Jeffrey M. Hall

Of Counsel

Jeff serves as Of Counsel within Szaferman Lakind’s Business Law Group. Jeff concentrates his legal practice in land use matters, redevelopment, eminent domain, tax appeals, lender representation, commercial real estate transactions and outdoor advertising law.

Jeff’s 40 years practicing law includes a private practice as a sole practitioner and more recently a Partner resident in major law firms in the greater Princeton, N.J. region.

Starting his career as a N.J. Deputy Attorney General, he advised the New Jersey Department of Transportation where he tried complex highway contracts, civil rights and eminent domain cases; conducted an appellate practice and advised the agency, including the Office of Outdoor Advertising Services. After transitioning to private practice, Jeff served as general counsel to the New Jersey Outdoor Advertising Association and was a key player in the passage of New Jersey’s Roadside Sign Control Act, and the implementation of New Jersey’s outdoor advertising regulations. He acted as lead counsel in Bell v. Stafford Township, 110 NJ. 384 (1998) and R.C. Maxwell Co. v. Galloway Twp., 145 NJ. 547 (1996), landmark cases promoting the industry.

A past Board member of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jeff currently serves on the Board of the MIDJersey Center for Economic Development. He also serves on several charitable boards including the New Jersey State Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, the Honorary Board of the New Jersey Children’s Home Society, the Board of the Trenton Area YMCA, and the Board of the Morris Hall Foundation. As former president of both the Mercer Family of YMCAs and the Trenton Area YMCA, Jeff served as a delegate to the 2007 National Assembly of Y-USA.

In the past, Jeff actively participated in administrative and coaching positions in several Hopewell Valley youth sports organizations. Jeff currently volunteers time to several charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County and Isles, Inc., a community development organization.

Jeff graduated from Colgate University and Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Bars of New Jersey, Connecticut, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Mercer County Bar Association

The Best Lawyers in America® List issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, 2017 – 2023
The Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year, Issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Real Estate Law, Princeton Metro, 2023

Colgate University
Georgetown University Law Center

Stark & Stark, P.C., Shareholder
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Partner
Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan

MIDJersey Center for Economic Development, Board Member
Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member

Update on New Jersey Economic Opportunity Legislation – In the Zone, July 2014.
Treasury Department Announces Fresh Allocation of New Market Tax Credits for Financing Projects and Business in Low Income Communities – Real Estate Alert, June 6, 2014
The Legal & Business Aspects of Building Green – 60th Annual Atlantic Builders Convention, Presenter, March 2014
Fall Into Tax Appeals – Calculating Presumed Market Value, 2018
Fall Into Tax Appeals – The Value of Starting Early, 2018
COVID-19 Impacts on Boards of Adjustment and Planning Boards in New Jersey – June 2020
The Deadline to Appeal New Jersey Assessments Extended Indefinitely – April 2020
New Jersey Economic Development Authority COVID-19 Relief Programs – April 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Programs – NJEDA Response – March 2020
Burlington County Taxpayers Take Notice – October 2020
Emergency Rules for New Jersey Public Meetings Adopted – December 2020