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.