Dejan Kezunovic

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Dejan Kezunovic

Of Counsel
New York, New York

Dejan Kezunovic joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2018, and is of counsel with the firm’s award-winning Litigation Department. Mr. Kezunovic represents developers, landlords and owners in connection with complex commercial real estate disputes. With a three-year clerkship experience in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court under his belt, Mr. Kezunovic strives to provide objective and result-oriented counsel, allowing his clients to reach economical and practical decisions.      

Mr. Kezunovic also represents clients in connection with residential real estate matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, rent laws, loft laws, condominiums and cooperatives.  He has also helped clients navigate the legal issues that arose as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.    

Mr. Kezunovic’s life story is one of adaptability, development and growth. Arriving from ex-Yugoslavia, he began his American dream at the age of seventeen in a small town in Missouri. Today, he is part of an award-winning litigation team and is counseling some of the biggest developers in New York City.      

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Mr. Kezunovic was an associate with Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP, where he practiced complex commercial litigation. Mr. Kezunovic clerked for three years for Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer, where he worked on a number of high-profile cases, including a lawsuit concerning the development rights for the 1550-feet-tall Central Park Tower in Manhattan.    

Mr. Kezunovic graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Urban Law Journal.    

  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Dejan Kezunovic |

Year Joined Firm

  • 2018

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation (Commercial)
  • Litigation (Real Estate)
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Condominium/Cooperative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012


  • Fordham University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Academic Merit Scholarship
    • Law Journal: Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 2008
    • Honors: International Club, Founder and President

Published Works

  • Why common law excuses can’t be tolerated from commercial rent debtors, Real Estate Weekly, August 2020
  • Proposed New York City Commercial Rent Regulation: An Improper Usurpation of State Power, New York Law Journal, April 2020
  • Proposed commercial rent regs an improper usurpation of state power, Real Estate Weekly, March 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP, Associate
  • Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court, Law Clerk