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Jennifer M. Carrillo-Perez



Jennifer Carrillo-Perez parlays years of real estate experience into innovative solutions and opportunities for a range of developer clients. With a background in land use and zoning, redevelopment, municipal law, and regulatory and government affairs, Jennifer is a sought-after advisor on key development projects as well as related legislative issues.

As part of her practice, Jennifer guides clients in the preparation of preliminary investigations to designate areas in need of rehabilitation and redevelopment. She likewise provides counsel on redevelopment plans and ordinances, and formulates redevelopment agreements. Her work covers complex redevelopment matters, including Green Acres, as well as affordable housing development.

In addition, Jennifer works with governmental entities to identify and secure public financing incentives, payments in lieu of taxes and tax abatements.

With deep ties to the community, Jennifer devotes a substantial amount of time to projects that have a positive impact on New Jersey’s cities. She was recently selected for membership in the Emerging Leaders Council of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Board Member, Essex County Vocational High School
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREWNJ)
  • Emerging Leaders Council, Rutgers Center for Real Estate (2016-2017)
  • Newark School of the Arts, Board of Trustees (2014-2015)
  • ASPIRA of New Jersey, Board Chair (2004-2014)
  • Discovery Charter School, Board of Trustees Member (2004-2005)
  • City of Newark, Newark Public Schools Advisory Board Member (2001-2004)

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements


Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2024)

  • Real Estate Law

New Jersey Law Journal

  • Diverse Attorney of the Year (2023)
  • "New Leaders of the Bar" (2013)
  • "Law Influencers" (2022)
  • "ROI Influencers: Women in Business" (2023)

"Business Leader Award," Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association Leadership Awards (2020)

"Alumna of the Year, Department of Political Science and Law," Montclair State University (2020)

NJBIZ "Leaders in Law" (2018)

ECDC Women of Excellence (2017)

New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2017-2019)

"Professional Services Business Person of the Year," Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (2009)

"Women Pioneers Award" LUPE PAC  (2014)

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  • Honorable Claude M. Colemen, Judge of the Superior Court, Essex County, Civil Division


Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2004)

Montclair State University (B.A., 2001)


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