Brian M. Hak

Brian M. Hak

Parsippany, New Jersey

Brian serves as general and special counsel to numerous public entities, including municipalities, counties, sewerage authorities, school boards, and independent authorities.

He regularly represents both public and private clients in a wide range of complex and commercial litigation, including disputes involving public contracts, construction, environmental liability, condemnation, real property tax appeals, land use, workplace discrimination and wrongful discharge, and First Amendment rights. He also has litigated claims successfully on behalf of private clients under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination.

Brian also advises public and private clients in regard to real estate transactions, land use and zoning applications, redevelopment projects, and environmental permitting and regulatory matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Education
  • Land Use & Real Estate
  • Government
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Hartford
    • B.S./B.A. - 1985

Published Works

  • "Real Property Tax Update – The Business Retention Act,", New Jersey State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Newsletter, 1995
  • "Special Improvement Districts – Effective and Fair,", New Jersey Municipalities Magazine, May, 1997

Representative Cases

  • State by Commissioner of Trans. v. Morristown, 129 N.J. 279 (1992)
  • Town of Morristown v. Women’s Club, 124 N.J. 605 (1991)
  • Calton Homes v. West Windsor Twp., 15 N.J. Tax 231 (Tax Ct. 1995)


  • Powers & Duties of Governing Body Officials, Rutgers University
  • Presenter, New Jersey Association of County Tax Board Commissioners and Administrators
  • Presenter, New Jersey League of Municipalities

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