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The law firm of Heilbrunn Pape, LLC has successfully counseled businesses and individuals on real estate, land use development, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, matrimonial and municipal court matters.

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AV®

The highest peer rating

Heilbrunn Pape, LLC enjoys an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Our Story

Firm History

Sylvan Heilbrunn (1907-1996) began practicing law in Hudson County, New Jersey in 1929. He relocated his practice to Old Bridge Township (then Madison Township), New Jersey in 1951. He quickly established himself as a real estate and land use expert. Heilbrunn Pape, LLC is the progeny of the law firm started by Sylvan Heilbrunn in 1951.

The firm maintained offices in Old Bridge, New Jersey from 1950 to 2005, relocating to Millstone Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey in May of that year.

Jonathan M. Heilbrunn and Kenneth L. Pape have practiced together since 1980.

Heilbrunn Pape, LLC has enjoyed an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell since 2005.

Our Specialities

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning

    Our firm has represented property owners, developers, builders, and banks in the pursuit of development approvals for properties throughout New Jersey since 1965. The attorneys of Heilbrunn Pape have represented local, regional, and national commercial businesses and real estate developers.

    Legal services provided by our firm include representation before municipal, county, and state boards and agencies.  Our comprehensive knowledge of relevant law, together with the policies and procedures of the agencies having jurisdiction over the development of real property in New Jersey, has provided invaluable assistance to our clients. Our firm’s goal is to secure development approvals on an expedited basis and move the project from inception to conclusion as quickly as possible.

Real Estate Transactions

    Our firm handles commercial and residential transactions on behalf of purchasers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and borrowers and lenders. Partners and associate attorneys have extensive experience handling the matters outlined below:

    • Real estate leases (commercial and residential)
    • Purchase or sale of real property
    • Acquisition and construction financing
    • 1031 Exchanges
    • Joint ventures

Commercial Transactions

    We represent clients with transactional matters, including:

    • Business mergers and acquisitions
    • Contract review and preparation
    • Partnership, Limited Liability Company, S corporation, C corporation formation, organization, and dissolution
    • Business succession planning
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Business and shareholder disputes
    • Commercial franchise transactions
    • Liquor license transfers

Civil Litigation

    Our firm’s attorneys include experienced commercial litigators. Our areas of expertise include litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Our civil litigation attorneys work as teams to aggressively and efficiently seek resolution of commercial disputes.

Family Law

    Our firm provides family law counselling and advice, including representation in marital disputes, divorces, custody, and child support matters.
    Our firm’s attorneys have expertise and experience handling the following matters:

    • Divorce and separation
    • Dissolution of domestic partnerships/civil unions and same sex marriages
    • Visitation and parenting time
    • Child custody
    • Child support
    • Mediation and arbitration
    • Alimony and palimony
    • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
    • Children’s educational needs
    • Enforcement applications to the Court
    • Modification applications to the Court
    • Relocation applications with a child
    • Equitable distribution of property – real and personal
    • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Our Team

Attorneys

Our attorneys have accumulated a tremendous array of accolades. We consider our highest accolade to be the appreciation of our clients.

Team

Kenneth L. Pape

Partner

Practice areas: Land Use and Zoning, Commercial and Residential Real Estate

A name partner in the firm, Mr. Pape has been an AV Preeminent® rated attorney since 2005. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden in 1980. Mr. Pape has been a member of the firm since 1980 and a partner since 1984.

Mr. Pape is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (including the Land Use Section) and the Middlesex County Bar Association.


 Mr. Pape’s practice is concentrated in the areas of land use and zoning, commercial and residential real estate, construction, and development.

Team

Jonathan M. Heilbrunn

Partner

Practice areas: Land Use and Zoning, Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Jonathan M. Heilbrunn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1962. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law receiving his Bachelor of Law Degree in 1965 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1968. He was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey and to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1966. Thereafter, he was admitted to practice law in Maine and New York.

 

He served a Judicial Clerkship to the Assignment Judge of the County of Middlesex for the year 1965 through 1966. Thereafter, he served as a legal assistant to the then Prosecutor of the County of Middlesex for the period of one year.

 

He served a one-year Judicial Clerkship to the Assignment Judge of the County of Middlesex in 1965. Thereafter, he served as a legal assistant to the then Prosecutor of the County of Middlesex for one year. He joined the firm in 1966 and has been a member ever since.

 

Mr. Heilbrunn is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

 

Mr. Heilbrunn's practice is concentrated in the areas of land use and zoning, commercial and residential real estate, construction, and development.

Peter H. Klouser

Associate

Graduate of Rutgers University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law cum laude. He was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 2004 and New York in 2005. Mr. Klouser served as the law clerk for the Hon. Lawrence M. Lawson, A.J.S.C in Monmouth County. Following his clerkship, Mr. Klouser joined the firm in 2005, where he has been in private practice ever since. Mr. Klouser represents both individuals and entities in the business community.
 He practices throughout the courts of New Jersey.

Jared M. Pape

Associate

Graduate of Northeastern University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at California Western School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Pape was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 2019. He joined the firm in the spring of 2019.

Steven Kropf

Of Counsel

Practice areas: Family Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation
Received a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University in 1974.  He also received a BA degree from The Ohio State University in 1971.
Steven Kropf has been practicing law continuously in New Jersey in Family Law, Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation since 1974.  He is admitted to practice before all New Jersey Courts as well as the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, US Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United State Supreme Court.

Contact

  • 516 State Highway 33 Millstone Township, NJ 08535

  • 732.679.8844 (phone)

  • 732.679.6554 (fax)