Mr. Purcell concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, planning and telecommunications law. He has represented both public and private clients and is knowledgeable in all areas of local zoning law, and state development regulations including applications under the Highlands and Pinelands Preservation laws. Mr. Purcell is experienced in guiding projects through the redevelopment process and is an experienced affordable housing attorney. Mr. Purcell is also knowledgeable with respect to New Jersey’s Right-to-Farm law.
Mr. Purcell is knowledgeable in the areas of public bidding, public contracts law and the local lands and buildings law. He also represents both public and private entities in property tax appeal matters.
Mr. Purcell has lectured and written widely on areas related to telecommunications, public rights-of-way, land use and municipal law. He serves as a trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and as an editor of the New Jersey Local Government Law Review. Mr. Purcell is also an editor of the Land Use Citator, a yearly compilation of land use decisions published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He also serves as a Director of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Law Section. He currently serves as co-chair of the Somerset County Bar Association Land Use Section and coordinates the Bar’s annual land use symposium.
Previously, Mr. Purcell served as Associate Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and was also employed by a large regional law firm with a notable land use and municipal law department.