Brent T. Carney

Brent T. Carney

Partner

Brent Carney is a partner at the law firm of Maraziti Falcon, LLP, where he advises and represents public sector clients in the areas of qualified opportunity funds, redevelopment, resiliency, municipal and construction law.  He represents municipal county utilities authorities and sewerage authorities on issues relating to the public water supply, solid waste flow control, sewerage infrastructure, sewer connection fees, sewer user fees, electric energy procurement, and Green Acres diversion and disposal applications for public works projects.

Mr. Carney represents various municipalities in the negotiation of redevelopment agreements for projects involving environmentally contaminated sites and has defended challenges to redevelopment plans, redevelopment area designations, and the acquisition of industrial and commercial properties necessary for mixed-use redevelopment projects. He also represents municipal county utilities authorities and sewerage authorities on issues relating to public water supply and solid waste flow control, sewerage infrastructure construction disputes, connection fees and sewer user fees, respectively. 

Mr. Carney has been engaged in the procurement of single stream recycling and NJDEP permit compliance for solid waste capacity and air permitting issues involving solid waste transfer stations.  He has litigated issues regarding public water supply for a number of inclusionary developments.  Mr. Carney has litigated the enforcement of host community benefit payments involving a coal-powered cogeneration plant for the production of electricity and steam.  He represents a variety of clients in connection with Green Acres diversion matters, including the disposal and replacement of funded and unfunded parkland necessary for public purposes.  Mr. Carney represents public clients involved in energy aggregation for the procurement of electric generation services and regularly counsels public clients on the Local Public Contracts Law, including providing a defense to bid challenges in federal and state courts.

Mr. Carney advises a variety of municipal and sewerage authority clients regarding construction projects, some of which involve new sewer lines through environmentally contaminated sites, including a Superfund site, and defends his clients regarding construction claims for differing site conditions, equitable adjustments, change order disputes, delay, disruption, loss of productivity, extended engineering costs and warranty claims.

Mr. Carney is an experienced litigator representing the firm’s clients in federal and state courts, alternative dispute resolution and before administrative agencies.

Publications

  • The Investing in Opportunity Act,” October 2018
  • “Taming the Wild West by Preventing the Hoarding of Unused Sewer Capacity,” The Authority View, a publication of The Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, Fall 2015, Vol. XLI, No. 3.
  • “Avoiding The Redevelopment Conflict Of Interest Pitfall,” New Jersey Municipalities, November 2007
  • “Reclaiming the Wasteland,” New Jersey Law Journal, March 5, 2001.

Speaking Engagements

  • Finding the Opportunities in Opportunity Zones,” New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum 2019, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 8, 2019
  • “Past Sandy Resiliency Projects in New Jersey,” 2017 New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 17, 2017
  • “Redevelopment and Resiliency: Technical and Legal Perspectives,” Environmental Law Forum Weekend, Cape May, New Jersey, June 25, 2016
  • “Successful Management of Infrastructure Projects,” Two Bridges Sewerage Authority, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, June 2013
  • “Successful Management of Infrastructure Projects,” Mt. Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, June 2013
  • “Minimizing Changes and Cost-Overruns on Environmental Construction Projects,” Middlesex County Bar Association, sponsored by Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, October 10, 2012.
  • “Resolving Construction Claims From The Public Owners’ Perspective,” Maraziti Falcon & Healey, LLP, December 2011.
  • “Redevelopment Planning Process,” New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute, October 2006 and April 2007.
DIRECT DIAL: (973) 912-6816
EMAIL: bcarney@mfhenvlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use
  • Procurement Disputes
  • Sewerage Authorities Law
  • Municipal and County Utilities Authorities Law
  • Construction Claims
  • Energy Procurement
  • Green Acres Diversion and Disposal
  • Eminent Domain
  • Affordable Housing
  • Redevelopment Law
  • Litigation

BAR ADMISSION:

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., New England School of Law, cum laude, 1997
  • B.A. Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1992

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association