NJ ICLE Redevelopment Law Institute Friday January 25

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education will hold its 2008 Redevelopment Law Institute on Friday January 25 in New Brunswick featuring The Impact of Gallenthin v. Paulsboro and Other Recent Cases. Several cases following the Gallenthin decision have affected municipalities' use of eminent domain in redevelopment efforts. The morning panel, comprised of Mitchell Abrahams, Anne S. Babineau, Robert Beckelman, the Hon. Peter Buchsbaum, and James M. Turteltaub, will discuss the impact of Gallenthin on redevelopment.

Turteltaub represented Suydam Investors in the Housing Authority of New Brunswick v. Suydam Investors, LLC, 177 N.J.2 (N.J. Supreme Court, 2003). He also successfully argued on behalf of the property owners in 110 Washington Street v. Township of Bloomfield (L-2318-05) and Carolyn Evans and Rivco Group, LLC v. Township of Maplewood (L-6910-06). The Bloomfield case was instrumental in laying the groundwork for subsequent cases contesting the right to take in New Jersey and discussed on this blog here and here. The opinion in the Maplewood case is a thorough application of the Gallenthin case, which has been discussed here.

Reference materials submitted for the seminar include the following resources:

  1. "Clarifying Blight Criteria for Redevelopment in New Jersey,"  by James M. Turteltaub, written for the NJ ICLE seminar
  2. "Defining Blight," by William J. Ward, reprinted here with permission of the New Jersey Law Journal
  3. "Reversal of Blight," by William J. Ward, reprinted here with permission from the New Jersey Law Journal

To reserve a space for the NJICLE seminar, click here.