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Richard S. Israel brings his broad experience in business and real estate to every matter to maximize value to his clients. Having worked as in-house counsel for both privately held and publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Israel is keenly able to view each transaction from the perspective of his client. He knows the importance of providing his clients prompt, thorough and results-driven service.

Mr. Israel has considerable experience in all phases of real estate practice, from initial site evaluation through land acquisition, due diligence, approvals, closing, community associations, sales and leases. Mr. Israel has also practiced extensively in the field of eminent domain by representing clients at various stages of condemnation proceedings from initial negotiations through the appeal of the commissioner's award of just compensation.

Mr. Israel helps clients achieve their business goals by forming companies, negotiating and drafting business acquisition agreements and other contracts. Mr. Israel also helps clients identify, evaluate and minimize risks inherent in each transaction and business operation, while never losing sight of his clients’ ultimate business objectives.


  • J.D., with honors, 1984, Rutgers University School of Law
  • B.A., with high honors, 1981, Political Science, Rutgers University

Honors and Affiliations:

  • AV rated in Martindale Hubbell
  • Rutgers Law Journal

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Israel is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Professional Activities:

  • Corporate & Business Law Section
  • Land Use Law Section
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Builders Association
  • South Jersey Builders League

Community Involvement:

Rich served on the Board of Directors of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Rich is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and a Past President of the Haddon Heights Rotary Club and volunteers for Junior Achievement of New Jersey and for Interfaith Caregivers out of Haddonfield, New Jersey. He is a full member of Tavistock Country Club and his hobbies include golf, ice hockey and United States history. 

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