Rob Ransom concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate development, zoning and land use, litigation, administrative and regulatory law. Rob has represented clients in countless matters regarding the acquisition, disposition and development of real property. Rob has extensive experience representing property owners, developers and utility companies in land use appeals, real property disputes and other litigation matters. Whether it is before a planning / zoning board or in a courtroom, Rob has earned a reputation for successfully advocating on the behalf of his clients.
Since joining the firm Rob has established himself as an emerging leader within the firm by serving as a member on Archer’s Diversity Committee, an associate mentor and a summer associate mentor.
Prior to joining the firm, Rob worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Simandle, U.S.D.J., at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Blee, P.J.S.C., in the Criminal and Chancery Divisions of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Through these experiences, he developed a thorough understanding of various complex discovery and other litigation issues.
During law school, Rob interned with the Hon. Eduardo Robreno, U.S.D.J., at the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In addition to working for Archer as a summer associate, Rob worked as a summer associate for another prominent regional law firm during law school. In his third year at Rutgers Law, Rob was selected by the Eagleton Institute of Politics for an esteemed academic and leadership fellowship, which presented him with the opportunity to intern with the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency, where he reviewed and analyzed applications for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.
Before embarking on his legal career, Rob worked for a Washington, D.C. based commercial real estate development firm that specialized in the financing and development of affordable housing.
- Served as lead attorney in successful applications for permits and approvals to allow for South Jersey’s first outdoor beer garden.
- Served as lead attorney in obtaining Use Variance and Major Site Plan Approvals to allow for the development of the first phase of the multi-phase development, known as the Parkside Neighborhood Plan, which will include the development of approximately forty new multifamily residential units and commercial space along the City of Camden’s Haddon Avenue corridor.
- Successfully represented national developers in obtaining entitlements for two new industrial parks totaling approximately 5,000,000 square feet of industrial space.
- Served as lead attorney in obtaining Use Variance Approval and Site Plan Approvals to allow for the development of the Parkside Arts Pavilion, a community-based arts recreation center, in the City of Camden.
- Extensive experience representing publicly traded and private companies in connection with large-scale warehouse, distribution centers, and fulfillment facilities.
- Key member of legal team that successfully obtained permits and approvals in connection with a 150-unit affordable housing project.
- Key member of legal team that successfully obtained permits and approvals to allow for the development of an expansion to the Cumberland County Technical Education Center.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Cathedral Kitchen (Board Member)
- Garden State Bar Association (Past Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Committee)
- LEAP Academy University Charter School Board of Trustees (Past Board Member)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (Big/Recruiting Committee)
- Eagleton Institute of Politics Alumni Association (Past Board Member)
- Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation
- Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Alumni Association
Awards and Recognition
- Named to the Super Lawyers List as a “Rising Star” for Land Use/Zoning (2019, 2020)
- “New Leaders of the Bar”Award, New Jersey Law Journal (2019)
- Rutgers-Camden Chancellor’s Award for Alumni Civic Engagement
- LEAP Academy University Charter School Alumni “Hall of Fame”
- Archer & Greiner Diversity Scholarship Recipient
- Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellow