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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|NJ Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best in Bergen||201 Magazine||2013|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|2011 Achievement in Planning Award||New Jersey Planning Officials||2011|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|NJ Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Attorney||Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, LLP||1969 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|NJ Planning Officials||General Counsel Emeritus||N/A|
|North Jersey Friendship House||Trustee||N/A|
|Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities||Trustee||N/A|
|Della Bella, et al. v. Zoning Bd. of Palisades Park||Decided in favor of client neighbors.|
|See all legal cases|
|Municipal Law Review||An Ethical Lapse and its Effect on a Municipal Contract||1994|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Pop Quiz: Spot the 'Poison Pill' Conflict of Interest||1993|
|Municipal Law Review||Civilian Complaint Review Boards - A Prototype||1992|
|Municipal Law Review||Private Clubs Which Discriminate: Can Liquor Licenses be Withheld by the Municipality?||1990|
|Municipal Law Review||Public Relations and Public Information Services - To Bid or Not to Bid||1990|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1967|
|Colgate University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1964|
|NJ CLE Course||Representing Zoning & Planning Boards in NJ||2015|
Posted by nancy
With regard to a fence to enclose a back-yard swimming pool, the Town was making unreasonable, unsolvable demands on us and being totally unresponsive. Mr. Kates accompanied us to a meeting and negotiated with the local officials to obtain a reasonable settlement.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Kates successfully won an arbitration award against a pair unscrupulous design/build contractors who, after 1) overcharging me, 2) lying to me about the status of final inspections, and 3) rendering my home completely uninhabitable, sued me for 'non-payment'.
Posted by John
Mr. Kates is a seasoned veteran of NJ land use and municipal law, and we have benefitted greatly from his advice. He listens, which is refreshing because so many attorneys love the sound of their own voice. He is also prompt to reply to emails and phone calls. He's a great attorney and I feel fortunate he is representing us.
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