Land Development

Genova Burns represents builders, developers and landowners in a wide range of matters including those pertaining to land acquisition, zoning, subdivision, land use, redevelopment, condemnation, eminent domain, environmental conditions and interpretation of land use regulations. Our clients are private landowners and developers as well as entrepreneurial and institutional clients.

We have worked on an extensive array of projects for both public agencies and private entities.  In addition to the traditional commercial, residential, office and mixed-use projects, we have been involved in projects for airports; arts, entertainment and sport projects; communications facilities; traditional and renewable energy facilities; hotel and leisure projects; mining projects; senior housing, and wineries, breweries and distilleries. Our experience also includes port and rail projects, hospitals, universities and colleges, and military base reuse.

Developing a successful project starts with good working partnerships, and Genova Burns is committed to guiding our clients from concept to completion of every project. We counsel developers, investors, corporate owners and managers, and nonprofit institutions in large-scale projects of all kinds.  Our experienced team of lawyers advises clients from site evaluation, due diligence and acquisition, to zoning and permitting.  We assist in the designation of areas in need of redevelopment and the preparation of redevelopment plans and agreements.  Our team takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to addressing issues before they become problems and maintains close relationships with the planning and building departments of New Jersey in order to make the permitting process as seamless as possible.