Peter J. Wolfson


F: (973) 206 6325
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Peter Wolfson represents developers in land use and real estate development and redevelopment projects. His work representing private development interests is complemented by his experience representing municipal zoning and planning boards and serving as a municipal attorney for a rapidly redeveloping town and its redevelopment agency earlier on in his career. With his comprehensive understanding of land use law gained from "both sides of the table," Peter is able to spot issues and fashion solutions that otherwise would likely not be considered.

In addition to land use and real estate development and redevelopment, Peter is sought by clients to handle issues relating to real estate transactions, financing, taxation, and common interest ownership associations. When disputes arise in any of these areas, Peter counsels clients on litigation strategies and often argues appeals.

Peter frequently speaks on land use and development topics and has testified before the New Jersey Law Revision Commission regarding proposed statutes.


Education and Credentials

The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1983
Allegheny College, B.A., 1980
State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Zufall Health Foundation, Trustee, 2021-Present
Morris County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2000-2003; Nominating Committee, 2004; Member, Land Use Section, 2003-present
Morris County Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2004-2007
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Section, Member, Director, 2005-2008
American Bar Association, Member
New Jersey Builders Association, Legal Action Committee, 2003-2006
Community Builders Association, Director, 2005-2006; Co-Chair of the Legal Affairs and Legislative Affairs Committees, January 2005-2006
Community Associations Institute, Member
New Jersey Planning Officials, Member
The Dickinson School of Law Alumni Mentoring Program, Mentor
Morris County United Way, Advisory Council, Member; Commercial Real Estate Steering Committee, Former Member; Public Officials Forum, Chair
Morris Tomorrow, Board of Trustees, 2006-2010
International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Member

Recognition and Community


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Selected as the Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for the Newark Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2023

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use attorney in New Jersey, 2019-2023

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Land Use & Zoning Law, 2013-2024, Litigation - Real Estate, 2013-2024, Real Estate Law, 2012-2024

Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Real Estate: Business Land Use/Zoning 2005-2024

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) as the Newark Area Best Lawyers Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)

Recipient of the Scotty Award for service from Morris County Rides, Inc. (now TransOptions, Inc.), 1997

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