Scott Heiart is the Managing Partner of Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart, LLC. He joined the firm in 2005 after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Maurice J. Gallipoli, Assignment Judge in Hudson County where he first worked on eminent domain cases. Mr. Heiart has almost twenty years of experience getting great results for property owners faced with the taking of their property by eminent domain.
Mr. Heiart handles all matters in real estate whether transactional or litigation. He routinely handles commercial real estate closings, leases, permitting, and land use approvals. Mr. Heiart is also a trial attorney representing property owners in commissioner’s hearings and condemnation trials. He has developed an expertise in specialty litigation that requires a multi-disciplinary approach to advocacy including redevelopment litigation, modification of highway access permits, relocation assistance benefits, and inverse condemnation. His cases often require a custom approach to get the most compensation for damages to unique real estate uses such as partial takings, dune easements, crop damage, and loss of vehicular access.
Clients who hire Mr. Heiart for a litigation case often remain his client for other matters once the original case is concluded. Mr. Heiart works closely with his clients providing counsel to businesses and real estate developers as “outside general counsel” services as a trusted advisor on all legal matters. Clients count on his experience, expertise, and superior judgment to guide decisions for their businesses and projects.
Representative matters include: 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); NJSCC. v. David Lopez et al, 412 N.J. Super. 298 (App. Div. 2010)