Charles Applebaum has been practicing since 1973. He started clerking for the Assignment Judge of Hudson County, and afterward became an associate of the Greenbaum firm (then known as Greenbaum Greenbaum Rowe and Smith). After a beneficial experience as a litigator, Mr. Applebaum concentrated his practice in commercial real estate. In addition to his own practice, he is of counsel to Zipp Tannenbaum & Caccavelli, a law firm specializing in real property taxation, redevelopment law and other real property litigation. At this firm, he continues his commercial real estate practice to complement the real estate tax appeal, condemnation and redevelopment work of the firm. He was a partner for 10 years at Greenbaum specializing in commercial and residential subdivisions, acquisitions, financings and land use applications.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Applebaum has also devoted time to educational matters and lecturing. In 1988 he was elected as a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and was a chairman of the Essex County real estate committee and later also chairman (1989 to 1994, 1996, to 1997) of the Significant Literature and Publications Committee, Real Estate Division, Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at both Rutgers Law School and Seton Hall Law School, teaching an upper class course in real estate. Mr. Applebaum has written numerous articles, co-authored a two volume New Jersey Forms Book, and lectured numerous times for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Below is a listing of those endeavors.
While at the Greenbaum firm, he earned an LL. M. in Taxation at New York University Law School, to complement his J.D. from Rutgers-Newark Law School and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Later on he left Greenbaum to become General Counsel to the M. Alfieri Organization. In addition to the commercial real estate work, Mr. Applebaum became well versed in commercial leasing at the Alfieri Organization which owned, managed and developed several million square feet of office and flex space. As general counsel he was responsible for administrative, corporate and litigation matters as well as commercial real estate including development, leasing and financing. After 12 years, he became General Counsel to Kara Homes Inc. and all of its affiliates and helped general counsel Kara Homes, which became one of the fastest growing and largest builders in the state. Four years later he became General Counsel to the Pinnacle Organization, a sophisticated developer of unique urban/suburban residential and commercial properties. Although still a consultant on a regular basis with Pinnacle, Mr. Applebaum started his own law firm in 2007, which is primarily limited to the practice of commercial real estate and expert testimony in Court on real estate related matters.
Co-Author: NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE FORMS-PRACTICE, Lexus Nexus (1988)
Article: “CHARTING THE COURSE AWAY FROM HOME RULE,” 125 New
Jersey Law Journal 61 (1990)
Book Review: ZONING AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, PROMISES STILL TO
KEEP, 25 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal 591 (Fall 1990)
Book Review: THE ACREL PAPERS, 28 Real Property Probate and Trust Journal
383 (Summer 1993)
Article: “NEW BROKERAGE PROBLEMS IN COMMERCIAL LEASING,” Vol. 5
Probate & Property 49 (Nov. /Dec. 1991)
Co-Editor: REAL ESTATE LOAN WORKOUTS, 1 The Acrel Papers (1991); REAL ESTATE PARTNERSHIPS, 2 The Acrel Papers (1991); REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES, 3 The Acrel Papers (1992); THE ATTORNEY’S OPINION LETTER IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, 4 The Acrel Papers (1992); COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LENDING, 5 The Acrel Papers (1992). All of the foregoing were edited by the Publications Committee of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and published by the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, American Bar Association.
Essex County Bar Association: COMPLEX ZONING (1983); CONDOMINIUM
LAW (1983); REAL ESTATE TAX SHELTERS (1983); TAX REFORM ACT (1984); TAX/REAL ESTATE SYNDICATIONS (1986); CONSTRUCTION AND PERMANENT LOANS (1988).
New Jersey State Bar Association: RESIDENTIAL AND CONDOMINIUM LAW
(1984); CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION (1989).
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: LEASING OFFICE SPACE (2001).
Monmouth University Guest Lecturer for Real Estate Program (2009).
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: SOPHISTICATED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (2011).
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: SMALL TENANT/LANDLORD COMMERCIAL LEASING SEMINAR (2011)
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: COMPLEX ISSUES IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASING (2012)
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: CRITICAL ISSUES IN DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING OFFICE, RETAIL, INDUSTRIAL & GROUND LEASES (2013)
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: SELECT ISSUES IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (2015)