Justin R. Calta

Justin Calta’s practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in real estate and corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on zoning, land use and re-development, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law and business counseling.

Justin represents national and regional developers, business owners, and property owners in all aspects of land use and zoning matters throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, and Bergen Counties. He represents his clients before County and municipal planning and zoning boards in obtaining regulatory and development approvals, including variances, site plan approvals, and subdivisions. Justin has overseen the land use approval process in connection with the construction of new apartment complexes, single and multi-family residential developments, office complexes, retail and “brick and mortar” businesses, as well as warehousing and industrial uses. He also represents clients in connection with buying and selling liquor licenses, including applications to the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control and the governing body of municipalities. 

Justin is well-versed in commercial real estate transactions. He represents both landlords and tenants in the commercial lease and sublease agreements of general business facilities, including office space, retail space and warehouses. He has also represented both sellers and purchasers in connection with commercial real estate sales of apartment complexes, office space, restaurants, and other retail businesses. Justin additionally represents clients regarding easement agreements, joint venture agreements, and other collaborative real estate matters.

In addition, Justin has represented numerous lenders in connection with construction financings, has advised his clients in various M&A transactions, and has handled a variety of general corporate matters. He also assists clients with the formation of non-profits, including formation of entities and the drafting of by-laws and other organizational documents, as well as applying to the IRS for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Justin’s non-profit experience also includes assistance with establishing management corporations in connection with Business Improvement Districts in New Jersey.

Before joining Saiber, Justin served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Ellen L. Koblitz, J.A.D. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

He dedicates a portion of his practice to representing clients pro bono through the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for Justice program.

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LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Represented a developer in site plan approval and use variance for a multi-family property in Morris County, NJ
  • Represented a developer in six-lot major subdivision approval and variance for the construction of new homes in Essex County, NJ
  • Represented a contract-purchaser of an office space in Morris County in site plan approval and variance
  • Represented numerous home owners in various site plan approvals and variances in Bergen, Morris, and Essex Counties
  • Represented a developer in obtaining final site plan approval for an expansion of a residential apartment complex in Burlington County, NJ

COMMERCIAL LEASING – Tenant Lease Agreements

  • Represented a start-up high-end coffee bar in Essex County in connection with obtaining site plan approval and the negotiation of a lease agreement of a retail space
  • Represented a biotechnology company in connection with its lease of a commercial office and laboratory space
  • Represented a custom cabinet manufacturer in connection with its lease agreement for a retail space
  • Represented a delivery company in connection with its sublease agreement of a furniture warehousing facility

 COMMERCIAL LEASING – Landlord Lease Agreements

  • Represented an owner of retail space in connection with its lease agreement with a spa and detox facility
  • Represented an owner of significant retail space in connection with its lease agreement with a national restaurant company
  • Represented an owner of retail space in connection with a lease and build out for a national food-service franchise in Morris County
  • Represented the owner of retail space in connection with a lease for a restaurant and bar in Morris County

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – Buyer Representation

  • Represented a purchaser of a 70-unit apartment complex in Pennsylvania for over $5 million
  • Represented a purchaser of a commercial condominium unit in New Jersey
  • Represented purchasers of an automotive repair station in New Jersey

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – Seller Representation

  • Represented the seller of an industrial paper products manufacturing facility for approximately $2 million
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with the sale of a real estate owned property
  • Represented numerous sellers of restaurant and liquor licenses in Morris and Essex Counties

LENDING AND FINANCE

  • Represented the lender in connection with numerous constructions loans ranging from $2 million to $8.5 million for properties in North Carolina and Alabama
  • Represented the lender in the first mortgage financing of $14 million, secured by a 133-unit property in Manhattan, New York
  • Represented the lender in connection with a second mortgage financing, secured by a 24-unit property in Brooklyn, New York
  • Represented the borrower in connection with the $3.25 million loan refinancing, secured by a 40-unit property in New Jersey

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • Represented an aircraft parts manufacturing business in its $47 million sale to a private equity company
  • Represented an in-vitro fertilization medical practice in its $12 million sale to another medical practice
  • Represented an organic food products company in the spin-off of one of its organic food-product divisions into a separate entity

GENERAL CORPORATE / NON-PROFIT

  • Represented the purchaser of petroleum products in a supply contract with an international petroleum corporation
  • Represented a manufacturing company in the drafting and finalizing of an operating agreement
  • Drafted and submitted numerous 501(c)(3) forms for non-profit entities in Morris and Somerset Counties