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  • Description

    There are areas of law that are required reading for all practitioners in a particular field. When it comes to real estate, that area is Eminent Domain. So whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, New Jersey’s Eminent Domain process is a necessary part of your overall knowledge.

    This CLE course offers a basic review of this process, giving attorneys a general familiarity with how the process works, the various scenarios and pitfalls and strategies for negotiating the process. The course will cover the valuation issues a property owner may be confronted with, the condemnation process and practice tips for the negotiated purchase and litigated condemnation.

  • Instructor Bio

    Ryan Kennedy

    Ryan P. Kennedy is an associate in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Division, Banking & Financial Services, Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Regulatory & Government Affairs Practice Groups.

    He concentrates his practice in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, lending and development, with particular emphasis on complex negotiations, redevelopment, condemnation, lender work-outs and transit oriented development. Mr. Kennedy also regularly advises clients on New Jersey election and campaign finance law and has represented property owners in real estate tax appeals throughout the state.

    Representative Matters

    • Serves as counsel to government entities and private parties in all aspects of property acquisition, from negotiated purchase to contested eminent domain matters, including several notable transportation and educational facilities.
    • Serves as legal counsel to lenders in all aspects of negotiated work-outs, including representing New Jersey financial institutions in acquiring distressed developments and condominiums.
    • Serves as redevelopment counsel for both public and private parties, helping guide numerous projects from start to completion, most notably one of the first Transit Villages in the State. Leadership
    • Vice-Chair, the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee
    • Board of Directors, Hopewell Valley YMCA
    • Board of Directors, Lakeview Foundation
    • Member, Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Hospital Young Professionals Board
    • Member, Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence Township Chapter
    • Member, Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee for the New Jersey Bar Association
    • Member, New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers

    Mr. Kennedy is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and previously served as Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Joseph L. Yannotti, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Mr. Kennedy earned his law degree cum laude from Seton Hall Law School where he was a member of the Seton Hall Circuit Review Journal. He is a graduate of Boston College.