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Michael C. Bachmann



Michael Bachmann practices in Connell Foley’s Real Estate and Land Use Group, where he assists clients on a broad range of both transactional and litigation matters involving real property. Michael counsels clients on commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale, financing, refinancing and leasing.

Michael also advocates on behalf of developers and property owners in obtaining and defending land use approvals from municipal zoning and planning boards. As part of his practice, Michael has developed a deep understanding of New Jersey redevelopment law, including the creation and designation of redevelopment areas, drafting of redevelopment plans, and the negotiation of redevelopment and financial (PILOT) agreements.

Prior to joining Connell Foley, Michael worked as an associate at a firm representing municipalities and other public entities in land use, redevelopment and affordable housing matters. While in law school, Michael served as president of the Environmental Law Society and as Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. Upon graduation, Michael completed a clerkship with the Honorable Marie P. Simonelli, Superior Court of New Jersey- Appellate Division for the 2015-2016 term.


New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Law Section

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  • Hon. Marie P. Simonelli, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015; Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review)

Rutgers University (B.A., cum laude, 2012)


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