WOODBRIDGE, N.J., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Shareholder and long-time leader of the firm's Redevelopment Law practice, Anne Babineau, will speak at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City this Friday, October 7, 2016.
In a program entitled, "Spotting and Resolving Unique Issues and Problems Arising from Large, Multi-Decade Development Projects," Ms. Babineau will share her experience on how to handle the unique intricacies of long term, large scale mixed-use development projects, drawing lessons regarding site acquisition/assemblage, site disposition, land use and entitlements, infrastructure and economic incentives, and political considerations. She will draw on the firm's experience representing public and private clients on such projects, focusing on lessons learned during the earliest phases of the Jersey City Newport Project. On that project Ms. Babineau was the youngest member of a team of Wilentz attorneys with expertise in redevelopment who represented the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency on a 300 acre project which has been developed along the Hudson River since the 1980s. She will be joined on the panel by Meredith J. Kane of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP who will focus on the development at Hudson Yards, and Theodore J. Novak of DLA Piper LLP who will speak on the proposed redevelopment of a 600 acre US Steel site on the southside of Chicago. Ms. Babineau stated, "Based on my experience on both the public and private side of such projects, a great team of experienced professionals is important for both the public and private partner. Each of the projects in the program is a great example of true public private partnership."