Justin Calta’s practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in real estate and corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on zoning, land use and re-development, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law and business counseling.
Justin represents national and regional developers, business owners, and property owners in all aspects of land use and zoning matters throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, and Bergen Counties. He represents his clients before County and municipal planning and zoning boards in obtaining regulatory and development approvals, including variances, site plan approvals, and subdivisions. Justin has overseen the land use approval process in connection with the construction of new apartment complexes, single and multi-family residential developments, office complexes, retail and “brick and mortar” businesses, as well as warehousing and industrial uses. He also represents clients in connection with buying and selling liquor licenses, including applications to the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control and the governing body of municipalities.
Justin is well-versed in commercial real estate transactions. He represents both landlords and tenants in the commercial lease and sublease agreements of general business facilities, including office space, retail space and warehouses. He has also represented both sellers and purchasers in connection with commercial real estate sales of apartment complexes, office space, restaurants, and other retail businesses. Justin additionally represents clients regarding easement agreements, joint venture agreements, and other collaborative real estate matters.
In addition, Justin has represented numerous lenders in connection with construction financings, has advised his clients in various M&A transactions, and has handled a variety of general corporate matters. He also assists clients with the formation of non-profits, including formation of entities and the drafting of by-laws and other organizational documents, as well as applying to the IRS for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Justin’s non-profit experience also includes assistance with establishing management corporations in connection with Business Improvement Districts in New Jersey.
Before joining Saiber, Justin served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Ellen L. Koblitz, J.A.D. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
He dedicates a portion of his practice to representing clients pro bono through the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for Justice program.