William W. Northgrave concentrates his practice in municipal law, specifically in the areas of redevelopment and long-term tax exemption and litigation related thereto. William has worked on a number of redevelopment projects throughout New Jersey, on behalf of both public and private entities, including projects in Woodbridge, Belmar, Linden, West Orange, Tinton Falls and Haddon Township, among others. William currently serves as General Counsel to the Township of Edison, the Middlesex County Utilities Authority and the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency.
In addition to his municipal and redevelopment practice, William devotes significant time to election law issues. He has served as general or special counsel to the New Jersey State Democratic Committee and to a number of County Democratic Committees. He regularly counsels candidates and elected officials in various election law matters, ranging from election contests and recounts to recall elections and miscellaneous litigation arising out of contested elections, in addition to providing advice to candidates and campaigns on campaign-related issues. William was a New Jersey elector in the 2008 Electoral College in the historic election of President Barack H. Obama.
William previously served as Chief of Staff in Hudson County and later as Hudson County Counsel. He has been practicing for more than 25 years in both state and federal courts and is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York (including the Southern and Eastern Districts), and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. William received his B.A. in curso classico from St. Peter’s College in 1987. He obtained his J.D. in 1990 from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Decisions of note in which William served as lead counsel include: