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Due Diligence and the Bermuda Triangle: Getting it Done

Co-authored by Melissa A. Clarke As published in the Spring 2016 edition of Dimensions Due diligence can make or break a deal, and there is a lot on the line for those charged with getting it right.  (1)   From an environmental perspective in New Jersey, that can be daunting. The Bermuda Triangle of diligence […]

Supreme Court Draws Line On Right To Notice

On May 19, 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc. v. The City of Newark refused to expand to tenants, even those tenants with heightened property rights such as a right of first refusal, the right to notice that the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law affords to certain property owners.   […]

Governor Christie Signs “Time of Application” Bill

Long awaited by land use practitioners, Governor Christie signed Senate Bill No. 82 on May 5, 2010.  The new law, which becomes effective a year from today, amends the Municipal Land Use Law and provides that municipal regulations in effect on the date of submission of a development application shall govern for purposes of review and decision on that […]

Redevelopment, The Pendulem Continues to Swing Towards Private Property Rights

In the summer of 2007 we predicted that the New Jersey Supreme Court decision, Gallenthin Realty Development Inc. v. Borough of Paulsboro, marked the swinging of the pendulum against the use of eminent domain in the redevelopment context in New Jersey.   Unfortunately for those believing in the merits on which the redevelopment law was founded, […]