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

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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NJ Court Addresses Municipal Authority Under Disaster Control Act
Posted on Tuesday March 17, 2015

NJ Court Addresses Municipal Authority Under Disaster Control ActIn Minke Family Trust v. Township Of Long Beach, a New Jersey court recently addressed the authority conveyed to municipalities under the Disaster Control Act (DCA). The specific question raised in the suit is whether the DCA allows a municipality to record a deed of perpetual easement against a property before instituting a complaint for […]

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Proposed New Jersey Bills Promote Municipal Consolidation
Posted on Tuesday March 10, 2015

Proposed New Jersey Bills Promote Municipal ConsolidationNew Jersey lawmakers are currently considering two companion bills that would make it easier for New Jersey communities to pursue municipal consolidation. The legislation, which has bi-partisan support, recently cleared the by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee. The goal of the proposed bill (A-1739/S-316) is to increase the flexibility, clarity, and available tools […]

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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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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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