SOMERSET, HUNTERDON & WARREN COUNTIES
Richard Wenner is regularly sought out for counsel on a variety of issues centered around the representation of local government clients, with an emphasis on the employment sector and redevelopment. He has drafted dozens of collective negotiations agreements on behalf of public sector employers, ranging from police contracts to blue and white-collar agreements and routinely appears before the State administrative agencies. He also served as lead counsel in negotiating the terms of a 300-million-dollar redevelopment project by and between the municipality and the developer of a RCRA 2020 site. This entailed the negotiation and drafting of a redeveloper's agreement as well as the negotiation and drafting of a long-term tax abatement and corresponding financial agreement structured to permit the issuance of redevelopment area bonds as part of the “gap” financing. It further included the drafting of language to shield the municipality from responsibility for environmental remediation of the site post-closing. Mr. Wenner received his BA from Colgate University and his JD from Regent University. Current and past municipal clients include the Town of Phillipsburg, Raritan Borough, Oxford Township, Vernon Township, Vernon Township MUA and Tewksbury Township. He has also appeared on behalf of: Greenwich Township, Lopatcong Township, Harmony Township, Mansfield Township, Hardwick Township, Sussex Borough, Franklin Township (Hunterdon), Washington Township (Warren) and Jefferson Township.