Kaite J. Razin

Katie J. Razin, Esq.

Senior Associate

(201) 587-0888 Ext. 6410

krazin@wellslaw.com

Katie has developed an extensive land use, zoning, and municipal law background, having worked in all facets of development.  Serving as counsel to corporate and private developers, as well as objectors, she has a longstanding and successful practice working closely with client development teams and representing parties before local land use boards.  As board attorney to planning and zoning boards throughout Hunterdon, Bergen and Union counties, she has and continues to work to develop and enhance relationships with professionals and board members while providing high quality guidance.  Katie is knowledgeable in local and state zoning principles and has participated in many aspects of land use development, from the initial project planning stages and throughout the completion of municipal land use board processes.

Katie has also worked extensively on numerous prerogative writs and other general litigation, participating in all aspects of court matters. Her practice has also included affordable housing development, telecommunications, leasing and outdoor advertising regulation.

Before joining the team at Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, Katie was previously Of Counsel at a prominent land use focused New Jersey law firm and she had, for the prior 12 years, worked at a mid-sized Bergen County law firm, with focus on land use and zoning.  She is continuing to represent the Town of Clinton Land Use Board and Town of Westfield Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Katie is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Land Use Board of Directors and also serves as a Trustee on the Glen Courts Board of Trustees, helping to oversee matters relative to the senior housing development in Glen Rock.  She is also a volunteer board member for her local elementary school’s Home School Association.

Katie is a cum laude graduate of Tufts University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Communications. She graduated, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2005 and is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Katie enjoys living in Glen Rock with her husband and two children, Sam and Mia.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Land Use

Litigation

Municipal

Outdoor Advertising

EDUCATION:

Tufts University, B.A., Cum Laude, 2002

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. Cum Laude, 2005

BAR ADMISSIONS:

New Jersey, 2005

New York, 2006

District of Columbia, 2007

COURT ADMISSIONS:

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006

AFFILIATIONS:

Bergen County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Special Education Practitioners

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