Haddonfield-based Bisgaier Hoff opened its doors in 2010 as a law firm primarily focused on land use and related litigation, and founding partners Carl S. Bisgaier and Richard J. Hoff Jr. have grown the firm into a true real estate boutique.
To help expand its practice base even further, Bisgaier Hoff recently hired two attorneys with extensive large-firm experience: Matthew Azoulay, previously with Dilworth Paxson in Cherry Hill; and Peter M. Flannery, previously with Sills Cummis & Gross in Princeton. Both joined Bisgaier Hoff as partners.
“Clients have been asking us to do more complex transactional and redevelopment work,” explains Managing Partner Hoff. “With these quality additions, we’re are able to assist our clients in areas well beyond land use and affordable housing – the areas we have become known for.”
Azoulay handles commercial transactions, financings, leases, asset sales and the structuring of entities for developers, contractors, nonprofits and banks. He also serves as outside general counsel for businesses on matters such as formation, governance, and the purchase and sale of businesses.
Before working at Dilworth, Azoulay was with Flaster/Greenberg in Cherry Hill and Blank Rome in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill. Azoulay graduated from Widener University School of Law, with honors, and received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.
Flannery represents developers and redevelopers on land-use approvals, redevelopment designations and ordinances; appears before agencies and land use boards; and negotiates redevelopment and development agreements. He also advises on tax exemptions and abatements, bond financing and New Jersey Economic Development Authority programs.
Flannery spent 11 years at Sills Cummis after graduating from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. He also has an M.A. in city and regional planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and a B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Hoff says Flannery and Azoulay have the strengths to move the firm beyond its foundation in litigation, land use and affordable housing.
“We always knew we wanted to handle a broader range of matters, and the additions of Matt and Peter are helping us to advance that goal,” Hoff concludes.