Joel N. Jacobson

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Biography

Joel N. Jacobson has been with the firm for more than thirty-five years and a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 1987. Joel is currently the chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.

Joel’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and banking matters. His clients include a large number of banks and other financial institutions, a nationwide hotel owner, a fast food franchisee, private real estate investors and developers, court-appointed receivers and many non-real estate businesses with real estate needs. Work experience includes:

•Foreclosures, workouts and sales with respect to thousands of loans secured by a wide range of real estate assets, including shopping centers, commercial and residential construction projects, commercial office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed use properties, redevelopment projects, golf courses, tennis facilities, health care facilities, self-storage facilities, restaurants, catering facilities, gas stations and environmentally contaminated properties
•Purchase and sales of commercial loan portfolios and individual loans by banks and other financial institutions
•Representation of private investors and developers with respect to the acquisition, sale, financing, land use approvals, management and leasing of office and industrial buildings
•Representation of businesses in connection with a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including a 585,000 square foot warehouse lease, the lease of an FDA approved laboratory and purchase of the laboratory fixtures and equipment, and the purchase of a 250,000 square foot corporate headquarters
•Representation of court-appointed receivers selected by bank clients in connection with the management and disposition of real estate assets, including construction projects and environmentally contaminated properties

In 2011, Joel was named the “Newark Area Banking Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He was the only banking law attorney accorded this honor in the State of New Jersey. Joel is also listed in the Banking Law section of the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America. He was also named by Real Estate New Jersey magazine as one of the state’s top real estate attorneys. Joel has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, its highest lawyer rating, which serves as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and legal knowledge. Joel has been the primary contact for Meritas, a worldwide affiliation of more than 170 law firms, since the firm became a member in 1991.

News

Twenty-five Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers List

Joel Jacobson on Panel for Meritas Member Contacts

Steven Karg Named Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Meritas Member Contact

Twenty-six Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

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Twenty-Nine Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers

Thirty Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Joel N. Jacobson Named 2011 Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year in New Jersey

Twenty-Five Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers

Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Members Named Among Best Lawyers In America

Joel N. Jacobson Re-Elected Chairman of Chatham Township Planning Board

Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Members Named Among Best Lawyers In America

Articles

FORECLOSURE DELAYS REQUIRE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

LOCAL COUNSEL WITH A BIG REACH: MERITAS MEMBERSHIP EXTENDS NORRIS McLAUGHLIN'S REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

MEET THE REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

NEW LIFE FOR BANKRUPT PROJECTS

HAS YOUR INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION GONE BAD?

Publications

•Featured, “ The Future of Banking: Digital Apps, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, ” COMMERCE Magazine, June 2018
•“Foreclosure Delays Require Creative Solutions, ” WithumSmith + Brown, P.C. Newsletter, November 2010
•“Local Counsel With A Big Reach: Meritas Membership Extends Norris McLaughlin’s Real Estate Practice, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2007
•“Meet the Real Estate Lawyers, ” Real Estate New Jersey, July/August 2006
•“New Life for Bankrupt Projects?, ” New Jersey Law Journal, June 12, 2006
•“Has Your Investment Real Estate Syndication Gone Bad?, ” Real Estate Law Alert, July 2001

Presentations

•“Calling All Member Contacts! Learn How to Capitalize on Your Meritas Membership,” 2018 Meritas Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, May 5, 2018

Awards

Joel N. Jacobson has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent status. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Joel N. Jacobson was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers list. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Joel Jacobson was selected to the 2011 Best Lawyers Lawyer of The Year list. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Real Estate & Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(908) 252-4222  Phone
(908) 722-0755  Fax
https://norrismclaughlin.com
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
1971
Admission:
1974, District of Columbia; 1971, New Jersey; 1985, New York
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association
•Corporate Section
•Banking & Business Law Section
•New Jersey State Bar Association
•Debtor/Creditor Section
•Banking & Business Law Section
•Real Estate Law Section
•Meritas
•Board of Directors, 2003-2005
•Former Chairman, Financial Services Section
•Somerset County Bar Association
•Chatham Township Planning Board
•Former Chairman
•The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living
•Board Member

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Representation of nationwide hotel owner with respect to the acquisition and sale of hotels, development of new hotels, joint ventures, tax issues, land use matters, franchise issues, management agreements, and employment matters; Representation of one of the largest Wendy's franchisees in Staten Island and New Jersey with respect to all aspects of its business, including ground leases, construction contracts, purchases and sales of restaurants, financing transactions and employment matters; Representation of a redeveloper in connection with a redevelopment project in Long Branch, New Jersey;
ISLN:
906215201

Peer Reviews

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