Porzio, Bromberg & Newman Secures Final Judgment in Hudson County Superior Court, Clearing Path for Jersey City Charter School Project


In a significant legal victory, the real estate team at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman has obtained a Final Judgment in Hudson County Superior Court against 13 separate defendants in a quiet title action. Led by Martin Newmark, Jonathan King, and Benjamin Lindeman, the team represented Friends of Quality Education, Inc., a New Jersey non-profit developer of educational facilities (FQE), in a case establishing a true boundary line and clearing multiple encroachments on the school property in Jersey City.

The case involved multiple property owners who had been utilizing portions of property owned by the City of Jersey City, and subsequently FQE, by constructing various improvements including parking and recreational facilities that extended onto the FQE property. After extensive legal proceedings including motions, briefing and hearings, the Court ruled in favor of FQE. The Final Judgment declares the boundary line and orders all Defendants to remove their personal property and encroachments from the site, clearing the way for the charter school project to proceed.

This victory is a significant milestone for the community, as the new school project will accommodate over 2,000 Jersey City students where the rapidly growing City faces a crucial shortage of educational space. In addition, FQE, as a designated redeveloper, will construct recreational and parkland facilities for the benefit of all residents of the City and Hudson County. The successful outcome represents a triumph for Friends of Quality Education, Jersey City students, and the surrounding community.

"This final judgment represents not only a legal victory, but a triumph for education and community development,” said Jonathan King, real estate and transactional counsel at Porzio. “We are proud to have advocated for Friends of Quality Education and this critical educational project, ensuring that this vision for public facilities becomes a reality."

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