Stark & Stark announces that Gary S. Forshner has been named chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
Mr. Forshner is a shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Group. His practice includes representing national, international and local developers and owners in the residential, industrial, retail and office markets. Mr. Forshner has also served as special land use counsel to municipalities and to the New Jersey Builders Association.
The appointment was confirmed at the NJSBA’s Land Use Section Annual Dinner held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick on June 24, 2014. Previously, Mr. Forshner had been a director of the Land Use Section for nine years and served as an officer for three years.
“I am proud to lead such an important section of an organization that supports more than 18,000 members,” says Mr. Forshner. “Land use is of vital interest and importance in New Jersey—and there are many opportunities to serve and educate our members, the public, and government entities regarding the evolving legal issues in this area.”
With a long history of community and civic involvement, Mr. Forshner was named as Man of the Year by the Adath Israel Congregation in 2005, and was honored by the South Brunswick Family YMCA in 2008. He was also honored with the Associate Hall of Fame Award by the New Jersey Builders Association, having been nominated by the Builders League of South Jersey. Additionally, Mr. Forshner was honored as the first recipient of the NJBA Builders’ Choice Award in 2013, as selected by NJBA members.