Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webcast, "Approved! The Lawyer’s Guide to Successful Development Applications – from Concept to Shovel"


June 11, 2020 | 9:00 AM - June 11, 2020 | 4:00 PM EST

Featuring: Jennifer Phillips SmithJonathan E. DrillDonna JenningsReginald Jenkins, Jr.Jennifer MazaweyRobert F. SimonJason R. Tuvel

So, your client wants to build a mixed-use building, a state-of-the-art warehouse facility, or a shopping center. Not so fast. In many cases, it’s not just a simple application, filed in triplicate, and a quick hearing. Instead, it’s a journey through a maze of hearings and paperwork that could take several years before your client has poured the first footing. All projects need municipal approval, but many need multiple county, state, or commission permits as well, so the lawyer must consider the order and timing of all the required applications. A thumbs up from your local planning or zoning board won’t do you much good if the DEP is giving the project a thumbs down. A lot is riding on the lawyer’s initial preparation and ability to anticipate problems and issues that may arise with a particular site, including understanding what options are available if a project is turned down or denied a permit.

Panelists will give you a map to use to work your way through the maze and will show you why detail counts in the application process.