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David Lawrence Ganz

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%

    45 years

  2. Other
    15%

  3. Administrative law
    10%

    35 years

  4. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Includes representation of secondary & primary lenders

    45 years

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    45 years

  6. Land use and zoning
    5%

    35 years

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, () 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 (). 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) (), 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) (), 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) () , 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.

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Licensed for 45 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/04/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1980
Updated 06/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Ganz & Hollinger P.C.
1394 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10075-0538
Ganz & Sivin, L.L.P.
5 Ryder Road
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410-3306
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2008
Steven Grossman
Mr. Ganz has represented and advised me on several matters over the last 10 years and been a legal advisor to my business for the 7 1/2 years since its formation. His legal and strategic insight are superior to any lawyer I have worked with or known through business. Specifically, Mr. Ganz has assisted me with a personal injury claim, an employment separation agreement, creation of a new small business as an LLC, reviews of wills and business agreements and has provided me with ongoing counsel on business matters. I have referred other individuals and businesses to him...and done so with no hesitation or reservation. What are Mr. Ganz' most important strengths: integrity, knowledge of the law, development of effective strategies for dealing wth legal issues, and overal acumen. Plus, he cares that you get a good result and can be relied upon to pursue every appropriate avenue for resolving your legal issues. He is A++++. If you are considering using him for your legal matters, you could not do better.
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Posted by Karthik | September 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Good Lawyer
We worked with David in a Real estate case, and David was very professional and deep in his approach. His diligence was commendable. He spent a lot of time researching the case, and gave us very specific advice. Working with him clearly shows the advantage of working with someone experienced.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-675 per hour
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ganz & Hollinger P.C.
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Georgetown University
  • BSFS
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Gonzalez v Rite aid of NY
  • case settled
  • In re Newbold
  • guardianship granted
  • Rivas v City of Passaic
  • settled
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Associations

