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Howard D. Melnicove

Howard Melnicove has been in private practice of law in the City of Bridgeton, County of Cumberland, New Jersey since 1980. He has operated his own law firm since 1996 and is now “of counsel” to Nehmad, Davis & Goldstein. Howard continues to serve clients from his Bridgeton location, as well as from the offices of Nehmad, Davis & Goldstein in Egg Harbor Township.

Howard’s area of practice concentration includes commercial and residential real estate transactions, land development, and land use law. He has frequently represented clients before land use boards throughout southern New Jersey. Howard is also General Counsel of Gateway Community Action Partnership, which is a nationally recognized not-for-profit social service organization headquartered in the City of Bridgeton. Gateway provides a wide range of community development and antipoverty programs throughout southern and central New Jersey and the City of Philadelphia, PA. In the past, Howard has served as the attorney for land use boards in Cumberland County, as well as the attorney for the Bridgeton Housing Authority. Earlier in his career, Howard was a municipal Public Defender and Prosecutor for several Cumberland County municipal courts.

Howard is a 1976 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, and of Temple University School of Law in 1979. He and his wife, Rosemary, have been residents of Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey, for the past 30 years.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey 1980
  • United States District Court for New Jersey 1980


  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1976
  • Temple University School of Law, JD, 1979

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

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