Steven Polhamus is an associate in the Real Estate and Redevelopment groups at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., serving commercial real estate clients who ever more frequently are undertaking projects in redevelopment areas. Drawing on the firm’s extensive experience in the area, Mr. Polhamus serves clients who require a deep understanding of: redevelopment-related statutes and caselaw; municipal procedural law and contracting; creative approaches to the financial challenges presented by brownfields sites and antiquated infrastructure; redevelopment-related land use; and the need to effectively communicate with the public about the specialized legal tools available for public-private partnerships.

Mr. Polhamus joins others on the multi-disciplinary team that represent real estate developers, investors, property owners and tenants to obtain government approvals and permits and negotiate and draft redevelopment, tax abatement and other incentive agreements. He also advises clients on the legal issues pertaining to the preparation of redevelopment plans.

Prior to joining Wilentz, Mr. Polhamus completed a clerkship for the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson in the Superior Court of New Jersey. 

Mr. Polhamus earned his law degree at Rutgers Law School in 2018, where he served as an Editor of the Rutgers Law Record and earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 2012. Mr. Polhamus is admitted to practice in New Jersey.


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