Anne S. Babineau

Anne S. Babineau

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Recognized since 2001

Woodbridge, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law
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Area of Emphasis:


Redevelopment plans, zoning ordinances and designation of renewal areas;

Property acquisition including development of appraisals in anticipation of condemnation, negotiation of acquisitions, and condemnation;

Contracts between public entity responsible for implementation of redevelopment and private redevelopers (including responses to requests for proposal);

Loan and grant applications and agreements in connection with governmental assistance for redevelopment projects;

Bankruptcy proceedings affecting redevelopment project participants;

Litigation and appeals involving all of the above in federal and state courts.

Representative Speaking and Writing Experience:

Ms. Babineau has lectured on redevelopment issues for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Rutgers/Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Bar Association, American Planning Association and New Jersey Builder’s Association, among others. She has been admitted to membership in The Counselors of Real Estate, Chambers USA, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In addition, she has served as an officer or member of several industry organizations including New Jersey Future, NAIOP and Urban Land Institute. She has also authored articles for New Jersey Law, Urban Land, New Jersey Lawyer and other publications and is a contributing author for Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey (Redevelopment chapter). She has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® magazine, 2005-2012, and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in their 1999/2000, 2005-2012 editions.

Utility, Telecommunications, and Energy Law:

Represented Public Service Electric and Gas Company and Verizon New Jersey Inc.

Merger Approvals - applications before the Board of Public Utilities on behalf of Verizon New Jersey, Elizabethtown Water Company, Thames Water Holdings Incorporated, RWE, New Jersey Natural Gas Company

Served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, 1996-1997 (Legal department function was outsourced to Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer)


  • 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095-0958


  • Seton Hall University , J.D., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Real Estate Law, Woodbridge (2020)
  • Real Estate Law, Woodbridge (2018)
  • Energy Law, Woodbridge (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Public Utility


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