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Joseph G. Buro received his B.A. in Psychology from Boston University in 2002. He graduated from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden (known as the Rutgers Law School as of August 2015) with High Honors in 2005. While attending, he served as Lead Articles Editor and Executive Board Member of the Rutgers Law Journal and published a case comment in the Journal’s annual state constitutional law review. He also volunteered for a nonprofit organization dedicated to enforcing voter rights in low-income, urban areas, especially in and around Camden, New Jersey. Following law school, Mr. Buro clerked for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in Trenton, New Jersey.
Mr. Buro joined the law firm of Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC, a law firm specializing in real property taxation, redevelopment law and other real property litigation, in February of 2012. He is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a significant part of Mr. Buro’s practice is dedicated to representing and advising clients on all aspects of redevelopment projects. In that regard, Mr. Buro has guided clients through much of the redevelopment process, which includes the preliminary investigation, redevelopment area designation, preparation and passage of the redevelopment plan, negotiation of the redevelopment agreement, land use approvals, and property assemblage. Mr. Buro’s redevelopment process is complemented by the firm’s extensive experience in securing long and short-term tax abatement agreements for clients and their representation in eminent domain and condemnation matters.
During his tenure, Mr. Buro has appeared before the Tax Court of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and Law Division, numerous county tax boards throughout New Jersey, and the Assessment Board of Appeals in Pennsylvania. He has experience litigating complex cases involving office complexes, hotels, manufacturing facilities, general industrial and warehouse properties, regional malls, retail centers, apartment complexes, condominiums and golf courses. He has also represented taxpayers and municipalities in exemption, abatement and farmland assessment matters.
Prior to joining Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC, Mr. Buro was associated with the firm DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP, where he represented private developers and government entities in tax, redevelopment, and large-scale public projects. Although his contributions were crucial to the ground-breaking Hudson Lights project in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Mr. Buro is particularly proud of his work on behalf of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority which resulted in the creation of over one hundred (100) acres of public parkland spanning six (6) municipalities in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Mr. Buro was selected as a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine publication, “Super Lawyers” in 2014 and 2015. He’s passionate about the conservation and preservation of our natural environment and also works to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.