Anthony E. Koester, Esq.

Email: akoester@hunterdonlegal.com
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Phone: 908 782 8200 x 223
Fax: 908 806 6412

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pageImage2Mr. Koester has deep experience in business, commercial, corporate, real estate, employment and construction matters — both transactional and litigation (state and federal courts). In keeping with the firm’s mission and core values, he focuses on long-term corporate representation, problem solving and effective resolutions. With background at major law firms in New Jersey and New York, he brings big firm experience to a “boutique practice” setting, with a detailed work ethic and personalized approach.  He also has extensive experience in commercial land use planning and zoning, real estate, trusts and estates. His specialties include: business, commercial, corporate, employment, construction, commercial land use/real estate and trusts and estates, purchases, sales, asset and stock sale, leases, site plan approval and litigation.

Experience

Lanigan Law, New Jersey – Federal and state court litigation in New Jersey, Manhattan and Brooklyn, including jury and bench trials in complex commercial construction litigation cases; deputy attorney for Bridgewater Township, NJ, with experience in labor, police, contracting and general municipal matters.

Bond Schoeneck & King, New York – Environmental Regulatory Attorney – Handled complex federal and state regulatory matters for multi-national companies.

Riker, Danzig, New Jersey – Environmental Attorney – Regulatory, transactional and litigated matters for Fortune 500 companies, including Superfund, Spill Act, ECRA (ISRA) and RCRA.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions & Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, JD – 1989
    Director, Moot Court Board
    Order of the Barristers
    Dean Barker Award
  • Saint Lawrence University. BA – 1984

Admitted To Practice

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey Federal District Court
  • Texas Federal Bankruptcy Court – Southern Bankruptcy – Houston Division – Pro hac vice

Reported Cases

New Line Books v. Whitehurst & Clark, LEXIS: 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 823 (April 5, 2011), appeal from trial court judgment on commercial claim with connections to U.K. case.

Broadhurst v. Township of Holland, LEXIS: 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2209 (August 15, 2008), land use hearings below that were successfully appealed.

Sohn v. Lopatcong Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, LEXIS: 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 593 (March 25, 2009), successful defense of appeal from successful land use approval.

P&H Clinton Partnership v. Township of Clinton, LEXIS: 2006 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2862 (May 25, 2006), cert. den. 189 N.J. 103 (2006). successful appeal regarding right to water allocation for commercial facility in the context of New Jersey Affordable Housing.

Oros v. Township of Bridgewater, 317 N.J. Super. 1 (November 20, 1998) 1998 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 470, successful defense of appeal from trial court judgment.

Secretary of Labor v. Campbell Painting Corporation, http://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/html_1999/94-3121.html (September 29, 1999)(1999 OSHRC No. 29)(OSHRC Dkt. No. 94-3121)U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Opinion, successful appeal from administrative law trial finding of major OSHA violation.

Representative Projects

  • Flemington BMW
  • Shoppes at Raritan
  • Flemington GM
  • Hunterdon Hills Animal Hospital
  • Clinton Honda
  • Hunterdon Christian Church
  • Clinton Ford
  • Hunterdon Self Storage

Activities, Awards and Honors

  • Chair, Hunterdon County Bar Association – Seminar Committee
  • District XIII Ethics Committee – Supreme Court of New Jersey – 2008-11
  • BSA Troop Leadership Committee Co-Chair – 2006-13
  • Counsel – Hunterdon Medication Access Partnership
  • Constitution/By-Laws Committee – Zion Lutheran Church

Interests

  • Cycling – 2013 PAC Tour Elite Transcontinental San Diego to Savannah – http://www.pactour.com
  • Skiing
  • Hiking