Brian M. Nelson is managing partner of Archer & Greiner's Red Bank office. Nelson principally represents public, private and non-profit corporations in relation to redevelopment, economic development, and governmental and regulatory affairs matters in the State of New Jersey.
In addition to the practice of law, Nelson previously served as a member of the Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), where he served on the Real Estate and Incentives Committees during implementation of the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (EO13). Nelson was also a member of Governor Christie’s and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s Transition Teams. In 2008, Brian served as New Jersey counsel to Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, and served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee in 2004.
The New Jersey Law Journal recently recognized Nelson as one of 50 “New Leaders of the Bar” under age 40 for his already distinguished career in law and public service as counsel to major public and private sector clients, as well as his extensive involvement in public policy matters statewide. Nelson has also been named to NJBiz’s 40-Under-40 list of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businesspeople. Brian has also been recognized as a “top attorney” in governmental matters by SJ magazine in South Jersey, and by the Gannett newspaper group as one of New Jersey’s “Rising Stars” in government and politics likely to emerge as the next generation of leaders in New Jersey.
Prior to developing his own legal practice, Nelson Supko & Hanlon LLC, Brian practiced at a series of large regional law firms where he counseled clients on complex issues associated with redevelopment and economic development projects in New Jersey. Nelson has also represented several dozen government entities and public authorities and served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Bill Mathesius, J.S.C.
Brian received his law degree from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden in 2002 after having graduated a year early, magna cum laude, with a degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1999. While in law school, Brian was the recipient of the Raimondo Legislative Fellowship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics. As editor of his undergraduate newspaper, the Anti-Defamation League also named Brian an Albert Finkelstein Memorial Fellow. Brian is a sustaining member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, a member of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, and served as a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Committee.
Brian lives with his wife and three children in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.