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Joel N. Jacobson

Of Counsel | New Jersey

Joel has been a partner with the firm for more than 45 years. He served on the firm’s management and compensation committees from 1986 through 2017 and chaired the real estate practice group.

Joel’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and banking matters. His clients include a wide range of real estate investors and developers, numerous banks and other financial institutions, hotel owners and developers, a large fast-food franchise, and many non-real estate businesses with real estate needs. Among the types of matters handled by Joel are the following:

A broad range of commercial, industrial, office, and retail leasing transactions, including a 1,100,000 square foot warehouse lease, a 250,000 square foot office lease, and a lease of an FDA-approved laboratory with the equipment in place.

Purchases and sales of improved and unimproved real property, including transactions with complex approval contingencies and purchase price kickers.

Foreclosures, workouts, and sales with respect to thousands of commercial loans secured by real estate assets, including shopping centers, commercial and residential development projects, commercial office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed used properties, commercial office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed used properties, redevelopment projects, golf courses, tennis facilities, health care facilities, self-storage facilities, restaurants, catering facilities, gas stations, parking garages, and environmentally contaminated properties.

Structuring of corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies in connection with real estate transactions.

Resolution of real estate disputes, including litigation and alternate dispute resolution.

Joel has been named as the “Banking Lawyer of the Year” as well as being listed as a banking law “best lawyer” for each of the past 12 years by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He was also named one of the state’s top real estate attorneys by Real Estate New Jersey Magazine. Joel has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, its highest lawyer rating, as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and legal knowledge.”

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Publications

  • “The Interplay and Intersection Between Real Estate and Environmental Law in Transactions,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 7, 2019
  • “Calling All Member Contacts! Learn How to Capitalize on Your Meritas Membership,” 2018 Meritas Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, May 5, 2018
  • Representation of nationwide hotel owner with respect to the acquisition and sale of hotels, development of new hotels, joint ventures, tax issues, land use matters, franchise issues, management agreements, and employment matters
  • Representation of one of the largest Wendy’s franchisees in Staten Island and New Jersey with respect to all aspects of its business, including ground leases, construction contracts, purchases and sales of restaurants, financing transactions and employment matters
  • Representation of a redeveloper in connection with a redevelopment project in Long Branch, New Jersey


Joel N. Jacobson has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Best Lawyers

Joel N. Jacobson was selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Joel Jacobson was selected to the 2011 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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