Charles B. Liebling


New Brunswick, NJ
120 Albany Street Plaza
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P 732.448.2526 P 732.448.2526 | F 732.846.8877


Charles B. Liebling concentrates on redevelopment and redevelopment financing, land use law, and general real estate transactions. Mr. Liebling represents both for-profit and non-profit developers as well as governmental entities.

Redevelopment and Land Use

As part of his redevelopment practice, Mr. Liebling is involved in the establishment of public-private partnerships and the utilization of governmental incentive programs. He focuses on the negotiation of complex redevelopment agreements and development of financing structures, including through the use of tax abatements, tax increment financing, and tax credits. In his land use practice, Mr. Liebling represents applicants in connection with a wide variety of multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional projects before boards and commissions at the local, county, and state level.

Speaking and Publishing

In addition to having served as counsel on a broad range of high-profile redevelopment projects, Mr. Liebling has spoken on redevelopment issues in many professional, trade and academic forums, including:

  • Appraisal Institute - Metro New Jersey Chapter,
  • Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University (guest lecturer on land use law),
  • Central Jersey Builders Association,
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies,
  • Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development,
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - New Jersey Chapter,
  • Newark Regional Business Partnership,
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey Future (multiple redevelopment seminars), and
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys.


Mr. Liebling also served as a consulting attorney to the authors of The Redevelopment Handbook: A Guide to Rebuilding New Jersey's Communities (NJDCA/NJAPA, 2003 and 2011). While attending Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. Liebling was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review.

Professional Accomplishments of Note

  • Nominated to NJBIZ Vanguard Series: 2018 Leaders in Commercial Real Estate.
  • Nominated to The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Real Estate and Land Use & Zoning Law (2017-2024). In 2021 and 2024, he was named "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Land Use & Zoning Law. 
  • Member of the Public Incentives Committee of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition.
  • Member of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP (including as Co-Chair).
  • Member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association.
  • For 10 years, served on the Highland Park Zoning Board of Adjustment, including as Chairman.

He speaks fluent Italian.

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  • J.D., with high honors, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1995
  • M.C.R.P., Rutgers University, 1995
  • B.A., Brown University, 1980


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania