James J. Delia

James Delia

James J. Delia


(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.

Land Use Law
Real Estate Law
Business and Commercial Law
Tax Controversies

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

New Jersey, 1988

U.S. District Court NJ, 1988

Bergen County Bar

Articles by James J. Delia

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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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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