Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis names industry veteran as co-chair of redevelopment & land use

Roseland-based Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP said that, effective Jan. 1, Partner Steven Mlenak was named co-chair of the firm’s Redevelopment & Land Use Department, joining Robert Goldsmith in the role.

Concentrating his practice in the areas of redevelopment, land use, zoning and real estate development, Mlenak provides guidance from initial project concept through to construction, with expertise that encompasses mixed-use, residential, industrial, commercial, office, retail and affordable housing development projects throughout New Jersey. He represents redevelopers, property owners and municipalities in all aspects of the redevelopment process, including incentives and tax abatements available at the state and federal levels.

“I am incredibly honored to be named as co-chair and excited to serve alongside my friend and mentor, Bob Goldsmith,” stated Mlenak in a prepared statement. “The esteemed reputation of Greenbaum’s real estate, redevelopment and land use practices throughout the firm’s 108-year history continues to humble me, and I hope to honor that legacy going forward by ensuring that we continue to provide quality, efficient and enthusiastic representation for our clients in this area of practice.”

Mlenak chairs the firm’s Financial Incentives & Economic Development Practice Group and also maintains a strong practice in the niche area of community association law, providing guidance and general counseling to condominium and homeowners association clients. He currently serves as redevelopment counsel to the New Jersey Builders Association, as a director and Legislative Committee chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Land Use Law Section, and as a director of the Community Associations Institute’s New Jersey chapter.