Robert A. Gladstone
State and Federal Trial Lawyer
101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Robert A. Gladstone, Of Counsel, is a trial lawyer with extensive experience before State and Federal trial and appellate courts, as well as local and administrative boards and bodies. He has served as lead counsel in numerous reported decisions. He is a published author on the topics of trial advocacy, environmental law and the taxation and valuation of real property, and has addressed such professional organizations as the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association, Appraisal Institute, NJ Institute of Continuing Education, NJ Municipal Finance Officers, NJ Assessors’ Association, National Business Institute, and others.
Bob focuses his practice on the valuation, environmental rehabilitation and regulation of real property. In addition, he provides general counsel to for-profit and non-profit business organizations, and has served as common counsel and Chairperson for compliance at two NJ Superfund sites.
Bob has held several political and governmental positions, including service as City Attorney and Director of the Department of Law for the City of Trenton and as Township Attorney for Lawrence Township. He was appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee for the Tax Court and chaired the Local Government Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law have included Bob in their published lists. He has been designated a New Jersey Super Lawyer™; holds a Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent attorney rating; and was named a Presidential Honoree by The College of New Jersey. He has served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The College of New Jersey and as a member of development boards of non-profit institutions.
Areas of Practice:
Real Property Taxation
New Jersey, 1968
US District Court, 1968
3rd Cir. Court of Appeals, 2000
In re City of Syracuse Indus. Dev. Agency, 19 A.D.3d 1005, 796 N.Y.S.2d 299 (2005).
Bd. of Educ. of Twp. of S. Brunswick v. Eckert, 361 N.J. Super. 238, 824 A.2d 1132 (App. Div. 2003).
United States v. Lightman, 988 F. Supp. 448 (D.N.J. 1997).
Twp. of Lawrence v. Ewing-Lawrence Sewerage Auth., 233 N.J. Super. 253, 558 A.2d 525 (Ch. Div. 1989).
J.C. Penney Co., Inc. v. Lawrence Twp., 8 N.J. Tax 473 (1986); aff’d, 9 N.J. Tax 635 (Super. Ct. App. Div. 1987).
Mobil Oil Corp. v. Greenwich Twp., 9 N.J. Tax 123 (1986).
Hamilton Twp. v. Estate of Lyons, 8 N.J. Tax 112 (1986).
S.J. Associates, Ltd. v. E. Windsor Twp., 8 N.J. Tax 92 (1985).
L.S. Vill., Inc. v. Lawrence Twp., 8 N.J. Tax 287 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 1985); aff’d, 8 N.J. Tax 327 (Super. Ct. App. Div. 1986).
Congoleum Corp. v. Hamilton Twp., 7 N.J. Tax 436 (1985).
Ewing Twp. v. Suburban Square Associates, 7 N.J. Tax 263 (1985).
Sta-Seal, Inc. v. Dir., Div. of Taxation, 5 N.J. Tax 272 (1983); aff’d, 6 N.J. Tax 345 (Super. Ct. App. Div. 1984).
J. C. T. Associates v. Boonton Town, 4 N.J. Tax 283 (1982).
Trap Rock Indus., Inc. v. Franklin Twp., 4 N.J. Tax 445 (1981); aff’d, 4 N.J. Tax 456 (Super. Ct. App. Div. 1982).
Trap Rock Indus., Inc. v. Franklin Twp., 4 N.J. Tax 456 (Super. Ct. App. Div. 1982).
Trenton Church of Christ v. City of Trenton, 3 N.J. Tax 267 (1981).
RCA Corp. v. E. Windsor Twp., 1 N.J. Tax 481 (1980).
Hashomer Hatzair, Inc. v. E. Windsor Twp., 1 N.J. Tax 115, 422 A.2d 808 (1980).
Simons v. Saaz, 147 N.J. Super. 143, 370 A.2d 889 (App. Div. 1977).
City of Trenton v. Mercer County Bd. of Taxation, 66 N.J. 470, 333 A.2d 1 (1975).
City of Trenton v. Mercer County Bd. of Taxation, 127 N.J. Super. 588, 318 A.2d 442 (App. Div. 1974); modified, 66 N.J. 470, 333 A.2d 1 (1975); and holding modified by City of Newark v. Essex County Bd. of Taxation, 138 N.J. Super. 217, 350 A.2d 488 (App. Div. 1975).
State v. Lippincott, 124 N.J. Super. 498, 307 A.2d 657 (Mun. Ct. 1973).
Gold v. City Council of City of Trenton, 121 N.J. Super. 137, 296 A.2d 327 (App. Div. 1972).
Di Costanzo v. Matthews Constr. Co., 58 N.J. 159, 275 A.2d 740 (1971).
DiCostanzo v. Matthews Const. Co., 110 N.J. Super. 383, 265 A.2d 826 (App. Div. 1970); aff’d sub nom. Di Costanzo v. Matthews Constr. Co., 58 N.J. 159, 275 A.2d 740 (1971).
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Newark, New Jersey, 1968 J.D.
Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards
Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1964
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges
Honors and Awards:
Who’s Who in American Law (Marquis)
Who’s Who in America (Marquis)
NJ “Super Lawyer” (NJ Monthly Magazine)
Presidents Award – The College of New Jersey
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey State Bar Association, 1968 to present
Chairman, Property Tax Committee
Chairperson, Local Government Law Section
Supreme Court Committee For Tax Court, 1980 – 1984<