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Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Real Estate

5 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong practice group with expertise covering the breadth of real estate matters. Experienced at handling acquisitions and dispositions as well as financing matters. 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. Also recommended for litigation and tax appeals. Adroitly handles an array of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Clients include developers, lenders, investors and construction companies.

Strengths

One interviewee says: "The attorneys that we work with are talented, deeply experienced and very diligent."

"Wilentz has a deep bench of talent," confirms another source. "A great strength is that they have seasoned veteran attorneys alongside younger associates, which provides great value to clients."

"They are indispensable to us due to the historical knowledge that they have," remarks one client. "They are very accessible to our needs - we often call upon them to complete last-minute tasks, and they are always responsive and accommodating to us, even with the high pressure."

Work highlights

Represented AG Logan Partners as the developer of a 10-lot industrial park proposed on a 3.2 million sq ft site.

Notable practitioners

Anne Babineau is renowned for her expertise in development projects, with clients regularly turning to her for her in-depth experience in regulatory issues and public-private partnerships.
"Anne displays a mastery of redevelopment law. She is extremely thorough, asks questions to get to the client's intent, is candid about whether or not the client's chosen path is doable and she is creative in finding solutions to solve the client's ultimate goals." "What stands out about Anne is her attention to detail. She is also very knowledgeable and very thorough." "She is incredibly experienced."

David Gordon is well regarded for his practice representing developers, owners and other clients. He regularly advises on matters such as acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing transactions.
"He is a fantastic attorney." "His wealth of knowledge and experience help make any transaction easier. He is always thinking ahead of the curve to try and come up with solutions to problems that have not even arisen yet." "I think he is a really smart lawyer - he is incredibly practical, has a great personality and is a pleasure to work with."

Donna Jennings represents developers and investors in obtaining land use approvals. She also has specific expertise in handling litigation relating to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
"Donna is an unflappable and persuasive advocate in a public hearing setting. She evokes trust and builds consensus."

Laurie Meyers is adept at handling a wide range of transactional matters, particularly acquisitions, redevelopment agreements and tax exemption applications.
"Laurie is extremely competent and, importantly, is a deal maker. She is a good negotiator and is well respected by other lawyers." "She is an excellent transactional attorney." "She is thorough, creative and understands the time sensitivities of clients."

Chair of the firm's land use group Steven Tripp is respected for his varied practice. He represents developers and investors in obtaining approvals, as well as advising on related land use litigation.
"Steve is extremely thorough, attentive to detail and prepared for each scenario that could arise in connection with a client's land use approval." "His immediate ability to respond to anything that is thrown at him, and the respect he gets from everyone in the field, is very high-level. They know that they have to step up their game." "I find him to be capable, knowledgeable, effective and easy to work with."

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Real Estate

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

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Location

90 Woodbridge Center Drive

Suite 900 Box 10

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07095-0958

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Jersey

Real Estate


David S Gordon
Band 1
Laurie E. Meyers
Band 3

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Anne S Babineau
Band 1
Donna M Jennings
Band 3
Steven J Tripp
Band 1