Paul P. Josephson practices in the areas of complex litigation and government regulation. Mr. Josephson represents clients in a broad spectrum of business matters, usually involving significant public interests or regulated by government agencies, including government contracting and administration; business permitting and licensing; economic incentives; development/redevelopment; condemnation and regulatory takings; transportation and infrastructure; environmental, energy, banking and insurance regulation; government ethics; and election and campaign finance. In addition, he represents clients in matters involving casinos and gaming, including lottery, horseracing, Internet and sweepstakes.
Mr. Josephson also advises clients in traditional litigation and counseling, as well as in managing public affairs, media relations and crisis communications for clients, both private and public. In his career, he has obtained more than $200 million in economic incentives and regulatory approvals for major development projects on behalf of property owners, developers and financial sources. He also has pioneered the area of challenging incentives awards, winning a $40 million reduction at the agency level in a matter of first impression that disputes a $210 million incentive award pending in the courts.
Mr. Josephson has served as Director, Division of Law, for the State of New Jersey Office of Attorney General, and as Chief Counsel to the Governor and as Chief of Authorities for the State of New Jersey Office of the Governor, where he represented New Jersey on matters for more than 50 bi-state and state authorities, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Delaware River Port Authority; Delaware River and Bay Authority; New Jersey Transit; New Jersey Turnpike Authority; and the New Jersey Pinelands and Meadowlands Commissions. During his State service, Mr. Josephson helped to merge the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, fix New Jersey’s broken electronic tolls and vehicle inspection systems, and implement electronic voting and registration technologies.
Since his state service, Mr. Josephson has been designated to serve as Special Counsel to the State in complex litigation and other matters. In that role he has represented the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and NJ Transit in major cases. He was also selected by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to co-author the Atlantic City Master Plan blueprint for revitalizing that city in 2012.
Mr. Josephson is a 1990 graduate, with honors, of The George Washington University Law School, and a graduate of the University of Michigan.