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James M. Pedowitz, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Real Estate, New York State Gains Tax, Mortgage Tax, Transfer Tax, Title Insurance Claims, Title Litigation.


Pedowitz, James M. was born on October 29, 1915 in Brooklyn. Son of Alex and Minnie (Burak) Pedowitz.


Bachelor, New York University, 1935. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1938.


Worked at Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C. (Garden City, NY) specializing in Real Estate, New York State Gains Tax, Mortgage Tax, Transfer Tax, Title Insurance Claims, Title Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1938, New York. 1950, United States. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Visiting Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law, 1988-1992. Author: "Mortgage Foreclosure Under ULSIA," Wake Forest Law Review, Volume 27, No. 2, 1992; "Claim Procedures Under Land Title Policies," N.Y. Law Jour., September 16, 1992.

"The Effect of Bankruptcy or Insolvency on Real Estate Transactions-An Overview," 20 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Spr., 1985, 25-45. "Transfer of Air Rights and Development Rights," American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Summer, 1974, Volume 9, No. 2; "Title Insurance in New York Today," New York State Bar Association Journal, February 1996, Volume 68 No.

2. "Real Estate Titles-James M. Pedowitz, Editor-in-Chief," New York State Bar Association, 1984 and Second Edition, 1993. Lecturer: Real Property Subjects and Title Insurance, Practicing Law Institute, Bar Associations, and other Professional Groups. Chief Counsel, The Title Guarantee Company, 1969-1979.

Vice President and Regional Counsel, Pioneer National Title Insurance Company, 1972-1979. Partner, Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison & Tucker, 1979-1982. Special Counsel, Rosenman & Colin, 1982-1990.

Member: Nassau County (President, 1972-1973. Chairman, Real Property Law Committee and Member, 1981-1986. New York State (Vice President, Tenth Judicial District, 1974-1977.

Chairman, 1971-1972, Real Property Section. Member: House of Delegates, 1972-1980. Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1988— and American (Member of Council and Real Property Sub-council of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1978-1985.

Member, Joint Editorial Board, Real Property Acts, 1985-1993) Bar Associations. Charter Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers. American Judicature Society.

Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation.


  • Bar: New York 1938, United States District Court (eastern district, southern district) New York 1957.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Nassau County Bar Association (president 1972-1973, past chairman real property committee, past chairman legislation and law committee), New York County Lawyers Association (director 1978-1983, chairman committee corporation law departments 1977-1978), Association Bar City New York (chairman special committee uniform land transactions act 1975-1976), New York State Title Association (chairman law committee 1973-1976), New York Board Title Underwriters (chairman law and forms committee 1976-1979), American Land Title Association (associate since 1979), National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws (advisor), American College Real Estate Lawyers (board governors 1980-1983, secretary 1985-1986), Anglo-American Real Property Institute, Jewish War Veterans Lodges: Masons.


Married Mary L. Evans, July 22, 1945. Children: Lawrence B., Dinah Pedowitz Einhorn, David R.

Alex Pedowitz

Minnie (Burak) Pedowitz

Mary L. Evans

Dinah Pedowitz Einhorn Pedowitz

David R. Pedowitz

Lawrence B. Pedowitz