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 Supreme Court Sides With Township Over Municipal Land Use Authority
Posted on Tuesday February 03, 2015

NJ Supreme Court Sides With Township Over Municipal Land Use AuthorityIn Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the power of municipalities to zone property consistent with their Master Plan and Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) goals. In addition to finding the ordinances at issue were not were not arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable, the court also held that plaintiffs must […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Constitutionality of Municipal Sign Ordinance
Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Constitutionality of Municipal Sign OrdinanceThe U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, which involves whether an Arizona town’s sign ordinance violates the First Amendment. While the Court seemed inclined to give municipalities some leeway in regulating signs, it is unclear where the justices will draw the line. As previously discussed on the Scarinci […]

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Sun Doesn’t Set on NJ Permit Extension Act
Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Sun Doesn’t Set on Permit Extension ActLate last month, Gov. Chris Christie again extended the Permit Extension Act of 2008. The statute recognizes that the process of obtaining government approvals can be time consuming and expensive, for both for businesses and government bodies and tolls such permits to prevent the abandonment of approved projects due to the ongoing unfavorable economic conditions. […]

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NJ Appeals Court Rules Municipal Land Use Ordinances Preempted by Safe Dam Act
Posted on Friday December 12, 2014

NJ Appeals Court Rules Municipal Land Use Ordinances Preempted by Safe Dam ActThe Appellate Division recently addressed whether the Safe Dam Act (SDA) preempts local land use approval requirements as well as municipal ordinances. In United Water New Jersey v. Hillsdale, the court held that the Borough of Hillsdale was preempted by state law from applying such requirements to a dam improvement project to be undertaken by […]

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NJ Appeals Court Upholds Municipal Ban on Digital Billboards
Posted on Friday November 14, 2014

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Municipal Ban on Digital BillboardsThe Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently held that banning digital billboards, while allowing static ones, does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The trial court had previously held that the Franklin Township ordinance violated the First Amendment. The Facts of the Case The dispute in E&J Equities v. Township of Franklin revolved […]

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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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Speaking

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