For nearly a century, Wilentz lawyers have contributed to the landscape of New Jersey -- figuratively and literally.  One need only to traverse New Jersey’s highways, local streets and back roads to find evidence of growth and improvement facilitated by our team. Our Commercial Real Estate team provides integrated multidisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development, management and in financial transactions. We serve as trusted advisers to our clients, bringing knowledge of the local markets to transactions, as well as familiarity with New York and Pennsylvania through our local offices there. Our practice is backed by the significant resources, legal knowledge and quality service that have allowed many of us to be recognized by state and national organizations that honor outstanding law firms and legal professionals.  Wilentz ranked among the top ten real estate practices in New Jersey by Chambers USA 2018, for "expertise covering the breadth of real estate matters,” and based in part on clients and market sources that describe our team as “top notch” and “one of the premier land use firms."

We represent large and small corporations and other business entities, real estate developers, investors, municipal, state and county agencies and authorities, property owners, landlords, tenants, mortgage companies and institutional lenders in connection with acquisitions, entitlements, development, sales, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. We also represent title companies in defending and resolving title insurance claims.

We provide strategic counseling, coordination of permitting and enhancement of business opportunities for projects of all sizes, both through our knowledge and application of the law and effective relationships with many of the governmental and regulating agencies. We have extensive experience in handling large, complex projects and transactions that entail legal, political and economic obstacles. 

Our comprehensive approach allows us to assist with due diligence and environmental concerns, siting decisions, land use issues and regulatory compliance.  We also structure and negotiate public private partnerships and related agreements and entitlements for redevelopment projects.  

We have extensive experience and know-how related to:

  • Acquisition and Sale of Real Property
  • Redevelopment
  • Real Estate Financing and Loan Defeasance
  • Environmental Compliance/Brownfields Development
  • Land Use Approvals and Litigation
  • Leasing - Commercial, Industrial, Office, Retail
  • Construction
  • Common Interest Ownership and Community Development Associations
  • Tax Appeals
  • Solar Energy
  • Pipeline
  • Real Estate Litigation including actions related to Entitlements, Redevelopment and Restrictive Covenants and Construction

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Anne S. Babineau
Shareholder
732.855.6057

Stephen E. Barcan
Of Counsel
732.855.6055

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Jeffrey W. Cappola
Shareholder
732.726.7464

Kelly A. Erhardt-Wojie
Shareholder
732.855.6415

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Gordon J. Golum
Shareholder
732.855.6056

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David S. Gordon
Shareholder
732.855.6078

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Christopher D. Hopkins
Counsel
732.855.6067

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Lawrence F. Jacobs
Shareholder
732.855.6167

Joseph J. Jankowski
Shareholder
732.855.6059

Donna M. Jennings
Shareholder
732.855.6039

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Todd E. Lehder
Shareholder
732.855.6462

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William J. Linton
Of Counsel
732.855.6458

Vincent P. Maltese
Shareholder
732.855.6111

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Laurie E. Meyers
Shareholder
732.855.6065

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Paul H. Shur
Shareholder
646.746.8910

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Stephen Tanico
Associate
732.855.6048

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Roy H. Tanzman
Shareholder
732.855.6024

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Steven J. Tripp
Shareholder
732.855.6076

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Yin Zhou
Associate
732.855.6195

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Jay J. Ziznewski
Shareholder
732.855.6161