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  • 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.

    Biography

    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.

     

    Education

    • Rutgers School of Law, Camden (JD, 1987)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
    • Rutgers College (BA, 1981)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    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)
    Speaking

    Education

    • Rutgers School of Law, Camden (JD, 1987)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
    • Rutgers College (BA, 1981)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    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)
    Media Coverage

    Education

    • Rutgers School of Law, Camden (JD, 1987)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
    • Rutgers College (BA, 1981)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    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)
    Publications
    TitlePublisherDate
    Are There Trade Secrets Hiding in Those Nooks and CranniesPerfumer & FlavoristNovember 2010
    Economic Espionage and Maintaining Trade SecretsPerfumer & FlavoristAugust 2010
    Navigating the Redevelopment ProcessDevelopment New JerseyMay 2006
    Injunction Stopping Issuance of Air Permit Thrown Out on Title VI GroundsEnvironmental Compliance & Litigation StrategyJanuary 2002
    Assessing the New Jersey Redevelopment LawCommerce (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 JournalJuly 9, 2001
    High Court Affirms EPA Authority Over National Ambient Air Quality Standards Environmental Compliance & Litigation StrategyApril 2001
    EPA Becomes Involved in the Genetically Modified Foods IndustryEnvironmental Compliance & Litigation StrategyNovember 2000

    Education

    • Rutgers School of Law, Camden (JD, 1987)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
    • Rutgers College (BA, 1981)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    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)
    Blogs

    NJ Appeals Court Rules Affordable Housing Obligation Does Not Include “Gap” Period

    Posted on Thursday July 21, 2016

    In a win for municipalities, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that municipal affordable housing obligations do not include a "separate and discrete" gap-period obligation. In reaching its decision, the appeals court cited the core principles of the Mount Laurel doctrine and the plain language of the Fair Housing Act (FHA).  […]

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    NJ Court Rejects Municipality’s Attempt to Modify Affordable Housing Plan

    Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2016

    A New Jersey Court recently considered the reach of New Jersey’s Uniform Housing and Affordability Controls (N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 to -26.26) (UHAC). The affordable housing case involved whether and to what extent a municipality may unilaterally extend the thirty-year deed restrictions regulating the resale and rental prices of certain affordable housing units. The Facts of the […]

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    Affordable Housing Legislation Addresses COAH “Gap” Period

    Posted on Friday June 03, 2016

    Legislation is currently pending in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly that would clarify municipal affordable housing obligations. The proposed bills clarify that such obligations should only reflect present and prospective need. As previously discussed on the Scarinci Hollenbeck Government & Law Blog, an Ocean County Superior Court Judge recently held that the court has […]

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    NJ Appeals Court Upholds Builder’s Remedy in Latest Affordable Housing Case

    Posted on Wednesday June 01, 2016

    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently upheld the trial court’s order granting a builder’s remedy in Cranford Development Associates LLC v. Township of Cranford. In reaching its decision, the appeals court rejected a number of arguments raised by the Township of Cranford.  The Facts of the Case Cranford Development Associates (CDA) […]

    The post NJ Appeals Court Upholds Builder’s Remedy in Latest Affordable Housing Case appeared first on scarincilawyer.com.

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    Education

    • Rutgers School of Law, Camden (JD, 1987)
    • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
    • Rutgers College (BA, 1981)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania

    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)