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Arnold C. Lakind

Arnold Lakind, NJ Litigation Lawyer, Commercial Law Attorney, Mercer County Land Use Lawyer

Arnold C. Lakind

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Phone: 609.275.0400    Fax: 609.779.6060
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101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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rnold Lakind, a founding shareholder of Szaferman Lakind, represents the firm’s clients in commercial, general litigation and land use litigation. He has over thirty reported judicial decisions and has argued several landmark cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Arnold was instrumental in obtaining damages in one of the largest toxic tort cases on behalf of several hundred residents of Jackson Township. Ayers v. Jackson Tp. remains the Supreme Court’s seminal case on the types of damages recoverable by individuals exposed to toxic chemicals.

Arnold has served as a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Editors of the New Jersey Lawyer, and as the Executive Director of the Mercer County American Inn of Court.

Arnold has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America®” in 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018,  most recently in the areas of commercial litigation and land use and zoning law. In 2017, Arnold was designated Best Lawyers in America‘s “Lawyer of the Year,” Land Use & Zoning, Princeton Metro. He was named a “NJ SuperLawyer” in the field of General Litigation from 2005 through 2017, every year the distinction has been awarded. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Areas of Practice:

Litigation
Commercial Law
Land Use Litigation

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States
Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Education:

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973 J.D.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1969 B.A.

Honors and Awards:

Designated New Jersey Super Lawyer 2005-2016
Listed among Best Lawyers in America 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2017 Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Land Use & Zoning, Princeton Metro
Litigation Council of America, Senior Fellow
Board of Editors, New Jersey Lawyer, 2005-2007
Master and Executive Director, American Inn of Court, 2006-2011
Trustee of Mercer County Bar Association
Member, Supreme Court Committee to Revise Rules of Judicial Conduct

Representative Cases:

Atl. City Elec. Co. v. Bardin, 145 N.J. Super. 438, 368 A.2d 366 (App. Div. 1976).

Ayers v. Jackson Twp., 202 N.J. Super. 106, 493 A.2d 1314 (App. Div. 1985); aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 106 N.J. 557, 525 A.2d 287 (1987).

Ayers v. Jackson Twp., 106 N.J. 557, 525 A.2d 287 (1987).

Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, Bergen County v. Miller, 145 N.J. Super. 222, 367 A.2d 451 (App. Div. 1976).

Camden County Recovery Coal. v. Camden City Bd. of Educ. For Pub. Sch. Sys., 262 F. Supp. 2d 446 (D.N.J. 2003).

Cipriano v. Dep’t of Civil Serv. of State of N. J., 151 N.J. Super. 86, 376 A.2d 571 (App. Div. 1977).

Distributec, Inc. v. New Jersey Dept. of Envtl. Prot. & Energy, Div. of Coastal Res., 274 N.J. Super. 1, 643 A.2d 11 (App. Div. 1994); aff’d, 139 N.J. 431, 655 A.2d 437 (1995).

Eagle Group of Princeton v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Hamilton Twp., 274 N.J. Super. 551, 644 A.2d 1115 (App. Div. 1994).

Gibson v. State, 145 N.J. Super. 348, 367 A.2d 1180 (App. Div. 1976).

In re Mathesius, 188 N.J. 496, 910 A.2d 594 (2006).

In the Matter of Critchlow, 201 N.J. Super. 371, 493 A.2d 66 (App. Div. 1985).

In the Matter of Fidek, 76 N.J. 340, 387 A.2d 1185 (1978).

In re Medicaid Long Term Care Services Bulletin 84-2, 212 N.J. Super. 48, 513 A.2d 967 (App. Div. 1986).

Local 866, Int’l Broth. of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers of Am. v. Lodi Bd. of Ed., 149 N.J. Super. 147, 373 A.2d 435 (Ch. Div. 1977).

Loveladies Prop. Owners Ass’n, Inc. v. Raab, 137 N.J. Super. 179, 348 A.2d 540 (App. Div. 1975).

Macysyn v. Hensler, 329 N.J. Super. 476, 748 A.2d 591 (App. Div. 2000).

Matter of Fidek, 146 N.J. Super. 338, 369 A.2d 974 (App. Div. 1977); aff’d, 76 N.J. 340, 387 A.2d 1185 (1978).

Midland Glass Co., Inc. v. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot. of State of N. J., Div. of Envtl. Quality,136 N.J. Super. 194, 345 A.2d 353 (App. Div. 1975).

Murphy v. Dep’t of Civil Serv., 155 N.J. Super. 491, 382 A.2d 1161 (App. Div. 1978).

Omrod v. New Jersey Dept. of Civil Serv., 151 N.J. Super. 54, 376 A.2d 554 (App. Div. 1977).

Paterson Tallow Co., Inc. v. Royal Globe Ins. Companies, 89 N.J. 24, 444 A.2d 579 (1982).

Richardson v. Standard Guar. Ins. Co., 371 N.J. Super. 449, 853 A.2d 955 (App. Div. 2004).

Saletta v. Civil Serv. Comm’n, 148 N.J. Super. 451, 372 A.2d 1140 (App. Div. 1977).

Scarillo v. Dep’t of Civil Serv., 146 N.J. Super. 127, 369 A.2d 26 (App. Div. 1977).

Schaad v. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Ass’n of United Methodist Church, 72 N.J. 237, 370 A.2d 449 (1977); overruled by State v. Celmer, 80 N.J. 405, 404 A.2d 1 (1979).

State, Dept. of Envtl. Prot. v. Middlesex County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, 206 N.J. Super. 414, 502 A.2d 1188 (Ch. Div. 1985); aff’d, 208 N.J. Super. 342, 506 A.2d 13 (App. Div. 1986).

State v. Cantalupo, 187 N.J. Super. 113, 453 A.2d 913 (App. Div. 1982).

State v. Stasio,78 N.J. 467, 396 A.2d 1129 (1979).

Totaro, Duffy, Cannova & Co., L.L.C. v. Lane, Middleton & Co., L.L.C., 191 N.J. 1, 921 A.2d 1100 (2007).

Wawa Food Mkt. v. Planning Bd. of Borough of Ship Bottom, 227 N.J. Super. 29, 545 A.2d 786 (App. Div. 1988).

Weeden v. City Council of City of Trenton, 391 N.J. Super. 214, 917 A.2d 815 (App. Div. 2007).

Past Employment Positions:

Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Personnel, Deputy Attorney General, 1973 – 1977

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