Stephen M. Offen

Member | New Jersey

Stephen M. Offen, a member of the firm and Co-Chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group, concentrates his practice on business law, real estate, and commercial litigation.

In the area of business law, Steve offers day-to-day counseling on legal issues, including employment matters, corporate governance, contractual obligations and negotiations, and general business advice. He has represented both buyers and sellers in large, complex corporate transactions.

Steve has particular expertise in real estate issues relating to the telecommunications industry, as well as a general real estate practice that includes the buying and selling of commercial real estate, leasing matters, land development, and zoning approvals.

Steve also has a diverse litigation practice, including cases involving employment, insurance coverage, environmental, products liability, and commercial disputes. Since 1976, he has been a Borough attorney for the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County.

An active member of the community, Steve is a member of the Board of Trustees and past President of the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, the Jewish Family Service and Family Counseling Service of Somerset County, counsel to the Wellness Community of Central New Jersey, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater, and a member of the ACLU Free Legal Clinic.

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Reported Cases

  • Rezem Family Associates, LP v. Borough of Millstone, 423 N.J. Super. 103 (app. Div. 2011), 30 A. 2d 1061
  • Riding v. Towne Mills Craft Centre, 166 N.J. 22 (2001)
  • Mandell v. Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile, 315 N.J. Super 273 (Law Div. 1997)
  • U.S. Bronze v. Commerce & Industry Ins. Co., et al, 259 N.J. Super 109 (Law Div. 1992), affirmed 293 N.J. Super 12 (App. Div. 1996)
  • Nolan v. Control Data Corp., 243 N.J. Super 420, 579 A.2d 1252 (App. Div. 1990)
  • In Re Horst Oertel, 167 N.J. Super 557 (App. Div. 1979)
  • In Re Grossman, 157 N.J. Super 165 (App. Div. 1978)
  • McKenney v. Byrne, 147 N.J. Super 158 (Law Div. 1976)
  • U.S. v. Kramer, 19 F.Supp. 2nd 273 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • Represented wireless telecommunications company in deployment of infrastructure in public rights of ways throughout the state of New Jersey.
  • Represented wireless telecommunications company in licensing and leasing for in building radio distribution and distributed antenna systems.
  • Represented wireless telecommunications company in leasing and buying property throughout the Northeast for network cell sites.
  • Represented Fortune 100 in connection with transfer of real estate assets throughout the country as part of merger and acquisition transaction.
  • Represented developer of luxury single family homes in various jurisdictions in New Jersey in obtaining required governmental approvals and sale of units.
  • Represented medical practice in disposition of real estate assets, leasing and merger.
  • Represented consumer electronics company in sale of warehouse and office space and leasing of new quarters.
  • Represented national window manufacturer in defense of construction claims throughout New Jersey.
  • Lead national counsel in defense of products liability claims for consumer product company.
  • Represented New Jersey municipality in defense of civil rights and exclusionary zoning claims.

Stephen M. Offen 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.

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