Publications

The attorneys at McKirdy and Riskin have written extensively on topics within our practice area, including the leading treatise on the law of New Jersey eminent domain:

  • Main Street v. Hackensack:  A Signal of a Possible Revival of Urban Redevelopment in New Jersey?“,  Practice Points, American Bar Association; Section of Litigation; Real Estate, Condemnation and Trust Litigation;  January 26, 2016;

  • Property ‘Inspection’ or Taking?“, Real Estate Issues, The Counselors of Real Estate, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2014)

  • Redevelopment Reform in N.J.: What Does it Mean And Will it Work?”, 216 New Jersey Law Journal 609 (June 2, 2014)

  • Does the Disparate-Impact Theory Apply to the Fair Housing Act”, New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 215, No. 4 (January 27, 2014)
  • Underwater Mortgages: Can Eminent Domain Bail Them Out”; Real Estate Issues, The Counselors of Real Estate, Vol. 38, Number 2 (2013).
  • Working with Eminent Domain Valuation Witnesses“, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, American Law Institute (March, 2013)
  • Chapter 91: Assessment Tool Turned Litigation Sword”, New Jersey Law Journal , Vol. 210, No. 7 (November 12, 2012)
  • “The Law of Eminent Domain” (New Jersey Chapter Authors) – Fifty State Survey, American Bar Association/First Chair Press, 1st Ed. (2012)
  • “Creative Valuation Approaches for Difficult Properties” – The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, American Law Institute/American Bar Association, March 2012. Read this article
  • “In Condemnation Actions the Trial Court is Gatekeeper to Expert Valuation Testimony”, New Jersey Law Journal, November 14, 2011. Read this article
  • “Proving Positional Bias” – Real Estate Litigation; American Bar Association, Section of Litigation  Read this article
  • Recovering Business Goodwill in Condemnation Cases; American Bar Association, Section of Litigation — Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee  Read this article
  • Selecting Eminent Domain Experts, The Practical Litigator, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, 2010  Read this article
  • New Jersey Condemnation Practice, 3rd Ed.  (The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ, 2008)
  • “Environmental Impacts in Real Estate Valuation Litigation”  New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. CXCV, No. 12, Index 862 (March 23, 2009); Thomas M. Olson and Anthony F. Della Pelle.  Read this article
  • “Redevelopment In NJ After Gallentin”  Real Estate New Jersey (October, 2007); Anthony F. Della Pelle.
  • “Is Fair Market Value Fair?”  New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. CLXXXVII – No. 13 – Index 1158 (March 26, 2007); Edward D. McKirdy.  Read this article
  • “The Predicate Witness and the Condemnation Case: Organizing the Case, Qualifying the Witness and Determining the Scope of Testimony”  (ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Course of Study Materials, San Diego, 2006) John H. Buonocore, Jr. Esq.
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Eminent Domain “Economic Development” as a Public Use or Purpose?  The Morris Lawyer (April 2005), Joseph W. Grather. Read this article
  • “Novel Issues Involved in Direct and Cross Examination of Witnesses in an Eminent Domain Trial”  (ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Course of Study Materials, San Francisco 2004) John H. Buonocore, Jr. Esq.
  • “The New Eminent Domain: Public Use Defense Vanishing in Wake of Growing Privatization of Power”  New Jersey Law Journal, 155 N.J.L.J. 1145, March 15, 1999, Edward D. McKirdy. Read this article
  • “The Perils of Chapter 91”  New Jersey Law Journal, 151 N.J.L.J. 1092 (March 1998). Thomas M. Olson
  • “A Smoother Road for Site Improvements”  New Jersey Law Journal, 148 N.J.L.J. 1233, June 23, 1997, Anthony F. Della Pelle and Eric A. Inglis  Read this article
  • “How to Value a Leasehold in an Eminent Domain Case”  The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Volume 10, Number 2, March 1994, Edward D. McKirdy
  • “Tax Appeals in a Depressed Market: A Reply”  Tri-State Real Estate Journal, Vol. 10, No. 5, May 14, 1993, Edward D. McKirdy
  • “Compensation for Impairment of Rights of Access”  Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, The Southwestern Legal Foundation, November 1987, Edward D. McKirdy
  • “Cross Examination of the Appraisal Expert”  Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, The Southwestern Legal Foundation, December 1985, Edward D. McKirdy
  • “Project Enhancement: The Case for Abandonment of the Doctrine”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, September 29, 2006 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain in New Jersey – Kelo: What’s Good, What’s Bad, And What Do We Do About It?”  Lorman Education Services, East Brunswick, March 28, 2006 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain and Land Valuation”  American Law Institute – American Bar Association, San Diego, January, 2006 (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “Eminent Domain in New Jersey – Proposed Federal and State Legislative Reform”  Lorman Education Services, East Brunswick, March, 2006 (Harry J. Riskin)
  • “Eminent Domain & Regulatory Takings: Update 2005”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Edison, September 23, 2005 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Redevelopment Law”  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Las Vegas, 2005 (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “In Need of Redevelopment Designations – Mounting an Effective Defense”  – CLE International, Princeton, 2005 (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “Handling Eminent Domain & Regulatory Takings Cases”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education –Morristown November 20, 2004; Mt. Laurel December 11, 2004 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Handling Eminent Domain & Regulatory Takings Cases”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education –Morristown November 20, 2004; Mt. Laurel December 11, 2004 (Harry J. Riskin)
  • “Novel Issues in Direct and Cross Examination of Witnesses”  – American Law Institute – American Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation, San Francisco, 2004 (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Coral Gables, FL, January 9-11, 2003 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Strategies for Handling The Eminent Domain Case”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Fairfield, March 6, 2002 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Strategies for Handling The Eminent Domain Case”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Fairfield, March 6, 2002 (Harry J. Riskin)
  • “Project Influence”  in Eminent Domain Takings, ALI-ABA, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Section, Scottsdale, Arizona, January, 2002. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Strategies for the Handling of the Eminent Domain Case”  – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2002 (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Coral Gables, FL, January 4-6, 2001 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Real Estate Value Litigation – Eminent Domain”  – 62nd Annual Princeton Conference of the Appraisal Institute (John H. Buonocore, Jr.)
