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Edward D. McKirdy

McKirdy & Riskin
136 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07962
Tel:(973) 539-8900 | Fax:(973) 984-5529
emckirdy@mckirdyriskin.com | www.mckirdyriskin.com

Throughout his more than 40 years of experience, Edward McKirdy has earned his reputation among New Jersey’s finest and most trusted eminent domain attorneys. From successful arguments before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the appellate and trial courts and multi-million dollars in judgments and settlements in favor of his landowner clients, Ed has helped shape some of the most important principles of New Jersey condemnation law.

Significant Eminent Domain and Property Rights Representations and Reported Decisions

  • Township of Piscataway v. South Washington Avenue, LLC, 400 N.J. Super. 358 (App. Div. 2008)
  • New Jersey Transit Corporation v. Cat in the Hat, LLC, 177 N.J. 29, 826 A.2d 690 (2003)
  • Casino Reinvestment Development Authority v. Hauck, 317 N.J. Super. 584 (App. Div. 1999); aff’d, 162 N.J. 576 (2000)
  • Township of West Windsor v. Nierenberg, 150 N.J. 111, 695 A.2d 1344 (1997)
  • Village of South Orange v. Alden Corp., 71 N.J. 352 (1976)Appellate Division
  • City of Trenton v. 222 West Associates, 350 N.J. Super. 600, 796 A.2d 913 (App. Div. 2002)
  • Township of West Windsor v. Nierenberg, 345 N.J. Super. 472, 785 A.2d 929 (App. Div.); certif. den .171 N.J. 443, 794 A.2d 182 (2001)
  • Litton Business Systems, Inc. v. Borough of Morris Plains, 8 N.J. Tax 520 (Tax Court 1986), aff. 9 N.J. Tax 651 (App. Div. 1988)
  • New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency v. Moses, 215 N.J. Super. 318 (App. Div. 1987), certif. den. 107 N.J. 638 (1987)
  • Borough of Rockaway v. D’Onofrio, 186 N.J. Super 344 (App. Div. 1982)
  • Schnack v. State, by Dept. of Transportation, 160 N.J. Super 343 (App. Div. 1978)
  • Paterson Redevelopment Agency v. Bienstock, 123 N.J. Super. 457 (App. Div. 1973)
  • State by State Highway Commissioner v. Buck, 94 N.J. Super. 84 (App. Div. 1967)

Professional Certification

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney (1982-present)

Publications

  • “Condemnation in New Jersey: Some Practical Applications of Current Law”, New Jersey Law Journal, November 1975
  • “Cross Examination of the Appraisal Expert”, Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, The Southwestern Legal Foundation, December 1985
  • “Compensation for Impairment of Rights of Access”, Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain, The Southwestern Legal Foundation, November 1987
  • “Tax Appeals in a Depressed Market: A Reply”, Tri-State Real Estate Journal, Vol. 10, No. 5, May 14, 1993
  • “How to Value a Leasehold in an Eminent Domain Case”, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Volume 10, Number 2, March 1994
  • “New Jersey Condemnation Practice”, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Co-author with Harry J. Riskin and John H. Buonocore, Jr., 1997
  • “The New Eminent Domain: Public Use Defense Vanishing in Wake of Growing Privatization of Power”, New Jersey Law Journal, 155 N.J.L.J. 1145, March 15, 1999
  • “Is Fair Market Value Fair?”, New Jersey Law Journal, 13 N.J.L.J. 1158, March 26, 2007

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, New Jersey Chapter (MAI)
  • Morris County (Trustee)
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey