Christopher D. Hopkins, Esq was recently named General Counsel for Brand New Day, Inc. Brand New Day is a not-for-profit community development corporation. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-to-moderate-income individuals, youth and families through the development, management and preservation of affordable housing, promoting neighborhood based education, economic development and advocating for social equality in the state of New Jersey.
Brand New day's Lines of Business are: 1) real estate development, including residential and commercial development and rehabilitation; 2) community education, including homeownership education and counseling and foreclosure prevention / intervention; 3) property and asset management; and 4) youth services through Youthbuild Elizabeth. Its target service areas include the Counties of Union and Essex. Specific development projects are currently underway in Elizabeth, Irvington and East Orange.
The recent appointment is a testament to the land use, development and affordable housing knowledge and expertise of the Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins. The firm's development practice focuses on obtaining financing and tax benefits for projects while minimizing tax implications in both the affordable and market rate housing arena.