial and Construction Litigation(201) Magazine2015
Bergen's Top Lawyer's- Commercial and Construction Litigation(201) Magazine2014
Bergen's Top Lawyers-Commercial and Construction Litigation(201) Magazine2013
Bergen's Top Lawyers-Commercial and Construction Litigation(201) Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
G. Joseph Tauro ScholarBoston University School of Law1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberCole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.2005 - 2010
MemberSternlieb and Dowd, LLC1989 - 2005
AssociateGiordano, Halleran and Ciesla, P.C.1984 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
200 Club of Bergen CountyMember2007 - Present
Bergen County Bar Association, Construction Law CommitteeMember since 1990, Co-Chair 20131990 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction and Public Contract SectionMember1985 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1985 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1985 - Present
Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of CourtMasterN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Turner v. Schering Plough, 901 F.2d 335 (3d Cir. 1990)Obtained reversal of trial court's dismissal of client's ADEA and NJLAD claims
RSI Lab Services, Inc. v. BSI Corp., 368 N.J. Super. 540 (App. Div. 2004)Upheld on appeal client's contract jury verdict for lost profits
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalSupplier's Allocation-of-Payment Obligations Under Construction Lien Law2013
Meadowlands USAGetting Paid Without Resort to the Courts2012
New Jersey Law JournalThe Absence of Privity on Construction Projects Poses Difficulties2008
Bergen BarristerNew Jersey's Amended Prompt Payment Act: One Year Later2008
New Jersey Law JournalA Little Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing (Several Issues to Consider before Litigating a Noncompete Case)2006
National Business InstituteMechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in New Jersey2002
John Marshall Law ReviewLiability of Business Computer User for Improper Disclosure of Customer's Personal Financial Information1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arbitration of Construction DisputesConstruction Arbitration2014
2013 Hot Topics in Construction LawNJ Construction Law2013
Navigating the MinefieldNJ Consumer Fraud Act & Home Improvement Contractors2012
MMLs, CLCs & NUBs- The ABCs of NJ Lien Law and Payment Bond ClaimsProsecuting and Defending Construction Lien Claims in NJ2008
Floods, Power Outages & Other North Jersey Disasters: Disaster Planning for Small and Mid-Sized BusinessesLegal Considerations When a Disaster Strikes2008
Taking Your Company's Temperature: Do Your Personnel Practices Comply With Recent Developments in NJ & NY Employment LawRecent Amendments in New York Employment Law Statutes2007
How Contractors Get Paid... or NotLien and Prompt Payment Act Remedies and Requirements2007
Mechanic's Lien Law Strategies in New Jersey SeminarNew Jersey Municipal Mechanic's Liens2002