Christopher A. Renke is a Senior Associate at Lynn Gartner Dunne & Frigenti, LLP.
Mr. Renke has successfully represented clients across various industries in all phases of complex commercial, trust and estate, and real estate litigation. He has experience at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Mr. Renke effectively represents the firm’s valued clients in connection with various business and real estate transactions, together with estate planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts.
In 2005, Mr. Renke was a summer law clerk/intern for the Honorable F. Dana Winslow in the New York State Supreme Court, County of Nassau. He then clerked for a boutique litigation firm, working in the areas of corporate, labor, employment, landlord-tenant, personal injury and intellectual property law.
In 2008, Mr. Renke started working at a well-known full-service law firm as both a law clerk and then as a summer associate prior to joining the firm on a full-time basis in August 2009, where Mr. Renke concentrated his practice on commercial, trust and estate and family/divorce litigation.
Mr. Renke received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major of Business Administration and Management and a functional concentration in Law from Boston University Questrom School of Business, and his Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
During his tenure at Boston University, Mr. Renke held a judicial clerkship externship and was a member of the Pre-Law Society. He was the recipient of an Academic Merit Scholarship to attend law school. During law school, Mr. Renke was a Staff Editor and Chief Business Administrator for the Family Court Review, the leading interdisciplinary academic and research journal for family law professionals, and the quarterly journal for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”). In addition, he participated in a commercial litigation externship and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (“NITA”) Intensive Trial Techniques program. He was selected to participate in the Securities Arbitration Clinic, where he excelled as a legal intern and was asked to return as a teaching assistant.
Mr. Renke is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Renke has been involved with numerous legal and political organizations, community associations and charities, and he is continuously recognized for taking an active role in his community. He is a proud and active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Renke is a member of the Commercial Litigation Committee and the Surrogate's Court Estates & Trusts Committee at the Nassau County Bar Association. He has participated in the Nassau County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project “Pro Bonothon.”
Since 2013, Mr. Renke has been selected every year to the “Super Lawyers” New York Metro “Rising Stars” list – an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in the New York metropolitan area who exhibit excellence in their practice.
In 2011, Mr. Renke assisted in the research and writing of an article entitled Gray Divorce and Remarriage, published in the July/August edition of the New York State Bar Association Journal. In 2017, Mr. Renke assisted in the editing of various articles, including an article entitled Experiential Wisdom: Insightful Perspectives on Dementia, the Legal Profession and the Law, published in the January edition of the New York State Bar Association Journal.
Mr. Renke has been featured in various publications, including New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Family Law Practitioners, Long Island Pulse, “Best Lawyers” Supplement to the New York Times and the New York Daily News. He has also been quoted in Newsday and the Syosset Jericho Tribune.