On January 5, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an Act amending New Jersey’s Uniform Construction Code Act (UCC) to facilitate expedited construction inspections, as explained in this week’s Client Alert by attorneys in the firm’s real estate practice. Healthcare entities undertaking construction projects for new or renovated facilities in New Jersey should be
Counsel, Real Estate and Redevelopment & Land Use Departments
Mr. Firkser's practice centers on commercial real estate and financing. He has significant experience in the representation of developers, lenders and government agencies in a variety of business and commercial real estate transactions and municipal law matters.
Mr. Firkser counsels developers and lenders in the acquisition and financing of commercial properties from contract to closing. His work encompasses the negotiation and drafting of contracts, leases, and closing documents, as well as due diligence and the review and analysis of title issues. He assists clients in redevelopment projects and in obtaining financing and incentives through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
Mr. Firkser also represents developers in obtaining and defending approvals for land development, including industrial, commercial, residential and educational facilities. His experience in this area includes researching ordinances for development potential, preparing and presenting site plan and variance applications, defending approvals from court challenges and appealing denials of applications. He has also presented actions for builders’ remedies for the development of affordable housing.
As a commercial litigator, Mr. Firkser has handled consumer fraud disputes, condemnation actions, real estate tax appeals, land use and redevelopment matters, title insurance claims, and complex property insurance coverage disputes.
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