Flemington's Longest Practicing Lawyer - Lee B. Roth
A 50+ Year Commitment | Lee B. Roth
Principal, Chief Strategist, Counselor, Expert Witness
As a life-long member of the Flemington community, establishing my legal practice downtown felt natural. In 1965, ten years after graduating from Flemington High School, I hung the Law Roth sign at 8 Main Street and 30 years later moved it to 91 Main Street.
As the longest practicing lawyer in town, having led and participated in economic development committees, my political and business experiences run deep. In challenging lawsuits, I have served as an advocate and now often serve as an expert witness in cases involving real estate and land use issues.
Education + Licenses
Cornell, Law Oberlin College, Economics Major Real Estate
Awards + Achievements
Horn Award from the State Bar Association in recognition of contributions to NJ Real Estate Law - I'm particularly proud of this award. It's given once a year and usually goes to a big city firm.
Super Lawyer, recognized by peers for high ethical standards and demonstrating high achievement in Real Estate and Land-Use law.
Business owners and investors rely on me for counsel and advocacy.
I obtained approvals for and represented six of the most significant residential housing projects in the Flemington area.
I obtained land use approvals for fast food restaurants, gas stations, telephone cell towers, supermarkets, and office buildings from local boards, state agencies, and courts.
I helped finance and transfer business interests, counseled owners in business breakups.
As a former owner of Flemington properties at 1 and 8 Main Street, I took these projects through the development process.
Residential + Family Law
As a participant in the case that brought us the attorney review clause to allow real estate brokers to write limited contracts to buy and sell residential property, I handle will and estate disputes.
I represent clients who are buying and selling their New Jersey homes.
I serve as trustee of trusts and executor of estates and advise and assist executors and trustees in meeting their legal and fiduciary duties.
Committees + Associations
Member of the Land Use
Governing Board Member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law section of the State Bar Association
Former chairman of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law section of the State Bar Association
Founding member of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Attorneys
Former holder of Title Insurance license
Former member of the Banking Law Sections of the New Jersey Bar Association
As a former bank Director, I served on several advisory bank boards.
Former chairman of the Specialization, Law Economics, and Public Relations committees of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Former chairman of the American Bar Association committee on technology in real estate practice
Former President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association
Former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association
Author + Speaker + Teacher
A frequent speaker on topics of contract, land use, disputes, attorney review of real estate contracts, community affairs registration of development projects, and malpractice in the real estate lawyer and real estate broker fields.
I have taught lawyers how to conduct jury trials, conducted bench, and jury trials, and I have represented clients successfully in appeals courts.