We believe that every planning intervention must improve living and working conditions for all: current and future residents and businesses, real estate developers, astronauts, entrepreneurs, artists, children, the elderly, the disabled, farmers, construction workers, white collar professionals, yoga instructors, journalists, nurses, nuclear scientists, chefs, restaurateurs, writers, postal workers and all other occupations or conditions.

We are a small planning firm focused on resolving conflicts and controversies surrounding the use of land. Whether you are a small city seeking to spark growth and change, a landowner concerned with the latest zoning or redevelopment proposals from your local government, or a developer trying to meet the demographic needs of your target market in the face of zoning and planning policies that seem to come from a different age, or are the product of NIMBY/NIMTOO/NIMEY or BANANA, we can help.

Ms. Christine Cofone is the principal consultant in the firm and her extensive practice is devoted to professional land use planning consulting services. Ms. Cofone specializes in expert witness testimony before both municipal planning boards and boards of adjustment.

Regardless of your specific need, Ms. Cofone brings unmatched experience stemming from both public and private sector clients. Her municipal experience includes authoring master plans, reexamination reports, redevelopment plans and investigations, community impact statements, fiscal impact statements and housing plans.

Be confident in knowing that Ms. Cofone has been retained by the most recognizable and distinguished names to fulfill their development needs. Ms. Cofone has successfully represented Wal-Mart, Wawa, National Realty and Development Company, K.Hovnanian Co., Matrix Development Co., Mason & Jennings Development Company, R.J. Brunelli & Co., and The Briad Group.

Formerly, Ms. Cofone was a principal partner in a land development firm based in New York City. Her experience also includes project management responsibilities with a premier multi-disciplined consulting firm in New Jersey.

Ms. Cofone is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Professional Planner (PP). Ms. Cofone holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University where she also serves as an adjunct professor for the Rutgers Center for Government Services.

Ms. Cofone uses her professional license and experience to give back to the community offering pro-bono professional services to Strengthen our Sisters, a domestic violence shelter dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence for women and children.

CWL Planning was founded in 2009 and is now doing business as L&G Planning with the announcement of a partnership between the firms Principals, Chuck Latini and Paul Gleitz. While we are a new Firm, we have over 35 years of experience. Our partners have gathered extensive breadth and depth of experience working in independent practice or at our former firms. We have combined our expertise to create a full-service top-quality planning Firm. In addition to serving our clients, members of our firm are involved in other professional endeavors that increase its expertise base thus its ability to serve a wide variety of clients on a wide variety of issues. As such, we also teach graduate level courses at Rutgers University, and Hunter College, conduct training sessions with professional organizations, participate in professional planning training seminars, graduate level course at Columbia University, in addition to research and publishing. All of these experiences grounds the firm in the reality of day-to-day municipal operations with a solid understanding of the effects statewide policies have on the ground.