Christopher A. Erd devotes his practice primarily to land use and zoning, environmental, regulatory permitting, real estate transactions, community associations, leases, landlord/tenant, business counseling, and transactions. He regularly appears before municipal and county land use agencies on various development applications. Chris has been involved in land use approvals, leases, and sales for energy projects, including solar and battery storage.
As part of a real estate or lease transaction, retail liquor license transfers may be necessary. Therefore, Chris handles New Jersey retail liquor license purchases, transfers, and sales transactions. He also handles annual renewals of liquor licenses.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Chris concentrated his practice in environmental, land use and zoning, commercial litigation and appeals, and government contracts; negotiating with regulatory agencies and supervising environmental consultants regarding environmental remediations; and negotiating settlements with insurance carriers for coverage of environmental claims. Chris also litigated matters primarily in New Jersey Superior Court and Municipal Courts.
In November of 2009, Chris was a member of a distinguished panel of speakers discussing land use and zoning issues and procedures in New Jersey at the”2009 Annual Planning Conference” for licensed professional planners, held by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick.
Chris was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XI Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee and served as Chairman. He was also Chairman of the Branchburg Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and was formerly a member of the Branchburg Township Environmental Commission, the Branchburg Township Wildlife Management Committee, and the Bedminster Township Environmental Commission. In addition, he has been an officer and general counsel for community associations.