Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Legal Right in all 50 States

Same-Sex Marriage is now recognized throughout the United States as a result of our Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et. al. The Supreme Court’s Opinion was written…more
| Constitutional Law, Family Law

Main Street v. Hackensack: A Cure in the Redevelopment Area Process . . . but Still in Need of an Ounce of Prevention

Until the recent Supreme Court decision in 62-64 Main Street, L.L.C. v. Hackensack, 221 N.J. 129 (2015) (“Hackensack”), many municipalities and developers of redevelopment projects were concerned that if an existing area in need…more
| Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

NJDEP released a proposed amendment to its Flood Hazard Area Control Act

On June 1, 2015, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a proposed amendment to its Flood Hazard Area Control Act and now accepts public comments until July 31, 2015…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

DANGER – “General” Search Warrants in the Digital Age

If you knew that there was a chance—maybe even a good chance—that a law enforcement officer could gain access to every single text, email, photograph and voice mail on your smartphone, going back years, because you were…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Challenging Privilege Assertions: The Use and Abuse of Privilege in Class Action and Complex Litigation

Complex class action litigation involving major corporations can involve class periods going back years, with the potential for hundreds of thousands, or even millions of documents. Commonly included in such a document discovery…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery

No Statute of Limitations for Private Contribution Claims Under New Jersey’s Spill Act

Selling a piece of commercial property often requires much negotiation and planning, and generally represents the culmination of a result of a well-reasoned business decision. And at the conclusion of the deal—and depending on…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Toxic Torts, Real Estate - Commercial

The Use And Abuse Of The Lsi-R In Parole Evaluations Challenging So-Called “Objective” Testing

The Erroneous Use of and Reliance on the LSI-R - The Level of Service Inventory-Revised “LSI-R” is frequently misused in the context of parole evaluations. Providing an air of scientific reliability, its application in…more
| Criminal Law

Challenging So-Called “Objective” Psychological Tests: The Use And Abuse Of Psychological Testing In Trials, Sentencing, Parole Consideration, And Custody Disputes

Criminal and civil courts and the New Jersey State Parole Board have accepted the use of psychological testing as an important component of making legal and factual determinations in both the civil and criminal litigation and…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law

Use of General Counsel as Informant Against Corporate Client – A Reminder of the New Era in Aggressive White Collar Investigative Techniques and of the Limitations of the Attorney-Client Privilege

The use of more aggressive investigative techniques in white-collar corporate probes in the aftermath of the last financial crisis is no secret. Over the last decade, law enforcement has increasingly resorted to investigating…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law

Protecting Your Parental Rights—What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Gestational Surrogacy Law

For couples who can’t conceive and in cases where in-vitro fertilization is not a viable alternative, surrogacy has become a popular method for couples to have a child. An even more attractive option for parents, ‘gestational…more
| Family Law

Law Firm Breakup - What You Need to Know When Dissolving the Entity

Law firm ‘partnerships,’ like other businesses, are similar to a marriage; at some point the parties may decide to part ways and dissolve their partnership. Among the many reasons for the dissolution of a law firm are financial…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

2014 Wilentz Family Law Case Decisions

ALIMONY - Krupinski v. Krupinski, 437 N.J. Super. 159 (App. Div. 2014). Before Judges Fuentes, Fasciale, and Haas. Opinion by Judge Fuentes, P.J.A.D. Issue: Did the trial court err in denying Husband’s motion to…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law

The New Jersey “Opportunity To Compete Act” Takes Effect On March 1, 2015 Restricting Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicants’ Criminal Histories And Providing Civil Penalties For Violations – Is Your Company Prepared?

On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s “Opportunity to Compete Act” (“OTCA”) takes effect. As explained in the legislative findings section of the OTCA, it is the intent of the OTCA to remove obstacles impeding employment opportunities…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Impact of Cohabitation on Alimony in New Jersey

Since the Enactment of the new Alimony Statute was signed into law on September 10, 2014, many clients have called to explore its impact on existing alimony awards and cohabitation in New Jersey. While it is clear that the new…more
| Family Law

The Parole Board’s Difficult Decision – Whether to Release Someone Who Has Been Convicted of a Serious or Violent Crime

While the Parole Board consists of Members who act in good faith, who try to do the right thing, there is a natural human reluctance to parole an individual who has been convicted of a serious and/or violent crime. It is up to…more
| Criminal Law
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