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Community/Citizen Group & Non-Profit Organization Representation

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich represents many community/citizen groups and non-profit organizations in local and regional land use, zoning, planning and environmental matters. These efforts may include participation in planning or zoning board hearings, initiation of administrative challenges, as well as the filing of state or federal lawsuits.

Efforts to preserve historic Graydon Pool in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Stuart Lieberman at Preservation NJ’s Honoring of Graydon Pool in Ridgewood, NJ.

Residents speak out against recycling center

Graydon Pool is honored as one of NJ’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites

Stuart Lieberman represents Save Hamilton Open Space to solve flooding problems caused by noncompliant stormwater-management plan by developer.

Read About Stuart Lieberman’s Galloway Twp. Triumph in the Atlantic City Press

Stuart Lieberman Wins for Save Hamilton Open Space against Hamilton Twp. Planning Board in Appellate Division—Read the Decision Here

Read About the Cell Tower That Was Planned for Rutherford –Before Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich Helped Kill It.

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich Retained to Oppose Hillsborough 1500 Unit Age-Restricted Mega Project

Local officials questioned by prosecutor’s office

Stuart Lieberman Hired to Oppose a Temple Proposed in Franklin Township

Read About a DOT Official’s Arrest Relating to Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich’s Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge Case

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich represents Bergen County Coalition that found that Teterboro Airport air quality is unhealthy

Development heading to court for hearing Sept. 18

Judge: Point Beach must maintain lake

Lawsuit ripples community lake

Decision delayed once again on North Bruns. farm’s fate

Eagleswood backs state dredging of Westecunk Creek Residents fear location of material, noise

Stuart Lieberman Files Suit to Protect Historic Forney House in Milltown

Stuart Lieberman Files Suit Regarding Highlands-Sea Bright Route 36 Bridge

Group says bank threatens lawsuit

Worried about their wells

Warehouse foes fear contamination

Facing Angry Crowd, DOT Defends Decision To Replace Highlands Bridge

Citizens group hires law firm over drawbridge replacement

Attorneys seek state records on bridge project

Hamilton residents sue to halt strip mall

We are hired to stop inappropiate coastal dredging project.

Court date set in Meirs Road warehouse case

Failure to comply

Lawsuit reveals residents’ deep dissatisfaction with shallow lake

Citizens sue borough over health of Lake of the Lillies

An Update on the Lake Grinnell Bridge Preservation

More information about the Lake Grinnell Bridge Preservation

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich successful in halting destruction of historic bridge

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich wins victory before Peapack-Gladstone land use board and prevent construction of single-family golf cottages

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich has been retained by a group of Upper Freehold residents to oppose an inappropriate warehouse proposal.

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich works with Somerset County-based Community Group to prevent conversion of golf course cottages to permanent single family homes.

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich is experienced in opposing land use applications on behalf of citizens and organizations throughout New Jersey. Click here to read about a victory in Somerset County where we were successful in defeating a major development that was troubling to the community.

Eminent Domain can be used to preserve property and fend off overdevelopment.

Citizens in Somerset County pleased with Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich’s successful case before the Bernards Township Planning Board, opposing over development.

The attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich represent the Sierra Club-New Jersey Chapter and residents of Old Bridge in opposing a mixed-use development that may threaten the local environment

A behind the scenes look at an epic land use fight in Somerset County, NJ

Our successful efforts to save a battlefield site from becoming a chain drug store location

One challenge to a municipal spending proposal on the basis that it violates State public spending laws.

A challenge to a municipal Zoning Board for improperly granting a use variance.

Read more about the case in Howell

Read about Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich’s work before the Bernards Township Planning Board.

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Recent Blog Posts

Environmental Hearing Requests by Third Parties: An Update

In 2010 this author contributed an article discussing the difficulty that anyone other than an applicant had in administratively contesting a permit. Stuart J. Lieberman and Shari M. Blecher, “It’s
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Environmental Hearing Requests by Third Parties: An Update

Hoboken cannot block residential development with new zoning ordinances, Supreme Court holds

In Shipyard Assocs., LP v. City of Hoboken, 242 N.J. 23 (2020), the Supreme Court held that the City of Hoboken could not block a waterfront residential development by enacting
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Hoboken cannot block residential development with new zoning ordinances, Supreme Court holds

Long standing land use attorney Michele Donato joins Princeton’s Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich as “of counsel”

The law firm of Lieberman, Blecher & Sinkevich is  proud to announce that Michele R. Donato, Esq. has become Of Counsel with their firm. Ms. Donato has specialized in land use,
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Long standing land use attorney Michele Donato joins Princeton’s Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich as “of counsel”

RLUIPA case in SDNY challenges alleged discrimination against Orthodox Jewish community

In December 2020, the Southern District of New York filed a lawsuit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) against the Village of Airmont. The suit alleges
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RLUIPA case in SDNY challenges alleged discrimination against Orthodox Jewish community

In the media

  • Gulf Coast Town Center facing foreclosure

    Naples Daily News, September 16, 2015

    Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...

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  • Town liable for private company's leaking underground tanks, court rules

    NJ.com Jul 26, 2017

    CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...

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  • Dark Waters: How a Class Action Catapulted NJ to Forefront of 'Forever Chemicals' Battle

    NJ Law Journal Jan 09, 2020

    As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.

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