  • Board of Chosen Freeholders, Bergen County
  • Chairman of the Board (Freeholder Director)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Board of Chosen Freeholders
  • Freeholder
  • 2003 - Present
  • US Dist Ct. federal mediation program NJ
  • Certified federal mediator, U.S. Dist. Court (New Jersey)
  • 1995 - Present
  • Neutral Evaluator, US D.Ct. EDNY
  • Charter panel member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Industry Council for Tangible assets
  • Director & member Executive Committee
  • 1985 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • Life Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • American NUmismatic Society
  • Life Fellow; earlier Fellow; Assoc. Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Board of CHosen Freeholders of Bregen County
  • Chairman pro tempore
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Token & MEdal Society
  • President
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Board of Estimate, Bergen Community College
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Board of Chosen Freeholders
  • vice chairman
  • 2003 - 2005
  • BIalystoker Nursing Home
  • Board of Direcors, Member
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Boroughof Fair Lawn NJ
  • Mayor
  • 1999 - 2005
  • BOro of Fair Lawn
  • Commissioner of Insurane
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Borough Council-Fair Lawn NJ
  • Councilman
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Citizens COmmemorative Coin Advisory Committee
  • Appointed by the President of the U.S.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • American Numismatic ASsociation
  • President
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Board of Adjustment Boro of Fair Lawn
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Fair Lawn Board of Adjustment
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Board of Adjustment Boro of Fair Lawn
  • Secretary
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Draft Board Bergen COunty
  • Member & Vice chair
  • 1986 - 2006
  • American Numismatic Association
  • Board Member
  • 1985 - 1995
  • Local Draft Board #126 NYC
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Token & Medal Society
  • Board Member
  • 1983 - 2006
  • Flushing Lawyers Club
  • President
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Assoc. of the Bar of the City of NY
  • Legislation COmmittee
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Flushing Lawyers Club
  • Officer, Teas., Secy, VP
  • 1978 - 1982
  • American Numismatic Association
  • Legislative Counsel
  • 1978 - 1995
  • NYState Bar Association
  • CPLR Committee Member
  • 1977 - 1980
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member Committee on State Legislation
  • 1977 - 1980
  • U.S. Assay Commission
  • Member (appointed by President Nixon)
  • 1974 - 1974
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Investment Book (Precious Metals)
  • Numismatic Literary Guild
  • 2012
  • Freedom Fund Award (Bergen County)
  • NAACP -(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
  • 2012
  • Courage Award (14th annual)
  • Care Plus NJ
  • 2012
  • James U Blanchard Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Indusry COuncil for Tangible Assets
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Special Thanks
  • Korean American Senior Citizens Assn. of NJ
  • 2008
  • BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK:The Smithsonian Guide to Coin Collecting
  • NUMISMATIC LITERARY GUILD
  • 2008
  • Numismatic Ambassador
  • Krause publications
  • 2006
  • Token & Medal Society
  • Presidential medal (service)
  • 2006
  • Leadership Award
  • Board of Chosen Freeholders
  • 2006
  • Meritorious Service
  • Borough of Fair Lawn
  • 2005
  • Zoning Board Leadership Award
  • Paramus Board of Adjustment
  • 2002
  • Extrasordinary Merit
  • Numismatic Literary Guild
  • 2001
  • Chief Assayer
  • Old TIme assay Commission Society (OTACS)
  • 2001
  • Listee, Who's WHo in America
  • Marquis WH=o's Who
  • 2000
  • Medal of Merit (highest award)
  • Token & Medal Society
  • 1997
  • Certificate of REcognition
  • Board of Adjustment Boro of Fair Lawn
  • 1997
  • Commander Order of St. Agatha
  • Republic of San Marino
  • 1995
  • Glen Smedley Award
  • American Numismatic Association
  • 1995
  • Clement F. Bailey Memorial Award (1991) (highest honor)
  • Numismatic Literary Guild
  • 1991
  • awardee Who's Who in American LAw
  • 1985
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • 125 Am Jur Trials 363-571 (2012)
  • "Guardianships"
  • 2012
  • (Aspatore-West Publishers) (book)
  • Small Claims Court Defense
  • 2012
  • 121 Am Jur Trials p189-350
  • Small Claims COurt Defense
  • 2011
  • book: Krause Publications
  • The Essential GUide to Investing in Precious Metals
  • 2011
  • 119 American Jurisprudence Trials 439-564 (2011),
  • "Government liability for Alleged Civil Rights Violations [§1983] resulting in injury by Government Employees (including police, emergency medical technicians, firemen, prison guards, school board members, and others)"
  • 2011
  • 114 Am Jur Proof of Facts 3d p1-273
  • Proof of Entitlement to Relief before Planning or Zoning Boards
  • 2010
  • Proof of Facts 3rd
  • Proof of Liability for Police Actions resulting in claims of serious personal injury or wrongful death" 113 Am. Jur. POF3d 305-638 (2010).
  • 2010
  • Proof of Facts 3rd
  • Rent Control: Proof of Tenant's Entitlement to Benefits and Landlord's Right to Terminate,” 108 Am. Jur. POF3d 113-214 (2009)
  • 2009
  • Smithsonian GUidebook Seeeeeries
  • Guide to COIn COllecting
  • 2008
  • The 90 Second Lawyer
  • The 90 Second Lawyer (book)
  • 1998
  • Coin World
  • "Law & Collectibles", column in Coin World weekly (1993-96
  • 1996
  • Annual Report of the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee (by its members) as required by 31 USC §5135.
  • Report to COngress
  • 1994
  • McGRAW HILL REAL ESTATE HANDBOOK
  • "Foreclosure"
  • 1993
  • America's Coinage Law (1792-1891)
  • America's Coinage Laws (1792-1891) (Book)
  • 1991
  • USA Today
  • "Drop dollar bills; we need $1 coins," May 23, 1990
  • 1990
  • Coin World Almanac
  • "Numismatics and the Law" 6th ed.
  • 1990
  • NJLJ
  • "Legal Ethics: When A Lawyer's Obligation Begins (and Ends)," 125 N.J. Law J. 1742 (June 28, 1990).
  • 1990
  • Book Coinage Laws of the U.S. 1792-1894
  • "COinage Laws ofe the US 1792-1894"
  • 1990
  • Proof of Facts 3d
  • Value of Coin Collection
  • 1989
  • The World of Coins & Coin COllecting
  • World of Coins & COin COllecting
  • 1980
  • COinWorld Almanac 3d ed
  • "Numismatics & the Law"
  • 1978
  • NYS Bar Journal
  • Currency Dating for Income with respect to a decedent
  • 1978
  • Cleveland State L.Rev.
  • Toward a revision of the minting & coinage laws of the u.s.
  • 1977
  • Intl & Comp L.Q.
  • The UN & The Law of the Sea
  • 1977
  • 14 Bits A Legal & Legislative history of 31 USC §324i
  • 14 Bits A Legal & Legislative history of 31 USC §324i (book)
  • 1976
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Speaking Engagements

  • BOCF-Bergen CO
  • Partition of Real Property
  • 2012
  • Flushing Lawyers
  • Real Estate CLosing-CLE Credit COurse
  • 2006
  • Flushing Lawyers CLub
  • Zoning Law: CLE approved
  • 2005
  • ICTA Telemarketing Conference
  • Telemarketing rules & regulations
  • 1990
  • Central States COnvention
  • Treasury Regulation 6045 (Enforcement and its Meaning
  • 1990
  • ANA Educational Forum
  • Dollar Coin Initiative-Coinage Law
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David and I have worked together on several matters. I have found him to be someone who litigates a matter with tenacity. David is systematic in his approach and in that way, he is aggressive and detailed during the course of handling a litigation matter. His strengths are his writing and oral advocacy skills. He has a range and depth of knowledge and experience that almost defies description. On a personal level, David is able to identify with people from all walks of life. He is kind, he is generous and simply stated, just a good human being. I would recommend David L. Ganz to anyone seeking legal representation. In fact, I would recommend him to members of my own family"
General practice Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an oustanding attorney-a lawyer's lawyer. I have co-counseled several matters with Mr Ganz. I am continually amazed at the expanse of his knowledge, his dedication to his client, and the indefatigable effort he expends in his committment to his profession. if I need a lawyer, David L. Ganz is my attorney."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is one of the best Land Use Attorneys that I have had the pleasure of knowing. I contact him frequently to have tough questions answered promptly."
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New York Litigation Lawyer David Lawrence Ganz
David Lawrence Ganz
Litigation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 45 years
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