Stark & Stark offers a wide range of real estate legal services. Below is a brief overview of our practices that focus on real estate issues, with links to more information about each group.
Commercial Real Estate
For many years and through inevitable economic cycles and constant regulatory changes, the Stark & Stark Commercial Real Estate Group has been serving the diverse and complex needs of the commercial real estate community. Our clients have come to rely on us to effectively and efficiently negotiate the nuances of any real estate transaction and “close the deal.”
Our Commercial Real Estate attorneys, together with our Zoning and Land Use Group and Environmental Regulation Group, seamlessly represent clients through all aspects of a transaction. The interpersonal skills of our attorneys and their knowledge of state, county, and municipal laws are critical to success when guiding clients through real estate transactions.
Zoning and Land Use Law
Our team of experienced attorneys in Stark & Stark’s Zoning and Land Use Group provide start-to-finish solutions for real estate planning, zoning, and land use legal services. They provide support during every step of the zoning and approval process for municipal and/or county approvals, and have a wealth of experience and aptitude to handle all facets of New Jersey municipal development law. Our attorneys advise developers and builders on which appropriate regulations and requirements would ensure compliance of their projects before they ever even break ground.
Shopping Center and Retail Development
Our Shopping Center and Retail Development Group helps landlords, developers, and owners realize and protect their vision of the modern day regional and national marketplace. With a team of over 25 interdisciplinary attorneys, our Group serves all aspects of the shopping center and retail development market, including leasing, sales and refinance, land use, environmental, construction, liquor licensing, mixed use, franchising, enforcement, compliance, tax appeals, and condemnations.
Healthcare and Medical Leasing
Stark & Stark’s Healthcare and Medical leasing Group assists owners, developers, and tenants with the latest healthcare and medical leasing uses. Whether the premises is a wellness center, like a gym, boxing facility, or yoga studio; outpatient facility for non-acute medical issues or recovery; physician’s practice, such as a dentist, pediatrics, or specialty; diagnostics facility for blood drawing and other samples; or physical therapy; we can assist with the leasing and related issues.
Multi-Family & Apartment
The Multi-Family & Apartment Group represents national, regional, and local developers in transforming their sites into productive, functional, and attractive communities. Changing demographics have increased the country-wide demand for, and value of, multi-family and apartment complexes. Baby-Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Gen Zers (also referred to as Post-Millennials), are increasingly choosing to live with amenities and conveniences that are offered by rentals. As the metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia continue to expand, there has been explosive growth in this type of real estate development and redevelopment in the New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania region.
Real Estate Tax Appeals
New Jersey property taxes are among the highest in the country and represent a significant cost to property owners. However, property owners can successfully manage their taxes and maximize cash flow and profits by being pro-active and working with experienced professionals to control property taxes. The attorneys in Stark & Stark’s Real Estate Tax Appeal Group bring their 50+ years of combined experience to help their clients address, and often significantly reduce, their tax obligations.
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Stark & Stark’s The Condemnation & Eminent Domain Group represents private property owners and governmental entities in eminent domain and real estate valuation matters. Our condemnation and eminent domain attorneys have substantial experience litigating the government’s right to take private property in both redevelopment matters and public projects, and litigating utility cases, including gas pipeline cases. The group’s attorneys are highly experienced in real estate valuation, environmental law, land use, and commercial real estate litigation.