Genova Burns promotes real estate attorney among latest moves

An attorney with Genova Burns LLC’s real estate and land use teams has earned a promotion to counsel, in one of several newly announced moves by the Newark-based law firm.

Planting the Seed for A Greener New Jersey: The Intersection of Legal Cannabis and Real Estate in the Garden State (Part 2)

The current version of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, which was passed by the state Legislature on December 17, 2020, provides a framework for legalizing recreational cannabis in the state, including six different classes of licenses to be considered by those looking to enter the cannabis business marketplace. As we discussed in Part I in our series on cannabis, early identification of an ideal region and/or municipality for the proposed licensed premises is critical to success. However, there are a host of other factors and potential snags that an applicant must take into consideration before selecting a location.

How can the New Jersey real estate sector prepare for the launch of legal recreational marijuana?

How can the New Jersey real estate sector prepare for the launch of legal recreational marijuana? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.

Developers, municipalities prepare for virtual entitlement process amid health crisis

By Joshua Burd As the real estate industry prepares for life in the wake of COVID-19, the new normal — at least in the near term — will include the likes of virtual planning and zoning board hearings. New Jersey…

Developers eyeing large-scale studio projects in New Jersey, spurred by popular film tax credit

Developers and property owners in New Jersey are betting that a tax credit for film production will get the cameras rolling in the Garden State, with demand already surging and expected to grow after a recent expansion of the program by Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers.

What all real-estate companies, developers and professionals need to know about political contributions

With the presidential election now less than a year away, 2020 promises to be a year in which politics is difficult to escape. But before businesses and individuals rush to engage in political activity and make political contributions at the county and municipal levels, it is important to review New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws. Because what the real-estate world doesn’t know about political contributions may come back to hurt it.