By Joshua Burd
The New Jersey Builders Association has tapped a partner with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP for the newly created position of redevelopment counsel.
The law firm said Steven G. Mlenak, who is part of its redevelopment and land use and real estate departments, is assuming the leadership post after the organization specifically created it for him. In the role, he will provide guidance to the NJBA and its members on a range of legal issues related to the redevelopment process in New Jersey, while also being a key participant in the association’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts.
Mlenak also serves as a member of the NJBA’s legislative committee.
Greenbaum, which is headquartered in Woodbridge, said Mlenak concentrates his practice in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning and real estate development. He counsels developers, property owners and municipalities on all aspects of the redevelopment process related to mixed-use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail and affordable housing projects, with services such as drafting redevelopment-related documents and appearing before land use entities and governing bodies.
Mlenak also counsels clients on financial and economic development incentives and tax abatements available at the state and federal level, including those created or amended under the new $14 billion New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020.