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Alexander G. Fisher

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Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Rutgers University Law School in Newark, is a rising star in Land Use and Redevelopment Law, Municipal Law, Construction Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, and Litigation in New Jersey. A former law clerk for the Honorable Fred Kumpf, J.S.C. and a veteran of the chambers of United States District Judges Susan D. Wigenton and Michael A. Shipp, Alex has represented a diverse array of clients in all types of litigation matters and has a burgeoning land use practice. Among other matters, he recently argued the matter of 388 Route 22 Readington Realty Holdings, LLC v. Twp. of Readington, before the New Jersey Supreme Court, a novel matter involving the parameters of a municipality’s obligation to recapture unused sewer allocation. He also recently prevailed in the matter of Hillsborough Towne Center Associates, LLC v. Board of Adjustment of the Township of Hillsborough before the New Jersey Appellate Division, another novel matter involving the interpretation of land use ordinances which include bulk restrictions as a required component of permitted principal uses. He brings deep and broad knowledge in every facet of planning and zoning law and has guided both municipality and applicant through the complex maze of land use practice in New Jersey.

Mr. Fisher is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law where he was the Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review and Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society. He has lectured on Land Use Law and Landlord/Tenant Law for the Somerset County Bar Association. He is an avid fisherman and chases and photographs storms throughout the country. He is a lifelong resident of the State of New Jersey.

Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2010
Articles Editor - Rutgers Law Review
Treasurer - Environmental Law Society

B.A., Grinnell College, 2007

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey, 2010
District of New Jersey, 2010
New York, 2011
Southern District of New York, 2013
Eastern District of New York, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Somerset County Bar Association, Co-Chair - Land Use Section

New Jersey State Bar Association – Land Use Section

Board of Trustees, Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

Appointments

Planning Board Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Township of East Brunswick

Planning Board Attorney, Township of Springfield

Affordable Housing Litigation Counsel, Township of Bridgewater

Affordable Housing Litigation Counsel, Borough of Manville

Alternate Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

Representative Matters

388 Route 22 Readington Realty Holdings, LLC v. Twp. of Readington, 221 N.J. 318 (2015)

Charles F. Waskevich v. Herold Law, P.A., et al, 431 N.J. Super. 293 (App. Div. 2013)

Hillsborough Towne Ctr. Associates, LLC v. Bd. of Adjustment of Twp. of Hillsborough, 2015 WL 5446683 (App. Div. 2015)

Fusco v. Raritan Twp. Planning Bd., 2015 WL 6394626 (App. Div. 2015)

Represented major municipalities in numerous land use, litigation, construction, municipal, affordable housing, and OPRA matters.

Represented developers in affordable housing litigation against municipalities.

Represented developers in complex appellate litigation over reservation of sewer capacity.

Represented developer in successful litigation related to redevelopment and municipal approvals for large retail complex in Central New Jersey.

Represented trailer manufacturer in obtaining approvals for a 1.2 megawatt solar facility in Central New Jersey.

Represented asphalt manufacturer in obtaining approvals for an asphalt plant in Central New Jersey.

Represented major vitamin manufacturer in obtaining approvals for a factory in Central New Jersey.

Represented major developers and commercial landlords in purchase of commercial office building and properties.

Represented developer in challenge to municipal zoning ordinance and equal protection and takings claims against municipality.

Represented developer in successful challenge to the decision of municipal Board of Adjustment on issues of first impression in New Jersey relating to ordinance interpretation.

Represented major state agency in personal injury and other related litigation.

Represented landlords extensively in landlord/tenant litigation.

Represented manufacturer regarding land use and zoning issues arising out of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Represented inventor in litigation against manufacturer/patent licensee and in defending subpoenas from related federal litigation.

Represented developer in complex land use/environmental matter and secured grandfathered Highlands Act exemption, Flood Hazard and related environmental approvals.

Represented homeowner in Central New Jersey municipality and successfully secured Certificate of Non-Conformity going back to 1946.

Represented homeowners in litigation related to driveway easements.

Represented plaintiffs in premises liability personal injury litigation.

Represented claimants in administrative hearings and appellate litigation regarding unemployment benefits.