Stephen Barcan is the firm's administrative shareholder and past chair of its Land Use Team. His practice areas include land use and environmental law, municipal law and administrative law.
Mr. Barcan represents firm clients on matters including site plan approvals, variances, subdivisions, developer agreements, access permits, rezoning applications, environmental permits and appeals and related litigation for all types of development. He appears before municipal and county boards, and state and regional agencies. Projects on which he has provided counsel include regional malls, such as Woodbridge Center; Planned Unit Developments, such as Harbortown in Perth Amboy, The Commons at Holmdel and Hidden Lake in North Brunswick; major publishing plants, such as The New York Times facility in Edison Township; distribution centers, such as the Raritan Center Business Park in Edison Township and the Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone in Cranbury; petroleum terminals, refineries, power generating plants and service stations for Hess Corporation; office parks; supermarkets and their support facilities such as for Wakefern Corporation and Village Super Market, Inc.; health care facilities, such as JFK, Raritan Bay and St. Barnabas Medical Centers; corporate headquarters, such as Verizon Center; religious institutions, such as Faith Fellowship Ministries, The Church of the Hills and St. George Greek Orthodox Church; and a variety of residential, commercial and manufacturing and other industrial projects.
Mr. Barcan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Edison Arts Society and has served as President of Temple Emanu-El and the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, both in Westfield, NJ. He is also past chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the New Jersey State and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
Mr. Barcan has lectured widely on land use and development and is a contributing author to "Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey" (ICLE, 2010 Edition) and the "Real Estate Development Reference Manual" (Lorman Education Services, 2008). He was selected for inclusion in "Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business" directory (2008, 2010 and 2011) and New Jersey "Best Lawyers in America" list. In addition, Mr. Barcan has been selected for inclusion in New JerseySuper Lawyers® list for the years 2005 through 2011.
Area of Emphasis:
Governmental Approvals for the Development and Transfer of Real Estate Land Use and Related Environmental Counseling Land Use and Related Environmental Litigation Developer & Redeveloper Agreements Rezoning Applications & Master Plan Changes Wetlands, Stream Encroachment and Other Environmental Permits Eminent Domain
· Trial Court Reverses Board's Denial Of Conversion Application
· Municipal Regulation of Religious Activities