Joseph A. Paparo



Joseph A. Paparo is a principal of the firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate land use and redevelopment law.

Mr. Paparo effectively guides his clients through the local entitlement filing and approval process, including defending planning and zoning board appeals on behalf of developers. His clients include national and global companies in sectors such as industrial, national retailers, franchises, multi-family residential housing providers, non-profit housing organizations and private developers.

Mr. Paparo also served as the Zoning Board Attorney for the Township of Hazlet from 2010 - 2013, providing added valuable insight into the development approval process, to the benefit of his clients.


  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law;
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, 2023 and 2024. 
    A description of the selection process can be found here


  • Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, Local & County Affairs Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Section