MORRISTOWN, NJ, JULY 10, 2006—Ted Zangari, an attorney with law firm Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross, was recently appointed to the New Jersey Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the only national nonprofit working exclusively to protect land for human enjoyment and well-being.

“I am honored to join the New Jersey Advisory Council of the Trust for Public Land,” Zangari stated. “TPL has had tremendous success preserving important land tracts and creating much needed parks in some of New Jersey’s most blighted areas. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the redevelopment process and fostering opening communications with land owners and developers to help address New Jersey’s critical need for open space and recreational choices for all of the state’s residents. After all, the essence of ‘smart growth’ is keeping residents close to where they work, learn, shop, dine and, yes, recreate.”

“The Trust for Public Land depends on the support and generosity of individuals and groups who identify with our proactive mission, and who seek to make a difference,” commented TPL’s New Jersey State Director Terrence Nolan. “We are extremely excited to welcome Ted aboard. With his extensive experience in redevelopment law and powerful relationships in the real estate industry, he is truly an asset to TPL, and we are looking forward to his valuable contributions.”

Zangari is a member of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross in Newark. He was the only attorney among real estate professionals identified as a “Power Player” in Real Estate New Jersey magazine, was named a “Top 40 under 40” New Jerseyan in 2004 by njbiz magazine, and was named a “New Jersey Super Lawyer” for the past few years by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Earlier this year, he co-authored a white paper on economic development to Governor-Elect Corzine on behalf of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and earlier this month authored a similar policy paper to Newark Mayor-Elect Booker on behalf of the Newark Real Estate Board. Zangari received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from George Washington University. He is a resident of Morris Township.

Since its founding in 1972, The Trust For Public Land has helped protect more than 1.6 million acres of land in 45 states. In New Jersey, TPL has protected approximately 18,000 acres. A national nonprofit organization working exclusively to protect land for human enjoyment and well-being, TPL conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.