E. Neal Zimmermann

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E. Neal  Zimmermann

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Georgetown University (B.A., 1969)
Rutgers University (M.A., 1971)
Georgetown University (J.D., 1973)

E. Neal Zimmermann

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Mr. Zimmermann was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1973, and he has been with the firm since 1985.

His practice is primarily in the areas of land use and commercial real estate. His land use activities include State and local approvals for shopping centers, office buildings, apartment buildings, and hotels for national and regional developers and redevelopment law. His commercial real estate practice includes the negotiation of leases, real estate contracts, mortgage documentation and reciprocal easements, as well as serving as local counsel to national law firms for due diligence activities and opinion letters. He has numerous reported decisions, covering a wide variety of practice areas.

Mr. Zimmermann was the lead attorney in the firm's representation of The Bergen County Utilities Authority from 2004 to 2011. He also served in the same role in the firm's representation as special counsel for sewerage matters for the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority and the Township of Woodbridge. He served as a court appointed mediator for ten years.

Mr. Zimmermann has represented clients such as Simon Property Group, Lincoln Property Company, The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., JPMorgan Asset Management, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Fisher Brothers, Engelhard Corporation, Atlantic Realty Development Corp., Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., The Taubman Companies, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc., Toll Bros., Inc., Crescent Heights of America, Inc., Sandoz, Inc., BASF Corp., Topgolf, Lennar Corp., AEW, Inc., Sears, Roebuck & Co., Brookfield, Urban Edge Properties, Glimcher Realty Trust, National Retail Systems, Equity Residential, Equity Commonwealth, AECOM Capital, LLC, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Fisher Development, Marubeni America Corp., Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company, N.A., Citigroup, Inc., Remington Development Corporation, JPI Development Group, Estate of Sol Goldman, The Related Companies, Acore Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Sun America, Inc., UBS, Gambro Renal Products, Inc., TD Bank, The DeMatteis Organizations, Tropicana Products, Inc., Lehman Brothers Holdings, Liberty Richter, Inc., Styertowne Shopping Center, LLC, Worldwide Wholesale Floor Coverings, Inc., and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

Mr. Zimmerman was a Law Secretary to Hon. Robert L. Clifford of the New Jersey State Supreme Court, and he served as a member of the Committee on Character of the New Jersey State Supreme Court for 12 years, including five years as chairman of the Part on Out of State Candidates. He also served on the State Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Bar Admissions Prior to attending law school, Mr. Zimmermann was a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Mr. Zimmermann was the attorney for the Cliffside Park Planning Board from 1978 through 1984. He was a part-time instructor at Rutgers - Newark Law School from 1980 through 1984, teaching courses in legal writing and appellate moot court.

Mr. Zimmermann served for eight years as Co-Chairman of the Greater Newark Conservancy, a non-profit which promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities. He resides with his wife in Montclair, New Jersey.

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey (1973)
State of New York (1983)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1973)
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1984)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1984)


New Jersey Bar Association
Hudson County Bar Association

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