Susan A. Feeney

Partner

Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ 07102
sfeeney@mccarter.com

Susan Feeney is a partner in McCarter’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group focusing on state and local property tax matters and redevelopment/eminent domain matters. She is a preeminent practitioner in the field and has served as the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Companies in every industry rely on her for valuation analysis, settlement negotiations, litigation before the County Tax Boards, state tax planning, administrative hearings before the New Jersey Division of Taxation, and New Jersey Tax Court litigation involving all New Jersey state and local taxes.

Ms. Feeney has experience litigating property tax appeals for a variety of properties including office complexes, hotels, data centers, golf courses, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, shopping malls, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and condominium and cooperative residential developments. She has specific experience in the valuation of telecommunication properties, including switching stations, cellular towers, and solar projects. Religious, educational, hospital, and other not-for-profit entities also turn to her for property tax exemption assistance.

As New Jersey continues to encourage redevelopment and revitalization of urban areas, developers and property owners rely on Ms. Feeney for help securing tax abatements and incentives. She advises developers and municipalities in eminent domain proceedings and negotiates payment in lieu of taxes for developers, municipalities, and tax-exempt entities.

Ms. Feeney is an active member of the legal community, serving on committees and boards for state agencies, courts, and educational institutions, as well as in leadership positions in professional associations and legal foundations. Ms. Feeney lectures frequently on state taxes and local property taxes to civic and professional groups and has been an adjunct professor in the Tax Masters Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is frequently quoted in New Jersey publications on developments in state and local tax and other legal issues. Ms. Feeney is a co-editor of CCH’s Guidebook to New Jersey Taxes.

Ms. Feeney is dedicated to supporting women in the law and has been honored with numerous awards for her efforts in this area. Most recently New Jersey Women Lawyers Association awarded her the Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law Private Sector Award in 2015. The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey awarded her the 2012 Mary Philbrook Award, and she was the recipient of the 2011 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award. Ms. Feeney was the recipient of the 2016 St. Thomas More Medal presented by Seton Hall University School of Law and the St. Thomas More Society.

New Jersey Super Lawyers recognized Ms. Feeney in the Top 50 Women in 2006, 2008, 2012-2015, as a NJ Super Lawyer in 2005-2019. NJBIZ recognized her as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2009 and Power 50 Health Care in 2017. Ms. Feeney has been recognized by NJBIZ with its inaugural 2017 Icon Honors Award. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007, and in 2013 and 2017 was named Litigation & Controversy-Tax Lawyer of the Year. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1981
  • B.S., Seton Hall University,

    summa cum laude, 1978

    New Jersey Tax Court
    Law Clerk to Hon. Richard M. Conley, J.T.C. (Ret.), 1981-1982

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, New York