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New Jersey Local Government Deskbook

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Thomas P. Scrivo


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For Attorneys and Town Officials
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This plain-language handbook organizes and updates a town's procedural and regulatory obligations.

GET NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS up to speed quickly, and keep copies on hand for various town boards and their attorneys.

FOR Town Officials and Personnel: Council Members, Town Engineers,  Clerks, Tax Assessment Officers, Municipal Attorneys, Municipal Managers, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, Civil Defense and Emergency Management Personnel, Housing and Redevelopment Officers, Election Officers, Parking Authorities,  Municipal Court Personnel, Sewage and Utilities Commissions,  Board of Health Officers, Historic Preservation Commissions, Environmental Commissions, Municipal Port Authorities, Rent Control Boards. Condemnation and Redevelopment Boards,  Mayors, Freeholders.


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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: New Jersey Law Journal
  • Product Type: Books
  • Page Count: 798
  • ISBN: 978-1-62881-380-7
  • Pub#/SKU#: JGOV18
  • Pub Date: 10/30/2017
  • Volume(s): 1
  • Frequency: Annually

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  • Thomas P. Scrivo

Thomas P. Scrivo is the Managing Partner of O’Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, a private law firm with its primary offices in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Mr. Scrivo is a past President of the Essex County Bar Association and former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He served as Chair of the Essex County Bar Association’s WTC Disaster Relief Task Force and supervised the training of more than 250 attorneys to provide free legal services to families and victims of the 9/11 attacks. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He has served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-B Ethics Committee.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Scrivo most recently served as Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie, where he led the Governor’s legislative initiatives, supervised gubernatorial appointments, and oversaw New Jersey’s Executive Branch, including all state departments and authorities. In March 2017, Mr. Scrivo was appointed as Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, an independent state agency that provides financing and tax incentives to New Jersey businesses to retain and grow jobs and revitalize communities through redevelopment initiatives.

Mr. Scrivo was previously named one of New Jersey’s “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” by the New Jersey Law Journal.  He was also the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award by the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Society at Seton Hall University School of Law.  He served on the Essex County College Board of Trustees for fifteen years.

Mr. Scrivo is a 1985 graduate of Fairfield University and a 1989 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he served as editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.  He served as law clerk to the Hon. Arnold M. Stein, J.A.D. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1989.  He is admitted in the United States Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.


1.    Open Meetings

2.    Public Access to Government Records

3.    Powers of Municipal Officials

4.    Autonomous Departments and Agencies

5.    Municipal Ethics

6.    Procurement, Public Bidding

7.    Condemnation and Redevelopment

8.    Real Property Taxation

9.    Labor and Employment Law, ERISA

10.  Municipalities Relationships with other Governmental Entities

11.  Public Utilities

12.  Claims Against Public Entities, Litigation

13.  Election Law

14.  Public Spending, Finance

15.  Structure of Municipal Governments

16.  Local Legislative Procedure