Patrick J. McNamara has extensive experience in 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 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.
|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|
|Monmouth Mall is approved for live-work-play remake||Chain Store Age The Business of Retail||July 18, 2018|
|Planning board OKs plan for Monmouth Mall makeover||Real Estate NJ||July 17, 2018|
|Monmouth Mall: Public hears plan for 700 apartments||Asbury Park Press||April 17, 2018|
|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|
- Rutgers School of Law – Camden (JD, 1987)
- Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (MA, 1985)
- Rutgers College (BA, 1981)
- New Jersey
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Land Use Law Section; Environmental Law Section – Board of Directors, 2002-2008; Section Chair, 2007-2008)
- 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 (2008-2010)
- Board of Directors, New Jersey Builders Association (2011)