William J. Ward

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Florham Park, NJ

Carlin & Ward, PC
 | 25A Vreeland Road, PO Box 751
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: 973-377-3350
Fax: 973-377-5626
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (80%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)

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Attorney Profile

A principal attorney at Carlin & Ward, P.C., William J. Ward handles matters of real estate law and eminent domain with close to 40 years of experience. He has been with the firm for 15 years and serves the New York, New York, metropolitan area along with the Bergen-Passaic, Jersey City, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Newark and Trenton metropolitan areas in New Jersey.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Ward is a member of the Hudson County Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has represented large clients in the past, including Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Ethan Allen, Route 46 Nissan, Advance Realty Group, Intercar Companies, Gateway Motor Inn and Bridgewater Diner.

Mr. Ward earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Peter’s College in 1967 and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1970. In past employment positions, he handled condemnation actions, relocation assistance and state highway access permits against the New Jersey Department of Transportation. He also served as secretary and general counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. During this time, he gained insight into matters of leases, labor and construction on major facilities and negotiations with vendors, franchisees and unions as he handled the acquisition of the Sports Complex’s 715 acres in East Rutherford.

Mr. Ward has published works for the New Jersey Law Journal and New Jersey Lawyers and taught seminars and classes on eminent domain for Lorman Education Services.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (80%)

Real Estate (20%)

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About William Ward

Admitted: 1971, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.carlinward.com/Attorneys/William-J-Ward.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1971
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey, 1970
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Member  
  • U.S. Supreme Court  , 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Eminent Domain: Getting Noticed,” New Jersey Lawyer, Real Estate and Land Use, Vol.15, No. 9, 2007
  • “Defining Blight,” New Jersey Law Journal, Real Estate Law, June 25, 2007
  • “Limits to Federal Remedy for Private Property Rights,” New Jersey Law Journal, Real Estate Law, October 22, 2007
  • “Reversal of Blight,” New Jersey Law Journal, Real Estate Law, November 12, 2007
  • Eminent Domain in New Jersey: Case Law Developments, Lorman Education, Moderator, April 17, 2008 - Present
  • Eminent Domain in New Jersey: Legislative Reform, Lorman Education, Moderator, April 17, 2008
  • Eminent Domain in New Jersey: In the Zone - Highest & Best Use, Lorman Education, Moderator, April 17, 2008
  • Eminent Domain in New Jersey: Ethics of Redevelopment & Pay to Play, Panel Discussion, Lorman Education, Moderator, April 17, 2007
  • Eminent Domain in New Jersey: Contesting the Right to Take, Lorman Education, Moderator, March 28, 2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Laughlin Real Estate, Inc. v. Mobil Pipe Line Company (Federal District Court, PA)
  • Robert DiFrancisco v. Chubb Insurance Company (Appellate Division)
  • New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority v. Koziol (Appellate Division)
  • New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority v. East Rutherford (Law Division, Superior Court)
  • Host Marriott Corporation v. Fast Food Operators, Inc. (U.S. District Court)
  • Foreign Auto Preparation Service v. New Jersey Economic Development Authority (Appellate Division)
  • New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority v. Giant Realty Associates ((Law Division, Superior Court))
  • In re Bergen County Parkway 17 Associates (Appellate Division)
  • The Board of Education of the City of Asbury Park v. Murnick (Appellate Division)
  • New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority v. Carridi (N.J. Supreme Court)
  • City of Linden v. Benedict Motel, 370 NJ Super 372 (Appellate Division 2004)

Representative Clients:

  • Intercar Companies
  • Sussex Mall
  • Roxbury Township
  • Ethan Allen
  • The Wiz
  • Fast Food Systems (Wendy's)
  • Papp Iron Works
  • Goodyear Rubber Company
  • Sussex Honda  
  • Krementz & Co.
  • Rahway Lumber
  • Cumberland Farms/Gulf Oil
  • Toys "R" Us
  • Forum Diner
  • Advance Realty Group
  • Gateway Motor Inn
  • P.C. Richard
  • Kar Parts
  • Quick Quality Restaurants (Burger King)
  • Bash Theatrical Lighting
  • Senger Properties
  • Bridgewater Diner
  • Route 46 Nissan
  • Gabrellian Associates
  • Powell Trucking

Educational Background:

  • St. Peters College, Jersey City, NJ, USA, Bachelor of Science, 1967
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Office Location for William J. Ward

25A Vreeland Road
PO Box 751
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Phone: 973-377-3350

Fax: 973-377-5626

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Last Updated: 8/8/2018

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