Ryan A. Marrone
General Counsel Services Attorney
101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Ryan A. Marrone has over fifteen years experience representing private and public companies, including several Fortune 100 companies, in various capacities. He concentrates his practice on solar development, structured finance, land use and providing general counsel services to small and mid-sized businesses. His broad legal experience and entrepreneurial background enable him to bring a fresh approach to representing companies which offers businesses a new way of working together toward short and long term goals.
In the area of Solar Development and Renewable Energy, Mr. Marrone developed and implemented a business model for the finance, design, build, operation, and maintenance of solar installations on industrial buildings. He provides comprehensive legal counsel to companies for their nationwide commercial, industrial, residential, and farm installations. This representation includes creation of complex financing structures for projects utilizing combinations of debt, equity and tax equity, local zoning approvals, preparing and negotiating all related contracts, and implementation of risk avoidance measures associated with solar installations.
Project Experience includes the development of over 100MW of solar installations across the United States.
Mr. Marrone’s Zoning & Land Use practice is geared towards handling controversial applications throughout the State of New Jersey. Some of his prior work includes:
FOREIGN TRADE ZONE: Obtained General Purpose Zone status for the first fully developed, tenanted, vintage-building, industrial park in the United States
NJTPK ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD: Obtained a use variance and site plan approval for the first privately owned, electronic message billboard to be placed on the New Jersey Turnpike between interchanges 7 and 13A.
REDEVELOPMENT: Obtained in excess of $4,000,000.00 in funding from the NJ Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) for Brownfields Redevelopment in Harrison, NJ. The funding was the first of its kind to be authorized for building demolition.
- Obtained Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval in Central, NJ for environmental remediation and redevelopment of property to accommodate 680 residential units comprised of townhouses, condominiums, and apartments.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Obtained over 60 use variance and site plan approvals for the construction of cell towers/facilities throughout New Jersey.
CVS/PHARMACY: Acquired over 30 variance approvals for the installation of electronic message centers and the modification to store sign packages across New Jersey.
Areas of Practice:
General Counsel Services
Corporate and Banking Finance
Solar Development and Renewable Energy
Business Organizations and Transactions
Commercial & Residential Real Estate
Zoning & Land Use
Foreign Trade Zone
New Jersey, 1997
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
District of Columbia
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1997 J.D. Honors: Memberships: Negotiation/Client Counseling Honor Society
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, May, 1994 B.A. Honors: Deans List Major: English Minor: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association Member
New Jersey Bar Association Member
Mercer County Bar Association Member
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton – Professional Affairs Committee & Compliance Committee
NAIOP Member – NJ Chapter
Past Employment Positions:
Heller Industrial Parks, Inc., General Counsel, 2005 – 2010