Carl A. Rizzo is co-chairman of the firm’s Real Estate Real Property Tax Appeal sub-practice group and a member of the firm’s commercial litigation department. Carl’s broad and diverse practice includes concentrations in commercial litigation matters and chancery practice relating to contractual disputes involving such matters as surety, construction and construction liens, real estate transactions, commercial tenancy, employment covenants and partnership/shareholder discord. He also concentrates his practice in tax court ad valorem proceedings, where he has successfully negotiated and litigated numerous matters involving millions of dollars in tax reductions for his commercial property owner clients. Carl also represents developer clients in land use and zoning matters, including both the prosecution of and objection to development applications as well as an extensive prerogative writs practice. He further has a wide-reaching basis of other litigation experience ranging from administrative appeals to applications for advantageous business designations as well as matters relating to attorney ethics and disciplinary proceedings.
A Member of the firm since 1992 Carl has played an integral role in assisting clients realize their goals and objectives in the face of irreconcilable differences including the representation of:
Awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Carl is Contributing Editor of the Hotel Business Review, the primary business journal of HotelExecutive.com and has been both a presenter and panel member speaking on the topic of, "An Annual Property Tax Review Should Be In the Cards and Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions" at the New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsel's Annual Conference in 2011;
Carl earned his BA from The George Washington University with distinction and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and his J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center.
Carl is active in numerous industry organizations, including the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Bergen County Bar Association (Land Use Section). Additionally, Carl was recently appointed by The Christian Health Care Center Foundation Board of Trustees to serve as member of its Board commencing in 2018.
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1987
The George Washington University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
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As published in: The Record January 9, 2012
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