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David Sive, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Decorated Purple Heart and oak leaf cluster.


Sive, David was born on September 22, 1922 in Brooklyn. Son of Abraham Leon and Rebecca (Schwartz) Sive.


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (Bachelor of Arts). Columbia University (Juris Doctor).


Worked at Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1948, New York. 1966, United States. Supreme Court.

Co-Author: Rowley on Partnership, 2nd Edition. Author: "Some Thoughts Of An Environmental Lawyer In The Wilderness of Administrative Law," Columbia Law Review, April 1970. "Securing, Examining and Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses In Environmental Cases," Michigan Law Review, May 1970.

Professor of Law, Pace University Law School, 1995—. Adjunct Associate Professor on New York and Federal Practice at the Law School, New York University, 1964-1976. Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law, Law Schools of: University of Colorado, 1975.

University of Utah, 1976. University of Wisconsin, 1977. University of Washington, 1979.

Indiana University, 1981. University of Hawaii, 1988. Cornell University, 1991.

Short Term Fulbright Senior Scholar, 1994. Lecturer, Environmental Litigation, Columbia Law School, 1977—. Chairman, 1973-1983, Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1983, 1986-1990, The Environmental Law Institute.

Member, Administrative Conference of United States, 1971-1975. Member, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 1976-1996. Planning Chairman, ALI-American Bar Association Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation Programs, 1971—.

Recipient, 1977 New York State Bar Associations Root/Stimson Award for Outstanding Public Service. Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. is engaged in the practice of law on a national level, with special emphasis on Environmental Law and Litigation. Commercial, Banking, International and Intellectual Property Litigation.

Regulation of Land Use and Development. Labor and Employment Law. Commercial Real Estate Law.

And Municipal Law.


  • Bar: New York 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Reed Rowley) Rowley on Partnerships, 1959. Contributor articles to law reviews.


Democratic candidate for New York State Supreme Court, 1965. Democratic candidate for Congress, 1958. Trustee Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 1969-1993.

With United States Army, 1943-1945. Member American, New York State (Root/Stimson award for public service 1977) bar associations, Association of Bar of City of New York (member executive committee 1972-1976, chairman environmental law committee 1971-1975), American Law Institute, Sierra Club (chairman Atlantic chapter 1968-1969, national director 1968-1969).


Married Mary Robinson, July 23, 1948. Children: Rebecca, Helen, Alfred, Walter, Theodore.

Abraham Leon Sive

Rebecca (Schwartz) Sive

Mary Robinson

Theodore Sive

Walter Sive

Alfred Sive

Rebecca Sive

Helen Sive