Nicholas Racioppi, Jr., a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, is Chair of the Real Estate Group. He has considerable commercial real estate experience, particularly in the acquisition, development, zoning and planning, leasing and sale of commercial and industrial properties.
Nick represents lenders in all types of real estate financings and has extensive experience in complex real estate workouts and foreclosures. He has experience in the formation and structuring of real estate partnerships and joint ventures.
In 2019, Nick was named a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). ACREL’s distinguished lawyers are elected to fellowships based on their outstanding legal ability, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law. He also serves as pro-bono counsel to the Housing Partnership, which provides resources to prospective homebuyers. He advises the organization on corporate governance, guiding them as to their role in administering certain affordable housing programs, and serves as their counsel in connection with no-interest loans they provide to certain clients.
For 10 years, Nick has been involved with the Gala Committee of Daytop of New Jersey, a substance abuse treatment program. Nick is also a member of Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey’s Steps to Independence Celebration Committee and its Real Estate Committee. He is a frequent speaker and author on commercial real estate topics.
Nick is a member of the Legal Action Committee of NAIOP (the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks), the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Real Estate Transactions
Zoning and Planning
Real Estate Finance
Loan Workouts and Foreclosures
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Rutgers University, B.A., with high honors, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Member, Legal Action Committee of NAIOP
Nick was named to the ROI-NJ “Influencers: Real Estate” list in 2022 as one of the most influential leaders in New Jersey’s real estate industry.
Since 2005, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Nick in its publication for the field of Real Estate.
Nick has been included in The Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, in the fields of Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation since 2007. Nick received the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” award in 2019 and 2024 for Real Estate Litigation in Newark; this is an honor given to a single attorney in each practice area in each region, each year.
Thomson Reuters has included him on New Jersey’s “Super Lawyers” list for Real Estate law since 2006. In addition, Nick has been recognized on the “Super Lawyers Top 100” list in 2020 and 2021.
Nick was included on the BTI Client Service A-Team List in 2015 for providing “the absolute best levels of client service,” as determined by BTI Consulting Group, following in-depth interviews with legal decision-makers at the world’s leading organizations.
The Real Estate Group has earned the “Dealmakers of the Year” award by the New Jersey Law Journal in both 2022 and 2018.
The Real Estate Group has consistently been ranked highly by Chambers USA since 2004.
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