Timothy P. Duggan

Timothy P. Duggan


Phone: 609.895.7353
Fax: 609.896.0629


Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629

Timothy P. Duggan is the Chair of Stark & Stark’s Condemnation, Redevelopment, and Eminent Domain Group. The main focus of this group is property valuation litigation and representing private property owners in challenging the government’s right to take private property by the use of the power of eminent domain (also known as condemnation) and prosecuting inverse condemnation claims. Mr. Duggan regularly represents clients whose highway access and property rights have been revoked or taken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, County Agencies and utility companies, and has experience in handling all aspects of eminent domain, including relocation assistance, modification of highway access, and litigating the amount of just compensation. Mr. Duggan represents property owners in urban redevelopment projects and pipeline cases, and has experience in both state and federal courts. Mr. Duggan also prosecutes real estate tax appeals for banks, developers, automobile dealerships, condominium and homeowners’ associations, shopping centers, and commercial property owners and is a member of the Firm’s Flood Litigation, Development & Mitigation Group.

Mr. Duggan is also Chair of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group. Mr. Duggan represents national and community banks, agricultural lenders, franchisors, equipment leasing companies, shopping centers and trade creditors in commercial litigation and bankruptcy cases, with a focus on Chapter 12 and complex Chapter 11 cases. Mr. Duggan has substantial experience in creditor-rights litigation, including foreclosures, receiverships, equipment repossession and writs of replevin, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and negotiating corporate loan restructuring. Mr. Duggan’s litigation experience covers most aspects of bankruptcy litigation, with a focus on defending preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

Mr. Duggan in very involved in the local community. Mr. Duggan is on the Board of the Hunterdon County Meals on Wheels, Vice President of the Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick of Mercer County, Treasurer of the South Hunterdon Lady Eagles Basketball Booster Club, coach and team manager of the Lambertville 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball team, and past teacher of religious education at St. John’s Church in Lambertville.

Mr. Duggan is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to bankruptcy, eminent domain and tax appeal matters. Mr. Duggan served as Co-Chair of CLE International’s seminar on Eminent Domain in 2005, 2009 and 2014, and lectures nationally for CLE International’s Eminent Domain Conference in Orlando, Florida and Austin, Texas. Mr. Duggan spoke at the 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference in 2019 on bankruptcy considerations for Franchisors and Franchisees. Additionally, he spoke at the 2019 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Conference on Franchisor/Franchisee bankruptcy and the impact on commercial leases.

Mr. Duggan is a frequent contributor to the New Jersey Law Blog. You can read Mr. Duggan’s most recent blog post here.

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Author of Articles & member
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Appraisal Institute
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers List issued by Thomson Reuters (Methodology)
    • 2010 – 2019, 2021; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Eminent Domain
  • Best Lawyers List issued by Woodward/White, Inc. (Methodology)
    • 2007 – Present; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • 2011 – Present; Litigation – Bankruptcy

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  • Franchisor/Franchisee Bankruptcy and the Impact on Commercial Leases. International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Conference. September 12, 2019.
  • Bankruptcy Considerations for Franchisors and Franchisees. 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference. April 4, 2019.
  • Mortgage Foreclosures, Tax Sale Certificate Foreclosures & Short Sales – What Investors Need to Know. Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) Breakfast Club. April 27, 2017.
  • Nonperforming Loans and Litigation: Comparison of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Law. Financial Managers Society All Day Seminar. April 23, 2015.
  • Foreclosures: A New Way Out? Due Process. NJTV. May 25 and 27, 2014.
  • Insolvency in Franchise Business: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Recovery Under the Bankruptcy Code. Strafford Publications Webinar. December 4, 2008.
  • Asset Sales in Bankruptcy. NJICLE Annual Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference. New Brunswick, NJ. May 2, 2008.
  • The American Law Journal. Bankruptcy expert on legal television show. WFMZ-TV- Ch. 69. November 12, 2007.
  • Hot Topics Corporate Bankruptcies. NJICLE Annual Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference. New Brunswick, NJ. April 13, 2007.
  • Real Estate: Chancery 101: A Guide for the Unwary Transactional Attorney. Mercer County Bar Association. Lawrenceville, NJ. February 8, 2007.
  • Small Business Issues/Impact of 2005 Amendments. NJICLE Annual Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference. New Brunswick, NJ. April 21, 2006.

