Alexander G. Fisher Partner

Phone: (908) 526-0707

Fax: (908) 725-8483

56 East Main Street, Suite 301
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Alexander Fisher is a Partner with the law firm Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher, P.A.  He specializes in the areas of Land Use, Local Government Law, Affordable Housing, and Redevelopment.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as in the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law in 2010, after which he clerked for the Hon. Fred Kumpf, J.S.C. in Vicinage XIII.

Mr. Fisher has represented developers in major applications throughout New Jersey, ranging from multifamily apartment complexes to asphalt plants to sports and events centers.  He has also served as counsel to many municipalities and land use boards, including as Township Attorney for the Township of Berkeley Heights, Township Attorney for the Borough of Rocky Hill, Deputy Township Attorney for the Township of Bridgewater, Zoning Board Attorney for the Township of East Brunswick, Zoning Board Attorney for the Township of East Windsor, Planning Board Attorney for the Township of Springfield, and Zoning and Planning Board Attorney for the Borough of South Plainfield.  Additionally, he has represented numerous municipalities as Affordable Housing counsel.

Mr. Fisher argued the landmark case of 388 Route 22 Realty Holdings, LLC v. Township of Readington, et al. 221 N.J. 318 (2015) before the New Jersey Supreme Court regarding the allocation of sewer capacity for development.  He has also lectured on land use and local government matters throughout the state, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

  • Departments

    1. Land Use, Zoning, Condemnation and Environmental Law
    2. Municipal and Government Law
    3. Employment Law
    4. Construction Litigation
    5. Litigation
    6. Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Education

    J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2010

    Articles Editor - Rutgers Law Review

    Treasurer - Environmental Law Society

    B.A., Grinnell College, 2007

  • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    New Jersey, 2010

    District of New Jersey, 2010

    New York, 2011

    Southern District of New York, 2013

    Eastern District of New York, 2013

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    Board of Directors, New Jersey State Bar Associate – Land Use Law Section

    Somerset County Bar Association

    New Jersey State Bar Association

    Former Co-Chair, Somerset County ELC

    Former Co-Chair, Real Estate/Zoning/Land Use, Somerset County Bar Association

    Board of Trustees, Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

    Board of Trustees, Central Jersey Housing Resource Center

  • Appointments

    Deputy Township Attorney, Bridgewater Township

    Board of Adjustment Attorney, Township of East Brunswick

    Planning Board Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

    COAH Litigation Counsel, Borough of Manville

    Alternate Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Borough of South Plainfield

    Former Planning Board Attorney, Township of Springfield

  • Representative Matters

    388 Route 22 Readington Realty Holdings, LLC v. Twp. of Readington, 221 N.J. 318 (2015)

    Charles F. Waskevich v. Herold Law, P.A., et al, 431 N.J. Super. 293 (App. Div. 2013)

    Hillsborough Towne Ctr. Associates, LLC v. Bd. of Adjustment of Twp. of Hillsborough, 2015 WL 5446683 (App. Div. 2015)

    Fusco v. Raritan Twp. Planning Bd., 2015 WL 6394626 (App. Div. 2015)

    New York SMSA Ltd. P'ship v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Twp. of E. Brunswick, A-0238-16T1, 2018 WL 1461602 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 26, 2018)

    Represented major sports and events complex in land use approval process.

    Represented major municipality in numerous land use, litigation, construction, municipal, affordable housing, and OPRA matters.

    Represented developers in affordable housing litigation against municipalities.

    Represented developers in complex appellate litigation over reservation of sewer capacity in Township of Readington.

    Represented developer in litigation related to redevelopment and municipal approvals for large retail complex.

    Represented asphalt manufacturer in land use application in Central New Jersey.

    Represented major vitamin manufacturer in obtaining approvals for a factory in Central New Jersey.

    Represented major developer/commercial landlord in purchase of commercial office building.

    Represented developer in challenge to municipal zoning ordinance and equal protection and takings claims against municipality.

    Represented developer in challenge to the decision of municipal Board of Adjustment on issues of first impression in New Jersey relating to ordinance interpretation.

    Represented major state agency in personal injury and other related litigation.

    Represented landlords extensively in landlord/tenant litigation.

    Represented manufacturer regarding land use and zoning issues arising out of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

    Represented inventor in litigation against manufacturer/patent licensee and in defending subpoenas from related federal litigation.

    Represented developer in complex land use/environmental matter and secured grandfathered Highlands Act exemption, Flood Hazard and related environmental approvals.