New Jersey has several hundred miles of coastline that present significant opportunity and risk in development. This program, taught by Stuart J. Lieberman, Esq., Shareholder at Lieberman & Blecher, P.C., explores New Jersey coastal development in full, from the acquisition of necessary permits to litigating property rights and legal recourse for government takings. Development along coastlines in this State is strictly regulated and, recently, hotly contested. This informative new seminar will provide you with the basic tools and knowledge necessary to represent clients interested in, or actively involved with, coastal development. While this program will benefit real estate and development attorneys, it is equally beneficial for developers, planners, architects, engineers, and anyone generally interested in development along New Jersey’s roughly 130 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline.
I. Understand how the State of New Jersey classifies and regulates its coastlines pursuant to the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA), N.J.S.A. 13:19-1 et seq., the Wetlands Act of 1970, N.J.S.A. 13:9A-1 et seq., and the Waterfront Development Law, N.J.S.A. 12:5-1 et seq., and the Coastal Zone Management Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:7
II. Explore how federal and state law and regulation impact coastal development, including the Coastal Permit Program and Coastal Zone Management rules of N.J.A.C. 7:7
III. Learn how to obtain and implement compliance strategies for permits for coastal development in New Jersey, including preparing for pre-application conferences with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and permitting options
IV. Grasp the relationship between local land use approvals and parallel NJDEP approvals
V. Explore the appellate process for disgruntled applicants
VI. In litigation and regulatory takings, identify the interplay between the judicial and regulatory processes
Mr. Lieberman is a founding member of the firm Lieberman & Blecher. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey who was assigned to the Environmental Protection Section. Mr. Lieberman was also a partner in a New Jersey law firm that was extensively engaged in the practice of environmental law.
Stuart J. Lieberman is a co-author of New Jersey Brownfields Practice, a book that describes legal aspects relating to the sale of contaminated properties in New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on environmental subjects and a weekly syndicated columnist, he has represented many municipalities, businesses and individuals in regulatory and land use matters as well as litigation in these areas. In addition, Mr. Lieberman has worked heavily in the area of regulatory takings and groundwater contamination.
Mr. Lieberman represents clients in environmental matters, defective product and fraudulent claims, land use and general litigation.
Mr. Lieberman is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Consultors for the Real Property Section.
He has successfully litigated many cases in New Jersey state and federal courts, and has prevailed in two New Jersey Supreme Court cases. The most recent case, Raleigh Avenue Beach Association v. Atlantis Beach Club, was a landmark decision regarding beach access in the State of New Jersey.
In addition, Mr. Lieberman and Lieberman & Blecher, P.C. are counsel to the Passaic River Coalition, an organization committed to protecting valuable water resources in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Lieberman is also counsel to the Coalition for Health and Public Safety, a public charter composed of several municipalities in northern Bergen County who have organized to address public health and safety threats in the area. Most recently, Mr. Lieberman became a member of an ASTM International sub-committee and is lending his environmental legal experience to that organization as it develops a standard for qualification as an expert environmental forensic scientist in civil and criminal litigation.
Excellent instructor on this course!
Very enjoyable and informative
Mr. Lieberman's presentation was very informative and entertaining.