Donna M. Jennings: Lawyer with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Donna M. Jennings

Shareholder
Woodbridge,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone732.855.6039

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Practice Areas

  • Land Use
  • Redevelopment
  • Commercial Real Estate Services
 
University Rutgers College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1986
 
Law SchoolSeton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1995
 
Admitted1995, New Jersey and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 2009, United States, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
BornBronx, New York, September 25, 1964
 
Biography

Donna M. Jennings is a shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., and a member of the Land Use Team. She concentrates in all phases of land use approvals at all governmental levels, and related environmental and regulatory matters, as well as litigation and appeals involving the approval and permitting process. Ms. Jennings represents clients on matters including site plan approvals, subdivisions, variances, rezoning applications, Right to Farm Litigation, environmental permits, access permits, and negotiations of agreements with governmental entities related to land development. She frequently appears before municipal, county, state, and federal agencies. Her practice includes projects such as healthcare facilities; distribution centers; office parks; hotels; religious institutions; electric generating facilities; petroleum terminals, refineries, service stations, car dealerships, fast food restaurants and solar farms; as well as a variety of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and other industrial projects. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Quackenboss, Chancery Division, Middlesex County.

Ms. Jennings is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, New Jersey Builders Association's Land Use and Planning Committee, and the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. She is also on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She is a Past Chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Jennings is also a Past Chair of the Middlesex County Workforce Investment Group.

Ms. Jennings has made frequent appearances as a speaker in professional forums, including ICLE, Lorman Education Services, the Atlantic Builders Convention and the Central Jersey Builders Association. She has also published articles and is a contributing author to the Land Use Chapter in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey (ICLE 2003, 2006 & 2010).

In 2004, Ms. Jennings was named one of the top forty attorneys under forty (New Jersey Law Journal, September 2004).

In 2007, Ms. Jennings was recognized as one of 50 women of influence in the New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Sector (Real Estate New Jersey, December 2007). Again, in 2008 Real Estate New Jersey recognized her as a Women of Influence working in a commercial real estate related field in New Jersey.

Speaking Engagements:

2005 ICLE 2005 Land Use UpdateICLE 2005 Practicing Before Land Use Boards

2006 ICLE 2006 Land Use UpdateLorman 2006 Development Approval ProcessICLE 2006 In Depth Commercial Real Estate Practice- Part I: Purchase, Sale, Environmental and Land Use Issues.

2007 ICLE 2007 Land Use UpdateAtlantic City Builder's Convention 2007 - Avoiding Post-Approval PitfallsLorman 2007 The Development Approval ProcessICLE 2007 How To Get Your Site Plan or Variance Approval and What ToDo If It Isn't.

2008 ICLE 2008 Land Use UpdateLorman 2008 The Development Approval Process

2009 ICLE 2009 Land Use UpdateICLE 2009 Land Use & EnvironmentalRegulation in New Jersey: Working Your Way Through The Maze

2010 ICLE 2010 Land Use UpdateAtlantic City Builder's Convention 2010 Status of Affordable Housing

2011 ICLE 2011 Land Use UpdateAtlantic City Builder's Convention 2011 Update on Affordable HousingICLE 2011 The Illusive Concept of Particular Site Suitability In theCommercial Use Variance Case.NJSBA 2011 Solar Energy in New Jersey : Why It Matters To YourPractice.

2012 NOFA 2012 The Right To Farm Act and Legal Wrangling With Neighbors.ICLE 2012 Land Use UpdateAtlantic City Builder's Convention 2012 Affordable Housing Update.ICLE 2012 Land Use Basics

2013 ICLE 2013 When Clean Energy Meets the Court Room.ICLE 2013 Land Use UpdateICLE 2013 The Private Regulation of Land Use: Easements, Covenants and Servitudes.Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2013 Latest Developments in Affordable Housing.ICLE Webinar September 19, 2013 Avoiding Pitfalls in the Land Use Notice Process in New JerseyICLE Seminar October 9, 2013 Zoning: The Board Attorney's PerspectiveNBI Seminar December 9, 2013 Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes

2014 ICLE Seminar February 19, 2014 2014 Land Use UpdateAtlantic City Builders Convention March 26, 2014 Seminar Overview of Affordable HousingNJSBA May 14, 2014 Seminar Litigating The Action In Lieu of Prerogative WritsICLE May 28, 2014 Webinar Dealing with County Planning Boards

Area of Emphasis

Representation of clients before municipal, county and state agencies regarding development and redevelopment of land as well as related litigation.

Lawyer Publications

•A Cautionary Tale To Owners Of Pre-Existing Nonconforming Uses And Structures
•An Action to Quiet Title Is Necessary To Lift a Condition Recorded in a Deed Restriction
•Municipal land use notice regs: Compliance a Daunting Task
•Municipal Regulation of Religious Activities
•Pros and Cons of Automatic Approvals
•Stormwaters: New Rules Risin'
•Supreme Court Clarifies The Standard To Be Applied When Evaluating The Negative Criteria For A Conditional Use Variance Application
•Trial Court Reverses Board's Denial Of Conversion Application
•You May Be Entitled To A Refund From Your Utility Company If You Were Required To Pay For An Extension Of Utility Lines To Your Property

Speaking Engagements

2005 ICLE 2005 Land Use Update
ICLE 2005 Practicing Before Land Use Boards

2006 ICLE 2006 Land Use Update
Lorman 2006 Development Approval Process
ICLE 2006 In Depth Commercial Real Estate Practice
- Part I: Purchase, Sale, Environmental and Land Use Issues.

2007 ICLE 2007 Land Use Update
Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2007 - Avoiding Post-Approval Pitfalls
Lorman 2007 The Development Approval Process
ICLE 2007 How To Get Your Site Plan or Variance Approval and What To
Do If It Isn't.

2008 ICLE 2008 Land Use Update
Lorman 2008 The Development Approval Process

2009 ICLE 2009 Land Use Update
ICLE 2009 Land Use & Environmental
Regulation in New Jersey: Working Your Way Through The Maze

2010 ICLE 2010 Land Use Update
Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2010 Status of Affordable Housing

2011 ICLE 2011 Land Use Update
Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2011 Update on Affordable Housing
ICLE 2011 The Illusive Concept of Particular Site Suitability In the
Commercial Use Variance Case.
NJSBA 2011 Solar Energy in New Jersey : Why It Matters To Your
Practice.

2012 NOFA 2012 The Right To Farm Act and Legal Wrangling With Neighbors.
ICLE 2012 Land Use Update
Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2012 Affordable Housing Update.
ICLE 2012 Land Use Basics

2013 ICLE 2013 When Clean Energy Meets the Court Room.
ICLE 2013 Land Use Update
ICLE 2013 The Private Regulation of Land Use: Easements, Covenants and Servitudes.
Atlantic City Builder's Convention 2013 Latest Developments in Affordable Housing.
ICLE Webinar September 19, 2013 Avoiding Pitfalls in the Land Use Notice Process in New Jersey
ICLE Seminar October 9, 2013 Zoning: The Board Attorney's Perspective
NBI Seminar December 9, 2013 Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes

2014 ICLE Seminar February 19, 2014 2014 Land Use Update
Atlantic City Builders Convention March 26, 2014 Seminar Overview of Affordable Housing
NJSBA May 14, 2014 Seminar Litigating The Action In Lieu of Prerogative Writs
ICLE May 28, 2014 Webinar Dealing with County Planning Boards

 
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Donna M. Jennings

90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900, Box 10
WoodbridgeNJ 07095




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