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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New Jersey’s Stance on Eminent Domain Since Kelo v. New London

The United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo v. City of New London in 2005 served as a wake-up call for eminent domain usage and abuse, as the Court affirmed that, depending upon any state or local laws to the contrary, it was and is permissible for government agencies to seize private property as a... Continue Article

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Sales Approach Rejected in Valuing Rental Property

In reviewing a recent decision by the Honorable Patrick DeAlmeida, the Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court, the first thing that jumps out is the large reductions — approximate $1.84 million in reduced assessments for each of the years under appeal.  The appeal involved a free-standing Barnes & Noble store in Evesham Township brought by the retailer, a... Continue Article

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