Hackensack, NJ
433 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
ph: 201.488.1300
fx: 201.488.6541
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Jeffrey A. Zenn

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Jeffrey Zenn's transactional practice involves all aspects of commercial real estate including purchasing, selling and leasing commercial property; commercial mortgage and asset-based lending; business entity formation and reorganization; buying and selling of businesses both asset and stock; private equity investments; mergers and acquisitions; condominium development and homeowner associations; redevelopment law including extensive experience in development of affordable housing using low income housing tax credits, taxable and tax-exempt bond financing; land use on behalf of developers and municipalities; utility law, environmental compliance (ISRA) and permitting such as waterfront development.

Jeff has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and all other New Jersey courts on various matters including prerogative writs involving land use and municipal law issues, utility authority law, Mt. Laurel litigation, business disputes, real estate tax appeals, condemnation, condominium law, landlord/tenant disputes, mortgage and tax sale certificate foreclosures.

Areas of Concentration

  • Real Estate Development/Zoning
  • Banking
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Utilities

Articles and Publications

  • Pitfalls in Non-Deed Transfers: The Controlling Interest Transfer Tax.  New Jersey Law Journal (October 16, 2017) and The LLC and Partnership Reporter.  American Bar Association.  (March, 2018).
  • How to Beat the Lenders: Four Winning Defenses to Residential Foreclosure Actions in New Jersey, New Jersey Law Journal (January 30, 2012), Jeffrey A. Zenn and David Rubenstein
  • Lacking a Personal Touch: How Recent Practices Spell Ruin for Modern Lenders, New Jersey Law Journal, (July 9, 2012), Jeffrey A. Zenn and David Rubenstein
  •  90 Riverdale, LLC v. Riverdale, 27 N.J. Tax 328 (2013) (rejecting taxpayer and municipality experts valuation reports and affirming assessments)
  • Alpine Borough v. Gilbert, 10 N.J. Tax 537 (1989) (upholding taxpayer’s motion to dismiss Alpine’s appeal of a county tax board judgment where its motion for reconsideration was filed and served more than 20 days after entry of judgment and therefore it did not toll the time for Alpine to file its appeal)
  • In re 970 Realty Assocs., 234 N.J. Super 348 (App. Div. 1989) (contract purchaser’s challenge to NJDEP’s issuance of a letter of non-applicability concerning ECRA contending the property was an industrial establishment was dismissed by the court because the contract purchaser abandoned her claim to possession of the property)
  • Thanasoulis v. Winston Towers 200 Assn., Inc., 110 N.J. 650 (1988) (holding that condominium association cannot charge a higher parking fee for tenants of nonresident unit owners than resident unit owners in order to generate extra revenue for association’s benefit as the disparate parking fee exceeds the authority granted under the Condominium Act and its master deed)
  • Thanasoulis v. Winston Towers 200 Assn., Inc. 214 N.J. Super. 408 (App. Div. 1986) (upholding condominium association’s rule charging increased parking fee for tenants of nonresident unit owners in excess of the amount charged to resident unit owners as such excess amounts benefit all unit owners by increasing the revenue of the condominium association)

Representative Experience

  • Represent client in the sale of business in stock transaction in which seller received stock in a publically traded commercial bank.
  • Represent client in sale of business in an asset transaction in which seller received cash, notes and preferred equity in the buyer.
  • Attorney for Tenafly Planning Board, 2000-present
  • Attorney for Tenafly Board of Adjustment, 2017-present
  • General Counsel for Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority, 2011-2015
  • Attorney for Hillsdale Planning Board, 2006-2008

Professional & Community Activities

  • Attorney for Tenafly Planning Board, 2000-present
  • Attorney for Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority, 2011-2015
  • Attorney for Hillsdale Planning Board, 2006-2008
  • Counsel to the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Inc. and its Endowment Foundation, 1995-present
  • Trustee, Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, New Jersey, 2006-2014
  • Vice-President for Fundraising, Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, New Jersey, 2006-2009
  • Berrie Fellow Leadership Program, 2003-2005
  • UJC Association for Developmentally Disabled, Inc. – Certificate of Appreciation, 1989
  • UJC Association for Developmentally Disabled, Inc. – Certificate of Appreciation, 1988