The Firm has been appointed School Board Attorney for the Barnegat Township School District. The Barnegat Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students from kindergarten through Grade 12. The district has six schools: Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School; Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School; Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School; Cecil S. Collins Elementary School; Russell O. Brackman Middle School; and Barnegat High School. The district’s current enrollment is 3,229 students.
Gregory P. McGuckin published an article in the June 2015 issue of NJ Municipalities Magazine. The article, entitled The Court Approves 20 Acre Zoning, discusses the Firm’s recent victory before the New Jersey Supreme Court in Griepenburg v. Ocean Township, 220 N.J. 239 (2015). In the article McGuckin discusses the issues addressed by the Court and how the decision will assist municipal attorneys in defending “as applied” challenges to zoning ordinances.
Gregory P. McGuckin argued the case before the Court and Christopher J. Dasti prepared the briefs filed with the Court. The Court agreed with the arguments put forth by the Firm that the township ordinances were part of a comprehensive scheme for establishing a town center, protecting the town from sprawl and, in a coordinated fashion, preventing the destruction of contiguous areas of inter-related and undeveloped sensitive natural resources.