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Elizabeth M. Durkin

Ms. Durkin has considerable commercial real-estate experience and represents either the purchaser or seller in the acquisition, financing and land-use approvals of real property in New Jersey, inclusive of handling 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. She also represents institutional lenders in multiple types of transactions. Moreover, she has represented, and continues to represent, municipal land-use boards. Ms. Durkin also has extensive experience in assisting clients with their estate planning, inclusive of inter vivos and testamentary trusts, as well as estate administration. She has represented executors, trustees and beneficiaries in litigated matters. Further, Ms. Durkin has extensive experience in the horse industry and on all equine-related issues. She lectures on equine liability issues.

Areas of Practice

Land Use

Banking, Finance & Secured Transactions

Closely Held Businesses

Equine Law

Estate Planning, Preparation of Wills and Trusts

Estate Administration

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Residential Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Tax Appeals

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
J.D. – 1987

B.A. – 1984


Rutgers Co-Op Extension, Short Course for Horse Owners and Barn Managers, Equine Liability Issues, April, 2004

Rutgers Co-Op Extension, Short Course for Horse Owners and Barn Managers, Equine Liability Issues, April, 2005

New York County Lawyer’s Association Sports Law Forum, March, 2009

Rutgers Equine Science Center, Winter Short Course for Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry, Legal Issues Important to the Equine Industry, January, 2012

New Jersey State Bar Association Convention, Panelist on Animal Law, May, 2012

Rutgers Equine Science Center and Northeast SARE, Equine Business Planning for NJ Horse Businesses, February, 2013

Rutgers Equine Science Center, Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry Management and Leadership Methods, January, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, Animal Law Committee

Fund for Newark Abbey, Trustee

Development Council of the Archdiocese of Newark, Board Member

Rutgers University for Equine Advancement, Board Member and Vice Chair