Steven J. Tripp, who joined the firm in 1980, is chair of the Land Use Team. Mr. Tripp's practice is focused on all aspects of land use, with complementary experience in redevelopment. Mr. Tripp regularly appears before planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment and governing bodies of municipalities throughout the state, as well as county and state agencies. He represents clients on a wide variety of matters including site plans, subdivisions, variances, environmental permits, access permits, requests for rezoning and the negotiation of agreements with governmental entities relating to the development of land. His practice encompasses all types of development, including commercial, office, industrial, healthcare, multi-family and single-family residential and planned unit developments.
Mr. Tripp's litigation practice includes actions in lieu of prerogative writs involving decisions of planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment and other governmental entities, as well as challenges to zoning ordinances and other types of regulation.
Mr. Tripp also counsels both developers and financial institutions in connection with due diligence reviews relating to the permitting and approval process and its impact on land acquisition and the provision of acquisition and construction financing.
Mr. Tripp has been a panelist in Institute for Continuing Legal Education programs and seminars before a variety of organizations, on land use and related topics.
Mr. Tripp is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a contributing author of Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey (ICLE, 2006 Edition).
Area of Emphasis
Representation of clients before municipal, county, state and federal agencies regarding development of land, as well as related litigation.