Michael J. Lipari
Cutolo Barros LLC

151 Highway 33
Suite 204
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726, United States
Phone: 732-414-1170
Fax: 732-414-1167
Areas of Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Practice/Organization Description

Michael J. Lipari is an associate of Cutolo Barros LLC and the chair of the firm’s Land Use Practice Group. Mr. Lipari concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law, land use applications and litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Lipari also litigates complex real estate contract disputes on behalf of individuals, developers and community associations. He has published several articles on novel real estate related legal matters and is a member of the New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers Editorial Board.

Representative Matters:

Counseled property owners and developers in the development and redevelopment of residential and commercial properties

Represented businesses, individuals, developers and community associations in complex real estate contract litigation

Represented individuals and businesses in various types of contract disputes and general civil matters

Defended challenges to land use approvals on behalf of property owners and developers


Member, New Jersey Law Journal, Young Lawyers Editorial Board (2014 – Present)

Member, Community Associations Institute – New Jersey Chapter, 2015 Editorial Committee (2015)

Member, Green Building Committee, New Jersey Builders Association

Member, U.S. Green Building Council, New Jersey Chapter

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Law Section

President, The Legends at Knob Hill Homeowners Association (2010-2013)

Member, Hill Wallack LLP Professional Relations Committee (2008-2013)

Trustee, Indian Fields at Hardyston Homeowners Association, Inc. (2003-2007)

Presentations & Publications:

You Took the Bar Exam … Now What?, New Jersey Law Journal (July 27, 2016)

The 'Uberization' of Law: The Case Against Limited Licenses, New Jersey Law Journal (November 18, 2015)

Vertical GDP Legislation Presents New Options and Long Term Certainty as to Development Projects, Builder/Architect

Vertical GDP Legislation Adds Certainty for Developers Seeking Long Term Development Projects, New Jersey Builders Association Cutting Edge

Are You Really a "Green" Builder? Considerations before Calling Yourself "Green", New Jersey Builders Association Cutting Edge

New Legislation Governs Green Construction, Builder/Architect

Mr. Lipari is admitted to practice in New Jersey (2007), New York (2011) and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2007). He received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. At Seton Hall, Mr. Lipari was named "Best Oral Advocate" in his appellate advocacy class and served on the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board. Mr. Lipari donated over thirty-five hours of pro bono service to the Center for Social Justice, where he provided tax assistance to low and moderate-income tax payers.

Mr. Lipari served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Sullivan, Jr. (retired) of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Vicinage, following law school. Mr. Lipari’s prior experience includes serving as project manager for a real estate development firm where he managed both residential and commercial development projects. He also has several years of experience serving as a developer-appointed trustee for a homeowners association in a large mixed-use development, and more recently as the President of his current homeowners association. Mr. Lipari received his undergraduate degree in Business Finance from Monmouth University.

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

State of New York


Seton Hall University School of Law

Monmouth University

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, New Jersey Builders Association Green Building Committee

Member, US Green Building Council - New Jersey Chapter

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Law Section

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

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