Szaferman Lakind Partner Janine G. Bauer named among Senator Lorretta Weinberg’s 2023 Women’s Power List

Janine G. Bauer, Partner at Szaferman Lakind, has been honored by being named among New Jersey’s most powerful women by former State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. Bauer is featured by on Senator Weinberg’s 2023 “Women’s Power List,” along with other notable and accomplished women from various backgrounds and experiences who are described by Senator Weinberg as “the movers and the feminist activists” in the state.

“One of my favorite parts of working in the Legislature for years was the opportunity to work with, advocate with, and befriend some of the smartest, savviest and most inspirational women in the Garden State,” Senator Weinberg said in a statement introducing the list. “Leading efforts to protect women in the workplace, improve maternity care, bolster equal pay and expand our laws against discrimination has been one of the great joys of my life.”

Janine BauerBauer is known as a strategic transportation, infrastructure and environmental attorney in the tri-state region. She represents public and private clients and is also an experienced trial lawyer and former prosecutor. She also practices land use, zoning, redevelopment and historic preservation law. She is also a registered legislative agent.

“It comes as no surprise for us to see Janine’s name among this list of powerful women in New Jersey,” said Szaferman Lakind founding Partner Barry Szaferman. “She is a staunch advocate for mass transit and a sharp attorney whose impressive record speaks for itself. We congratulate her on this recognition.”

In addition to her legal work for the region, community and clients, Bauer is a key part of the Women at Szaferman initiative, which provides advancement, professional development and a healthy work-life balance for women at the firm.

Szaferman Lakind Partner Janine G. Bauer now represents four New Jersey Historical Commissions

Janine G. Bauer, Partner, has been hired by Montclair, NJ to serve as counsel to their Historic Preservation Commission. This makes the fourth History Preservation Commission that Janine now represents, including: Millburn, Madison, and Orange.

New Jersey is a state with rich history. Preserving this history often happens at the municipal level. Janine’s background and experience in land zone usage and transportation law provides these municipalities with the counsel they require to mediate disputes and represent the interests of these commissions.

Szaferman Lakind is pleased to extend Janine’s expertise to those who value New Jersey’s and the tri-state area’s place in history.

As more redevelopment occurs in our urbanized landscape, developers are likely to encounter historic properties and cultural resources that, by law, must be preserved in place unless approvals are obtained from the State and municipal governments to remove, alter or demolish such resources, especially when they are publicly-owned and listed, or eligible for listing, on a National or State Register of Historic Places. Even single property owners may be affected by federal and state laws or local ordinances that restrict development or redevelopment in historic districts, or which affect historically or culturally significant places and properties.

Should approvals be obtained, a mitigation plan will have to be developed. Janine provides advice on historic tax credits, negotiates mitigation and preservation plans, and deals with environmental constraints including flood hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation to obtain approvals from local land use boards or state historic preservation offices.

We congratulate Janine on her appointments to these historical commissions.