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William F. Hyland, Jr.

William F. Hyland, Jr., a partner, has focused his practice on commercial real estate, financing transactions and land development for over 40 years. He represents numerous local, regional and national land developers, non-profit organizations and homebuilders, appearing regularly before local planning and zoning boards throughout New Jersey, particularly in the tri-county area. He has also represented numerous lending institutions and borrowers in mortgage-related transactions, as well as purchasers and sellers of real estate.

Before his legal career, Bill worked for the then newly-created New Jersey Department of Community Affairs under its first Commissioner, Paul N. Ylvisaker. He moved on to become Assistant City Manager, then City Manager of Sparta, New Jersey and, at the time, was one of the youngest city managers in the country.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and South Carolina (retired status), Bill is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar Association. Bill has received the "AV®" preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bill served in the New Jersey National Guard's 63rd Army Band between 1969 and 1975. Active in the community, Bill serves on the Virtua Foundation Board of Trustees; he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wiley Mission, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CRCC) in Marlton, NJ; and formerly was a legal advisor to the Saints Prison Ministry.  Bill previously served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity (Burlington County) and YMCA Camp Ockanickon in Medford.

For many years, Bill played music professionally, but confines his music activities today to choral singing. He formerly sang with the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in New York. He was Music Director at Wiley Church for 25 years.

Bill is a graduate of LaSalle University (1969) and the Rutgers University School of Law - Camden (1977).

Representative Matters

Reported Cases

Aubrey v. Deptford Twp. Planning Bd., 2007 WL 1661581, N.J. Super. A.D., June 11, 2007

AAHG Development Corp v. Washington Twp. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, 2005 WL 3276225, , N.J. Super. A.D., December 06, 2005

Cerebral Palsy Center, Bergen County, Inc. v. Mayor and Council of Borough of Fair Lawn, 374 N.J. Super. 437, 864 A.2d 1184, 2005 WL 167273, , N.J. Super. A.D., January 27, 2005

Sun Co., Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Borough of Avalon, 286 N.J. Super. 440, 669 A.2d 833, 1996 WL 11098, , N.J. Super. A.D., January 12, 1996

Brown v. Davis, 203 N.J. Super. 41, 495 A.2d 900, , N.J.Super.Ch., November 15, 1984

Piontek v. Ceritano, 177 N.J. Super. 610, 427 A.2d 600, 47 A.F.T.R.2d 81-1285, 81-1 USTC P 9384, N.J. Super. A.D., February 13, 1981

Square Circle Sportsmen of Camden County, Inc. v. Borough of Gibbsboro, 1 N.J. Tax 337, 1980 WL 356720, , N.J. Tax, May 29, 1980

Speaking Engagements


Honors and Recognitions

Selected to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers List for Land Use, Zoning and Health Care

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