Bruce H. Bergen
Bruce H. Bergen is a partner in the law firm of Krevsky, Silber & Bergen in Cranford, New Jersey. For every year except one, between 1994 and 2011 he served as the Township Attorney for the Township of Springfield, drafting numerous ordinances and resolutions; representing Springfield in various litigation matters, including tax appeals, civil rights and employment matters, and OPRA complaints; successfully defending a builders’ remedy suit and obtaining COAH approval of Springfield’s affordable housing plan; and overseeing a comprehensive ordinance recodification. He continues to serve as Special Housing Counsel for Springfield, and successfully negotiated a settlement and entry of a Judgment of Repose. Over the years, he has also served Springfield as Board of Health Attorney, Rent Leveling Board attorney and has served as special counsel and special litigation counsel for various other municipalities. Bergen also represents individuals before local boards and in land use litigation.
In 2005, Bergen was awarded a Diplomate in Local Government Law by the NJILGA, and he has served as an Associate Editor of the Local Government Law Review since March 2006. He served two terms as a member of the District XII Attorney Ethics Committee and one year as chair, and is a long-time member and former two-term President of the Board of Central Jersey Legal Services. In January 2013, he was sworn in to the first of his two three-year terms as a member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, serving as Chairman in both 2016 and 2017.