Thomas J. Hall

Senior Counsel
 

Thomas Jay Hall is Senior Counsel to the Firm’s Real Estate Department and focuses his practice on Land Use and Development Law. He counsels clients on a variety of land use and environmental issues, including representing them before planning boards and boards of adjustment seeking approval of planned unit developments, subdivisions, site plans and variances; and for applications for permits before the Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Hall has also appeared in administrative, trial and appellate courts.

Prior to entering the practice of law in 1983, Mr. Hall enjoyed a long career in public service positions related to regional planning and land use for the State of New Jersey. These included serving as Policy and Planning Specialist in the Office of the Governor, Project Manager for the Farmland Preservation Demonstration Program, and as Supervisor for the Statewide Planning Section of the Division of State and Regional Planning.

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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1983

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Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA®* 2006-2013, New Jersey Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
The Best Lawyers in America®* 2007-2014, Litigation - Real Estate
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2009-2013, Land Use/Zoning
Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

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Affiliations

Member, Land Use Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors (1989-1995), Land Use Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Chair, (1994-1995), Land Use Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Environmental Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Environmental Law Section, American Bar Association
Adjunct Faculty Member, Government Services Training Program, Rutgers University
Member, Plainsboro Township Planning Board (1993-2008)
Member, Township Committee (1993 -1998), Plainsboro Township
Member, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), (Retired)
Representative on behalf of the National Association of Industrial Office Parks (NAIOP) on the Great Swamp Watershed Advisory Board Committee
Former Chair, Permit Reform Task Force, NAIOP (1995-1996)