James E. Polles concentrates his practice in redevelopment and land use matters with various municipalities, local authorities and private developers on a variety of development projects and related financings. His extensive experience allows him to advise clients on both the financial and planning elements of the redevelopment process, from the designation of a redevelopment area and the negotiation of a redevelopment agreement, to the negotiation of financial agreements governing payments in lieu of taxes and working with developers to bring redevelopment project to successful fruition.

James’s broad knowledge of local government operation and procedure and governing law allows him to also provide general and special counsel services for various municipalities including the Township of Edison, the Borough of Keyport, and other public entities. This experience provides a unique background in his ability to assist in all manner of local government practice and representation, from routine transactional real estate matters to the drafting of complex transactional agreements.



  • Ohio Northern University, J.D.
  • University of Scranton, B.S.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey