Meryl A.G. Gonchar

Meryl A.G. Gonchar


Meryl A.G. Gonchar is Co-Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Land Use Practice Group. Her practice encompasses all aspects of land use, zoning and related litigation.  She represents property owners and developers in appearances before planning and zoning boards throughout the state, in connection with obtaining land use approvals and permits for residential, retail, office, industrial and mixed use projects.  She also represents clients in land use, condemnation and related litigation before the Superior Court of New Jersey, including prerogative writ litigation.  Ms. Gonchar’s diversified experience enables her to provide clients with continuity throughout the often long and complicated land development process.  She assists clients throughout the entire life cycle of a development project; due diligence, acquisition, approvals and permitting, financing, leasing and/or sale.

Ms. Gonchar is an instructor at Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute where she teaches real estate law.

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Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
Member, Advisory Board, Center for Real Estate, Rutgers Business School
Trustee, NAIOP New Jersey Chapter
–    Member, Programs and Education Committee
–    Member, Legal Committee
–    Former Vice President, Associates Affairs
–    Former Member, Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors, New Jersey Builders Association
–    Chair, Master Sponsor Program
–    Member, Legislative Committee
Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Network)
–    Past President, CREW-NJ Chapter (1998)
–    Former Chapter Delegate, national CREW Network
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
–    Past Chair and Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees, Land Use
Law Section
–    Former Member, Board of Trustees, Women in the Profession Section
–    Member, Legislative Committee
Member, American Bar Association
–    Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
–    Member, State and Local Government Law Section
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Member, Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey Chapter
Member, Board of Trustees, Middlesex County Bar Association
Member, Executive Women of New Jersey
–    Former Member, Board of Directors
Member, Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute Program
Advisory Committee
–    Member, Leadership Excellence Award Dinner Planning Committee
Member, Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County
–    Former President, Women’s Philanthropy
Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations
Former Member, Board of Directors, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick