Ed Eastman is the firm’s authority on Real Estate, Complex Title Disputes and Real Estate Litigation. His department processes applications for tideland grants and licenses and waterfront development permits.
He has served as a lecturer for the New Jersey Land Title Institute, has authored sections of the New Jersey Practice Series on real estate law and is co-author of NJICLE book entitled, “Residential Real Estate Law and Practice in New Jersey.” He is the Past Chairperson of the Board of Consultors, of the Real Property Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Ed’s devotion to the practice of law is exemplified by the positions he has held and certifications he has obtained. He has been certified as a mediator by the N.J. Administration Office of the Courts. He has served as a Municipal Court Judge, a Municipal Prosecutor, as Assistant Monmouth County Counsel, Boundary Line Commissioner, Condemnation Commissioner, H.U.D. Foreclosure Commissioner and Master in Chancery.
Ed is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Land Title Association (2000-present) and Manager of the New Jersey Land Title Insurance Rating Bureau (2003-present). He serves on the Title Insurance Advisory Committee with the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance and the N.J.D.E.P. Advisory Committee on Onsite Wastewater Management.
In 2006 Ed received the New Jersey State Bar Associations Legislative Recognition Award for his work on the proposed Adverse Possession Bill. On January 25, 2012 The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association awarded its Arthur S. Horn Distinguished Service Award to him for his extraordinary contributions to the development of Real Property Law in the State of New Jersey.
Ed received his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
- United States Supreme Court
- New Jersey
Memberships and Affiliations
- Monmouth Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New Jersey Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Consultor
- New Jersey Land Title Association, Executive Director
- New Jersey Land Title Insurance Rating Bureau, Manager
- Best Lawyers*, Litigation – Real Estate, 2011 – 2024
- Best Lawyers*, Real Estate Law, 2010 – 2024
- Super Lawyers*, Commercial Real Estate & Land Use, 2005 – 2023
News & Events
August 2023 – For his 15th consecutive year, Edward C. Eastman, Esq. has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America© in two (2) legal practice areas: Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law. Per Best Lawyers, “for more than 40 years the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States.”
August 18, 2016 – Edward C. Eastman was again named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©, in the Litigation – Real Estate category. He has been selected for inclusion in the directory since 2010. Best Lawyers is among the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
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