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Special Pricing on Handbook for Municipal Officials now available through New Jersey Law Journal!





2008 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, by Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq.

Municipal officials can now get their legal questions on municipal governance answered quickly and easily. In December 2007 The New Jersey Law Journal, in cooperation with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, published New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, by Thomas P. Scrivo.  In this easy-to-read manual,Scrivo covers the business of running a town from the perspective of its local governing bodies and town officials. Thisplain-language handbook organizes and updates a town’s procedural and regulatory obligations, walking the reader through:

Open Meetings
Public Access to Government Records                               
Powers of Municipal Officials
Autonomous Departments and Agencies
Municipal Ethics
Procurement, Public Bidding
Condemnation and Redevelopment
Real Property Taxation
Labor and Employment Law, ERISA
Municipalities’ Relationships with other Governmental Entities
Public Utilities                                   
Claims Against Public Entities, Litigation
Election Law
Public Spending, Finance
Structure of Municipal Governments          
Local Legislative Procedure

In his municipal law practice, Mr. Scrivo serves as Township Attorney to two New Jersey municipalities. In addition, Mr. Scrivo has served as special counsel to municipalities for cases involving real estate tax appeals, labor and employment, civil rights litigation, public bidding and contracts, and election law. He also represents developers in land use matters before planning boards, boards of adjustment and municipal bodies. A partner with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, (based in Morristown, with offices in Newark, Ridgewood, New York, Philadelphia, and Denver,  Mr. Scrivo has extensive experience in the areas of complex commercial and corporate litigation, contract disputes, redevelopment law, business litigation, construction litigation, health care law, real estate tax appeal litigation, estates and trusts litigation, professional liability litigation, environmental law, workers' compensation, toxic tort and product liability litigation, and securities litigation.

GET NEW MAYORS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS up to speed quickly and keep copies on hand for various town boards and their attorneys.

FOR Town Officials and Personnel: Council Members, Town Engineers,  Clerks, Tax Assessment Officers, Municipal Attorneys, Municipal Managers, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment, Civil Defense and Emergency Management Personnel, Housing and Redevelopment Officers, Election Officers, Parking Authorities,  Municipal Court Personnel, Sewage and Utilities Commissions, Board of Health Officers, Historic Preservations Commissions, Environmental Commissions, Municipal Port Authorities, Rent Control Boards. Condemnation and Redevelopment Boards, Mayors, Freeholders.

ALSO PERFECT FOR Attorneys Practicing in Municipal Law, Government Contracts Law, Public Finance/Bonds, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Zoning, Election Law, Environmental Law, Tax Law, Real Estate, Construction Law. 

Order online at or by calling 973-854-2945. Order Form

The New Jersey Law Journal is the 130-year-old publication of ALM, the nation’s leading source of news and information for the legal industry. Publications include The American Lawyer, National Law Journal, The Philadelphia Intelligencer, and other newspapers, magazines, books, seminars and on-line services throughout the country.  ALM is an Incisive Media company.

2008 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook   ISBN# 978-1-57625-279-6
850 Pages, Annual Paperback
League Members' Price: $129.95 ($20 discount).  Order 4 copies and receive the 5th copy free.
Call Monica Curry, New Jersey Law Journal,  at 973-854-2945 to order or for more information. Or  go to


Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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