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Jennifer Mazawey

Jennifer Mazawey is a partner in the firm's Real Estate practice. Her experience includes working with developers in a number of asset classes, including mixed-use residential, retail, industrial, and office. Jennifer advises clients on all aspects of the development process, including zoning analyses, zoning changes, local planning board and zoning board approvals, and permit acquisition. She also assists clients with navigating the redevelopment process, which may include designation as a site’s redeveloper, negotiation of redevelopment agreements, tax abatement applications, and negotiations of financial agreements. Jennifer works to secure state and local financing incentives for her clients and assists in a range of other transactional matters for them as well, including commercial leasing.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as a partner at a Newark law firm where she specialized in commercial real estate and redevelopment, land use, and environmental law. She worked with clients to acquire development approvals before local boards, proceed through the redevelopment process, and obtain local and state financing incentives. Jennifer assisted clients with permit acquisitions from agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation.

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience practicing education law, advising clients on board governance, labor relations, special education, and school construction. She has handled matters at the Public Employment Relations Commission, Office of Administrative Law, and before state and federal courts.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, New Jersey Real Estate, 2015-2024
  • Super Lawyers List, Land Use, 2018-2023
  • Super Lawyers List, Rising Star, 2007-2013
  • NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business, 2016
  • NJ Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar, 2012
  • ROI-NJ Influencers List
    • Real Estate: 2020-2023
    • Law: 2022
    • Women in Business: 2021-2024
  • Newark Regional Business Partnership
    • Board Chair
    • Past Vice-Chair
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Environment Section
    • Women in the Profession Section
    • Renewable Energy, Cleantech, and Climate Change Committee
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyer Association
  • Secretary, William Paterson University Foundation Board 
  • Member, Women Builders Council
  • Past President, Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREW-NJ)
  • Past Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Section
  • 7 June 2024 – New Jersey Future and APA New Jersey’s New Jersey Planning and Redevelopment Conference – Duke It Out: Building Code vs. Zoning Code
  • 6 March 2024 – New Jersey State Bar Association 2024 Land Use Update – Decision, Resolution and Conditions of Approval
  • 28 December 2023 – New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Institute – Land Use Applications and Ethics
  • 2 November 2023 – New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy and Restructuring Forum – Real Estate, Land Use, Repurposing Real Estate
  • 7 September 2023 – New Jersey State Bar Association – Advanced Topics in Zoning XII: What’s Hot in Cannabis
  • 18 May 2023 – New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting – Hot Topics in Land Use Law
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