Case Studies

Below are real cases and real results by McKirdy, Riskin, Olson & DellaPelle, P.C. for its clients.  Take a look.  While each case varies from the next, and past performance cannot dictate any future results, it is evident that our work speaks for itself.

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Eminent Domain

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

Partial taking of Gas Station Site for Intersection Improvements in Hunterdon County

Won $182,000

The Offer $60,000

Jury Verdict 

$242,000

The Results More than 4X the government's offer

Relocation of Food Manufacturing Plant in Hudson County

Delivered $2,039,000

The Offer $0

Court Judgment 

$2,039,000

The Results $2,039,000 relocation award when $0 offered!

Partial Taking of a Commercial Development Site for Minor League Baseball Stadium in Mercer County

Won $5,257,000

The Offer $2,300,000

Jury Verdict $7,557,000

The Results $5,257,000 more than the government's offer

Open Space Acquisition – 27 Acre Expansion of Morris County Golf Course

Delivered $950,000

The Offer $300,000

Settlement

$1,250,000

The Results More than 4 times the government’s offer.

Road Widening – Monmouth County Auto Parts Store

Won $63,500

The Offer $1,400

Jury Verdict $63,500

The Results 45 times the government’s offer

Real Estate Tax Appeals

Middlesex County Office/Lab Facility – Tax Appeal

Savings $45,500

Negotiated Future Reduction of Assessment
$828,200

Annual Tax Savings
$45,500

Ocean Township Apartment Complex – Tax Appeal

Savings $80,000

Total Refund
$460,000

Annual Future Tax Savings
$80,000

Bergen County Residence Tax Appeal

Savings $8,100

Negotiated Reduction of Assessment
$400,000

Annual Tax Savings
$8,100

Green Brook 44,000 sf Office Building (Somerset County) – Tax Appeal

Savings $55,000

Total Tax Refund Received $147,000

Annual Tax Savings $55,000

West New York Big Box Retail Building (Hudson County) – Tax Appeal

Savings $35,500

Negotiated Reduction of Assessment
$263,000

Annual Tax Savings
$35,500

Paterson Industrial Buildings (Passaic County) – Tax Appeal

Savings $150,000

Negotiated Reduction of Assessment
produces refund of $536,000

Annual Tax savings
$150,000

Redevelopment

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

Taking of commuter parking lot and industrial buildings for redevelopment in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey

Won $29,150,000

Government/Redeveloper Offer
$15,100,000

Binding Arbitration Award + Additional Compensation Received
$29,150,000

Results delivered
$14,050,000

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Home of World War II Hero in Carteret, Middlesex County

Property Saved

Results delivered
Property saved from local redevelopment project

Diner in Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County

Building and Business Saved

Results delivered
Family owned and run diner spared from wrecking ball

Related links
NY Times

Redevelopment Taking of Oceanfront Land in Long Branch, Monmouth County

Won $1,617,500

Government/Redeveloper Offer
$422,500

Negotiated settlement
$2,040,000

Results delivered
Nearly five times the amount offered by the redeveloper and city

14 Acre Redevelopment Area in Central Business District in Newark

Neighborhood Saved

Results Delivered:
Court halts project – neighborhood saved

Related Links:
NY Times
Plainfield Stuff