Our Practice Areas

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Maley Givens has a strong record of assisting municipalities in reimagining economically depressed neighborhoods, commercial properties and specialty properties into productive, useful ratables that produce ripples of social and economic benefit throughout communities.  Whether it be a single lot development in a small town or a $400 million dollar makeover of an existing downtown into a new vibrant community, Maley Givens counsels from the planning stages through to the completion of projects, guiding all aspects of the redevelopment process and the inevitable legal and economic obstacles.  The breadth of their experience is all-encompassing and the firm’s reputation is one for finding creative solutions to the redevelopment of communities.

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Land Use and Affordable Housing Compliance

Maley Givens has extensive experience with private builders and developers in the planning and permitting of residential communities, commercial properties, solar fields and port projects and a diverse variety of applications between local, county and state governments.  Maley Givens maintains strong professional relationships with governmental staffs, elected officials and the public communities that become engaged in the process of land use approvals. Today’s land use overlaps with municipal affordable housing obligations and Maley Givens has the know how to guide both municipalities and developers to fair outcomes.

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Maley Givens also has extensive experience in State and Federal Courts in litigating toxic tort class actions, land use appeals, civil service personnel matters, redevelopment challenges, civil rights claims and an all-encompassing array of litigation issues and subjects.  Our firm has successfully obtained review from the United States Supreme Court, successfully argued cases in both the Federal and State Appeals Court and has tried cases in State and Federal Courts. Our team approach is an integral part of the success of representing clients’ interests when disputes cannot be avoided.

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Maley Givens has over twenty-five years of experience in solicitor positions with New Jersey municipalities.  In that role, the firm has extensive experience in contract, personnel, environmental, tax appeal, municipal budgetary issues and all aspects of municipal government.  Our combination of experience in the practical world of governing lends a unique perspective to the “lawyer” in assisting governments in moving forward with the daily operations of municipalities and aggressive programs of eliminating abandoned properties, correcting community depression and bettering the lives of residents in its clients’ towns.