Jack concentrates his practice in the areas of:

  • real estate development and land use
  • environmental law
  • redevelopment law
  • real estate transactions
  • banking law

Jack’s experience also includes:

  • approval, development, financing, construction, and operation of major development projects throughout New Jersey
  • obtaining permits and approvals for major casino/hotel construction projects in Atlantic City
  • litigating substantial real estate development and environmental cases in the trial courts, appellate courts, and the New Jersey Supreme Court

Jack co-chairs the firm’s Zoning and Land Use Group and is a member of the Condemnation Practice Group. He was formerly Managing Partner of the Atlantic City office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Recent Victories

  • Representing a large shopping center developer before the New Jersey Supreme Court, successfully defending against challenges from environmental groups to a Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) Permit Jack had obtained for the developer
  • Assisting a redeveloper in gaining approval for and entering into a major redevelopment agreement with a New Jersey municipality

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Jack was formerly a board member of:

  • United Way of Atlantic County
  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
  • Jewish Federation of Atlantic County

He has also served as counsel to the Atlantic County Builders Association and the Little Egg Harbor Township Planning Board.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the "Best of the Bar" list by Philadelphia Business Journal (2018)*
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated*
  • Selected to the "Super Lawyers" list for Land Use & Zoning in New Jersey (2005-2012, 2014-2020)*
  • Selected to the "Super Lawyers - Business Edition" list for Construction, Real Estate and Environmental Law in New Jersey (2013)*
  • Named to the "Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel" list for Land Use & Zoning in New Jersey (2010)*
  • Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Land Use & Zoning Law in New Jersey by Best Lawyers (2016-2021)*
  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use - New Jersey (2016-2020)*

           Chambers Logo 2020 Jack Plackter

*Awards Methodology