Albert M. Belmont III

Albert Belmont was named one of SJ Magazine’s “25 People to Watch” in 2005. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012, he was named one of the top attorneys in South Jersey in SJ Magazine.

Mr. Belmont has more than fourteen years experience representing parties in litigation at both trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Active in his community, he has also provided pro-bono legal assistance to a variety of non-profit charities and religious organizations.

Mr. Belmont’s civil litigation practice encompasses a variety of subjects, including:

  • professional malpractice litigation (attorney, accounting, medical, engineer, architect).
  • real estate advice and litigation (lease negotiations, quiet title, specific performance, tax assessment appeals, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction/collection proceedings, land use, premises liability, liquor license transfers, mortgage foreclosures);
  • complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation (commercial collections, insurance coverage disputes, partnership/shareholder disputes, breach of contract, breach of warranties, commercial torts, breach of fiduciary duty, accountings, noncompetes);
  • construction litigation (breach of contract, mechanics/construction liens);
  • environmental land use advice and litigation (Freshwater Wetlands, CAFRA, Pinelands, Flood Control Act, Superfund, Spill Act);

Recently, Mr. Belmont was one of the attorneys who won a precedent setting appeal before the Third Circuit establishing the standing rights of option holders for the purchase of land to bring suit in federal court. (Toll Bros. v. Readington, et al., No. 06-1053 (3d. Cir. Feb, 4, 2009). Mr. Belmont also won two real estate tax exemption appeals concerning nineteen properties owned by CCCOEO, Inc. and used for the Head Start program in Camden.

Publications/Speaking Engagements:

In 2008, panelist on “Law, Policy, Advocacy” at a Princeton University Career Services program called “Career Conversations – Green at Work,” a discussion about environmental careers and internships for Princeton University students interested in learning about career paths from alumni. Panelist on prior panel on environmental careers in 2005.

Co-author article “Telecommunications concerning the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996” in PBI publication Real Estate Issues Impacting Public Utilities and Telecommunications Companies (2003).

Co-author article “Telecommunications” in PBI publication Federalization of Land Use (unattributed) (2002).

Contact Information

P: (215) 735-3900
F: (215) 735-2455
E: abelmont@bochettoandlentz.com

Education

  • Princeton University
    • B.A. Public Policy and International Affairs & Certificate in Environmental Studies, 1996
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, 1999, with a Concentration in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology: Book Review Editor, Arlyn Minor Moot Court, and Law Clerk for Legal Clinic).

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Federal Court in the E.D. Pennsylvania
  • Federal Court in Deleware
  • Federal Court in New Jersey
  • 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court.

PHILADELPHIA
1524 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
P: 215-735-3900
F: 215-735-2455

NEW JERSEY
1230 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
P: 856-722-9595
F: 856-722-5511