Connell Foley Partner Jennifer Carrillo-Perez Named “2023 Diverse Attorney of the Year”

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The New Jersey Law Journal has chosen Connell Foley real estate lawyer Jennifer Carrillo-Perez for inclusion on its esteemed “Diverse Attorney of the Year” list, which the publication’s editors compiled based on the honorees’ commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as their advancement of the legal profession.

Jennifer’s practice encompasses a broad range of transactions with a particular emphasis on land use and zoning development, and affordable housing.

Examples of Jennifer’s affordable housing work include winning approval from the City of Newark for two transformative projects that will receive $49.8 million in subsidies from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s “NJ Aspire” program, which is intended to provide gap financing for mixed-use, transit-oriented developments. One of these projects is a mixed-use building that will be home to 67 affordable housing units. The other includes residential space with 69 units reserved for seniors.

In addition to devoting time to affordable housing work, Jennifer often represents developers in market-rate ventures including hotels, and commercial and warehousing facilities.

And then there are her passion projects. Jennifer has worked to secure approval for several developments that support New Jersey’s underserved, underrepresented, and diverse populations. These projects include the “North Ward Center,” two homes in Newark for adults with Autism, and the LGBT RAIN Foundation building, a construction in Newark’s West Ward intended to provide safe, affordable and supportive housing to individuals who identify as LGBTQ and may have a disability.

*This award is conferred by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found here." No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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