Scott A. Heiart

Scott A. Heiart

Partner since September 19, 2011
Florham Park, New Jersey

Mr. Heiart became a partner in the firm in September 2011. He joined the firm in 2005 as an associate in the eminent domain practice. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Maurice J. Gallipoli, Assignment Judge, New Jersey Superior Court in Hudson County. He was an associate with Sadis & Goldberg in New York from 2001-2002 where he assisted the firm's Corporate & Financial Services Group in advising clients on SEC and state regulatory filings. Prior to his law career, Mr. Heiart was employed by Bloomberg Financial Markets in Princeton, N.J., from 1998-2000. At Bloomberg, he was responsible for the creation and maintenance of an electronic database and managed the group responsible for forming a legal database of more than 600,000 attorneys and judges.

Since joining Carlin & Ward in September 2005, Mr. Heiart has conducted extensive research and contributed to writing briefs on many of the firm's significant eminent domain cases including City of Long Branch v. Anzalone (Appellate Division, 2008); Jersey City Redevelopment Agency v. Kerrigan, (Appellate Division, 2011); Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc. v. City of Newark (Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2011, 202 N.J. 74 995 A.2d 841); Borough of Harvey Cedars v. Flumenbaum (Appellate Division, 2011); and Township of Bloomfield v. 110 Washington Street Associates (Appellate Division, 2006).

Mr. Heiart has extensive experience with motion practice, commissioner's hearings and condemnation trials.  He successfully obtained a $900,000 jury verdict in a condemnation matter for the partial acquisition of 2.6 acres of land located in Hillsborough New Jersey in State of New Jersey Department of Transportation v. DVJ Rental, Inc. The verdict was upheld on appeal. He argued successfully before the Appellate Division in NJSCC v. David Lopez that the property owner did not commit bad faith by developing a parcel of land after receiving a notice of interest and preliminary entry letter from the New Jersey Schools Construction Corp. advising of its potential desire to acquire the land in question for a school facility.  Mr. Heiart has argued extensively on the issues surrounding acquisition of beachfront easements by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2004


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • Juris Doctor - 2004
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science - June, 1998
    • Major: Finance

Representative Cases

  • NJSCC. v. David Lopez et al, 412 N.J. Super. 298 (App. Div. 2010)

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court Law Division, Hudson County, Judicial Clerk, Hon. Maurice J. Gallipoli, A.J.S.C., 2004 - 2005
  • Sadis & Goldberg, Associate, 2001 - 2002
  • Bloomberg L.P., Computer Data Consultant & Product Manager, 1998 - 2000