About Us

Benjamin L. Spinelli

Ben’s career includes 20 years as a trial attorney where he handled a wide array of litigation matters as well as representing clients in the areas of municipal law, land use, real estate and planning. He was the executive director of the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth, served three terms as the mayor of Chester Township where his accomplishments included the permanent preservation of over 3,000 acres of environmentally important open space and farmland. Ben served on the President’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force as a senior policy adviser on issues related to land use and local & state government. He was an original member of the Highlands Council, the founder and president of the Raritan-Highlands Planning Compact and is a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program in Washington D.C. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Political Science and History and received his J.D. from Seton Hall University-School of Law.

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Frank T. Pinto

Frank’s career includes 25 years working in the public sector for the County of Morris. Frank managed a variety of planning and social service programs. Frank was the Director of the Morris County Agriculture Development Board for over ten years managing to complete one hundred farmland transactions totaling over 6,100 acres and over $127 million in easement value. He oversaw the county’s Preservation Trust Fund seeing it hit the 20,000 preserved acres plateau. Frank has served on several non-profit boards as well as one term on the Chester Borough Council. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Geography and received his Masters degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Spinelli & Pinto Consulting, LLC is not a law firm or a planning firm. We provide consulting services to individuals, government, businesses and non-profit organizations on matters of policy, land conservation, agricultural practices, land use and organizational management. The services provided by Spinelli & Pinto, LLC are not a substitute for legal representation or the services of a licensed planner.

Planning and Environmental Consulting for farmers, landowners, non-profits and local governments.