Paul T. Fader

Paul T. Fader is a named Partner, member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the government, regulatory affairs and lobbying practice group at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader, LLC. Paul represents numerous public and private clients, concentrating his practice in the areas of governmental affairs, redevelopment, real estate and land use law, and construction and public contracting law. 

Prior to joining the firm, Paul served as Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governors Richard J. Codey and James E. McGreevey, where he provided legal counsel to, and representation for, the Governor of the State of New Jersey on issues involving all aspects of state government.

Before serving as Chief Counsel, Paul served as Deputy Chief Counsel and Director of the Authorities Unit in the Office of Governor James E. McGreevey. The Authorities Unit superintends the state’s 43 independent authorities, boards and commissions, which include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment and Development Authority and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. As Director of the Authorities Unit, Paul was responsible for over 44,000 employees and an annual aggregate revenue stream of more than $14 billion. Paul's leadership was instrumental in the consolidation of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway Authorities.

From 2003 to 2005, Paul served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Transit Corporation, the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation, the Capital City Redevelopment Authority, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Paul has made a significant commitment to public service throughout his career including serving two consecutive terms as Mayor of the City of Englewood. During his tenure, Paul spearheaded an initiative to redevelop Englewood’s Downtown Business District, which earned the City the New Jersey Smart Growth Award for Downtown Redevelopment.

As a result of his efforts, in 2001 New Jersey Monthly Magazine named Englewood the most livable city in New Jersey. Prior to becoming Mayor, Paul served as Chairman of the Englewood Housing Authority and as Chairman of the Englewood Planning Board.

Paul was a member of Governor-Elect James E. McGreevey’s transition team and served on United States Senators Jon Corzine and Robert G. Torricelli’s Federal Judicial Nominating Committee for the Federal District Court for the State of New Jersey. Paul was also a delegate for President William Jefferson Clinton to the 1996 Democratic National Convention. In 2012, Paul was elected as a delegate for President Barack Obama to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

In 2010, Paul joined the leadership team of Team Capital Bank, where he served on the Credit Committee, and now serves on the Board of the Essex County Region of Team Capital Bank. Paul served on the Board of Trustees of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center including the Finance Committee, and co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee. Paul is a former member of the Board for Shelter our Sisters, a Bergen County shelter for battered women. Paul served as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University from 2005 to 2011, where he taught New Jersey Government and Politics.

The New Jersey Law Journal has ranked Paul among the “Top Ten Lawyer-Lobbyists in the State of New Jersey.” Paul has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Bergen County by 201 Best of Bergen magazine by way of an annual peer survey.   

He currently serves as general counsel to numerous public entities including the Bergen County Improvement Authority and the Bergen County Utilities Authority. He is also general counsel to the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association.

Paul has authored numerous articles on construction law, public bidding, redevelopment, and employment law which have been featured in publications such as UTCA Magazine, Constructor Magazine, and Meadowlands USA Magazine.

In 1998, Paul and his wife, Jill, founded the Walk for Awareness: Our Fight Against Breast Cancer. Since 1998, this 5K walk has been held each October to raise breast cancer awareness, promote self-examination, and highlight the importance of early detection. “The Walk” has raised over $1.5 million for the Leslie Simon Breast Care Center at Englewood Hospital, providing new equipment and free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women. In 2014, Paul and his wife Jill received the Touchstone Award at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center's 2014 Gala for their efforts to fight breast cancer. Paul is married to Jill Morgan Fader, and together they have four children, sons Jack and Lucas, and daughters Morgan and Sydney.


  • New Jersey Bans the Box: What Does It Mean for Businesses?, Meadowlands USA Magazine (February 2015) 

  • Are New Jersey Courts Opening the Door for the Conditional Acceptance of Materially Defective Bids, UTCA Magazine (December 2014)

  • Editor and Publisher, Connell Foley LLP’s Construction Law Update and Fast Fax.The Rating Game: When Does a Contractor Exceed its Aggregate Rating?, with Thomas S. Cosma, Esq., Constructor Magazine (June 2002)

  • Public Bidding Law Consent of Surety: A Requirement that cannot be Waived to be Later Cured, Construction Law Update and Fast Fax

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: A New Trend for the 90’s?, Construction Law Update and Fast Fax

  • Op-Ed: Redevelopment Downtown
  • Op-Ed: Income Inequality
  • Op-Ed: Gateway Article
  • New Jersey’s Rapid and Resourceful Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Shows that New Jersey Cares, New Jersey Conference of Mayors Quarterly Magazine (Fall 2005)
  • Election Reform Comes Full Force to New Jersey, New Jersey Conference of Mayors Quarterly Magazine (Fall 2005)
  • The Road to Ethics Reform, New Jersey Conference of Mayors Quarterly Magazine (Spring 2005)
  • Transition at the State House, New Jersey Conference of Mayors Quarterly Magazine (Winter 2005).
  • The Charming County of Bergen, Expressions, (201) The Best of Bergen Magazine (April 2004).


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