James E. Jaworski

(201) 587-0888  Ext. 6401

Areas of Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • J.D. New York Law School, 1984
  • B.S. Ramapo College, 1981
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • New York, 1985
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court NJ, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1985
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Bergen Highlands
  • Ramsey Rotary Club
  • Ramapo College Alumni Advisory Board
  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare
  • Healthcare Foundation Board
Special Interest
  • Ramapo College
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, 2008
  • U.S. Air Force, Veteran

About Jim

Jim’s practice is concentrated on Commercial Real Estate, focusing on Land Use and Development work. Jim’s land use practice includes many municipalities in Northern Bergen County. Jim enjoys an AV (highest possible) Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell national lawyers directory.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-1979. He continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves until he was Honorable Discharged in 1981. Jim received his undergraduate and law degrees from Ramapo College and New York Law School, respectively. Jim is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the United States District Courts in New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association. As an occasional adjunct member of the Ramapo College faculty, he also serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for Ramapo’s Anisfield School of Business.

A member of the Bergen Highlands Ramsey Rotary Club since 1992, Jim was President of the Club in the year 2000 and is currently serving on the Club’s Foundation Board. Other civic or pro bono involvements include the Center for Food Action and St. Paul’s R.C.C. in Ramsey. He is also a member of the West Bergen Mental Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees.

Land Use

Preeminent zoning attorneys with extensive experience in sophisticated environmental matters, construction issues, zoning laws, land use law, and anticipated future land use.

Real Estate

Sophisticated real estate lawyers adept in a wide variety of real estate legal matters , both complex and straight forward, commercial and residential.

Articles by Jim

Let Them Eat Cake?

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on December 5th in the highly controversial case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil […]

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ShopRite Coming to Wyckoff – FINALLY

We are extremely pleased to celebrate with our client, Inserra Supermarkets, that one of our long-standing development projects is nally […]

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Recent Land Use Litigation

Several significant Land Use matters have been brought before both the Superior and Appellate Division Courts recently by members of […]

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Time Of Submission

On May 5, 2011, a huge hole in the Municipal Land Use Law was finally closed when the Time Of […]

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New Jersey Stimulus For Development

Just last summer, the statewide Nonresidential Development Fee Act was enacted on July 17, 2008. The Act preempted any municipal […]

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Site Remediation In New Jersey

The landscape continues to change around the new Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”). You may recall prior Legal Update discussions […]

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Permit Extension Act of 2008

One need not be formally trained in economics to recognize the signs of a significant downturn in the health of […]

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Highlands Development Still in Limbo

In August 2004, only days before announcing he was leaving office early, then Governor Jim Mc Greevey signed into law […]

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New Septic System Regulations

In a recent edition of Legal Update, we called your attention to the NJDEP regulations governing septic systems. In effect […]

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