For owners of commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or more in the city of Philadelphia, chances are the time has come to address the city's new energy and water use benchmarking law. Energy benchmarking refers to a...more
Since the March 2012 effective date of the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards regulating automated teller machines (ATM), it is estimated that plaintiffs have filed over 100 class action lawsuits in federal...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law A-3615 (the "Act"), which codifies recent New Jersey court holdings providing the state's property owners with greater procedural protections from eminent domain...more
Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer on March 27, 2013.
The city of Philadelphia's new property tax program is coming and your assessment is likely going up, but it is not all bad news. Still, commercial...more
In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has held that New Jersey law does not require a condemning authority to negotiate with a mortgagee, which has obtained a final judgment of...more
A recent change may affect the parties to certain real estate transactions with respect to property located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, that took place on or after July 1, 2012....more
Today, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) begins mailing out the new "Actual Value Initiative" (AVI) reassessment figures to every property owner within the city. The new assessments are intended to reflect...more