James J. Delia

James Delia

James J. Delia

Partner

(201) 587-0888  Ext. 6403

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Partner Jim Delia has been a member of our firm for close to 25 years and serves as the Chair of our very active Land Use practice. In addition to Land Use, Jim focuses his practice in the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Leasing and Transactional areas. He is also the person the firm turns to we are called upon to handle a criminal matter. Before moving to WJ&L, Jim was an Assistant Prosecutor for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, where he served as Chief of the Fraud Squad investigating white-collar crime and political corruption. Prior to becoming an Assistant Prosecutor, Jim served as law clerk to the Honorable James T. Murphy, J.S.C., Law Division, Superior Court of New Jersey.

Jim received his degrees from St. Joseph University and Seton Hall University’s School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association.

Jim is a member of the Ridgewood, New Jersey YMCA’s World Service Committee. Since 2008, he has traveled to Haiti to support the Y’s mission in Haiti, running a youth sports camp for the underprivileged Haitian youth.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Land Use Law
Real Estate Law
Business and Commercial Law
Tax Controversies

EDUCATION
J.D., Seton Hall
University, 1987
B.A., St. Joseph
University, 1984

BAR ADMISSIONS
New Jersey, 1988

COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. District Court NJ, 1988

AFFILIATIONS
Bergen County Bar
Association

Articles by James J. Delia

Noise!

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Land Use Highlights

Once in a while, not often, we do like to brag. As many of you are likely aware, one of ...
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COAH No More? Guess Again!

New Jersey Supreme Court, in the well known Mount Laurel decisions of 1975 and 1983, ruled that each municipality must ...
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Do’s And Don’ts Of Refinancing

With all of the bad economic news we have faced in recent years, one glimmer of hope remains: The lowest ...
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Open Your Eyes To Haiti

A visit to Haiti, the western hemisphere's poorest country, will cause sensory overload: the blistering heat; the sight of colorfully ...
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A 1031 Exchange Can Save Lots of Taxes

You have just sold an investment property which you have had for many years making a huge profit. That is ...
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I Am Building A House . . . Can I Be Stopped?

After saving for years, you go to build your dream home. You spend hours with your designers, shop for your ...
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Selling Your Home

The purchase of a home is one of the most important investments a person can make. Good planning and preparation ...
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The New Jersey Brownfields Act: Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties

In 1998, the New Jersey Legislature passed into law the "Brownfields and Contaminated Site Remediation Act." The Legislature determined that ...
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New Jersey “Lemon Law”

Among the many consumer oriented laws enacted by the State of New Jersey is the "Lemon Law". The intent of ...
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