Jessica Sweet is a founding member of Sweet & Bennett, LLC, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jessica concentrates her practice in the procurement of land use and environmental regulatory entitlements on behalf of property owners, contract purchasers, and real estate developers. She has extensive experience project-managing the pre-construction phases of commercial, residential, industrial and energy-related real estate development, and she regularly appears before municipal land use boards throughout New Jersey. Her practice extends to all types of real estate matters, including commercial and residential transactions, title, survey and boundary disputes, commercial leasing, and urban redevelopment.
Jessica also represents clients throughout the permit review and approval process of applications to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection involving the development of environmentally sensitive properties, including those subject to CAFRA/Waterfront Development, Freshwater Wetlands and Green Acres regulations, as well as the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Jessica previously served as the Chair of the Northern New Jersey District Council of the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit real estate industry organization devoted to the responsible use of land and preservation of natural resources. She served two terms as a Director of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, and has presented at numerous real estate seminars given by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
A contributing author of “Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey,” (ICLE 2006, 2010), Jessica obtained her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur N. D’Italia, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Hudson County, and previously practiced law with the firm of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, PA, located in Woodbridge, New Jersey.