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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 redevelopment and land use law, and related litigation. He represents both public and private entities in connection with approval proceedings involving municipal and regional governmental land use regulations, and redevelopment issues affecting the use and development of residential, commercial, and industrial property. He appears before planning and zoning boards, redevelopment agencies, and county, regional and state agencies.

    Mr. McNamara has earned a reputation for "getting things done" with efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity. His skills in land use and zoning matters have impacted pivotal projects in New Jersey. He currently represents the owners of the Monmouth Mall concerning the proposed $400M overhaul of the mall. This project involves converting the enclosed shopping mall into a 24/7 mixed-use, live, work, shop, dine, and recreate “town center,” which would be the first of its kind in New Jersey. He has also been involved with the redevelopment of Pier Village in Long Branch, New Jersey since 2001. In that role, he represented the developer in securing land use approvals for each phase in the redevelopment process. He also worked on the Wesmont Station redevelopment project in Wood-Ridge New Jersey since 2003. As part of that redevelopment initiative, he handled numerous land use approvals, negotiation of the redevelopment agreement, and successfully defended several lawsuits brought to challenge the process. Mr. McNamara has also 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.

    His practice includes litigation in the trial and appellate courts involving appeals of governmental decisions on land development applications; affordable housing issues; challenges to land use and/or redevelopment studies/plans; and related controversies. Mr. McNamara works in conjunction with attorneys in the Corporate Transactions & Business and Commercial Real Estate Groups in advising clients on land use issues associated with complex real estate transactions.

    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)
    Flavor & Fragrance Industry

    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
    Article Publisher Date
    Stalled Lower Broadway Project Could Get Moving Soon Word On The Shore April 1. 2016
    N.J. Mall's $500M Makeover Sparks Mixed Reactions From Residents NJ.com February 11, 2016
    Future Plans For Monmouth Mall Include Indoor, Outdoor Mixed Use Word On The Shore February 11, 2016
    Public Packs Eatontown for Monmouth Mall hearing The Asbury Park Press February 10, 2016

    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)
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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)