Kara Kaczynski concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, zoning, redevelopment and land use law. Her practice also encompasses various aspects of transactional law relating to real estate development and telecommunications aspects of zoning and land use law.
Ms. Kaczynski has experience representing municipalities and assisting them with various legal issues, including, but not limited to, ordinance and resolution drafting, liquor licenses and constitutional protections. Ms. Kaczynski has also performed a great deal of work for private land use clients and public zoning and planning boards throughout the state of New Jersey. Ms. Kaczynski worked as lead associate outside counsel to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, a State entity responsible for reinvesting a portion of gaming industry revenues to revitalize Atlantic City and other areas throughout New Jersey, and is currently special counsel to the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and Redevelopment counsel to the Township of Bloomfield. She served as a member of the Ridgefield Planning Board and was selected to serve as in-house counsel to Kushner Companies, a major developer, re-developer and owner/operator of a multitude of residential, commercial and mixed-use sites throughout the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern New Jersey - Associates Council, 2011 Board of Directors
New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
Will NJ State Agencies Lose Veto Power Over ALG Rulings? Posted on Friday May 17, 2013 "State agencies in New Jersey may soon relinquish their veto power over certain court rulings. The New Jersey Assembly recently approved legislation that would give the final decision to administrative law judges (ALJ) rather than allow the heads of state agencies to veto or modify rulings. The change would apply to several agencies under the [...]
NJ Supreme Court Tackles How to Divvy Up Sewer Connection Fees Posted on Tuesday April 02, 2013 "The New Jersey Supreme Court recently considered what happens when more than one entity plays a role in handling a property’s sewage. The court concluded that both entities were entitled to collect a non-duplicative sewer connection fee. The Facts of the Case Under the New Jersey Sewerage Authorities Law, N.J.S.A. 40:14A-8, and the Municipal and [...]
NJ Local Finance Board Proposes New Rules to Make Sure Municipalities Pay Their Bills Posted on Friday February 15, 2013 "The New Jersey Division of Local Government Services Local Finance Board wants to make sure that counties and municipalities are paying their bills on time. It recently proposed two new rules that would alter the procedures for the payment of local unit debt obligations. According to the rule proposal, “Local units making late payments on [...]