Thomas M. Letizia is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton office. He also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Mr. Letizia represents local, regional and national developers, general businesses, retail companies, energy companies, pharmaceutical companies and educational institutions in all aspects of real estate transactions and land development involving major shopping centers, office complexes, industrial facilities, residential developments, hotels, schools and renewable energy projects such as solar energy systems.
His practice includes regular appearances before municipal, county and state regulatory boards and agencies throughout New Jersey for zoning, subdivision, site plan, conditional uses, variances and environmental approvals, negotiation of real estate acquisitions, sales and leases, and performance of due diligence reviews.
Mr. Letizia is experienced in handling legal issues arising from state environmental regulation of land development such as ISRA compliance, freshwater wetlands, stream encroachment, wastewater management planning and underground storage tanks. He has lectured to business and lender trade groups and written several articles on these topics, which can be found on the firm’s website.
Mr. Letizia’s practice also involves handling of complex legal issues arising from redevelopment projects, including redeveloper agreements, brownfield remediation, affordable housing, tax credits, payments in lieu of taxes, bond financing and other financing incentives.
In addition, Mr. Letizia assists developers on community association law matters, including the formation of condominiums and other common interest projects for both residential and nonresidential owners and in obtaining regulatory approvals from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs under the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act.