Adam Sklar

Adam Sklar

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Your Invaluable Mechanic’s Lien Rights – Exercise Them!

The right to file a mechanic’s lien is established by state statute, allowing those providing work, services, materials or equipment to a construction project with additional valuable security in the event of non-payment of...more

5/5/2016 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contractors General Contractors Mechanics Lien Subcontractors

Government Contractors Not Protected by New Jersey Tort Claims Act’s Pre-Suit Notice Provisions

On April 14, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in a precedential decision, determined that injured parties are not obligated to serve pre-suit tort claims notices under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“TCA”) on private...more

4/26/2016 - Construction Industry Derivatives Immunity Pre-Suit Notice Tort Claims Act

The Battle Continues in Bid Protest Against Bergen County

Echoing down Main Street in Hackensack is the incessant and repetitive booming of the driving of piles into the ground on what was once the visitor parking lot next to the Courthouse and former jail. The pile driving is part...more

8/13/2014 - Bid Protests Construction Contracts Construction Disputes Contractors

New Jersey Appellate Division Again Upholds Local Government’s Rejection of Lowest Bid

In our June 3, 2013 blog post, we discussed a decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division upholding a municipality’s rejection of the lowest bid for a waste hauling contract because it was determined to be a material,...more

7/30/2013 - Bids Municipalities Waste Disposal

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Site Suitability Criteria for Use Variance

It is fundamental that all applicants seeking to obtain a use variance from a municipal zoning board of adjustment under the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) must prove that they satisfy both the so-called “positive” and...more

7/2/2013 - Municipalities Public Policy Suitability Requirements Urban Planning & Development Variances

Public Bidder’s Attempt “To Play Trump Card” Fails

In a recent unpublished opinion, New Jersey’s Appellate Division provides another reminder to contractors bidding on municipal contracts to timely challenge any portion of the bid specifications that may be improper or...more

6/3/2013 - Competitive Bidding Contractors Landfills Municipalities

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