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Guidance And Insight Through The New Jersey Permit Process

Very little land in New Jersey can be developed without approval from one state agency or another. In some cases, you must apply for permits and approval with multiple agencies before commencing environmental assessment or development. The application processes are demanding. Projects can be delayed significantly if you are not familiar with or prepared for objections and challenges imposed by state regulators and attorneys.

At Van Dalen Brower LLC, we have extensive statewide experience on both sides of issues involving land use permits, approvals and certifications. Our attorneys have represented private clients, municipal planning and zoning boards, county boards, and regional and state agencies (when previously employed by the state).

Working To Protect Owners And Developers

We have worked and collaborated with teams of environmental compliance and development professionals and specialists to protect our clients’ best interests, mitigate costs, and secure favorable permits from municipal, regional, state and federal agencies. We are a full-service law firm, representing both big and small clients in commercial, residential, industrial, resource extraction and energy generation projects throughout New Jersey in connection with the following matters:

  • The Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA)
  • Waterfront development
  • Flood hazard area (stream encroachment)
  • Wetlands
  • Tidelands/riparian
  • Storm water runoff
  • Sewer service areas
  • Air emissions
  • Waste treatment and disposal
  • New Jersey Pinelands Commission
  • New Jersey Meadowlands Commission
  • New Jersey Highlands Council
  • Environmental assessments
  • Takings/inverse condemnation

We protect the rights of property owners and developers under a variety of circumstances, challenging legally questionable and arbitrary permitting decisions and protecting property values in the appropriate forum.

Takings Law Or Inverse Condemnation

Government action regarding overregulation and inverse condemnation often reduces the value of private property. We help private property owners whose land values have been affected by overregulation, improper permit denials, flooding, obstruction of views, noise, erosion and other environmental actions.

If your land has been affected by overregulation or other adverse conditions caused by the government, you might be entitled to fair compensation for damages and losses from the government.

Consult With Van Dalen Brower LLC

Please contact us by email or call our law firm at 609-503-7016 or toll-free at 866-640-3271 to set up a free initial consultation and speak with one of our New Jersey environmental land use lawyers today.