Gordon Golum is a shareholder, focusing on administrative law, governmental affairs, school law, and commercial leases. He represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions and disputes.

Prior to joining Wilentz in 1974, Mr. Golum was a Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey (1970-1974), serving as section chief of the Education and Public Employment Section, Division of Law, Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey (1972-1974) as well as representing the New Jersey Department of Education with respect to all matters.

Administrative Law:

Mr. Golum has long experience representing public bodies and individuals before various governmental agencies, including professional boards (e.g. Board of Medical Examiners), the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Division of Purchase and Property in the State Department of the Treasury (e.g. bidding and contract disputes), State Department of Labor, State Department of Education, and the Division on Civil Rights. Mr. Golum’s representation of public clients has included serving as Counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Brookdale Community College. In representing governmental bodies and appearing before governmental bodies on behalf of clients, he has developed extensive experience with such bodies in respect to negotiations, contracts, disputes, administrative hearings and appellate practice.

Real Estate:

In connection with his real estate practice, Mr. Golum is experienced in all aspects of commercial lease transactions and has been involved in numerous and substantial lease transactions. He has prepared and negotiated long-term ground leases, leases for office buildings, retail stores, including space in shopping centers, industrial and warehouse buildings, and gas stations. He has also negotiated and provided legal advice in respect to lease disputes. 

Mr. Golum served twelve (12) years as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, concluding his membership in December 2018.

Representative Case:  In re Xanadu Project at Meadowlands Complex, 415 N.J. Super. 197 (App. Div.) certif. den. 205 N.J. 96 (2010).

Articles

  • Author of "Negotiating the Commercial Lease", Landlord-Tenant Basic Skills Handbook, NJICLE, 2019
  • Authored the article, "Renting to the State: Why Landlords Should Look to the State of N.J. as a Potential Tenant" published in Section 3, Real Estate, Title Insurance and Construction Law, New Jersey Law Journal, October 15, 2012.
  • Authored the article, "Eviction of the Residential Tenant by the Commercial Landlord" published in the February 2012 issue of the Middlesex Advocate 26, No. 6, Middlesex County Bar Association.
  • Authored the article entitled, "Legal Issues Do Not End With Commercial Lease Execution Clauses Controlling Post-Execution Issues Deserve Special Attention During Negotiations" published in the December 2009 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.
  • Co-authored the article entitled "Pay-to-Play in New Jersey: An update on state and local requirements" published in the New Jersey Lawyer on November 10, 2008.
  • Authored the article entitled "Don't Count on Equitable Relief" published in the New Jersey Law Journal on January 17, 2005.
  • Co-authored the article entitled "Negotiating Assignment and Sublease Provisions in Commercial Leases" published in the New Jersey Law Journal on April 5, 2004.
  • Co-authored the article "HIPAA Privacy Rule Impacts Lawyers Across the Board" published in the New Jersey Law Journal Supplement for Health Care Law, 174 N.J.L.J. 970 (December 15, 2003).
 

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