New Jersey Land Use is the analytical, thoughtful treatise that practitioners and scholars alike reach for when trying to understand why the courts have proceeded in a particular way, or why the Legislature has chosen to adopt a specific law. Written by leading members of the Real Estate Practice Group at Sills Cummis & Gross, New Jersey Land Use offers practical guidance to assist someone in presenting an application to a planning board or zoning board of adjustment. It is this unique combination of practical and scholarly review of the law that distinguishes New Jersey Land Use.
Secondly, it is grounded in New Jersey. Unlike national reviews of land use law, the focus of this book is what has happened, why it has happened, and what difference it makes to the lawyer practicing or representing a client in New Jersey Land Use.
Thomas Jay Hall is a Partner and Member of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on Land Use and Development Law. He Co-Chairs the Firm's Land Use and Development Law Group.
He was a Member of the Board of Directors (1989-1995) and Chair (1994-1995) of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Prior to entering the practice of law in 1983, Mr. Hall enjoyed a long career in public service positions related to regional planning and land use for the State of New Jersey. These included serving as Policy and Planning Specialist in the Office of the Governor, Project Manager for the Farmland Preservation Demonstration Program, and as Supervisor for the Statewide Planning Section of the Division of State and Regional Planning.
John C. Phillips is currently Of Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He also represented numerous builders and developers before local land use agencies and served as the Planning Board attorney for Warren Township for 15 years and as municipal attorney for the Township of Berkeley Heights for 11 years.
Steven R. Tombalakian is an Associate in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on land use and development law. Mr.Tombalakian received a B.E. in Civil Engineering and an M.E. in Environmental Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Noah Bronkesh is a Member of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Bronkesh received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Temple University and his J.D. from New York University. He is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York.
Peter M. Flannery is an Associate with the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on land use and development law. He counsels clients on a variety of land use, redevelopment, and historic preservation issues, including representing them before governing bodies, planning boards and boards of adjustment seeking approval of mixed use projects, subdivisions, site plans and variances; and for applications for permits before various state agencies.
Andrew Lettington is an Associate in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on land use and development law. Mr. Lettington received his L.L.B. from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey.
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Robert Axel Kasuba is an Associate in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and focuses on land use litigation and affordable housing issues. Mr.Kasuba received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law