David  M. Roskos princeton

David M. Roskos



David Roskos concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate acquisition and development, commercial lending, foreclosures, condemnation, municipal law, and commercial litigation. His practice also includes the representation of developers, public entities, property owners, nonprofit organizations, and lending institutions. David has extensive experience in land use and real estate transactional matters and has litigated cases at the trial and appellate levels relating to condemnation, tax appeals, real estate zoning, acquisitions, and development.

He currently serves as the Lawrence Township Municipal Attorney and has served as real estate counsel for the Diocese of Trenton since 1987.

Prior to entering private practice, David served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable L. Anthony Gibson of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, during the 1982-1983 court term.

Representative Matters

  • Swartz v. Becker, 246 N.J. Super. 406 (App. Div. 1991) (partition action holding that the burden of proof to establish necessity for a sale rather than a partition in kind, is on the party alleging the necessity of such a sale).
  • Recently represented KTR Capital Partners in connection with the development of a one million square foot regional distribution center near Exit 7A of the New Jersey Turnpike to be utilized by internet retail giant Amazon to service the Northeast United States.
  • On behalf of the Diocese of Trenton, obtained necessary approvals to build and develop multiple cemeteries and mausoleums in Central New Jersey.
  • Successfully defended the grant of use variance and site plan approval in the Superior Court of New Jersey related to a QuickChek facility consisting of 16 bays and a 5,000 square foot convenience store.
  • Obtained dismissal of a significant tax appeal in the New Jersey Tax Court brought against Lawrence Township by a contract purchaser who was not yet a property owner.
  • Successfully defended appellate action in the New Jersey Superior Court against the Lawrence Township Planning Board brought by objectors seeking injunctive relief to prohibit construction of a communication tower on Township land.

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law and Land Use Law sections
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Builders Association, Pinelands Committee
  • New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee