​Peter H. Wegener

​Peter H. Wegener


Email: pwegener@bathweg.com
Phone: 732-363-0666 Ext 220

Peter H. Wegener 2021 Bathgate, Wegener, and Wolf P.C.

Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Real Property Tax Appeals, Real Estate Litigation Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury Condemnation & Inverse Condemnation

Education: Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1966; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, B.S., 1963

Admitted:  New Jersey Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships: Ocean County (President, 1979-1980), Monmouth County and New Jersey State Bar Associations; American Judicature Society.

Biography: Peter H. Wegener, a founding partner of the Firm in 1970, graduated from Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ in 1966.  His degree was conferred “with Honors” and he was the winner of the class prize for “highest academic achievement”. The following year he served as law clerk to the Honorable Frederick W. Hall, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Thereafter, he was with the law firm of McCarter and English, Newark, NJ for three years before moving to Lakewood, New Jersey to join Lawrence E. Bathgate, II in founding the firm Bathgate & Wegener.  As a result of several major road construction projects in Monmouth and Ocean Counties during the middle 1970’s including the widening of Route 9 from Freehold to Lakewood and the construction of I-195, Mr. Wegener developed experience in representing property owners in condemnation cases.  Over the past thirty years, with the exception of handling several complex tort litigation cases, as well as asset division cases related to divorce and partition matters, he has focused on representing property owners in eminent domain cases. Mr. Wegener has lectured on eminent domain practice at CLE Seminars and before the League of Municipalities.

Mr. Wegener is currently a member of Ocean and Monmouth County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer.  He served as President of the Ocean County Bar Association from 1979-80.  He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ocean Health Systems, Inc. (parent of Ocean Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and South Ocean Medical Center,) and subsequently served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meridian Health Systems, Inc. and Chairman of Meridian Hospital System Inc. (Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center).

Mr. Wegener currently represents or has represented many clients in condemnation matters including among others:

  • National Retail Systems, Inc. North Bergen, NJ
  • 66 East Allendale, LLC 
  • Richard Sambol, Sambol Construction
  • Ralph Clayton & Sons
  • Silver Enterprises, LLC
  • Sydney Krupnick, Suburban Agency
  • Bamm Hollow Country Club [see Monmouth County v. Whispering Woods at Bamm Hollow, 222 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 1987), certif. denied, 110 N.J. 175 (1988)]
  • Holmdel Golf & Country Club
  • Simon Family Enterprises, LLC [see State, by the Commr of Transp. v. Simon Family Enterprises, LLC, 367 N.J. Super. 242 (App. Div. 2004)]
  • Hope Road Associates, LLC [see State v. Hope Road Associates, 266 N.J. Super. 633 (App. Div. 1993), modified on other grounds, 136 N.J. 27 (1994)]
  • F & J Partnership [see State, by Commr of Transp.  v. F & J, 250 N.J. Super. 19 (App. Div. 1991)]
  • The New 88 Bowling Lanes
  • Sovereign Bank
  • Colonial Terrace Golf Club
  • Chain Locations of America
  • Colonial Terrace Golf Club
  • MTOTSA Alliance (City of Long Branch)
  • Pinnacle Materials
  • Fred McDowell
  • Paramount Realty Services
  • Paul Sansone/Paul Sansone Auto Mall
  • Rocco Berardi Enterprises [see Township of Pemberton v. Berardi, 378 N.J. Super. 430 (App. Div. 2005)