Christopher H. Falcon

Christopher H. Falcon

Partner

Mr. Falcon has over thirty-five years of experience representing both public and private sector clients and has served as general and special counsel to various municipalities, boards and authorities. His areas of emphasis for public sector clients include the general representation of governing bodies, land use, planning, condemnation, infrastructure, financing and litigation. Mr. Falcon’s public sector clients have included Millburn Township Attorney (2006–present); Mendham Township Attorney (2005-2010); Harding Township Attorney 2011-2013); General Counsel to Hanover Sewerage Authority (1972 to present); Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (1987 to present); Pequannock River Basin Regional Sewerage Authority (1978 to present); and Morris Plains Planning Board Counsel (1980-present).

Mr. Falcon’s areas of emphasis for private sector clients include transactional services, obtaining environmental clearances, real estate development, zoning approvals, and financing. Mr. Falcon is also a litigator representing the firm’s clients in both judicial and administrative proceedings. Mr. Falcon previously served as a Legislative Assistant in the New Jersey Assembly and the New Jersey Senate and as Mayor of the Borough of Mountain Lakes (1981-1985). Mr. Falcon’s Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating is AV® Preeminent.

Publications

  • “Appellate Division Rules on Voting Procedures,” MFH Client Alert, July 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Member of the Panel – Webinar “Public Contracts Law for Municipal Attorneys” New Jersey ICLE, June 10, 2015
  • “Local Government Law for Every Attorney,” New Jersey ICLE, offered by the Board of Directors of the Local Government Law Section, December, 2014
  • Christopher Falcon, a NJPO Panel Member, spoke at the William M. Cox Symposium on Planning, Land Use and the Law, New Jersey Public Officials, November, 2014
  • “Principles of Redevelopment,” Rutgers University, June, 2011
  • “Recent Court Cases & Impact on Local Decisions,” NJPO, March, 2011
  • “How to Run a Municipal Meeting,” NJSBA Webinar, New Brunswick, June, 2010
  • “Property Acquisition & Eminent Domain,” New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, April, 2009 and April, 2010
  • “Land Use Law – Substance and Procedures,” Joint Morris County League of Municipalities/Morris County Bar Association Seminar, September 2002 and 2004

DIRECT DIAL: (973) 912-6804
EMAIL: cfalcon@mfhenvlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Local Government
  • Land Use
  • Redevelopment Law   

BAR ADMISSION:

  • New Jersey, 1972
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1972

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., Villanova University Law School, 1971
  • B.A., Gettysburg College, 1968

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association.
  • Member, New Jersey Planning Officials
  • Member, Association of Environmental Authorities and the Water Environment Federation  
  • Co-Chair New Jersey Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land  
  • Member, Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Chairman, Local Government Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Environmental Law and Land Use Sections, New Jersey State Bar Association 
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Morris Tomorrow, (2002-2004)