Forum on Condemnation Issues at Monmouth University

Posted on April 11th, 2013

Lawrence H. Shapiro, Esq., a condemnation attorney with ANSELL GRIMM & AARON, PC,  will be a featured panelist at a Monmouth University Seminar, sponsored by the Kislak Real Estate Institute, on Wednesday, May 8th.  The panel will discuss the eminent domain case of The Borough of Harvey Cedars v. Karan which is currently pending before the New Jersey Supreme Court in which Mr. Shapiro represents the Petitioner, Borough of Harvey Cedars.  The case is presently scheduled for oral argument on May 13th or 14th.

The case deals with the ability of a condemning authority to present evidence of the positive effects of a beach restoration and dune construction project that was constructed in the Borough before Super Storm Sandy struck and which saved oceanfront homes in the Borough, such as the Karan’s, from certain destruction.

The issue is one that has not been reviewed or addressed by the Court in over 100 years and in light of Sandy has implications for beach and dune projects throughout the State.  In fact, the State of New Jersey’s application to appear as Amicus in the matter has been granted.

The panel also features former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, James Zazzali, Esq.