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David L. Epstein

After three decades of litigating a wide range of issues, David Epstein has developed a diversified practice that he attributes to his role as a problem solver. Dave principally handles commercial litigation, hospitality, alcoholic beverage, municipal, family and employment disputes (appearing before Federal and State Courts and administrative tribunals and agencies in these matters).

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He has also become familiar with many “sub-sets” of these practice areas or related areas such as estate and trust disputes, real estate disputes, corporate disputes, trade secret litigation, commercial tenancy litigation, consumer protection litigation and civil rights matters. Dave also specializes in seeking and opposing requests for emergent relief in these practice areas which must be handled in an expedited fashion. In that regard, Dave prides himself in being able to effectively evaluate and assess cases in an early fashion, thus affording his clients the advantage of having their course better charted from the outset of representation.

He is very involved in his community, having served as trustee of the Madison, NJ Community Pool Corporation, trustee of the Madison Cooperative School and coach of the Madison Junior Football team.

Dave has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale. He has been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers as a top-rated business litigator.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
    • Valedictory speaker, Seton Hall Law School Class of 1985
    • Graduate Business Journal, Assistant Editor
  • Seton Hall University, M.B.A.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.


  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Civil Trial Section
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Passaic County Bar Association

Practice Areas

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Alcoholic Beverage Law & Hospitality

Our practice includes coordinating and processing liquor license transfer applications, license application amendments and license renewalsand providing ancillary real estate, leasing and land use counseling.

Commercial Transactions

Combining the broad perspective required to understand both the apparent and subtle ramifications of decisions concerning the businesses of our clients, with the breadth of experience necessary to advise on the most sophisticated issues and applications of law.

Commercial Litigation

Post Polak attorneys have collectively been doing just that for decades, and a significant portion of that role has been devoted to handling corporate and commercial disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as before administrative bodies.

Employment Law

In addition to regularly advising our business clients on employment practices and in the drafting of policies and procedures, employee handbooks and employment contracts, Post Polak’s employment litigators have substantial experience in representing both employers and business executives in federal and state courts, before federal and state regulatory entities in New Jersey, and in arbitration and mediation forums.

Municipal | Public Bodies Law

Our attorneys have represented the largest city in the state, suburban boroughs and even municipalities with special charters. We are experienced in municipal contracting and have substantial experience negotiating agreements for the procurement of potable water and the operation and maintenance of municipal utility systems.

Land Use | Real Estate | Redevelopment

Whether the matter is complex or simple our attorneys can handle all aspects of the land use process. Moreover, the firm’s attorneys can add value to the process by making optimal use of statutes that permit payments in lieu of real estate taxes.