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Frederick B. Zelley

Fred Zelley has been practicing for thirty years, focusing primarily in the areas of Land Use, Real Estate and Civil Litigation. He represents applicants before numerous zoning boards of adjustment, planning boards and joint land use boards in Somerset, Morris, Union, Hunterdon and surrounding counties. Fred also handles both residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions and lease transactions.

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Experience

Fred is an accomplished civil litigator, representing clients in the Law and Chancery Divisions of the Superior Court of New Jersey, in disputes involving Real Property Rights, Tenancies, Construction and Home Improvement, Consumer Fraud and Personal Injury. He is an approved Arbitrator and volunteer Mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Fred is the resident partner at the firm’s Millington office. Prior to joining Post Polak, he was a principal of Bisogno, Loeffler & Zelley in Basking Ridge. He began his career with Bross, Strickland, Cary, Grossman & Icaza in Newark. Prior to beginning his practice, Fred was Law Clerk to the Honorable Marilyn Rhyne Herr in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hunterdon County.

Fred is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and received his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark.

Fred is a lifelong New Jersey resident, presently residing in Randolph with his wife and five children. He is an Eagle Scout and a retired Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 166 in Randolph, an active member and Board member of the Randolph Rescue Squad and a Trustee of the Millbrook United Methodist Church in Randolph. He is an avid automobile enthusiast and enjoys hiking, camping and fishing.

Education

  • Rutgers University – Newark, J.D.
  • Washington University – St. Louis, B.A.

Admissions

  • New Jersey

Practice Areas

How Can I Help You?

Land Use | Real Estate | Redevelopment

Whether the matter is complex or simple our attorneys can handle all aspects of the land use process. Moreover, the firm’s attorneys can add value to the process by making optimal use of statutes that permit payments in lieu of real estate taxes.