Dejan Kezunovic joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2018, and is Of Counsel with the firm's award-winning Litigation Department. 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, Kezunovic strives to provide objective and result-oriented counsel, allowing his clients to reach economical and practical decisions.
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.
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, Kezunovic was an Associate with Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP, where he practiced complex commercial litigation. 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.
Kezunovic graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Urban Law Journal.
Areas Of Practice
- Litigation (Commercial)
- Litigation (Real Estate)
- Landlord/Tenant Law
- Condominium/Cooperative Law
- Construction Law
- Appellate Law
- New York, 2012
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
- J.D. - 2011
- Honors: Academic Merit Scholarship
- Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
- B.A. - 2008
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: International Club, Founder and President
- 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