Michael J. Ash, CRE, joined Carlin & Ward in 2019 bringing 15 years of experience in real estate law for public projects to the representation of property owners in eminent domain acquisitions. Now a partner at Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart, LLC, his practice focuses on real estate litigation and trial advocacy in eminent domain matters and tax appeals. He collaborates with experts in various disciplines including real estate appraisers, engineers, planners, and environmental consultants.
Mr. Ash is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, handling all aspects of condemnation valuation jury trials, commissioner hearings, and tax appeals in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Court, Tax Court, Supreme Court, and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and Southern District of New York.
In 2018, Mr. Ash was awarded the CRE® designation by the Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of real estate professionals recognized as leading advisors in complex real property matters with approximately 1,000 members worldwide, of which only about 50 are practicing attorneys.
Recognized as “Rising Star” and Super Lawyer in Eminent Domain 2012 through 2022.
Mr. Ash contributes his time and expertise to his community where he is Chairman of the Planning Board of the Town of Westfield, Trustees for the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, member of multiple ad hoc committees for Congregation Temple Emanu-El, and little league baseball coach.
Reported condemnation and tax appeal cases include Borough of Somerville v. Pathmark Stores, Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey (App. Div. 2008); New Jersey Turnpike Authority v. Witt, Superior Court of New Jersey (App. Div. 2010); County of Essex v. Rubin, Superior Court of New Jersey, (App. Div. 2011); Marina District Development Co., LLC v. City of Atlantic City, 27 N.J. Tax 469 (2013); Texas Eastern Transmission, LLP v. 9.41845 Acres of Land, In the City of Jersey City, cv-12-3499-SRC-CLW (2015); New Jersey Transit Corporation v. Franco, 447 N.J. Super. 361 (2016); New Jersey Turnpike Authority v. Milford Realty Associates, LLC, Superior Court of New Jersey, (App. Div. 2017); City of Newark v. ORR Investments, Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey, (App. Div. 2016); County of Essex v. Rubin, Superior Court of New Jersey, (App. Div. 2017); M-C Properties Co. Rlty (Mack-Cali) v. Cranford Township, Tax Court; State of New Jersey, by Department of Environmental Protection v. N. Beach 1003, LLC, 451 N.J.Super. 214 (App. Div. 2017); Parking Authority of the City of Camden v. Rubin (App. Div. 2020)