Mr. Boccher focuses his practice primarily in Land Use and Redevelopment Law. He has over 25 years of experience in land use matters involving a range of complex development and regulatory issues, including redevelopment, state and regional planning, zoning, infrastructure issues, regulatory compliance and affordable housing. He represents both public and private clients.
He appears before local land use boards and county and state agencies relating to all aspects of development.
Boccher also litigates all claims relating to land use and development matters, including contracts, permits and approvals.
While serving as a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Boccher was the first attorney in New Jersey to represent the newly formed State Planning Commission and the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). During the course of his representation of COAH, he advised the agency in the promulgation of its regulations and in its actions upon municipal housing plans. He defended the constitutionality of COAH's enabling statute, the Fair Housing Act, up to and in the Supreme Court.
Mr. Boccher is a speaker on real estate and development issues. Associations to which he has spoken include the Real Estate & Redevelopment Symposium (ICLE) and the Judicial College.
· Obtains all approvals and permits for residential, commercial and redevelopment projects
· Attorney for developers and municipalities in Mt. Laurel actions and affordable housing matters
· Conducts due diligence review for all aspects of major project acquisition
· Obtained development and related approvals and permits for regional shopping mall and defended approvals in litigation
· Coordinated redevelopment of Hudson River ferry and public park project
· Contests, challenges and litigates development applications as counsel for objectors
· Special counsel for public sector clients for redevelopment and transit oriented projects
· Counsel for solar projects
• Court-appointed Special Master in contract and discovery disputes
Mr. Boccher received his B.A. in Philosophy from Rutgers University in 1977. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of International and Public Affairs in 1981. Mr. Boccher is a New Jersey native and lifetime resident.
New Jersey (1981)