LeFrak exec Jeremy Farrell dies suddenly at 44

Special counsel, community affairs head was previously Jersey City’s chief lawyer

LeFrak Organization Executive Jeremy Farrell Dies at 44
Jeremy Farrell (X;Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop)

Jeremy Farrell, a LeFrak Organization executive for five years and former chief counsel for Jersey City, died suddenly Monday night. He was 44.

Farrell was the company’s special counsel and senior managing director of community and government affairs.

Before joining the firm, a major New York and New Jersey property owner, in 2018, Farrell was also executive director of the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority. He began his career as a clerk in federal court and then worked as an attorney at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter.

“Jeremy was a cherished member of our team and a cornerstone in the community at large, and he leaves an important legacy in Newport and Jersey City,” said Richard LeFrak, chairman

and CEO of the LeFrak Organization, in a statement.

The cause of death was not released.

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Farrell worked closely with Jersey City officials on public initiatives, including the installation of Water’s Soul, a public sculpture on the Newport waterfront.

On social media, the city’s mayor, Steve Fulop, called Farrell “a terrific human being.”

“He was kind, smart, thoughtful, and was a man of impeccable character,” Fulop wrote. “He was my first corporate counsel, a trusted advisor, and he deserves as much credit as anyone for the last 10 years of Jersey City progress. We will all miss him.”

Brian Ker of Snowball Developments posted on Twitter, “I am speechless and broken. Jeremy was always the brightest light in any room.”

Farrell is survived by his wife, Sarah, and son, Aidan.