Drew K. Kapur
practices in the area of real estate law known as land value litigation. The primary focus of his practice is on the areas of eminent domain and condemnation, relocation assistance, and highway access management and control. Mr. Kapur represents private property owners whose property has been taken for transportation right of way and urban redevelopment projects, as well as representing private and public sector clients in condemnations involving environmentally sensitive properties. Mr. Kapur also represents property owners in ad valorem tax appeals.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kapur served for more than 16 years as Deputy Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, for the State of New Jersey, in which capacity he represented the state on several significant condemnation cases. He also advised the New Jersey Department of Transportation on state highway access issues.
Mr. Kapur has served as Special Condemnation Counsel for local and county governments in New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in connection with the Pennsylvania Convention Center expansion project.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia, Mr. Kapur is a member of the American, New Jersey and Camden County bar associations as well as the International Right of Way Association, and is an affiliate member of the Appraisal Institute. He is a 1981 graduate of Loyola University School of Law and a graduate, with honors, of North Carolina State University.
Honors & Awards
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2012 editions
•Mr. Kapur was profiled in the Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession special report of The New Jersey Law Journal, August 2005
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Co-author, New Jersey Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damages as a Result of Hurricane Sandy May Be Entitled to Property Tax Relief, Duane Morris Alert, November 13, 2012
•Co-author, N.J. Supreme Court Decides Level of Causation Required to Seek Damages Under the Spill Act, Duane Morris Alert, October 12, 2012; Republished in Expert Analysis sections of Environmental, Real Estate and Appellate Law360, October 16, 2012
•Interviewed for Highway through Heaven: Road overhaul threatens mausoleum in Bellmawr, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2011
•Author, Noncompensatory Damages in a Tax Assessment Appeal, Condemnation Zoning & Land Use, ABA Section of Litigation'sCommittee on Condemnation, Zoning, & Land Use, 2009 Annual Review
•Co-author, Delaware Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting Use of Eminent Domain, Duane Morris Alert, July 2, 2008
•Author, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Extremely Limited Access to Commercial Property Was De Facto Taking, Duane Morris Alert, June 16, 2008
•Co-author, Jersey Courts Hold the Line Against Bad Faith Condemnation: Power to Take Cannot Be Used to Achieve Zoning, New Jersey Lawyer, October 2004
Selected Speaking Engagements
• The Expert in Trial-Mock Testimony, Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, July 29, 2016
• Complex Commercial Litigation: Taking Expert Valuation Skills to the Next Level, Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 24, 2013
•Speaker, Easement Valuations: Common Pitfalls and Principles, Lorman Teleconference, December 3, 2009
• Writing the Report, Preparation for Trial, and The Expert Witness, Real Estate Valuation in Litigation class, Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, May 1, 2006
(Also at Cherry Hill, NJ Office)