About

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

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Municipal Sign Ordinance Next Term
Posted on Tuesday August 05, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Municipal Sign Ordinance Next TermThe U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to consider whether an Arizona town’s sign ordinance violates the First Amendment, as applied to a local church. Under long-standing First Amendment precedent, content-based restrictions on speech are closely scrutinized and upheld only if they are “narrowly tailored” to a “compelling government interest.” Reed v. Town of Gilbert revolves […]

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DEP Scores Trial Victory in Day Care New Jersey Contamination Case
Posted on Wednesday June 11, 2014

DEP Scores Trial Victory in Day Care New Jersey Contamination CaseNew Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is claiming victory after a state judge ordered multiple defendants to pay $6.13 million to reimburse the agency for the costs of cleaning up mercury contamination in Franklin Township. The case, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Navillus Group, involved the site of a former thermometer-making factory, […]

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Council On Affordable Housing Issues New Draft Regulations For Affordable Housing
Posted on Friday May 23, 2014

affordable housingEarlier this month the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) issued a new set of draft regulations in response to a recent ruling from the New Jersey State Supreme Court to replace, albeit for the third time, what had been commonly referred to as the “Third Round” regulations.  The issuance of these draft rules met the […]

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City Council Members Entitled To Absolute Legislative Immunity
Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

absolute legislative immunityThe U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently rendered an important decision for all municipal officials. In American Islamic Center v. City of Des Plaines, the court held that city council members accused of discriminating against an Islamic organization in its application to rezone property were entitled to legislative immunity. Facts of […]

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NJ Supreme Court Stays Order Establishing Deadline for COAH to Promulgate Fair Housing Rules
Posted on Friday March 14, 2014

NJ Supreme Court Stays Order Establishing Deadline for COAH to Promulgate Fair Housing RulesLast week, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ordered the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to sit down and get to work. The agency had requested an extension of time to promulgate new fair housing regulations, as required by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in its decision last September […]

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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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