Jeffrey Hugh Newman is a Member of the Firm, a member of the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees and Chair of the Real Estate Department. Mr. Newman has been practicing in the area of real estate, real estate litigation, litigation strategy and positioning and real estate finance for forty years bringing to his practice a background in corporate and business law, coupled with a Master’s Degree in Taxation.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Newman worked as a financial analyst at E.F. Hutton & Co.  He is both a trusted business advisor and legal counselor to clients nationally and internationally.

Mr. Newman’s national and international reputation representing institutional clients has been developed through his work with numerous retailers, developers, landlords and lenders, as well as the result of numerous speaking engagements. He earned the  designations of Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) and Certified Real Estate Executive (CRX) from the ICSC. In addition, Mr. Newman has published numerous articles in both the Real Estate Review and Commercial Leasing, Laws and Strategy.

In the area of International | U.S. Cross Border transactions, Mr. Newman serves as the ALFA International relationship partner, and is an active member of the ALFA international practice group.  As a result, he manages the Firm’s relationship with attorney members of this international legal network with contacts in over 50 countries.  He oversees client matters in connection with cross border transactions, whether engaging foreign counsel to assist domestic clients in managing offshore assets, representing foreign clients in sales to U.S.-based acquirers, or representing foreign clients in any variety of their other U.S.-based activities, whether transactional, or litigation or administrative.  As an active member, he is frequently a speaker at many ALFA programs which are held domestically and worldwide, and has chaired several Conferences for the organization.

Mr. Newman has authored many other publications, most recently, three books published by Walnut Road Press: Listening!, Leading! and Launching!. 


  • Real Estate
  • International | U.S. Cross-Border

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2004-2024, New Jersey Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2001-2024, Real Estate Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2024, Real Estate: Business; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2006-2023, Real Estate: Business; Business Litigation; Business/Corporate
  • Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate®* 2013-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
  • Included in the NJBIZ Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" list in 2018.
  • Received Trustees Distinguished Service Award from the ICSC.

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  • ICSC Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) Designation

  • ICSC Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) Designation

  • Founders Committee, ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference

  • Director, ICSC Foundation (2011-present)

  • Ambassador, ICSC Ambassador Program (2017-present)

  • Member, ICSC New Model Lease Task Force 

  • Managing Editor, ICSC Editorial Board for The Business of Shopping Center Law

  • Chair, Emeritus Committee, Law Conference Committee, ICSC (2011-present)

  • Chair, ICSC RECon (The Global Retail Real Estate Convention) (2015)

  • Dean, ICSC University of Shopping Centers (2008)

  • Chair, ICSC New Jersey Alliance (2007-2008)

  • Chair, ICSC New York National Conference & Deal Making (2007)

  • Co-Chair, ICSC New York National Conference & Deal Making (2006)

  • Chair, Retail Runway Committee – ICSC New York National Conference & Deal Making (2003-2005)

  • Chair, ICSC Eastern Division Governmental Relations (2002-2003)

  • Chair, New York, New Jersey ICSC – Governmental Relations (2000-2001)

  • Chair, ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference (2001)

  • Co-Chair, ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference (2000)

  • Member, ICSC Law Conference Committee (1992-2011)

  • Member, New York Idea Exchange Committee – New York National Conference & Deal Making, ICSC (1994-present)

  • State Director, ICSC, New York and New Jersey (1998-2002)

  • New Jersey State Chairperson, Governmental Relations, ICSC (1995-1997)

  • Founding Chairperson, ICSC Pittsburgh Tri-State Idea Exchange (1995-1996)

  • Chair, ALFA Retail Practice Group (2006-present)

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

  • Member, The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

    — Member, CRE New Jersey Chapter

  • Member, Real Estate Section, American Bar Association

  • Member, New York Real Estate Finance Board


  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., New York University, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York