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Paul A. Phillips, AICP, PP

Paul A. Phillips, AICP, PP

Paul A. Phillips, AICP, PP

Mr. Phillips joined the firm in 1977 and became its managing principal in 1983. In addition to his land use planning and master plan work, Mr. Phillips directs PPG’s real estate, redevelopment and condemnation-related assignments. For over 30 years, he has served as the planning consultant to various municipal boards and governing bodies, and has also obtained approvals for hundreds of private development projects.

As a highly regarded expert witness, Mr. Phillips displays an outstanding knowledge of New Jersey zoning, redevelopment and condemnation law. He has testified on numerous occasions as an expert in New Jersey Superior Court and was the planning witness in several landmark rulings by the Appellate Division/Supreme Court. Mr. Phillips is widely recognized as one of New Jersey’s prominent redevelopment planners, advising such public sector clients as Bloomfield, Fort Lee, Hoboken, Millburn, Montclair, Morristown, Newark and Woodbridge, New Jersey. He has been a featured panelist on redevelopment issues, including recent case law, at conferences organized by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey League of Municipalities.  His work has won awards from the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association, New Jersey Future, New Jersey Planning Officials and Downtown New Jersey.  Mr. Phillips has a master’s degree in urban planning from Hunter College.