Land Use & Redevelopment

Our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of Land Use and Redevelopment and the know-how to get projects approved efficiently and cost-effectively. We work well with government bodies to ensure the best possible result for our clients.

Land Use Approval and Permitting

We regularly appear before Planning Boards and Zoning Boards throughout New Jersey to obtain site plan, subdivision, and variance approvals for commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.


Our attorneys have experience in all phases of redevelopment, from the initial blight designations to the adoption of redevelopment plans, through appointment of the designated redeveloper, negotiation, drafting, and execution of redeveloper agreements, and PILOT applications.

Affordable Housing

Our attorneys are well versed in affordable housing, including applications for inclusionary developments and builder’s remedy litigation. Our attorneys have excellent working relationships with Fair Share Housing Center and other affordable housing advocates in the state. In addition, our extensive experience representing and counseling municipalities provides a valuable perspective to our development clients attempting to navigate the ever-changing landscape of affordable housing.

Prerogative Writ Actions and Litigation

When litigation is called for due to an improper or arbitrary decision by a state, county, or municipal agency, we have deep experience in actions in lieu of prerogative writs, including prosecuting and defending appeals of development approvals and redevelopment designations. Our attorneys have successfully challenged municipal ordinances and unreasonable decisions of planning and zoning boards.

Acquisitions, Sales, and Leasing

Our attorneys have experience in all phases of land acquisition, sales, and leasing. The diverse set of skills of our attorneys allows us to offer negotiation and drafting services and provide potential support in any litigation situation.

Tax Appeals

Our attorneys have also successfully achieved reductions in property taxes, obtained tax abatements and exemptions for qualified taxpayers, and negotiated state and local incentive packages for commercial clients and non-profit entities.


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Events 2024 Land Use Update

OS Partner Lawrence Cutalo will be a speaker at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2024 La…

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Awards/Recognition 22 OS Attorneys Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers/Rising Stars Lists

OS proudly announces the inclusion of twenty-two of its attorneys in the 2024 New Jersey Super Lawye…

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Announcement Attorney Openings

Attorney, Land Use O’Toole Scrivo, LLC is seeking a land use attorney with experience prepari…

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Events Hot Topics in Land Use

On May 15, 2024, OS Partner Holly Schepisi will participate in the Hot Topics in Land Use panel at t…

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Events Land Use Update 2023

OS Partner Lawrence Cutalo will speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2023 Land Use …

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Events Webcast—Land Use Update 2022

OS Partner Lawrence Cutalo will speak at this year’s New Jersey State Bar Association’s …

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