Kezunovic, Dejan

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

Dejan also represents clients in connection with alternative dispute resolution, partnership disputes and residential real estate matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, rent laws, loft laws, condominiums and cooperatives. He is also well versed in the myriad of legal issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dejan'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 landlords and developers in New York City.

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Dejan was an associate with Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP, where he practiced complex commercial litigation. Dejan clerked for three years for Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer in the Commercial Division, where he worked on a number of high-profile cases, including a lawsuit concerning the development rights for the tallest residential tower in the United States.

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

Areas Of Practice   

  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Landlord /Tenant Disputes, including Yellowstone Injunctions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Disputes and Adjoining Access Issues
  • Commercial Arbitration (before AAA, JAMS and pursuant to Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act)
  • Article 78 Proceedings and Appeals Challenging Agency Orders
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions   

  • New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Honors: Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude

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
  • Liquidated Damages Provisions: An Update, New York Law Journal, April 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships   

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