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Susan Rubright is a detail-oriented, dedicated, and thoughtful attorney with a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate and real estate development. She has the ability to place development and zoning issues into the transactional context, including due diligence, purchase agreements and leases, land use, environmental permitting, and construction costs/timing. She has comprehensive experience with commercial developers and individuals in obtaining development (site plan, subdivision, and zoning variance) approvals. Representative clients include apartment, multifamily, and single-family home builders; national pharmacy stores; hotel developers; solar companies; retail centers; national renal dialysis centers; and other medical providers. Susan also takes pride in solving land use and municipal problems for individuals, small business owners, and non-profit groups.

Susan understands the redevelopment process from multiple angles. She works with redevelopers in pursuing redevelopment designations and related approvals. She has represented planning boards in designating areas “in need of redevelopment” and reviewing the related redevelopment approvals and agreements. She has also sought the removal of properties from inclusion in a redevelopment area.

Susan counsels public and private clients on complex matters such as affordable housing and COAH, rezonings, environmental permitting, the Highlands Act, code compliance, farmland preservation and the Right to Farm, open space acquisition, and the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).


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  • Bernards Township Cable Advisory Task Force (2008 – 2010)
  • Borough of Peapack & Gladstone Land Use Board (Vice Chair 2018-2019), (Chair 2020-2021)
  • Borough of Peapack & Gladstone Master Plan Re-examination Committee, (2013 – 2015)
  • Borough of Peapack & Gladstone Environmental Commission (1978 – 1982)
  • Cedars at Basking Ridge Condominium Association, Vice President (1993 – 1996)
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Builders & Contractors (2008 – present), Member, Board of Directors (2011 – 2016), Associate Vice President (2015 – 2016)
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Land Use Law Section (1995 – present)
  • New Jersey Builders Association, Legislative Affairs Committee (2010 – 2016)
  • New Jersey Planning Officials (2003 – present) Associate Counsel (2009 – 2014) Assistant Counsel (2015 – present)
  • Somerset County Bar Association (2013 – present), Co-chair Real Estate Committee (2015 – 2017)
  • Somerset County Office on Aging Advisory Council (2008 – 2011)
  • Somerset County Federation of Republican Women (2002 – 2021), Vice President (2010 – 2012)
  • Staff planner for the Somerset County Planning Board. 
  • Certified by the NRA to teach First Steps Pistol, Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home, and as Range Safety Officer.
  • Volunteer, animal rescue groups
  • Professional dog trainer