Mr. Zeller joined the Firm in 1974. He maintains a general practice with a focus in the areas of real estate, land use, zoning and planning law, affordable housing, municipal, corporate, public finance, family, and wills and estates. Mr. Zeller has been the Zoning Board Solicitor for the Cherry Hill Zoning Board since 2012 and the Glassboro Zoning Board since 2012. He also has been the Solicitor for the Tax Appeals for Willingboro Township since 2001 and was appointed Special Counsel for Redevelopment for the Township of West Deptford in 2017. Mr. Zeller has litigated a wide range of cases involving land use appeals, affordable housing matters, consumer fraud issues and matrimonial disputes, as well as general corporate, municipal and commercial matters before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, New Jersey Supreme Court, and New Jersey Federal Courts.

Mr. Zeller served as counsel for individuals and major corporate clients seeking land use and development approvals in numerous municipalities. As well, he serves as the solicitor for several local planning, zoning and joint land use boards in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties. For many years, he was a panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in several southern New Jersey counties. Mr. Zeller has also participated in municipal and public financing transactions in various capacities, including bond counsel, underwriter counsel and trustee counsel.

Education:
– Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts – Juris Doctor – 1969
– Ohio University , Athens, Ohio – Bachelor of Business Administration – 1966

Representative Cases

  • Shinn v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Tp. of Cherry Hill, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, July 24, 2015, Not Reported in A.3d, 2015 WL 4487722
  • Pennsgrove Associates, LP v. Carneys Point Township Planning Bd., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, July 2, 2015, Not Reported in A.3d, 2014 WL 9988553
  • Johnson v. Borough of Lawnside, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, February 27, 2012, Not Reported in A.3d, 2012 WL 603231
  • Montessori Property Management Co., LLC v. Planning Bd. of Tp. of Cherry Hill, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, April 24, 2007, Not Reported in A.2d, 2007 WL 1187991
  • Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. v. Township of Cherry Hill, Supreme Court of New Jersey, August 5, 2002, 173 N.J. 393, 802 A.2d 512
  • Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Agency of City of Atlantic City v. Spratley, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, December 30, 1999, 327 N.J.Super. 246, 743 A.2d 309
  • Svenson v. National Consumer Ins. Co., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, June 29, 1999, 322 N.J. Super. 410, 731 A.2d 91
  • Cox v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., Supreme Court of New Jersey, September 15, 1994, 138 N.J. 2, 647 A.2d 454
  • Zimmerman v. United States Auto Ass’n, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, December 2, 1992, 260 N.J.Super. 368, 616 A.2d 957
  • Williams v. Gorman, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, December 11, 1986, 214 N.J.Super. 517, 520 A.2d 761
  • Stroinski v. Office of Public Defender, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, April 28, 1975, 134 N.J.Super. 21, 338 A.2d 202
  • King v. South Jersey Nat. Bank, Supreme Court of New Jersey, December 10, 1974, 66 N.J. 161, 330 A.2d 1
  • Crist v. Division of Youth and Family Services, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, April 25, 1974, 128 N.J.Super. 402, 320 A.2d 203
  • U.S. v. One 1966 Vokswagen-2-Door Sedan Serial No. NR-116243839, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, December 28, 1973, 490 F.2d 381
  • Rodriguez v. Rosenblatt, Supreme Court of New Jersey, May 10, 1971, 58 N.J. 281, 277 A.2d 216
  • Dugan v. Police Dept., City of Camden, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, December 24, 1970, 112 N.J. Super 482, 271 A.2d 727

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Executive Committee – Family Law Section, 1981 – 1999
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Past Member – Board of Directors, South Jersey Chapter
  • Community Health Law Project, Past Member – Board of Trustee
  • United States Tennis Association, Former Umpire
  • Green Valley Tennis Club, Inc., Past Member – Board of Directors
  • Mews at Haddonfield Homeowners Association, Past Member – Board of Trustees
  • Mews at Haddonfield Homeowners Association, Past Member – President

Past Employment Positions

  • Westampton Township Land Development Board, Solicitor, 2016
  • Pennsauken Township Zoning Board, Solicitor, 2004 – 2013
  • Cherry Hill Township Planning Board, Solicitor, 1990 – 2011
  • Woolwich Township Planning/Joint Land Use Board, Solicitor, 2003 – 2011
  • Borough of Lawnside, Solicitor, 1984 – 2010
  • Camden County, Hearing Officer, 1984 – 1991
  • Camden Regional Legal Services, Managing Attorney, 1969 – 1974
 

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use and Real Estate
  • Zoning and Planning
  • Affordable Housing
  • Municipal
  • Corporate
  • Public Finance
  • Family
  • Wills and Estates
 

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey