Philip B. Caton

Phil Caton,1951- 2023, led Clarke Caton Hintz’s Planning practice since the founding of the firm, assisting myriad municipalities, public agencies and private entities in matters related to zoning, design, development, master planning and redevelopment.  He was instrumental in advancing the use of transfer of development rights (TDR) in New Jersey, which seeks to develop compact, walkable communities while preserving the natural and agricultural environs.   Most notably, Mr. Caton was a widely recognized expert in affordable housing matters, being appointed by the N.J. Superior Court as a special master in litigation involving over 50 municipalities and serving as an affordable housing consultant to more than 45 municipalities.