Glenn S. Pantel

Partner Florham Park
glenn.pantel dbr.com
Phone: (973) 549-7020
Fax: (973) 360-9831

About

Glenn S. Pantel represents clients in the areas of land development, commercial real estate transactions and related regulatory matters including wetlands issues, ISRA compliance, waterfront development, Mt. Laurel housing, and local zoning and planning approvals. He represents a number of major developers and corporate users in connection with large scale, sophisticated development plans and acquisitions throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Experience

Glenn represents many major developers and corporate users in commercial real estate transactions. Among his recent representative matters:

  • Representation of Matrix Development for matters in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, in the development of over 10,000,000 square feet of industrial and distribution center facilities in Washington Township, Mercer County, in Monroe and South Brunswick Township; and in the acquisition of the Commonwealth Corporate Center, Horsham, Pa., including variances and development of approvals from Horsham Township and Montgomery County; establishment of golf and access easements for an 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed course meandering through and initially under common ownership with the corporate park; implementation of a multimillion-dollar public-private partnership for road improvements; resolution of condemnation issues; addressing environmental matters related to an adjacent U.S. military airport facility.
  • Representation of The Hampshire Companies in the acquisition, financing and leasing of several hundred million dollars of industrial, office and retail properties throughout the United States, including a 200,000-square-foot expansion for Philips Electronics, a new retail development for Dick’s Sporting Goods, PNC Bank office building disposition and development, Wild Oats and Whole Foods retail outlets and Crompton corporate headquarters.

Glenn handles regulatory matters including wetlands issues, ISRA compliance, waterfront development, housing and local zoning and planning approvals for clients. His representative matters include:

  • Representation of DP Partners on a 1,000-acre acquisition for industrial and distribution center development in the Pureland Complex, Logan Township, Gloucester County, including addressing wetlands issues, waterfront development permit requirements, and sewer and water infrastructure.
  • Representation of Trammell Crow Company in the acquisition and development of Horizon Corporate Center, Mount Laurel Township, Burlington County, including resolution with Army Corps and NJDEP of wetlands issues caused by prior developer, preservation of wetlands exemptions for future development, subdivision and site plan approvals for new office and hotel development, negotiation of NJDOT Developer’s Agreement, creation of park covenants and owners’ association, and negotiation of water and sewer reservation agreement.
  • Representation of Erickson Retirement Communities on 2,000-unit Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County and in Pequannock Township, Morris County, including rezoning, municipal boundary line adjustment/annexation, general development plan approval, site plan approval, resolution of wetlands issues and negotiation of sewer agreements.
  • Representation of AES and Competitive Power Ventures in the acquisition, siting and development of gas-fired electric power generation facilities.

Recognitions

Chambers USA, New Jersey, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (2004–2005, 2008–2009, 2012–2016)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Clients ‘really like working with’ Glenn Pantel because he is a ‘very experienced and seasoned attorney, who is very focused on solving problems and getting results.’ Peers are also complimentary, hailing him as a ‘top-flight land use lawyer.’

Chambers USA

Sources highlight Glenn Pantel as an 'utterly outstanding' lawyer for land use, zoning and planning work, with one peer saying: 'If it was a big project I would call Glenn. He is the best land use lawyer in the state right now for sophisticated transactions and developments.' He recently secured development approval for a 156,000 square foot expansion of a facility for Mercedes-Benz.

Chambers USA (2016)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1978
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1975

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey