Rules of the Road: Siting of Small Wireless Facilities in the Public Rights-of-Way Two recently decided cases shed light on FCC regulations and provide a summary of the new rules of the road in this area of law. By Gregory D. Meese and Edward W. Purcell Ever since the erection of the first cell towers […]

Ed Purcell, Esq. will be moderating a seminar regarding legal issues unique to Jersey Shore municipalities on July 29, 2022. Presented by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“NJICLE”), the seminar is entitled “The Jersey Shore- The Past, Present, and Future of a National Treasure.” Mr. Purcell’s roundtable discussion will include insights from […]

On June 20, 2022 Ed Purcell presented a seminar on recent developments related to land use and telecommunications law at the New Jersey Association of Planning and Zoning Administrators annual spring conference. Mr. Purcell discussed Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2012 (“TRA”). The TRA governs how municipalities must act on […]

Greg Meese and Ed Purcell notch big win for the telecom industry in ExteNet Systems Inc. v Township of North Bergen. On May 19, 2022, Federal Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo granted their motion for summary judgment finding that the Township of North Bergen illegally denied ExteNet’s applications to install small wireless facilities in the […]

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Somerset County Bar Association held its first annual Land Use Symposium at Raritan Valley Community College. The event, organized and chaired by Edward Purcell, Esq., included seminars for experienced board members along with the basic course in land use law and planning required by the State of New Jersey […]

The Firm is proud to announce that New Jersey Lawyer published an article authored by Karen Edler, Esq, entitled Home Instruction a Practitioner’s Guide in its April 2022 Special Education edition. The article is a guide to the myriad of variables involved in ensuring students receive appropriate home instruction under the law. To read her […]

Greg Meese prevailed in an appellate challenge to variance approvals secured on behalf of a developer of a self-storage facility in Glen Rock. The Appellate Division decision, issued on Friday, February 18, 2022, in MSO, INC. and 208 GLEN ROCK ASSOCIATES, LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE BOROUGH OF GLEN ROCK and SS […]

Greg Meese and Edward Purcell co-edited the fifteenth edition of the Land Use Citator, an annual compendium of case law and statutory and regulatory enactments that impact land development and property rights in New Jersey. Published by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Land Use Citator is the course material for the […]

Partner, Thomas C. Martin, a long-standing member of the Legislative Action Committee of the New Jersey Community Associations Institute is pleased to announce the Legislative Action Committee has been voted the 2021 Committee of the Year. The New Jersey Community Associations Institute is a volunteer non-profit organization which fosters the needs and interests of the […]

The Firm is pleased to announce that Partner, Thomas C. Martin, Esq. has been re-appointed as Member-At-Large of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association (the “TLA”) for the years 2022-2023. The TLA assists providers and commercial users of all modes of domestic and international transportation and supply chain solutions to stay ahead of […]

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