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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a shareholder in the Real Estate & Land Use Department. She focuses her practice on all types of residential and commercial real estate and land use matters. She represents a range of businesses from small, local businesses and start-ups to large, publicly traded companies, along with non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Jennifer has extensive experience dealing with the intricacies of land use development, acquisition, and approvals; leasing and financing of a wide variety of retail, office, and industrial projects; and land title matters including deeds, mortgages, restrictive covenants, and more.

Having served as a planning and zoning board member for more than a decade, Jennifer has unique insight on the municipal-side regulations regarding land use matters. She routinely works with, and navigates the guidelines of, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. She also previously served as the solicitor for the Haddonfield, NJ Zoning Board and has experience dealing with communities and zoning and planning boards across the state of New Jersey.

In addition, Jennifer provides legal counsel to clients on all aspects of redevelopment projects including zoning matters, environmental issues, and dealing with municipalities, planning commissions, and city councils.

She regularly works with municipalities on Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements and has experience representing cannabis business owners as they navigate their municipalities’ guidelines, obtain land use approval, and negotiate leases.

Jennifer also maintains an active residential real estate practice and has helped many homeowners find their dream home in this quickly moving market.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Food Bank of New Jersey in a Land Use Approval
  • Represent multiple cannabis businesses from cultivation to dispensaries
  • Successfully represented multiple private individuals in their application for use variances, bulk variances and site plan approvals.
  • Represented many buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions
  • Named an "Awesome Attorney," Real Estate, South Jersey Magazine, 2022
  • Named to SJ Magazine's Attorney List, 2023
  • Former Member and Solicitor, Haddonfield Zoning Board
  • Former Member, Haddonfield Planning Board
  • Volunteer, American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Committee for South Jersey

Events

Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • Villanova University, B.A.
  • Rutgers School of Law, Camden, J.D.

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