James M. Turteltaub

James M. Turteltaub

Partner since 2002
Florham Park, New Jersey

Mr. Turteltaub became a partner with Carlin & Ward, P.C. in September 2002. His primary practice areas include redevelopment, eminent domain, real estate tax appeals, and other real estate litigation, including zoning and land use, access modification, landlord/tenant disputes, brokerage commission claims, title claims, mortgage loan fraud, tax foreclosures and related matters. He has represented both governing bodies and private property owners in these types of matters.

Prior to joining Carlin & Ward, Mr. Turteltaub was associated with Sills, Cummis, Radin, Tischman, Epstein, & Gross, P.C. He was previously employed in the banking industry, where he developed financial services and consulted in mergers and acquisitions, asset/liability management, and strategic planning.

Mr. Turteltaub served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence L. Lasser, then the presiding judge of the New Jersey Tax Court. Mr. Turteltaub is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Section.

Mr. Turteltaub is considered an authority on environmental issues related to eminent domain acquisitions, having successfully argued Housing Authority of New Brunswick v. Suydam Investors, LLC, 177 N.J.2 (N.J. Supreme Court 2003). His extensive trial practice includes cases such as New Jersey Transit Corp. v. AMB Institutional Alliance Fund II (2009); Borough of Harvey Cedars v. Flumenbaum (2011), and Township of Bloomfield v. 110 Washington Street Associates (2006).


Speaker for courses approved for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York continuing legal education and by the New Jersey Real Estate Appraisal Board, Continuing Education Credits for Certified New Jersey Assessors. Topics have included redevelopment, treatment of environmental remediation, land use, development of highest and best use and matters related to eminent domain litigation and valuation litigation.  Specific presentations include:

  • NJ League of Municipalities (2015)
  • National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (2016)
  • ICLE Redevelopment (2016)

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use and Redevelopment
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Eminent Domain

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • Massachusetts, 1992


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • State University of New York at Albany
    • M.B.A. - 1986
  • Emory University
    • Bachelors of Business Administration - 1982

Published Works

  • “Environmental Cleanup in Real Property Valuation,” New Jersey Law Journal, Environmental Law, August 27, 2007

Representative Cases


  • Presenter, NJ League of Municipalities, 2015
  • Presenter, National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, 2016
  • Presenter, ICLE Redevelopment, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
  • Appraisal Institute, Affiliate Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Lawrence L. Lasser, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court, Judicial Clerk
  • McKirdy & Riskin, P.A., Associate
  • Sills, Cummis, Radin, Tischman, Epstein, & Gross, P.C., Associate
  • Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., Associate