Richard S. Schkolnick

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Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Summit, NJ

Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, PC
 | 180 River Road, Suite 203
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 973-376-0909
Fax: 973-376-0903
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%)


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Richard S. Schkolnick, a partner at Brown, Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C., represents his clients in the areas of land use, zoning, commercial real estate and related litigation throughout New Jersey. He has 30 years of experience as an attorney.

Mr. Schkolnick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College in 1985. He then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, graduating in 1987 with a Masters of Governmental Administration. Mr. Schkolnick then pursued his legal studies at the University of California at Los Angeles' School of Law, where he graduated with his JD in  1989. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Schkolnick has helped clients resolve their complex zoning and land use matters. He has helped national wireless carriers obtain entitlements in more than 150 municipalities.  Mr. Schkolnick also routinely litigates complex zoning and real estate matters.  He represented the Township of West Orange in New Jersey's seminal condemnation case, Township of West Orange v. 769 Associates, LLC, before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and won a unanimous decision on his client's behalf. He previously served as co-general counsel to the New Jersey State Democratic Committee from 2002 to 2004 and as counsel for New Jersey's Electoral College in both 2004 and 2008.

Mr. Schkolnick has delivered dozens of presentations at conferences and seminars on a variety of zoning related topics.  He is a past chairman of the board of directors of the State Bar Association's Land Use Law section and created, moderates  and speaks at the Land Use Law Section's "Advanced Topics in Zoning" webinar series.  

Practice Areas
  • 60%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Real Estate
  • 20%General Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Richard Schkolnick

Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers list issued by Thomson Reuters
  • Selected for Inclusion, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2012-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 1990
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Chairman, Board of Directors of New Jersey Bar Association, Land Use Law Section, 2010-2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Counsel, New Jersey's Electoral College, 2004 and 2008
  • Co-General Counsel, New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 2002-2004
  • Co-President, Mountainside Education Foundation, 2007-2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, 11th Annual New Jersey Supportive Housing Conference – “Legal Issues in Supportive Housing” (December 2010)
  • Presentation to Metro PCS New York, LLC – “Telecom Zoning in Jersey . . . In a Nutshell” (March 2009)
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, CB Title Group -“Top Ten 2012 Land Use/Zoning Cases” (with Practice Pointers on Notice and a Little COAH Thrown In) (May 2013)
  • Creator and Moderator, ICLE Webinar, “Advanced Topics for the Zoning Practitioner” (April and October 2016)
  • Creator, Moderator and Speaker, ICLE Seminar, “The Hotly Contested Land Use Application” (September 2015)
  • Creator, Moderator and Speaker, ICLE Webinar, “Hot Topics in Land Use” (September 2014)
  • Speaker, “Smart Phones: Here, There and Everywhere,” New Jersey Planning Officials Annual Conference (November 2013)
  • Moderator, “Top 10 Land Use Cases of the Last Year,” for the Bar Foundation of Union County (September 2013)
  • Creator, Moderator and Speaker, ICLE Seminar- “Avoiding Pitfalls in the Land Use Notice Process” (September 2013)
  • Presentation at Newmark Associates, Inc. – “Land Use 101” (August 2012)
  • Speaker, New Jersey Wireless Association Annual Meeting – “New State and Federal (Wireless) Collocation By-Right Legislation and How it Will Impact Your Organization in 2012” (March 2012)
  • Moderator and Speaker, ICLE Seminar – “2012 Annual Land Use Update” (February 2012)
  • Presentation to brokers at Coldwell Banker Commercial – “Land Use Basics [And a Few Zoning Tips]” (December 2011)
  • Creator, Moderator and Speaker, ICLE Webinar – “The Illusive Concept of Particular Suitability in Commercial Use Variance Cases” (October 2011)
  • Presentation for CB Title Group – “Real Estate Potpourri: Land Use Basics and a Few Hot Zoning Tips” (October 2011)


  • Township of West Orange v. 769 Associates, LLC, 172 N.J. 564 (2002)

Representative Clients:

  • Verizon Wireless; T Mobile; Wireless Edge; US Self Storage; Mercedes Benz.  

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government (Fels Scholar), Master of Governmental Administration, 1987
  • Haverford College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
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Office Location for Richard S. Schkolnick

180 River Road
Suite 203
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 973-376-0909

Fax: 973-376-0903

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