Douglas J. Janacek

Douglas J. Janacek

Co-Chair, Real Property

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Douglas J. Janacek co-chairs the Real Property Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His areas of concentration include real estate development, planning, permitting, and redevelopment matters with an emphasis on commercial, office, and industrial developments. He has appeared before planning and zoning boards and governing bodies of numerous municipalities throughout the state, and also before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and other state and county agencies, in connection with real estate development and redevelopment projects.

Mr. Janacek has also been involved in issues concerning a variety of regulatory requirements, including wetlands, coastal zone, stream encroachment, and waterfront development permits. He was involved in the formulation and drafting of the New Jersey Highway Access Management Code, one of the most comprehensive highway access regulations in the United States.

He routinely authors articles and appears in seminars and panel discussions involving all aspects of real estate development.



Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)

  • Editor, Rutgers Law Review, 1984-1985

Seton Hall University (B.A., summa cum laude)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

Professional Activities

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association
Past Director, Land Use Section

American Bar Association

NJDOT Highway Access
Advisory Committee

New Jersey School of Architecture
Advisory Board

Tewksbury Township Planning Board
Former Member

NAIOP, New Jersey Chapter – Third Party Appeals Committee
Former Chairman

International Council of Shopping Centers

Gibbons Law Alert blog (
Editorial Board

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable David Landau, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex, 1985-1986