Preserving the rich cultural heritage and architectural legacy of our communities is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. In the state of New Jersey, where history runs deep, the role of a lawyer in historic preservation becomes crucial. At Szaferman Lakind, we understand the significance of protecting and safeguarding our historic buildings and sites.

Guidelines for Historic Preservation

To ensure consistent and effective preservation efforts, the United States follows established guidelines known as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. These guidelines provide a framework for identifying, evaluating, and preserving historic buildings, structures, and landscapes. They offer valuable principles that help guide professionals involved in the preservation process, including lawyers specializing in historic preservation.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) is a federal law that has had a significant impact on historic preservation in the United States. This groundbreaking legislation established the National Register of Historic Places, which recognizes and protects properties of historical and cultural significance. The NHPA also created the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) to collaborate with federal agencies and ensure compliance with preservation standards.

New Jersey Historic Preservation Law

In New Jersey, the commitment to preserving historic landmarks is further reinforced by the state’s own historic preservation laws. These laws help safeguard the state’s cultural heritage by promoting the identification, preservation, and rehabilitation of historically significant buildings and sites. Key components of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Law include the establishment of the New Jersey Historic Trust and the State Historic Preservation Office.

The New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act of 1970

One important aspect of historic preservation in New Jersey is the inclusion of properties in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The New Jersey Register is a comprehensive list of historic sites and districts throughout the state. Properties listed in the register are recognized as having historical, architectural, or archaeological significance. The New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act of 1970 solidified the process for nominating and designating properties on the register.

Our Role as Attorneys in Historic Preservation

Preserving our historical treasures requires a multidisciplinary approach, and lawyers play a vital role in ensuring that the legal aspects of historic preservation are handled with precision and expertise. Through their understanding of federal and state preservation laws, lawyers like Janine G. Bauer at Szaferman Lakind help protect New Jersey’s cultural heritage and contribute to the continued appreciation and enjoyment of our historic buildings and sites. As we move forward, let us remember the importance of preserving our past for future generations to experience and cherish.

Janine G. Bauer: A Champion of Historic Preservation Law

At Szaferman Lakind, we are proud to have Janine G. Bauer as a leading attorney in the field of Historic Preservation Law. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Janine has been instrumental in advising clients on matters related to historic preservation. Her expertise extends to navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding preservation projects, including compliance with federal and state regulations, securing necessary permits, and resolving legal disputes that may arise.

Janine’s profile page at Szaferman Lakind provides further insight into her achievements and contributions to the field of Historic Preservation Law.