Richard L. Rudin

Richard L. Rudin

Parsippany, New Jersey

As Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation department and with a focus on real estate, government and education law, Richard has represented municipalities, boards of education, sewerage authorities, redevelopment agencies, corporations and individuals in a wide range of matters, including condemnation, real estate development and redevelopment, public contracts, transportation issues, civil rights, land use and environmental issues, tax appeals, and tax abatement matters. In advocating on his clients' behalf he has appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Richard has an impressive record of public service as well, having served as Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey from 1970-1988 and Chief Counsel for the New Jersey Department of Transportation from 1975-1988. Since 2009 he has held the position of General Counsel for the Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1969
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1973


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1966

Published Works

  • "Condemnation Gets Tougher for Condemning Agencies," , New Jersey Law Journal, 1988
  • "Special Problems from the Condemnor's Perspective" and “Condemnation: Trial Techniques and Recent Developments," The New Jersey Institute of Legal Education, 1987

Representative Cases

  • Landmark Inverse Condemnation Decision: Washington Market Enterprises v. City of Trenton, 68 N.J. 107 (1975)
  • First Reported Decision under the NJ Environmental Rights Act: Borough of Kenilworth v. Dept. of Transp., 151 N.J.Super. 322 (App. Div. 1977)


  • Condemnation Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Forum on Sports Betting, Sports and Entertainment Law Committee, NJ State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguish Service Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Group Council on Legal Resources, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Member, 1981-1988
  • Committee on Transportation Law, Transportation Research Board, Chairman, 1985-1988
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Public Contract Section, Member, 1973-1978

Past Employment Positions

  • New Jersey, Deputy Attorney General, 1970 - 1988
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation, Chief Counsel, 1975 - 1988
  • Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority, General Counsel

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