Eminent Domain

  • Speaker, Eminent Domain: 2021 Update. NJICLE. November 15, 2021.
  • Interviewed. Penn East Pipeline Update. Princeton TV. November/December 2019.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline Update Discussion.  WDVR Radio (89.7 in Delaware Township, NJ; 90.5 WPNJ in Easton, PA.; and 96.9 which serves the communities in and around Trenton, Princeton and Lawrenceville, NJ). February 5, 2018.
  • Interviewed. Eminent Domain & Pipeline. Princeton TV. April 4, 2017.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline Discussion. Hunterdon Chamber Radio. February 15, 2017.
  • Speaker, Condemnation Clauses & Leases. Real Estate Commercial Leasing – Hot Topics & Trends Mercer County Bar Association CLE. November 15, 2016.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline Discussion. Cumulus Radio Stations (4). May 24, 2016.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline Discussion. In the Public Interest – WiMG 1300. May 17, 2016.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline Discussion. Talented People – Hunterdon Chamber Radio. April 20, 2016.
  • Interviewed. PennEast Pipeline. Talented People: Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Radio. March 23, 2016.
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for New Jersey Civil Engineers. HalfMoon Education, Inc. Somerset, NJ. December 17, 2015.
  • Public Utilities and Condemnation. Mercer County Bar Association. Ewing, New Jersey. November 17, 2015.
  • Preparing You for the Future of Condemnation. CLE International Eminent Domain Conference. San Diego, CA. March 26-27, 2015.
  • The Fundamentals of Condemnation Law. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). New Brunswick, NJ. September 23, 2014.
  • Eminent Domain Reform in New Jersey and Ethics for the Eminent Domain Practitioner. CLE International Eminent Domain Update Conference. New Brunswick, NJ. January 13, 2014.
  • CLE International National Super Conference on Eminent Domain. Austin, TX. January 20-23, 2009.
  • Appeals: Preserving the Record; Choosing the Issues to Brief; Writing a Compelling Brief. CLE International National Conference on Eminent Domain. Orlando, FL. May 5-6, 2008.
  • Mock Trial: Land Planning Issues. CLE International New Jersey Eminent Domain Conference. Princeton, NJ. October 15-16, 2007.
  • Case Law Developments. Lorman Eminent Domain in New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ. April 17, 2007.

Real Estate Tax Appeals

  • Presenter, Infrastructure Projects Special Interest Groups. ICSC PA/NJ/DE Conference & Deal Making. September 5, 2018.
  • The Legal Effects of 1031 Exchanges, Tax Appeals and Tax Sale Certificates on Your Commercial Real Estate Transactions. Stark & Stark MCE Seminar. September 22, 2016.
  • Interviewed. Real Estate Tax Appeals Discussion. Talented People – Hunterdon Chamber Radio. March 23, 2016.
  • Speaker, Taxing Issues for Condominium Associations and HOAs: Real Estate Tax Assessments of Common Elements and Real Estate Tax Liens. NJICLE 2015 Community Association Law Summit. November 18, 2015.


  • In for a Penny, In for a Pound: Condominium Liens and Anti-Modification Clause of Bankruptcy CodeAmerican Bankruptcy Institute Newsletter. May 31,2016.
  • A Matter of Interpretation: Did the NJ legislature really intend for debtors to get a free home six years after acceleration of a mortgage loan? New Jersey Law Journal. February 2, 2015.
  • Ad Valorem Tax Certificates: Are Tax Liens Subject to Anti-Modification under §511? American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. September 2014.
  • Back From the Brink, MIDJersey Business, September 2013.
  • Bankruptcy Law: Shopping for a Chapter 11 Forum, New Jersey Law Journal, February 4, 2013.
  • What to do When the Bank Comes Knocking at Your Door, New Jersey Lawyer, October 2010.
  • Bankruptcy Do’s & Don’ts for Personal Injury Attorneys, New Jersey Law Journal, January 18, 2010.
  • Stub Rent RevistedNew Jersey Law Journal, January 12, 2009.
  • You Can’t Always “Trust” an Annuity, New Jersey Law Journal, January 15, 2007.
  • Another Blow to Asbestos Bankruptcies, New Jersey Law Journal, March 6, 2006.
  • 2005 Bankruptcy Amendments: Advantage Commercial LandlordsReal Estate New Jersey, October 2005.
  • Informal Proof of Claim: Form or Substance, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2005.
  • Bankruptcy Law: Sheriff Gets Commission on ForeclosureNew Jersey Law Journal, March 21, 2005.
  • Bankruptcy Trustee v. Non-Debtor Spouse – Is the Battleground State Court or Bankruptcy CourtNew Jersey Family Lawyer, December 2004.
  • Court Rules Against a Solvent DebtorNational Law Journal, November 2004.
  • Protecting Against a Partnership Loan Gone Bad, New Jersey CPA, Fall 2002.
  • A Hidden Source of Business – Bankruptcy Cases, New Jersey Realtor, April 2002.

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Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
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777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
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78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
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