Alexander G. Fisher Partner

fisher@centraljerseylaw.com

Phone: (908) 526-0707

Fax: (908) 725-8483

77 N Bridge St
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Mr. Fisher, a graduate of Rutgers University Law School, specializes in Land Use and Redevelopment Law, Municipal Law, Affordable Housing 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, representing both governmental entities and developers. Among other matters, he 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 prevailed in the matter of Hillsborough Towne Center Associates, LLC v. Bd. of Adjustment of 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. In addition, he prevailed in the matter of New York SMSA Ltd. P’ship. v. Bd, of Adjustment of Twp. of East Brunswick before the New Jersey Appellate Division, a complex case involving a proposed cell tower in a residential area. Mr. Fisher also represented the Township of Bridgewater in Affordable Housing Litigation and successfully defended a challenge to the Township’s settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center. He brings deep and broad knowledge in every facet of planning and zoning law and affordable housing law and has guided both municipality and applicant through the complex maze of land use practice and related issues 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 serves on the Board of Directors for the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and he has lectured on Land Use Law for the New Jersey State Bar Association and Somerset County Bar Association. He currently serves as the Deputy Township Attorney for Bridgewater, the Planning Board Attorney for the Borough of South Plainfield and the Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney for the Township of East Brunswick. He is an avid fisherman and chases and photographs storms throughout the country. He is a lifelong resident of the State of New Jersey.

  • Departments

    1. Land Use, Zoning, Condemnation and Environmental Law
    2. Municipal and Government Law
    3. Employment Law
    4. Construction Litigation
    5. Litigation
    6. Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 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

    Board of Directors, New Jersey State Bar Associate – Land Use Law Section

    Somerset County Bar Association

    New Jersey State Bar Association

    Former Co-Chair, Somerset County ELC

    Former Co-Chair, Real Estate/Zoning/Land Use, Somerset County Bar Association

    Board of Trustees, Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

    Board of Trustees, Central Jersey Housing Resource Center

  • Appointments

    Deputy Township Attorney, Bridgewater Township

    Board of Adjustment Attorney, Township of East Brunswick

    Planning Board Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

    COAH Litigation Counsel, Borough of Manville

    Alternate Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

    Former Planning Board Attorney, Township of Springfield

  • 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)

    New York SMSA Ltd. P'ship v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Twp. of E. Brunswick, A-0238-16T1, 2018 WL 1461602 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 26, 2018)

    Represented major sports and events complex in land use approval process.

    Represented major municipality 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 in Township of Readington.

    Represented developer in litigation related to redevelopment and municipal approvals for large retail complex.

    Represented asphalt manufacturer in land use application in Central New Jersey.

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

    Represented major developer/commercial landlord in purchase of commercial office building.

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

    Represented developer in 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.