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Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States
Contact: Alexandra Kahn, Business Development & Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 973.533.0777
Fax: 973.533.1112
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Back to the Drawing Board for EEOC Wellness Program Rules

On August 22 the U.S. District Court in D.C. granted summary judgment to the AARP which challenged the EEOC’s rules governing employer wellness programs. The rules allow an employer to offer or impose on an employee financial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Governor Christie Signs Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act into Law

On September 13, 2017, Governor Chris Christie signed into law New Jersey Assembly Bill A-3433, otherwise known as the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“UFADAA”). The Act becomes effective ninety days after the…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

What the Governor’s Race Could Mean for the New Jersey Estate Tax

New Jersey is one of two states that impose both an inheritance tax and a State estate tax upon death (Maryland is the other state). According to a bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie in October 2016, the estate tax…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

No Room for Refunds: Pay-to-Play Limits and New Jersey’s Upcoming Gubernatorial Election

With summer vacations over and the New Jersey political world focused on the November gubernatorial election, Friday, September 8, 2017 marks an important milestone under New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws. Under the law, a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics

New Jersey Courts Hands Victories to Open Government Records Advocates

Over the past month, the New Jersey courts have handed down several rulings clarifying the scope of New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act, or OPRA. The rulings have resulted in several significant victories for advocates of more…more
 /  Administrative Law

New Jersey Supreme Court Says Salary Step Increments are Negotiable, but Avoids Dynamic Status Quo Issue

In a highly anticipated decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the issue of salary step increments is a mandatorily negotiable term and condition of employment. However, the Court did not decide whether New Jersey’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Christie Vetoes Expansion of New Jersey Family Leave & Increased Minimum Wage

On July 21, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed two bills that would have expanded New Jersey’s pioneering paid Family Leave Act and raised minimum wage for certain transportation center service…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Making Use of a Deceased Spouse’s Unused Estate Tax Exemption Simplified

The election for married couples to elect portability of the Federal Estate Tax Exemption was introduced in late 2010 when the Tax Relief Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act (“TRUIRJCA”) was signed into…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

September 18 Deadline Set By U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Employers to Use Revised Form I-9

Currently, every employer that recruits, hires, or refers employees for a fee in the U.S. is required to complete the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification process within three days of a new employee’s hiring.  On July…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Hawaii Court Enjoins Trump Travel Ban For Excluding Non-Immediate Family Members of US Persons and DHS-Approved Refugees

In June the Supreme Court enforced temporarily President Trump’s travel ban to the extent it excludes persons without a “bona fide relationship” to a person or entity in the U.S. The Court expressly identified wives and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Lessons Learned from the Della Pello Decision

Earlier this year, a government contractor lost just over $7 million in New Jersey state government contracts because of a single political contribution that was inadvertently made payable to the WRONG political recipient. Don’t…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Jersey City’s PLA Ordinance Found Preempted by NLRA and ERISA and Void Ab Initio

On June 15 U.S. District Court Judge Wigenton determined that Jersey City’s ordinance, in effect since 2007 and providing for tax abatements for real estate developers that sign Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) is preempted by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

NJ’s Gubernatorial Election – Public Matching Funds and the Role of Outside Money

On the same day that it was announced that Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy both qualified for public matching funds in New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial election, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission issued a News…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

SCOTUS Lifts Injunctions Against Trump Travel Ban for Aliens Unable to Establish Bona Fide Relationship with a U.S. Person or Entity

On June 26, the Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration’s petitions for certiorari and agreed to review next term the Fourth and Ninth Circuits’ decisions that affirmed broad injunctions against enforcement of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

How will the Looming New Jersey Government Shutdown affect your Business?

In a letter to Cabinet officials yesterday, Governor Christie’s Acting Chief Counsel instructed all State departments to draft contingency plans and prepare for short-term shutdown if the State budget for FY 2018 is not passed…more
 /  Elections & Politics
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