Talvacchia, Nicholas F.

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Address: 1125 Atlantic Avenue Suite 320, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Lawyer Firm: Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law
Phone: 302-838-2600
Fax: 609-344-0939
Website: http://www.cooperlevenson.com

Areas of Practice Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Transactions, Environmental Law

Nick Talvacchia, a partner in Cooper Levenson, P.A., serves as Chairman of the firm’s Land Use practice group. He concentrates his practice in land use, real estate development, environmental and economic incentive matters.

Practice Highlights

Land Use Approvals

Nick represents national companies in obtaining both local zoning and State environmental development approvals for residential, retail, restaurant and telecommunications projects throughout New Jersey. He also represents numerous developers and individuals in obtaining land use approvals for both residential and commercial projects.

Some of his recent projects include a $2.3 billion, 6.3 million square foot oceanfront entertainment resort; a $35.5 million ocean pier and retail entertainment project; and a 86,000 square foot national chain outdoor (hunting, fishing, boating) retail facility.

Redevelopment and Tax Incentives

Nick assists his clients in determining, assessing and obtaining redevelopment approvals and tax incentives. He reviews and negotiates agreements for redevelopment projects with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

Nick has obtained a multitude of tax incentives for development projects. Some of his recent approvals include incentive grants of $261 million, $5.2 million and $4.8 million from the EDA and development grants of $17.5 million, $18 million and $9.3 million from the CRDA.

Academic Experience

Adjunct instructor at Rutgers University, Camden, for Legal Foundations of Planning Law (1995-2005).

Current Community Activities

Member, Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee (2014- ).

Member, Board of Trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College (2001-2013), Chair (2009-2011), Vice Chair (2007-2008) and Treasurer (2005-2008).

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1988.


Rutgers College (B.A.1981), Rutgers University (M.B.A. 1985), and Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. 1988 with Honors).


Speaker, "Atlantic City Redevelopment, What Can We Expect Beyond Casinos" at the Annual Redevelopment Law Institute Seminar, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2015).

Panelist, Urban Land Institute program to discuss the future of Atlantic City at "Strategies for a World-Class Resort City", Atlantic City, New Jersey (2015).

Moderator at the Atlantic City Economic Development Forum, Atlantic City, New Jersey (2014).

Moderator at the Boardwalk Development Forum, Atlantic City, New Jersey (2014).

Author, "Expanded tax credits & incentives in NJ Economic Opportunity Act", CL Alert (2013).

Author, "NJ Economic Redevelopment Growth Grants", Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (2012). http://tinyurl.com/NickTalvacchiaNJ-ERGG

Speaker, Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, Atlantic City, New Jersey (2012). See video at http://tinyurl.com/NickTalvacchiaGovConfHousing

Co-author, "Atlantic City Is Not Just for Gambling", New Jersey Law Journal, Nov. 5, 2001.

Co-author, "Regulating Cell Towers", New Jersey Law Journal, July 9, 2001.

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