Stuart D. Liebman

Managing Partner
(201) 587-0888  Ext. 6446

Areas of Practice
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • J.D. Western New England University School of Law, 1981 B.A. University of Maryland, 1978
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 1981
  • 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

About Stuart

Stuart is the Managing Partner of Wells, 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 Mark Balian. Stuart and Mark 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. 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 counsel to municipal zoning and planning boards. Stuart enjoys an AV (highest possible) Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell national lawyers diary, and New Jersey Super Lawyer rating, and Bergen County 201 Magazine Best 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 late 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.

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 Stuart

Governor Signs Bill Extending Outdoor Dining Through November 2024

Governor Murphy recently signed legislation extending the authorization for restaurants and bars to offer outdoor dining to patrons.  During COVID-19 […]

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Update on New Jersey Legislative Reaction to COVID-19

The Country is slowly reopening for business. The office of the Governor in NJ is taking action to attempt to […]

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NJ DEP Adopts Temporary Rule Modification to Extend Certain Time Limits for Environmental Remediation Work

On Friday, April 24, 2020, there was an emergency adoption by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe concerning a waiver of […]

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SBA PPP Loans-Round 2

On April 24, the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” was signed into law.  Referred to as “CARES […]

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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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