New Jersey Property Rights Attorneys

We’ve been getting better deals for property owners for over 45 years.
We fight for your rights in Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Redevelopment matters!

Eminent Domain

More than two thirds of property owners think the governments eminent domain offer is their only choice… we know better. There are laws in place that govern: a taking must be for public use and "just compensation" must be paid. We make sure the goverment does not misuse its powers, and get you that just compensation.

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Property Tax Appeals

We have successfully handled real estate tax appeals at county tax boards around the State, in the New Jersey Tax Court, and New Jersey Supreme Court, representing owners of every type of property—from industrial facilities to single family homes and small business properties – and have saved our clients millions of dollars over the years.

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Redevelopment

Under New Jersey law and the guise of “redevelopment,” privately owned property can be taken by government entities and turned over to private developers. We have successfully prevented many wrongful attempts to take private property for redevelopment.

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We Get Results In Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Redevelopment


Since 1967, McKirdy & Riskin has successfully represented property owners in some of the most complex, precedent-setting eminent domain cases, property tax appeals, redevelopment matters, and property valuation litigation involving commercial, industrial, special purpose, and residential properties throughout the State of New Jersey.

We are the watchdogs of the people; helping businesses, individuals and non-profits to keep the government in line when their assets and hard earned money are at stake.

Our firm has delivered satisfying results for owners of all types of property — commercial, industrial, retail, residential, farmland, parkland and more. We quickly assess and analyze potential outcomes. We defend and protect citizens in negotiations and in court.

Total taking of vacant lot in Atlantic City by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Results Delivered $2,082,000

The Offer
$1,050,000

Jury Verdict 

$3,132,000

The Results
$2,082,000 more than the government's offer

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Middlesex County Office/Lab Facility – Tax Appeal

Savings $45,500

Negotiated Future Reduction of Assessment
$828,200

Annual Tax Savings
$45,500

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Redevelopment of 140+ Acre Industrial Site in Union County Halted

Property Saved

Results Delivered
Negotiated settlement to remove redevelopment designation on industrial property in Linden, New Jersey

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Challenge to Redevelopment Action Decades After Finding of Blight Denied

  The Appellate Division recently analyzed an old blight designation in Ocean County in a January 18, 2017 opinion.  You may have to read it more than once to understand the convoluted fact pattern.  Or, you may want to skip ahead to the legal analysis because it is short and to the point. Two tracts... Continue Article

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Taxpayers’ Reliance on MLS to Find Market Value Rejected

A real property trial was held in Reznick v. Twp. of Marlboro wherein plaintiffs challenged their residential property tax assessment.  Plaintiffs had initially filed to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation which reduced the assessment from $909,000 down to $862,000.  Plaintiff thereafter appealed to the Tax Court seeking a reduction of the assessment to $800,000.... Continue Article

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