Katharine "Kate" Coffey assists clients with commercial and multi-family development and redevelopment, including land use and zoning, rezoning, the New Jersey Highlands, affordable housing, redevelopment law and financial incentives, real estate transactions, liquor license transfers, and real estate related litigation.
Kate works with developers from the inception of their project, beginning with negotiation and drafting of purchase agreements and leases, and sees a project through to its approvals and entitlements from local planning and zoning boards and state agencies. She also has significant experience in state and local incentive programs, including Grow NJ tax credits and Economic Redevelopment and Growth grants administered by the NJEDA, long term and short term tax exemptions, redevelopment area bonding and environmental opportunity zone tax exemptions.
Kate also focuses on condominium sponsorship and conversion and serves as outside general counsel to commercial and residential condominium associations.
Represented national luxury fitness chain in variation of General Development Plan and Planning Board subdivision and site plan approval, and associated development approvals
Represented redeveloper in amendment to redevelopment plan, negotiation of redevelopment agreement and PILOT, site plan approval for luxury 160-unit multi-family development, Waterfront Development Permit, Tidelands License and Riparian Grant, and associated development approvals, joint venture agreement with equity partner, over $40 million in financing, and acquisition of property
Represented redeveloper in negotiation of redevelopment plan; redevelopment agreement; and PILOT, site plan, subdivision and lot consolidation approvals for 140 multi-family units and acquisition of assemblage of over 10 lots with diverse ownership
Represented multi-family developer in negotiation of rezoning of property to permit multi-family development, site plan approval and associated development approvals
Selected to the list of “Recognised Practitioners” in Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use in New Jersey, 2018
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate, 2013-2016, 2017-2018
Chosen as one of the New Jersey Law Journal's 2016 New Leaders of the Bar
Morris County Bar Association Young Lawyers Mock Trial Competition winner, 2008
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Washington and Lee University Alumni Association, Northern New Jersey Chapter, President
International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood, 2002-Present