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Day Pitney LLP

Real Estate

5 ranked lawyersBand 2New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong team of active and experienced attorneys that assists clients with financing, leasing and property transactions. Acts for a wide range of owners, developers and financial institutions including a number of household names. Noted strength in land use and zoning matters, and also recommended for real estate disputes and state tax controversies.

Strengths

"The firm has a great group of attorneys with a broad base of experience," says one client.

Another remarks: "They are fantastic attorneys who are very reliable and creative."

"They know what our limits and hot buttons are - they're like our in-house counsel," says a source. "It's a very, very strong team."

Work highlights

Represented Merck in several transactions, including the sale of a former manufacturing facility in Union for potential redevelopment.

Notable practitioners

Colleen Donovan has a robust practice advising on various transactional and development-related matters. She has particular expertise guiding corporate clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.
"Colleen is a keen analyst, a forward-looking strategist and a fierce advocate for her clients. She brings an outstanding level of expertise to every matter, as well as a strong service mindset." "She is incredibly good." "I like that she is business-oriented, very practical and good at being able to handle the tough issues in a business-efficient way."

Katharine Coffey excels in advising on development and redevelopment projects, with experience advising on issues such as tax exemptions and redevelopment approvals.
"She has a good understanding of the process and she drafts very good written submissions." "If I were looking for someone to fill a key spot on a project, I would go to her. She makes effective points, she is engaging and she wants to get the deal done." "She has developed the respect of prominent developers."

Nicole Magdziak counsels developers, corporations and owners on on a range of matters, including facility relocations and site acquisitions.
"She is very diligent and thoughtful. She has done very well with working in difficult situations while keeping a good demeanor and positive approach."

Peter Wolfson has substantial expertise in assisting developers on regulatory matters and approval processes.
"He is very active in the redevelopment space." "He is a very tough litigator and does well for his clients." "He is a very detail-oriented lawyer who works seamlessly with government officials."

Thomas Malman is well regarded by his clients and peers. His practice sees him serve a wide variety of clients on zoning and land use mandates for commercial and residential developments.
"He is very experienced, knowledgeable and effective." "I think he is a terrific lawyer. He is prominent, experienced and he is first rate." "He is very knowledgeable, easygoing and pragmatic."

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Real Estate

Day Pitney LLP

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Location

One Jefferson Road

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07054-2891

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New Jersey

Real Estate


Colleen R Donovan Esq
Band 1

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Katharine A. Coffey
Band 2
Nicole Magdziak
Associates to watch
Peter Wolfson
Band 2
Thomas Malman
Band 1