Patrick J. McNamara Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney

Patrick J. McNamara Bio:


Patrick J. McNamara has extensive experience in environmental, redevelopment and land use law and related litigation. His activities include the representation of developers and public entities in preparation of and presentations before land use boards, redevelopment agencies, as well as county, regional and state agencies. Mr. McNamara provides advice regarding compliance for both state and federal environmental programs, as well as local land use ordinances. Mr. McNamara has assisted numerous municipal clients and private sector developers with Brownfield Redevelopment, land use approvals and related permitting issues. Since 1999, he has served as Counsel to the City of Elizabeth Planning Board.

Mr. McNamara also serves as General Counsel to the National Association of Flavor & Food-Ingredient Systems (NAFFS), a national trade association of manufacturers, processors and suppliers of fruits, flavors, syrups, colors, sweeteners and related food and flavor ingredients; to the Chemical Sources Association, a trade association of food and flavor ingredient companies; and to the Society of Flavor Chemists. Mr. McNamara has had the privilege to represent numerous companies in the flavor and fragrance industry. He is an annual presenter at the NAFFS Convention, and he has authored or collaborated on numerous articles on legal developments of interest to the flavor & fragrance industry.

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Publications

Title Publisher Date
Are There Trade Secrets Hiding in Those Nooks and Crannies Perfumer & Flavorist November 2010
Economic Espionage and Maintaining Trade Secrets Perfumer & Flavorist August 2010
Navigating the Redevelopment Process Development New Jersey May 2006
Injunction Stopping Issuance of Air Permit Thrown Out on Title VI Grounds Environmental Compliance & Litigation Strategy January 2002
Assessing the New Jersey Redevelopment Law Commerce (The Magazine of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey) January 2002
New Jersey’s Environmental Agenda: Suggestions for the Next Governor New Jersey Law Journal July 9, 2001
High Court Affirms EPA Authority Over National Ambient Air Quality Standards Environmental Compliance & Litigation Strategy April 2001
EPA Becomes Involved in the Genetically Modified Foods Industry Environmental Compliance & Litigation Strategy November 2000

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Blog

NJ Appeals Court Affirms BPU’s Denial of Wind Farm Application
Posted on Friday June 19, 2015

wind farm applicationThe Appellate Division recently upheld a decision by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to reject an application to build a wind farm off the coast of New Jersey. The case is In re Petition of Fishermen's Atlantic City Windfarm LLC. The Legal Background In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Offshore Wind Economic Development […]

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NJ Municipal Financing Bill for Clean Energy Projects Moving Forward
Posted on Friday June 05, 2015

NJ Municipal Financing Bill for Clean Energy Projects Moving ForwardLegislation is advancing through the New Jersey Senate that aims to facilitate private financing of water conservation, storm shelter construction, and flood and hurricane resistance projects through the use of voluntary special assessments. The State Assembly has passed the bill; it has since been reviewed and reported out by the Senate Budget Committee. Under existing […]

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Municipalities in NJ Meadowlands District May Reclaim Land Use Authority, But Should They?
Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2015

Municipalities in NJ Meadowlands District May Reclaim Land Use Authority, But Should They?Municipalities located in the New Jersey Meadowlands District have a big decision to make. Under recent legislation combining the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (“NJMC”) with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, cities and towns have the option to reclaim the authority to administer land-use application. Pursuant to the Hackensack Meadowlands Agency Consolidation Act (S2490), […]

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NJ Appeals Court Bars Seizure of COAH Funds
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

The saga involving New Jersey’s Council on Affordable (COAH) has yet another chapter.The saga involving New Jersey’s Council on Affordable (COAH) has yet another chapter. The Appellate Division recently enjoined he seizure of any trust funds by COAH or the executive branch. It further held in In Re Failure of the Council of Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commitment Regulations that the courts would address the future disposition […]

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Administration of NJ Affordable Housing Rules Goes Back to the Court
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Administration of NJ Affordable Housing Rules Goes Back to the CourtOn March 10, the Supreme Court of New Jersey transferred the administration of affordable housing rules back to the courts, effectively stripping the “moribund” Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) of any power to regulate where and when affordable housing will be built in New Jersey. The much-anticipated decision opens yet another chapter in the state’s […]

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Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association (Land Use Law Section; Environmental Law Section - Board of Directors, 2002-2008; Section Chair, 2007-2008; Local Government Law Section)

Board of Directors, Monmouth Ocean Development Council

Board of Directors, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rutgers Alumni Association (Board of Directors, 1990-2000)

Board of Directors, Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern New Jersey (2007-2010)

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