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DAVID L. GANZ,, is an accomplished lawyer, a dynamic author, and speaker. He is the youngest person ever appointed by the President of the United States (Nixon) to the annual Assay Commission (1974). He has done Continuing Legal Education lectures and speaking engagements on an ongoing basis on topics that range from Z to A, zoning law to African literature, and many topics in between. He is also managing partner and principal litigator in the law firm of Ganz & Sivin, L.L.P. of Fair Law


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DAVID L. GANZ,, is an accomplished lawyer, a dynamic author, and speaker. He is the youngest person ever appointed by the President of the United States (Nixon) to the annual Assay Commission (1974). He has done Continuing Legal Education lectures and speaking engagements on an ongoing basis on topics that range from Z to A, zoning law to African literature, and many topics in between.

He is also managing partner and principal litigator in the law firm of Ganz & Sivin, L.L.P. of Fair Lawn, N.J. and Ganz & Hollinger, P.C. in New York City, (www.GanzHollinger.com) focusing his practice on municipal law and lands use, litigation, general commercial transactions and numismatic law.

He is also (since 2003) an elected Freeholder (at large) in New Jersey’s largest and most populous County, Bergen, where he chairs the Committee on Budget & Finance of a $360million annual budget (www.co.bergen.nj.us). Freeholder is similar to a County Supervisor or County Commissioner. He served as the 29th Mayor of the Borough of Fair Lawn, New Jersey (the 4th largest municipality in Bergen County) (www.FairLawn.org), for seven years, 1999January 2006.

Widely respected by his peers, he is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory with an a-v rating (highest rating), and his accomplishments are listed in Who's Who of American Law, and other Who's Who publications. He is listed in Who’s Who in America (Millennium edition, 2000) and subsequent years.

He served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for Fair Lawn, N.J., appointed by the Mayor and Council from 1988-1997, and as Chairman of the Zoning Board from 1993-96 for an unprecedented four consecutive terms. In 1997, he was elected to a four year term on the Borough Council (1998-2001). During that time he wrote the first Public Advocate Ordinance in Bergen County, designed to provide representation for consumers, homeowners and tenants before the planning and zoning boards and worked hard to restore the Borough infrastructure.

He became Fair Lawn’s 29th Mayor in January, 1999, at the start of its 75th anniversary jubilee year, and was re-elected to successive one year terms, leaving office on January 3, 2006 as the first person in more than 35 years to serve for more than five years as Mayor.

In 2002, he became Attorney to the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Borough of Paramus and served until his installation as Freeholder in January, 2003. He served as the Rent Leveling Board attorney for the City of Hoboken in Hudson County.

A prolific author in a variety of different fields, his books include A Critical Guide to Anthologies of African Literature (African Studies Ass'n, 1973) (www.AfricanStudies.org), which 35 years after publication is still considered the definitive guide to anthologies of African Literature and is found in most university research libraries. He also authored 14 Bits: A Legal & Legislative History of America’s Bicentennial Coinage 31 USC §§324d-i (1976), The World of Coins & Coin Collecting (first published in 1980, 3d revised edition, 1998), Planning Your Rare Coin Retirement (Bonus Books, 1998), The 90 Second Lawyer (Wiley, 1996) (www.wiley.com) , The 90 Second Lawyer Guide to Buying Real Estate (Wiley, 1997), How to get an Instant Mortgage (Wiley, 1997), The Official Guide to Commemorative Coins (Bonus, 1999), and  The Official Guidebook to America’s State Quarters, a Random House Fall, 2000 mass market paperback. A completely revised edition is due out from Random House in OCtober, 2008. In 2008, he wrote smithsonian Guide to Coin COllecting (Harper Collins), "Profitable Coin COllcting" (Krause, July, 2008) and "wrongful death in claims against emergency service workers," 101 Proof of Facts 3d 1-281 (2008). He is also the author of a number of law review articles, and book chapters in important works on real estate, and other areas.