Stuart D. Liebman

Stuart D. Liebman 

Partner

(201) 587-0888  Ext. 6446

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Stuart is the Managing Partner of Well, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP. Stuart joined the firm as a partner in 1990 merging his successful practice into the growing firm. In 1996, Stuart took over from Tom Wells as Managing Partner, and now shares administrative duties with Tom, Jim Jaworski and Mark Balian, who together with Stuart, serve as the firm’s Administrative Partners. In addition to Zoning and Land Use law, Stuart actively practices in the Real Estate, Business, and Commercial areas handling complex transactions. He has represented many clients in land use development application hearings before Zoning and Planning Boards throughout the state as well as all county and state agencies for development applications. Stuart also sits on the other side of the table as a former member of the NJDOT Highway Access Code Advisory Group and is a member of the New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials. He also serves as a municipal zoning and planning board attorney. Stuart enjoys an AV (highest possible) Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell national lawyers diary, and New Jersey Super Lawyer rating.

Stuart is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Western New England University School of Law. Before entering private practice, Stuart served as a law clerk to the Honorable James T. Murphy, J.S.C., Law Division, and Superior Court of New Jersey. Stuart is admitted to practice before the New Jersey State Bar and the United States District Court of the District of the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Bergen County and New Jersey Bar Associations, and is Chairman of the Bergen County Bar Association Land Use Law Committee. Stuart sits on the Board of Directors of ArtsPower, currently serving as its president and is a member of the Paramus, New Jersey Rotary Club. He is a past-president of Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn and is a member of The Presidents Council of The Valley Hospital. Stuart is active in the University of Maryland and Western New England’s Alumni Associations.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law
Business and Commercial Law

EDUCATION
J.D. Western New  England University School of Law, 1981
B.A. University of
Maryland, 1978

BAR ADMISSIONS
New Jersey, 1981

AFFILIATIONS
Bergen County Bar Association (Land Use Co-Chairperson, Judicial Appointment,
Real Property and Municipal)
New Jersey State Bar
Association (Municipal Law)
New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials

Articles by Stuart D. Liebman

Zoning – Whose Job is it Anyway?

In New Jersey, there is a well-established principle in land use jurisprudence, that zoning should be done by ordinance, and ...
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Extensions Continue for New Jersey Land Use Approvals and Permits

The body of law which governs land use, zoning and land development in the State of New Jersey is known ...
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Rules of the Road from the Eyes of a Bicyclist

I have been riding bicycles all of my life, and I have been an avid road bicyclist for about ten ...
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It’s About Time

Imagine that you are back in school. You have taken a particular class or course for the whole year, semester ...
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When Social, Political And Legal Worlds Collide

In a recent New Jersey Tax Court decision, a State Tax Judge has ruled that a private not-for-profit company does ...
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A Word From Our Managing Partner …. Stuart D. Liebman

This is an exciting time to be the Managing Partner of Wells, Jaworski & Liebman. This year, our Firm is ...
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Until Death Do Us Part

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Red Light – Green Light No Longer a Child’s Game

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Religious Resurrection

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Is It An Unauthorized Practice of Law? Should a Real Estate Professional Prepare a Contract?

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