James J. Delia

(201) 587-0888  Ext. 6403

Areas of Practice
  • Land Use Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Tax Controversies
  • Liquor Licensing

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


Bergen County Bar Association

About James

With more than thirty years in the legal practice, Partner James Delia is an exceptionally experienced Land Use, Real Estate and Business Lawyer. He joined Wells, Jaworski & Liebman in 1993 after starting his career as a law clerk for the Honorable James T. Murphy, J.S.C. and then as an assistant Bergen County Prosecutor where he rose to the level of Chief of the Prosecutor’s Office White Collar Division and Assistant Chief of the office’s organized crime unit. He represents a wide variety of clients, from small, local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

He is well-versed in the fields of Land Use, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Financing, complex title matters, commercial leasing and other sophisticated commercial transactions.

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.

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.


Experienced civil and commercial litigation attorneys handling matters ranging from liability, contract disputes, estate controversies, employment issues, tax appeals and more.

Articles by James

Remote Notarization is Permitted by Law During the State of Emergency

In the State’s continuing efforts to foster social distancing, Assembly Bill No. 3903 was signed into law on April 14, […]

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High Times in the Garden State

During this decade, there has been a trend to legalize the sale and use of marijuana and other cannabis products […]

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Excessive noise can be a health hazard. It can affect your sleep, interfere with your concentration and raise your blood […]

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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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