Brent T. Carney

Brent T. Carney

Partner

Mr. Carney advises and represents public sector clients in the areas of redevelopment, resiliency, construction law, land use and municipal law, including Open Public Meetings Act, Open Public Records Act, Local Government Ethics Law, Local Public Contracts Law and counsels on procurement issues, including providing a defense to bid challenges in federal and state courts.

Mr. Carney represents various municipalities in the negotiation of redevelopment agreements and defends challenges to redevelopment plans, redevelopment area designations, and the acquisition of industrial and commercial properties necessary for mixed-use redevelopment projects. He represents municipal county utilities authorities and sewerage authorities on issues relating to the public water supply and solid waste flow control, sewerage infrastructure construction disputes, connection fees and sewer user fees, respectively.  Mr. Carney advises on energy procurement for the public sector, including electronic sealed bids and reverse online auctions.  He represents a variety of clients in connection with Green Acres diversion matters, including the disposal and replacement of funded and unfunded parkland necessary for public purposes.

Mr. Carney is an experienced litigator representing the firm’s clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

Publications

  • “Taming the Wild West by Preventing the Hoarding of Unused Sewer Capacity,” The Authority View, a publication of The Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, Fall 2015, Vol. XLI, No. 3.
  • “Avoiding The Redevelopment Conflict Of Interest Pitfall,” New Jersey Municipalities, November 2007
  • “Reclaiming the Wasteland,” New Jersey Law Journal, March 5, 2001.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Redevelopment and Resiliency: Technical and Legal Perspectives,” Environmental Law Forum Weekend, Cape May, New Jersey, June 25, 2016
  • “Successful Management of Infrastructure Projects,” Two Bridges Sewerage Authority, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, June 2013
  • “Successful Management of Infrastructure Projects,” Mt. Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, June 2013
  • “Minimizing Changes and Cost-Overruns on Environmental Construction Projects,” Middlesex County Bar Association, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, October 10, 2012.
  • “Resolving Construction Claims From The Public Owners’ Perspective,” Maraziti Falcon & Healey, LLP, December 2011.
  • “Redevelopment Planning Process,” New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute, October 2006 and April 2007.

DIRECT DIAL: (973) 912-6816
EMAIL: bcarney@mfhenvlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use
  • Procurement Disputes
  • Sewerage Authorities Law
  • Municipal and County Utilities Authorities Law
  • Construction Claims
  • Energy Procurement
  • Green Acres Diversion and Disposal
  • Eminent Domain
  • Affordable Housing
  • Redevelopment Law
  • Litigation

BAR ADMISSION:

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., New England School of Law, cum laude, 1997
  • B.A. Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1992

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association