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*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

When there is a complex real estate deal to be done, whether it is a purchase or sale, tax appeal, or other legal matter, prominent real estate developers and investors call on Alan Hammer. For over 50 years, Alan has concentrated his practice in the areas of investment real estate transactions and tax appeals, representing the purchasers and sellers of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial facilities, apartment complexes, and vacant land. Alan is also personally active in the acquisition, ownership, management, and operation of investment properties, primarily multifamily complexes, throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. He is also recognized for his ability to effectively assist in the resolution of inter-family or inter-partner/member disputes as they relate to the ownership of all types of real estate assets.

Alan brings this vast knowledge and experience – as well as his unique perspective – to every transaction. He is a former Managing Partner of Brach Eichler and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee since its inception.

Known for his integrity and practical approach, Alan is also highly successful in real estate tax appeals. He has been involved in obtaining landmark rulings, including the Supreme Court’s Glen Wall Associates decision, one of the most important and widely cited decisions on the valuation of investment properties.

Alan and the real estate team at Brach Eichler have particular expertise in multifamily housing. Their clients include some of the largest, most well-respected owners of multifamily properties in the region and beyond. In recent years, the practice has evolved from what was once a regional practice to a national one.

The esteemed attorney ranking company Chambers USA* notes that Alan Hammer draws from over four decades of experience handling a broad array of Real Estate transactions and financing deals for major corporate clients and development businesses.

The recipient of numerous awards, Alan is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers USA* and included in their list as a “Leader in New Jersey Real Estate”. Alan has also been recognized for the past 17 years in the “The Best Lawyers in America©” list by Best Lawyers®* and the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” list by Super Lawyers®*. In 2018, he was named in the “New Jersey Business Icon” list by NJBIZ* and the “2018 Newark Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” list by The Best Lawyers in America©*.

Alan is a significant contributor to Jewish organizations, most notably the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ. He is currently serving as Achim Co-Chair in support of the 2019 UJA Annual Campaign. In 2018, Alan received the Distinguished Judge Learned Hand Award from the New Jersey chapter of the American Jewish Committee for his excellence in, and contributions to, the legal community.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Each matter handled by Alan is dependent upon the unique facts and particular circumstances. An example of successful matters handled by Alan include:

  • Disposition of 87 apartment properties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware involving 16,866 apartments in a single transaction totaling nearly $2 billion
  • Closed the largest multifamily transaction in Michigan, involving over 2300 apartments
  • Closed the acquisition of 15 apartment complexes in Maryland and Virginia involving over 6,000 apartments with a total price of over $1 billion
  • Sale of two large multifamily complexes, one in New Jersey and in New York, where proceeds were utilized through a 1031 transaction to acquire a large complex in Pennsylvania
  • Acquisition of a 75 percent interest in a portfolio of over 5000 apartments spread over 10 complexes throughout the state of Maryland
  • Sale of a 50% interest in a New Jersey regional mall which involved a joint venture with a national shopping center developer to redevelop the property into a multi-use complex
  • Crescent Park Tenants Association, Inc. v. Crescent Park Associates,106 N.J. 624 (1987)
  • Schneider v. East Orange, 196 N.J. Super, 587 (App. Div. 1984); aff’d o.b., 103 N.J. 115 certif. den., 479 U.S. 824 (1986)
  • South Hamilton Associates v. Morristown, 99 N.J. 437 (1985)
  • Glen Wall Associates v. Township of Wall, 99 N.J. 265 (1985)

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.