Richard P. De Angelis, Jr.

Phone: 973-539-8900
Fax: 973-984-5529
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Admitted
  • 1998, New Jersey
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1991
Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association.
Related Practices
Eminent Domain | Real Estate Tax Appeals | Redevelopment

"Sometimes our local and state governments overreach in exercising their power to tax real estate and the awesome power to take private property through eminent domain and that is where we come in.”  
  
Experienced, committed, and respected in the areas of eminent domain law, redevelopment and property tax appeals, Richard De Angelis fights to ensure just results for his clients.  
  
Mr. De Angelis has prosecuted tax appeals throughout New Jersey, which has resulted in significant property tax savings for his clients.  He has successfully challenged redevelopment designations thereby protecting private property from being condemned.  And, when faced with the awesome power of government to take private property through eminent domain, Mr. De Angelis has helped his clients maximize their just compensation.  His practical approach helps clients quickly identify an attainable goal and develop a strategy to achieve it within each individual circumstance.   
  
“The right to protect private property is a fundamental constitutional principle.  Sometimes our local and state governments overreach in exercising their power to tax real estate and the awesome power to take private property through eminent domain and that is where we come in.  We are committed to ensuring that our clients achieve just results; that they are taxed fairly; that their property is not wrongfully taken; and in the event where the power to acquire property through eminent domain is properly exercised, that our clients receive just compensation”

Representative Cases

In 2008, Mr. De Angelis successfully appealed the dismissal of a client’s challenge to a blight designation, which had subjected the property to acquisition by condemnation, filed nine years after the statutory deadline. Under the precedent-setting decision in Harrison Redevelopment Authority v. DeRose, a property owner is now entitled to full and complete notice at the time of the blight designation and before the property may be acquired through eminent domain.

Professional Involvement

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association; Land Use Section
  • Lecturer and panelist for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey Redevelopment Authority 

Noteworthy

  • Special Counsel for real property tax appeals for the Township of Randolph in Morris County and the Borough of Roseland in Essex County.
  • Associate municipal attorney in Phillipsburg (Warren County), Lyndhurst (Bergen County) and Jefferson (Morris County) handing land use, condemnation, licensing, and real property tax appeals. 
  • Special Counsel to Acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco of New Jersey in 2001, advising on legal issues related to government ethics, employee conduct and communications. Also participated in vetting prospective cabinet nominees.

Reported Decisions

  • Harrison Redevelopment Authority v. DeRose, 398 N.J. Super. 361 (App. Div. 2008)
  • Trebour Trs. v. Randolph Tp., 25 N.J. Tax 227 (Tax 2009) 

Publications

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Options, Enterprises, Inc.
  • President, Board of Directors, Parsippany Soccer Club 
136 South Street Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-539-8900     Fax: 973-984-5529
Email: adellapelle@mckirdyriskin.com