Benjamin L. Spinelli, Esq.*


 Ben Spinelli is a principal of Greener by Design and an expert in land use issues. His career includes 20 years as a trial attorney where he handled a wide array of litigation matters as well as representing clients in the areas of municipal law, land use, real estate and planning. 

He served as a senior adviser to the President’s FEMA Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force on matters of local government, land use and planning; served as Executive Director of the Office of Smart Growth; and served three terms as the mayor of Chester Township where his accomplishments included the permanent preservation of over 3,000 acres of environmentally important open space and farmland. 

He was an original member of the Highlands Council, the founder and president of the Raritan-Highlands Planning Compact and is a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program in Washington D.C.

He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Political Science and History and received his J.D. from Seton Hall University-School of Law.  Mr. Spinelli is an adjunct professor at NJIT’s School of College of Science and Liberal Arts.

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 *While GbD does have Bar-admitted attorneys on its team, the firm, and those particular individuals, are not engaged in the practice of law and do not provide legal services or offer the protections of a lawyer-client relationship.