Anton Lender joined DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP as a member of its Redevelopment, Land Use, Commercial Real Estate and Municipal Law practices.

Lendor brings extensive legal experience concerning the designation of redevelopment areas and plans and has defended various challenges to redevelopment in court. A skilled negotiator, Lendor has taken the lead on several redevelopment and related financial agreements for private and public clients alike. He has also appeared before land-use boards on behalf his clients and serves on the City of Newark’s Zoning Board.

With an engineering background, Lendor gives the firm an additional set of eyes that are familiar with the needs and concerns of engineers, architects, construction companies and code officials. In fact, Lendor’s engineering work nearly rivals his legal work having participated in the construction process of New Jersey landmarks like the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

“The DeCotiis Firm seeks out legal talent with a diverse array of backgrounds to make sure all our clients’ needs are met,” said Michael DeCotiis, Managing Partner. “Anton’s unique and extensive background in both law and engineering bolsters our firm’s leading redevelopment and commercial real estate practices and gives our firm an even deeper understanding of our client base.”

Lendor added, “The DeCotiis Firm’s reputation precedes itself, and it’s an honor to join the team. I am excited to work with such a deep roster of attorneys to build stronger communities and carve out a more vibrant business climate for our clients.”

Lendor, a leader in the community, serves on the State of New Jersey’s Working in Newark’s Neighborhoods (WINN) Board and is a Commissioner for the City of Newark’s Historic Preservation Commission, in addition to his aforementioned role on the Newark Zoning Board. Lendor earned a B.S. from Rutgers University College of Engineering and J.D. from Rutgers University, School of Law – Newark.