Niall J. O'Brien

Niall J. O'Brien

Archer & Greiner, Partner

Voorhees, New Jersey

Niall O'Brien concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, planning and zoning, real estate acquisition, environmental permitting, and regulatory compliance at the local, regional and state governmental levels. Niall represents corporate, commercial, industrial, and residential clients in matters regarding the acquisition, development and use of property, and regularly appears before municipal planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment, governing bodies, county boards, and regional and state agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Niall has extensive experience representing residential and commercial developers in all phases of development, from pre-acquisition analysis for development potential and title, environmental, and other constraints, through the negotiation of contracts of sale, and the application and development process, including through redevelopment. A significant portion of Niall's practice is focused on the development of public utility facilities, including the location of water, sanitary sewer, and electric utility transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout the State. He also assists in obtaining the necessary Federal, State and local government approvals for electric generating facilities, and the necessary permitting and approvals for renewable energy facilities. Niall also has significant experience in the development of local and regional healthcare facilities and hospitals, including the development of the first proton therapy cancer treatment facility in the State. He has represented clients in the acquisition and development of a multitude of industrial, commercial, office and retail facilities, corporate headquarters, and residential subdivisions and single family homes. Niall's involvement in such diverse matters also includes a focus on the multitude of laws related to the conservation of property and the release of the restrictions on the development of property, including, among others, the Green Acres Program, State Agricultural Development Committee, NJDEP Permit, and Pinelands Area and Highlands Area regulatory schemes, in addition to public and private easements. He is also experienced in the laws related to the conveyance and acquisition of property owned by the State, county and municipal governments. An additional area within Niall's practice is in New Jersey liquor licensing law. Niall provides counsel in connection with the scope of liquor licenses, and has assisted clients in the acquisition and transfer of liquor licenses, as well as defending and negotiating pleas in connection with violation notices for all types of licensed establishments. Niall has also assisted non-licensed clients in obtaining special permits for the temporary sale of alcohol at charitable and other social events.


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