The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael Osterman as a Member of the firm. He joins the firm’s Real Estate & Finance group.
Osterman has successfully handled complex, commercial real estate transactions and land use matters throughout the State of New Jersey, including those involving shopping centers, industrial and office parks, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, restaurant chains, convenience stores, gas stations, retail chains, educational institutions, horse farms, large and small residential subdivisions, private golf, lake and country clubs, utility treatment facilities, recycling facilities, religious facilities, charitable non-profit facilities, raw land for development and preservation, and the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated “brownsfield” sites. His clients include large and small corporations and other business entities, non-profit organizations, trusts, estates, and individuals.
Osterman’s transactional experience includes acquisitions, sales, financing, leases, easements, licenses, and preservation matters. He has also handled transactions involving the joint sale of commercial real estate and business assets, as well as the purchase, sale and development of unique estate properties. Osterman counsels clients on the effect of, and compliance with, various federal, state and local land use and environmental statutes and regulations, including, among others, federal and state wetlands laws, the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, the Residential Site Improvement Standards, the Industrial Site Recovery Act, and the New Jersey Right to Farm Act. He regularly represents clients before planning boards, boards of adjustment, and other municipal, county and state bodies across the State of New Jersey in connection with development applications for various commercial and residential projects and other land use matters.
Osterman has undertaken pro bono land use matters for the Somerset Hills YMCA and the Somerset County YMCA. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Somerset Hills YMCA and the Somerset County YMCA; has served as a member and co-chair of the Somerset Hills YMCA’s Community Advisory Board; and has served as President of the Somerset Hills YMCA Board of Managers, and currently serves as a member of that Board. In 2014, Osterman received the Somerset Hills YMCA’s Volunteer Leadership Award and in 2002, he received the New Jersey State Alliance Outstanding YMCA Volunteer Award.
Osterman earned his J.D. from University Pennsylvania School of Law, and his B.S. from Lehigh University. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations’ Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Sections.