Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Steven G. Mlenak, a partner in the firm’s Redevelopment & Land Use and Real Estate Departments, has been appointed Redevelopment Counsel to the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA). The newly created leadership position within the organization was established specifically for Mr. Mlenak.
In his role as Redevelopment Counsel, Mr. Mlenak will provide guidance to the NJBA and its members on a comprehensive range of legal issues related to the redevelopment process in New Jersey. He will also be a key participant in various efforts to further the NJBA’s objectives pertaining to redevelopment on behalf of the state’s building industry through legislative and regulatory channels. He also serves as a member of the NJBA’s Legislative Committee.
Mr. Mlenak concentrates his practice in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning, and real estate development. He counsels developers, redevelopers, property owners and municipalities on all aspects of the redevelopment process related to mixed use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail, and affordable housing projects. His representation of clients includes the negotiation and drafting of redevelopment agreements, the review of redevelopment area studies and redevelopment plans, the drafting of redevelopment-related ordinances and resolutions, and appearances before redevelopment entities and governing bodies.
Mr. Mlenak also provides counsel regarding financial and economic development incentives and tax abatements available at the state and federal level, including those created or amended under the newly enacted $14 billion New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020.
The NJBA is the leading trade association for the shelter industry in New Jersey. Members include residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, consultants, and other professionals. The NJBA serves as a resource for its members through continuing education and advocacy. Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is proud to be a longtime Master Sponsor and Mixed-Use Developers (MXD) Patron Sponsor of the NJBA.