Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our team of attorneys focuses on all phases of land use approvals at all governmental levels and related regulatory matters, as well as litigation and appeals involving the approval and permitting process.
We represent clients on a wide range of matters including site plans, variances, subdivisions, developer agreements, access permits, rezoning applications, master plan changes and related litigation. The team handles a variety of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects, including healthcare facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, office parks, hotels, religious institutions, petroleum terminals, refineries, service stations, banks, and single-family and multi-family residential projects.
Some of the major projects handled by the team include the New York Times Publishing Plant in Edison Township, The Amerada Hess Corporation Refinery in Woodbridge Township, the Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone/8A Industrial Park in Cranbury Township, Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge Township, the Edison Tyler Estates Planned Residential Development in Edison, and the Commons/Cedar Village/Meridian Health Care mixed-use development in Holmdel, the Newark Energy Center in Newark and the Bayonne Energy Center in Bayonne.
Our Land Use Attorneys
The team interacts with other teams in the firm on matters such as transactions and leasing, construction agreements and litigation, so that clients obtain representation from contract or lease negotiation to the issuance of building permits. Team members regularly lecture for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Lorman Education Services and the New Jersey Builders Association. A number of them are contributing authors to the published two-volume treatise Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey: Third Edition (ICLE 2010). Attorneys participate on several advisory committees of our clients’ trade organizations. These committees interact with legislative and administrative agencies on statutory and administrative proposals and policies. The team includes three past chairs of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Section Board of Directors. Other organizations include the Middlesex County Bar Association, the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), the Industrial Commercial Real Estate Women’s Association, New Jersey Builders Association, and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.