Tara A. St. Angelo
PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE
Ms. St. Angelo concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, representation of public entities, and land use law. She also has extensive expertise and knowledge in the handling of prerogative writ and tax appeal cases on behalf of governmental entities and officials.
Ms. St. Angelo aids in the representation of numerous municipalities as either special counsel or municipal counsel. As municipal counsel, she assists in the representation of the Town of Clinton (Hunterdon County), the Borough of Washington (Warren County), the Borough of Hampton (Hunterdon County), the Township of East Amwell (Hunterdon County), the Township of Independence (Warren County), the Township of Knowlton (Warren County), the Township of Lebanon (Hunterdon County), and the Township of Holland (Hunterdon County). Ms. St. Angelo also assists in the representation of the White Township Planning Board (Warren County). She is also special counsel for West Amwell Township (Hunterdon County) and Hopewell Township (Mercer County)
In addition, Ms. St. Angelo handles tax appeal cases for various municipalities, including the Town of Clinton (Hunterdon County), the Township of Knowlton (Warren County), the Township of Holland (Hunterdon County), and the Township of East Amwell (Hunterdon County). Recently, Ms. St. Angelo was successful in seeking dismissal of a tax appeal case filed by a third party against a municipal official.
Ms. St. Angelo has successfully defended municipalities in numerous prerogative writ cases. In this regard, Ms. St. Angelo has been successful in obtaining dismissals or resolving cases on behalf the Township of Weehawken, and Borough of Franklin, among others.
Ms. St. Angelo has also been a frequent lecturer to municipal officials with respect to municipal issues, including social media policies and OPRA.
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Ms. St. Angelo graduated summa cum laude from Drew University in 2005 with a B.A. in Biology. She graduated from William and Mary Law School in 2008, where she received her Juris Doctorate.
While attending law school, Ms. St. Angelo was the Executive Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Review. Ms. St. Angelo also served as the editor-in-chief of the law school's student newspaper, The Advocate.
After receiving her law degree, Ms. St. Angelo served as law clerk to the Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Assignment Judge for Morris and Sussex Counties. Prior to joining Gebhardt & Kiefer in June 2013, Ms. St. Angelo was an attorney at a firm in Morris County specializing in commercial litigation. Ms. St. Angelo is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the New York State Bar.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Ms. St. Angelo is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Somerset County Bar Foundation. In addition, Ms. St. Angelo has served on the Somerville Environmental Commission.
Ms. St. Angelo serves as an Associate Editor of the Municipal Law Review, published quarterly by the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys.
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