Rutgers University College, BA - 1982
Rutgers Law School, JD - 1986
Bar Admission - State of New Jersey - 1986
New Jersey Certified Tax Assessor, CTA – 1996
State of New Jersey
New Jersey Bar Association
· Local Government Law Section
· Land Use Law Section
Appraisal Institute – Affiliate Member
A member of the Bar since 1986, Joe Nichols has more than 20 years of experience at the senior levels of local government law. He has served as Law Director (Chief Corporation Counsel) for the City of Bayonne, General Counsel to the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority and Executive Director of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority. Joe also served as Planning and Zoning Board Attorney for the Town of Guttenberg and as a Certified Tax Assessor in both Hudson County and Bergen County.
Joe is focusing his practice on redevelopment law and related areas. His experience includes a wide array of redevelopment projects and agreements both large and small, including those on the New York / New Jersey waterfront, as well as work in the development related areas of planning, zoning, permitting and project negotiation and approval. He has also dealt repeatedly with the intricacies of commercial and industrial property valuation and taxation, including both short and long-term tax exemptions, financial agreements and the litigation and resolution of property tax appeals.