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Andrew J. Camelotto

Andrew J. Camelotto

Director, Real Property

Mr. Camelotto has extensive experience in commercial real estate law, with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, land use, and real estate finance issues. His experience includes the negotiation of real estate contracts, leases, agreements, and easements; zoning and title reviews; land use due diligence; and representation of both borrowers and lenders on a variety of finance transactions, including commercial, industrial, retail, and mixed use properties.

Areas of Focus

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Mr. Camelotto assists both buyers and sellers in a variety of acquisitions and dispositions, including commercial, industrial and retail properties. Among other transactions, he assisted in the disposition of a ten-property portfolio of self-storage facilities valued in excess of $100 million.

Land Use

Mr. Camelotto routinely represents developers and other clients in applying for and obtaining land use approvals for commercial development projects. He has handled a wide range of projects, including: the development of a billion-dollar, state-of-the-art electric power generation facility for the Mid-Atlantic Region; the construction of a 311,367 square foot warehouse facility in South Brunswick; and a solar energy project in Bridgewater Township.

Leasing

Mr. Camelotto advises landlords and tenants on all aspects of lease transactions, including ancillary lease issues such as subordination agreements and commission agreements.

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

  • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Interscholastic Moot Court
  • Recipient: Joseph Santosuosso Memorial Real Property Award; Best Paper by a Graduating Student Advanced Legal Writing Award
  • 2009-2010 Seton Hall Law Success Scholarship

The College of New Jersey (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Professional Activities

Essex County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial extern to the Honorable Claire Cecchi, USMJ, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2009

Civic/Charitable Activities

Fresh Air Fund
Co-Chair, Battle of the Barristers charity softball tournament, 2014

New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Program (NJ LEEP)
Volunteer, 2010-2011

Pro Bono Practice: Mr. Camelotto has counseled several nonprofit organizations on real estate and development matters, including advising the Urban League of Essex County on its first ever redevelopment project in the City of Newark. He also represented a nonprofit conservation organization in its successful application to renovate a historic landmark into its headquarters and visitors center.

Legal Employment

Real Estate Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, 2011-2014