New Jersey Property Rights Attorneys

We’ve been getting better deals for property owners for over 50 years.
We fight for your rights in Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Redevelopment matters!

Eminent Domain

More than two thirds of property owners think the governments eminent domain offer is their only choice… we know better. There are laws in place that govern: a taking must be for public use and "just compensation" must be paid. We make sure the government does not misuse its powers, and get you that just compensation.

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Property Tax Appeals

Our Lawyers have successfully handled real estate tax appeals at county tax boards around the State, in the New Jersey Tax Court, and New Jersey Supreme Court, representing owners of every type of property—from industrial facilities to single family homes and small business properties – and have saved our clients millions of dollars over the years.

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Redevelopment

Under New Jersey law and the guise of “redevelopment,” privately owned property can be taken by government entities and turned over to private developers. Our Lawyers have successfully prevented many wrongful attempts to take private property for redevelopment.

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We Get Results In Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Redevelopment


Since 1967, the property tax attorneys of McKirdy, Riskin, Olson & DellaPelle, P.C. have successfully represented property owners in some of the most complex, precedent-setting eminent domain cases, property tax appeals, redevelopment matters, and property valuation litigation involving commercial, industrial, special purpose, and residential properties throughout the State of New Jersey.

As tax attorneys in NJ, we are the watchdogs of the people; helping businesses, individuals and non-profits to keep the government in line when their assets and hard earned money are at stake.

Our firm has delivered satisfying results for owners of all types of property — commercial, industrial, retail, residential, farmland, parkland and more. You can count on our eminent domain lawyers to make sure you’re receiving the just compensation that you deserve. At our firm, we quickly assess and analyze potential outcomes and defend and protect citizens in negotiations and in court.

Total taking of vacant lot in Atlantic City by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Results Delivered $2,082,000

The Offer
$1,050,000

Jury Verdict 

$3,132,000

The Results
$2,082,000 more than the government's offer

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Middlesex County Office/Lab Facility – Tax Appeal

Savings $45,500

Negotiated Future Reduction of Assessment
$828,200

Annual Tax Savings
$45,500

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Redevelopment of 140+ Acre Industrial Site in Union County Halted

Property Saved

Results Delivered
Negotiated settlement to remove redevelopment designation on industrial property in Linden, New Jersey

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Federal Relocation Regs Updated for the First Time in 20 Years

Last summer, we blogged about the importance of relocation benefits in New Jersey, especially when the government is seeking to take private property using its power of eminent domain. As we noted in that blog, New Jerseyans displaced by a governmental taking (assuming they satisfy all statutory requirements) are entitled to relocation assistance under the... Continue Article

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Morristown Property Tax Revaluation – 2023 Letters Were “Wrong”, New Ones Coming Soon

Morristown’s first real property tax revaluation in approximately 20 years is underway and scheduled to be completed this year.  Our prior blog post on this topic from early 2023 discussed the process that is now occurring and confirmed that the revaluation, originally set for 2022, had experienced delays for a variety of reasons: Morristown Property... Continue Article

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