Paul H. Schultz, Esquire
Mr. Schultz concentrates his practice in the areas of land use law, personal injury, and civil litigation. He also regularly represents clients on business and corporate matters, real estate transactions, and a wide variety of other matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schultz worked for several years in the banking industry and as a financial planner.
Mr. Schultz attended Rutgers University’s dual degree program, receiving his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University School of Business, from which he graduated with Highest Honors. Mr. Schultz also holds a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University School of Business, where he graduated with High Honors. He is a member of both the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society for business students and the Rutgers Athenaeum Honors Society. Mr. Schultz continues to support his alma mater by serving as an attorney mentor for current law students through the Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Mentorship Program.
Community involvement, public service, and pro bono volunteer initiatives are very important to Mr. Schultz. He serves as a member of the Delran Township (NJ) Zoning Board of Adjustment (2004-2011, 2013-Present), and from 2008-2011 served as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Schultz is a New Jersey Planning Official and a member of the organization of New Jersey Planning Officials. Mr. Schultz also served on Delran Township’s 2009 Master Plan Reexamination Committee, which is responsible for performing the periodic reexamination of the Township’s Master Plan, the document which sets forth comprehensive land use and community development goals for the Township.
He is also a member of the Delran Township Recreation Advisory Committee, which is responsible for planning community recreation events and overseeing the allocation of budgeted funds to several community recreation initiatives and organizations. Mr. Schultz also serves as General Counsel for the Delran Business Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of local businesses and giving back to the community through college scholarships and other means.
Mr. Schultz and his wife reside in Delran, New Jersey. He is a member of the Burlington County Bar Association. He enjoys traveling, attending area restaurants and cultural events, and following the local Philadelphia sports teams.
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
- Rutgers University School of Business, M.B.A.
- Highest Honors
- Rutgers University School of Business, B.S.
- High Honors
- Lynch v. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, et al, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 15617 (3rd Cir., July 26, 2011)
- Sheller, et. al. v. City of Philadelphia, et. al., 288 F.R.D. 377 (E.D. Pa., January 30, 2013)
- Essex Insurance Company v. RMJC, Inc., 2008 WL 2757862 (E.D. Pa., July 16, 2008)
- Ball v. Ehlig, 2005 WL 1023650 (Pa. Com. Pl., January 31, 2005)
Seminars and Publications
Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes, National Business Institute™, December 10, 2013. Presenter and Faculty Member (Cherry Hill, NJ).
Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, National Business Institute™ (Chapter 2 Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions and Chapter 5 Dealing With Special Zoning Issues), 2012. Author and Presenter/Faculty Member.
- Represented a commercial property owner in multi-party litigation in the Superior Court of New Jersey challenging the municipal redevelopment plan of a New Jersey municipality. The municipality's redevelopment plan had designated the area surrounding the client's business as an area in need of redevelopment, leaving it subject to potential eminent domain proceedings. Mr. Schultz worked to obtain a settlement which involved the redrafting of the redevelopment plan to exclude the client's property from the redevelopment area and potential eminent domain proceedings.
- Represented a non-profit corporation before a municipal joint land use board. The client sought approval of a conditional use variance for use of its property as a social and cultural organization, subdivision of the 11+ acre property into two lots, approval of a minor Site Plan with regard to parking and other improvements, as well as various other submission and design waivers and bulk variances. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of all relief sought by the client in one hearing before the Board.
- Represented a residential property owner as an objector to a use variance application for the construction of a duplex to be used for affordable and low income housing in a single family residential neighborhood. In a hearing before a South Jersey municipal zoning board, Mr. Schultz was able to convince the board to vote unanimously to deny the requested use variance.
- Represented a regional distributor of motor fuels before a local joint land use board in connection with an application for variances in connection with the installation of signs and the rebranding of a service station. The application also included variances and waivers related to the bulk requirements for lot size and setback requirements. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of the relief sought by the client.
- Represented a real estate management company before a South Jersey zoning board in connection with a major site plan application for the conversion of an existing single tenant building into several flex units, consisting of both office and warehouse space. The client further sought variances and waivers related to the bulk requirements for lot area, lot width, lot coverage, lot improvement, front yard setback and side yard setback, parking space dimensions, number of parking spaces, signage, and stormwater management controls. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of all relief sought by the client in one hearing before the Board. Mr. Schultz also represented the client before the County Planning Board, obtaining that agency's unanimous approval as well.
- Represented a pet boarding, grooming and supply store seeking an interpretation and/or use variance to permit the overnight boarding of animals at the store site. The client further sought waivers of the requirements to provide a property survey and a minor site plan in connection with certain renovations to the interior of the building. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of the use variance, as well as all waivers sought by the client.