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Thomas W. Dunn Wins Pane Award

Michael A. Pane Sr.

Thomas W. Dunn

The Michael Pane Award was awarded to Thomas W. Dunn of Montvale at the NJILGA Annual Meeting and Social Event held on November 17, 2016 in Atlantic City.  Established by the Pane Family and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the award is given in honor of Michael A. Pane, Sr., who was the long-time editor of the Municipal Law Review, president and trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys, counsel to the New Jersey Association of Municipal Clerks, counsel to the League of Municipalities and author of the New Jersey Practice Series, Local Government Law volumes. It honors a municipal professional who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and whose work has significantly enhanced the integrity of local government. 

Thomas W. (Tom) Dunn is a Senior NJILGA Trustee and retired counsel to the firm of Beattie Padovano in Montvale.  He began practice in 1966 and represented many local government entities including governing bodies, planning boards, boards of adjustment, library boards, boards of education and redevelopment agencies.  He has argued cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.   He developed the course in Local Land and Buildings Law in the NJILGA sponsored ICLE program leading to a Diplomate in Local Government Law.  Although retired, he is the Editor of the Local Government Law Review of NJILGA and serves on the Amicus Committee.




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