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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/22/07
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Edward C. Eastman Jr. Receives Legislative Recognition Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Edward C. Eastman Jr., a Colts Neck resident and founding partner of the law firm of Lomurro Davison Eastman & Munoz in Freehold will be honored with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Legislative Recognition Award at a ceremony at the NJ Law Center on February 23, 2007. He is receiving this award for his work on NJSBA drafted legislation, S-1868/A-2606 (Scutari/Wisniewski) which shortens time periods for adverse possession, clarifies statutes, and repeals N.J.S.2A:14-30 and 31. Mr. Eastman also was instrumental in forming the NJSBA position on A-4701 (McKeon) which imposes a 1 percent fee or 1 percent tax on certain purchasers of certain commercial property valued over $1 million, so that the integrity of the closing process is preserved. In addition, Mr. Eastman worked on developing the NJSBA position on Title Recordation Statute Reforms that were recently released from committee.

The annual Legislative Recognition Award is given to acknowledge noteworthy legislative service of NJSBA members.

An NJSBA member since 1992, Mr. Eastman is currently the Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and is a member of the Banking and Business Law Sections. He is also a member to the Monmouth County and American Bar Associations. He is the current Director of New Jersey Land Title Association.

Mr. Eastman is designated by the NJ Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and is also a Qualified Mediator by the State of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University Law School and is also admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. Supreme Court.

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