Christopher Stracco practices in the areas of real estate, property, and general commercial litigation, including zoning, land use, and real property-related litigation, wireless and cellular telecommunications, ordinance challenges, prerogative writ, riparian rights, quiet title, deed restrictions, adverse possession, real property tax appeals, real property taxation consulting, tax foreclosures, condemnation, eminent domain, valuation litigation, and landlord-tenant litigation and lease disputes.
Christopher has been designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
His experience includes general commercial, tax and real property-related litigation and appeals before the courts of New Jersey; and before United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (admitted pro hac vice); United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits; United States Bankruptcy Court.
Christopher has handled cases in all 15 of New Jersey's Superior Court vicinages.
Christopher has appeared before land use boards, governing bodies, county planning boards, and chosen Freeholders in connection with land use disputes, and has served as the Chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of Frelinghuysen Township. Christopher serves on the Township Committee of Frelinghuysen Township, served as Mayor from 2020-2021, and currently serves as Deputy Mayor. He also serves on the Frelinghuysen Township Land Use Board. In addition, he has been retained as an expert witness on real property and taxation issues with regard to legal malpractice claims.
Christopher has served as Special Property Tax and Litigation Counsel for Belleville Township.
Christopher was appointed to the 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 terms of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court.
Christopher has been appointed to the Appellate Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Christopher has also served on the board of editors for the ABA's Property Tax Deskbook, published by the ABA's Section of Taxation.
Christopher was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to a five year term on the Board of Trustees of the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey in 2014. In 2017, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board and prior to that, he served a one-year term as Treasurer.
Christopher also served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey's Professional Responsibility Rules Committee.
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