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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 Clarifies Time of Application Rule

    Posted on Tuesday August 09, 2016
    In Jai Sai Ram, LLC et al. v. Planning/ Zoning Bd. of the Borough of S. Toms River et al., the Appellate Division held that the time of application rule does not apply where, after a property owner or...

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly

    Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016
    Fines assessed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase significantly next month. OSHA is one of several government agencies that must increase its civil monetary penaltie...

    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. ...

    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 an...
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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)