For 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 is ranked among the leading real estate practices in New Jersey by Chambers USA 2019, for “expertise covering the breadth of real estate matters,” and a “significant land use practice, with notable expertise in rezoning, site planning and obtaining land use approvals, which bolsters the firm’s ability to handle a whole host of redevelopment work.” Client and market sources describe the team as "exceptional land use lawyers" for their ability to handle projects "from a global level" and for "great relationships with city officials."
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
- Real Estate Financing and Loan Defeasance
- Environmental Compliance/Brownfields Development
- Land Use Approvals and Litigation
- Leasing - Commercial, Industrial, Office, Retail
- Common Interest Ownership and Community Development Associations
- Tax Appeals
- Solar Energy
- Real Estate Litigation including actions related to Entitlements, Redevelopment and Restrictive Covenants and Construction
Anne S. Babineau
Jeffrey W. Cappola
Kelly A. Erhardt-Wojie
Gordon J. Golum
David S. Gordon
Christopher D. Hopkins
Lawrence F. Jacobs
Joseph J. Jankowski
Donna M. Jennings
Todd E. Lehder
William J. Linton
Vincent P. Maltese
Laurie E. Meyers
Zain A. Naqvi
Roy H. Tanzman
Steven J. Tripp
Jay J. Ziznewski