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Francis X. Regan

Francis Regan is a partner in the firm's Teaneck office. He joined the firm as a partner in 2000. He is a member of the Redevelopment, Land Use, Municipal, and Green practice groups.

For the past 9 years, Mr. Regan has represented local and county public agencies, as well as private developers in redevelopment projects throughout New Jersey.  This representation frequently involves complex transactions requiring interaction among numerous interrelated public and private entities.  Mr. Regan also represents private clients seeking land use approvals for development projects.

Mr. Regan’s practice ranges from consultation on the initial identification of potential redevelopment areas, redevelopment area designations, preparation and adoption of redevelopment plans, property acquisition, contract negotiations, project financing and construction required to implement redevelopment projects. He was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for Real Estate in 2006.

In his representation of public and private clients, Mr. Regan regularly appears before governing bodies and planning and zoning boards. His counsel frequently draws upon his more than 25 years of experience in redevelopment, land use and planning; much of which was gained as a licensed professional planner working in local government.   Prior to his legal career, Mr. Regan was Planning and Development Director for the City of Rahway and a Project Manager for The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation.

Representative Cases:

Mr. Regan represented a private developer in the acquisition/assemblage of 750 acres of property by negotiation and condemnation in cooperation with a state agency for a major redevelopment project in the Meadowlands District of New Jersey.  

Mr. Regan represented a public agency in property assemblage, development approvals, financing and contract negotiations for the development of a 75,000 square foot building for a public library and private office space.

Mr. Regan successfully represented a municipality in the condemnation and related litigation of three leases in an existing commercial development in support of a mixed-use redevelopment project.

Mr. Regan received his B.A. in Geography and Urban Planning from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. He was awarded his master’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College, City University of New York in 1984, and his law degree from New York Law School in 1995. He is a New Jersey native and lifetime resident.

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey (1995)
Professional Memberships, Associations and Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
American Planning Association
American Institute of Certified Planners
Licensed Professional Planner - State of New Jersey

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Francis X. Regan
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Ste.31

Teaneck, NJ 07666
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