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 Duggan regularly represents clients whose highway access and property rights have been revoked or taken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, County Agencies and utility companies, and has experience in handling all aspects of eminent domain,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.