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Anthony F. Della Pelle  limits his practice to eminent domain, condemnation, redevelopment and real estate tax appeal matters.  He is a shareholder in the law firm of McKirdy & Riskin, P.A. in Morristown, New Jersey, and is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.  He is the New Jersey representative for Owners Counsel of America, a nationwide association of leading property rights lawyers which is limited to one attorney per state.  Mr. Della Pelle has also been awarded the CRE® designation by the Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of real estate practitioners recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters with fewer than 1,100 members world wide, of which less than 50 are practicing attorneys.  He has been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey as an expert in real estate valuation matters, has published several articles and lectures regularly on real estate valuation issues.  Tony is the author of two blogs, New Jersey Condemnation Law, www.njcondemnationlaw.comand New Jersey Property Tax, and has appeared on many occasions  as a legal consultant regarding eminent domain matters on Fox News. 


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  1. Litigation: 90%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years



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McKirdy & Riskin, PA

136 South St
Po Box 2379
Morristown, NJ, 079622379


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 10 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Top 100 Attorneys in New JerseyNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Top Real Estate Attorneys in New JerseyReal Estate New Jersey magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMcKirdy & Riskin, PA1997 - Present
PartnerSchenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP1986 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Owners Counsel of AmericaNew Jersey Representative2012 - Present
Counselors of Real EstateMember, Co-Chair of National Education Committee2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of LitigationMember, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee2007 - Present
Morris County Bar Association, Condemnation CommitteeChair2005 - Present
New Jersey Builders' AssociationMember, Redevelopment Committee2005 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harrison Redevelopment Area Taking$24 million binding arbitration award
New Jersey Transit Light Rail TakingSuperior Court jury verdict of $3.375 million
City of Long Branch redevelopment takingSettlement obtained prior to trial: $2,040,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalRedevelopment Reform in N.J.2014
Real Estate Issues/Counselors of Real EstateUnderwater Mortgages: Can Eminent Domain Bail Them Out?2013
The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (ALI-CLE)Working With Eminent Domain Valuation Witnesses2013
The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (ALI-ABA)Creative Valuation Approaches for Difficult Properties2012
Real Estate Litigation, American Bar Association, Section of LitigationProving Positional Bias2011
Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation, American Bar AssociationRecovering Business Goodwill in Condemnation Cases2011
The Practical LitigatorSelecting Eminent Domain Experts2010
New Jersey Law JournalEnvironmental Impacts in Real Estate Value Litigation2009
Real Estate New Jersey MagazineRedevelopment in NJ After Gallenthin2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Franklin and Marshall CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eminent Domain UpdateTakings of Mortgages, Leases and Other Interests2014
Eminent Domain and Land ValuationCondemnation Issues After Natural Disasters2014
Condemnation 101Damages & Benefits in Partial Takings Cases2014
Property Tax Appeals and Financial Opportunities Presented by a Challenging MarketProperty Tax Appeals in New Jersey2013
Eminent Domain Update 2013Eminent Domain Update 20132013
Eminent Domain From Start To FinishEminent Domain Overview and Ethics2013
Condemnation 101Working With Eminent Domain Valuation Witnessess2013
2013 Annual Redevelopment Law InstituteRedevelopment Property Acquisition - Facilitate With Incentive Zoning?2013
The Fort Monmouth Redevelopment StoryThe Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Story2012
Redevelopment Training InstituteRedevelopment Planning Law2012
Condemnation 101: Winning the High GroundStrategic Motion Practice2012
Eminent Domain and Land ValuationValuation of Difficult Properties2011
Redevelopment Training InstituteRedevelopment in New Jersey2010
Eminent Domain and Land Valuation LitigationEffective Utilization of the Media in Your Eminent Domain Case2010
Fundamentals of Condemnation LawFundamentals of Condemnation Law2008