David N. Ravin, 91, of Cedar Grove died Dec. 25, 2017. He grew up in Newark and resided in North Caldwell for almost 50 years. He also had a home in Stratton, Vt.
Mr. Ravin began practicing law in 1951 and early in his legal career joined his father and uncle in the law firm Ravin & Ravin, where he specialized in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. He eventually formed his own firm with several other lawyers; a firm which, after the addition of his brother-in-law Mark Baumgarten and several others, eventually became known as Ravin, Sarasohn, Cook, Baumgarten, Fisch and Rosen, P.C., based in Roseland. At its height, Ravin Sarasohn had over 50 lawyers and was regarded as a major bankruptcy firm in the state. In his later years he practiced at other N.J. law firms, including, most recently, Wolff & Samson PC, until his retirement in 2013 (at the age of 87). He had an impact on shaping the bankruptcy practice in New Jersey through service on various commissions, educational panels, and involvement in many of the largest and most significant Chapter 11 cases filed in the state.
He attended Weequahic High School, Newark, followed by University of Tennessee and Rutgers Law School-Newark.
Predeceased by a son, Robert, at the age of 20 in 1970, he is survived by his wife, Carole; two sons, Richard Ravin and Adam Ravin; two daughters, Beth Ravin and Marta Ravin Leinwand; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 27 at Temple Sholom, Cedar Grove, with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train or Morristown Medical Center.