Craig M. Gianetti


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Craig Gianetti, co-chair of the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice, assists property owners, developers and institutional investors in all aspects of real estate development, from the initial transaction, to development approvals, financing and litigation. He helps clients with residential and commercial real estate development matters, including land use and zoning, affordable housing, redevelopment law, real estate transactions and litigation.

Craig has extensive experience in affordable housing matters related to developer and municipal compliance with affordable housing laws and has represented developers in affordable housing projects financed through the NJHMFA and the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. He has been involved in dozens of affordable housing cases through out New Jersey on behalf of developers.

In addition to his practice, Craig is an instructor of "Introduction to Zoning Enforcement and Administration" at Rutgers University's Center for Government Services, and has been a guest speaker at the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University. He is a regular speaker on various panels and seminars concerning land use and affordable housing. He is also a past-Chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Craig served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, Assignment Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Ocean County Law Division (retired), where he primarily assisted on land use and affordable housing matters in Ocean County.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented multiple Fortune 500 companies on the repurposing and redevelopment of corporate campuses in New Jersey

Represented a number of developer clients in obtaining rezoning for property as part of municipal affordable housing compliance plans, which in some instances involved litigation

Represent national pharmacy chain and regional convenience store chain in obtaining land use approvals throughout New Jersey

Recently represented both residential and commercial developers in redevelopment projects in New Jersey, including Morristown, Newark, Irvington, Wall Township, Atlantic City, Woodbridge, Moorestown and Old Bridge

Recently represented several affordable housing developers on the financing for projects in New Jersey using federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Represented several developers in obtaining rezoning or development approvals for over 3 million square feet of industrial space in New Jersey since 2021

Represented Fortune 100 Company on land use approvals for multiple parcel distribution centers throughout the state of New Jersey

Represent a large institutional real estate investment company in land use and affordable housing due diligence matters as part of various acquisitions and dispositions in New Jersey

Education and Credentials

Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003, Associate Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
Villanova University, B.S., 2000
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Law Section, Former Chair
New Jersey Builders Association
Morris County Bar Association
Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association, Inc.

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2023-2024

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Land Use/Zoning, 2017-2024

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Land Use/Zoning, 2012-2016

Recipient of the 2003 Connecticut Bar Association Real Property Award for article on affordable housing, "Third Time's The Charm? The Mount Laurel Solution To Exclusionary Zoning," Fall 2001

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