  • “Strategies for Handling The Eminent Domain Case”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Fairfield February 25, 1999; Mt. Laurel March 20, 1999 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Strategies for Handling The Eminent Domain Case”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Fairfield February 25, 1999; Mt. Laurel March 20, 1999 (Harry J. Riskin)
  • “Strategies for Handling the Eminent Domain Case”  ICLE Seminar, February 25, 1999, Fairfield, NJ. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Real Estate Value Litigation: Tax Appeals”  Union County Bar Association, February 24, 1999, Westfield. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Coral Gables, FL, January 7-9, 1999 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Stigmas, Contamination and the Environment: Their Influence on Property Valuation for Property Tax Purposes”  ABA Annual Convention, Section of Real Property, Property Tax Committee, Toronto, Canada, August 3, 1998. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Scottsdale, AZ, January 8-10, 1998 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Condemnation-Overview of Appraisal Theory”  Central New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 3rd Annual September Symposium, Jamesburg, NJ, September 22, 1997 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “How To Value an Added Assessment”  N.J. Association of County Tax Board Commissioners & Administrators, 26th Annual Educational Conference, NJ, August 20, 1997. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Cutting Edge Techniques for Savings Clients Property Tax Dollars – Using Limits on Property to Save Your Clients Tax Dollars”  ABA Annual Convention, Section of Real Property, Property Tax Committee, San Francisco, CA August 4, 1997. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 9-11, 1997 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Recent Developments in Land Use and Regulatory Takings”  Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ, September 28, 1996 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Reducing Property Taxes on Environmentally Contaminated Property”  ABA 7th Annual Spring CLE and Committee Meeting for Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, San Diego, CA May 16, 1996. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Real Property Tax Appeals: Issues and Developments All Practitioners Should Know Before the April 1, 1994 Filing Deadline”  Panelist, presented by Morris County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, March 9, 1994, March 1995, February 29, 1996. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), San Francisco, CA, January 11-13, 1996 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Is the Cost of Environmental Remediation Properly an Issue of Value in Eminent Domain”  Transportation Research Board, 34th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 19-22, 1995 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 12-14, 1995 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • New Jersey Chapter No. l  American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Woodbridge. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Real Property Tax Appeals in New Jersey”  National Business Institute, Inc., Saddle Brook, November 3, 1994. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Fundamental Condemnation Practice”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – Cherry Hill October 15, 1994; Fairfield October 18, 1994; New Brunswick October 25, 1994 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Fundamental Condemnation Practice”  ICLE Seminar, October 14 (Cherry Hill), October 18 (Fairfield), October 25, 1994 (New Brunswick). (Thomas M. Olson)
  • New Jersey Chapter No. l  Metro New Jersey Chapter of Appraisal Institute, Newark, September 22, 1994. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “Valuation Issues in Relevant Parcel Analysis”  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – New Brunswick, NJ, July 21, 1994 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Real Property Tax Appeals”  North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce, Clifton, New Jersey, March 24, 1994. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “The Relationship Between Attorney and Appraiser in Value Litigation”  Appraisal Institute, Metropolitan Chapter, Newark, NJ, March 24, 1994 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Real Property Tax Appeals”  Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce, Paterson, New Jersey, March 10, 1994. (Thomas M. Olson)
  • “How to Try a Condemnation Case Involving Environmental Contamination”  American Bar Association, New York, New York, August 8, 1993 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Valuation of Contaminated Property in Real Estate Tax Appeals and Condemnation”  Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ, March 16, 1993 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), New Orleans, LA., January 7-9, 1993 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • Taking Law – Inverse Condemnation: The Implications of the Lucas Decision for New Jersey”  Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ, September 3, 1992 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., January 9-11, 1992 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Appraiser’s Role in Condemnation”  National Association of Real Estate Appraisers – Atlantic City, NJ, March 19, 1991 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA, Scottsdale, AZ, January 4-6, 1990 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Condemnation Trial Techniques and Recent Developments”  Institute for Continuing Legal Education – New Brunswick, NJ, December 19, 1989 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • South Jersey Chapter of Real Estate Appraisers  November 29, 1989 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation”  American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Ft. Lauderdale, FLA, January 5-7, 1989 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • Central Atlantic Regional Appraisal Conference  Atlantic City, New Jersey 1981, 1985, 1989 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • “Taking Without Just Compensation”  American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Woodbridge, NJ, September 15, 1988 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • Local Chapter of Independent Fee Appraisers  Passaic County, NJ, April 28, 1988 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • Society of Real Estate Appraisers  Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, April 26, 1988 (Edward D. (McKirdy)
  • “Trying the Condemnation Case”  Institute for Continuing Legal Education – North Jersey December 5, 1987; Central Jersey December 10, 1987; South Jersey December 19, 1987 (Edward D. McKirdy)
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education The Fundamentals of Condemnation Law , 3rd Ed. 2008
  • Eminent Domain  (New Jersey Practice, 3rd Ed., Vol. 21, Ch. 41, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minn., 1995)