Rick Hoff Named New BLSJ Legal Counsel
Richard J. Hoff Jr., Bisgaier Hoff has been named the Builders League's Legal Counsel beginning in January 2021. The BLSJ Board of Directors unanimously approved Rick's appointment at their November meeting.
Rick will take over from Robert Washburn, Flaster Greenberg who after serving as Legal Counsel for 44 years announced his retirement effective at the end of 2020.
Rick focuses his practice on all facets of land use, real estate, affordable housing law and commercial litigation, with a special emphasis in complex litigation. Rick has represented major commercial and residential developers, trade organizations, and landowners throughout the State of New Jersey in connection with real estate transactions, applications for zoning, land use approvals, real estate litigation, and affordable housing litigation.
In connection with land use and affordable housing litigation, Rick manages all phases of that process from the initial hearings before land use boards through, if necessary, the litigation process. Rick’s land use practice has brought him before the New Jersey Supreme Court in achieving crucial victories for the development community.
Beyond the courtroom, Rick’s represents trade organizations, residential and commercial developers and landowners in connection with all phases of real estate transactions and negotiations including preparation and revisions of contracts, state legislation and local ordinances that affect development interests throughout the State of New Jersey.
Rick is also a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on topics including land use, real estate and affordable housing. In addition, Rick has authored a number of articles relative to New Jersey's land use practice. Rick currently serves as a Director on the Land Use Section of the New Jersey Bar Association.
He was honored with the Builders League's Distinguished Service Award in 2017.