Andrew Bayer



Andrew Bayer’s practice is devoted to litigation, municipal law and land use with a specialty in the Mt. Laurel doctrine. He regularly appears before all levels of New Jersey state and federal courts as well as the Office of Administrative Law. He serves as general counsel to municipalities and as affordable housing counsel to municipalities throughout the state of New Jersey.

He has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels representing both public- and private-clients in matters involving commercial disputes on behalf of health care providers, civil rights and employment discrimination defense matters on behalf of public entities, and prerogative writ lawsuits against both local and state governments. He successfully tried a lengthy jury trial in the United States District Court involving a claim of excessive force resulting in the death of an inmate in custody. He also successfully tried several lengthy bench trials involving disputes between property owners and the operators of long-term care facilities wherein the right to apply for a nursing home license, or the bed rights to a long-term care facility, were adjudicated in favor of his clients.

In his capacity as municipal attorney, he serves as corporation counsel and handles all aspects of the municipality’s legal representation, including drafting all resolutions and ordinances, and providing advice to municipalities to ensure compliance with state law. He has served as the township attorney to Pemberton Township for 12 years, and he has previously served as the borough attorney to the Borough of Eatontown for six years. He also has significant experience in representing municipal interests with respect to land use matters, especially a municipality’s constitutional obligation to provide its fair share of affordable housing. He is guiding his municipal client’s interests through the court’s declaratory judgment action process following the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Mt. Laurel IV

Reported Decisions

  • Lake Valley Associates, LLC v. Township of Pemberton, 411 N.J. Super. 501 (App. Div. 2010)
  • Vitty v. D.C.P. Corp., 268 N.J. Super. 447 (App. Div. 1993)
  • Smid v. New Jersey Highway Auth., 268 N.J. Super. 306 (App. Div. 1993)
  • Borough of Princeton v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Mercer, 333 N.J. Super. 310 (App. Div. 2000)
  • Borough of Princeton v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Mercer, 169 N.J. 135 (2001)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, East Windsor Police Athletic League
  • Former Chairman, New Jersey Supreme Court District VII Ethics Committee
  • Member, Mercer and Burlington County Bar Associations

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United State Supreme Court


  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1985
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1988