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Insurance Recovery Law -- Dec 11, 2013

FEMA Clarifies Time Extension for Victims of Sandy - Why it matters: Given the unprecedented meteorological event known colloquially as “Superstorm Sandy,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted multiple...more

Flood Insurance Statute of Limitations Remains Intact After Proof of Loss Deadline Extensions

Following Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) extended the deadline to submit a proof of loss for Sandy-related claims from the 60-day period provided for by the agency’s regulations to 12 months....more

Continued Efforts To Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

The anniversary of the destruction and devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy arrives in October. Our community was rocked and continues to recover. As part of that community and as individuals, we help families and other...more

State of New Jersey Issues Emergency Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rule Amendments Rules will impact post-Sandy Development

In response to the flood impacts of storms including Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP) recently adopted emergency amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act (FHACA) rules. This...more

Real Estate Alert - New Jersey Enacts New Rebuilding Rules In Response To Superstorm Sandy

The impact of Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey was enormous: nearly 346,000 housing units either destroyed or damaged and 190,000 businesses affected. Sandy demonstrated just how vulnerable to damage much of the low-lying areas...more

Governor Christie Signs Emergency Regulations To Adopt FEMA’s ABFEs Maps

Yesterday (January 24), Governor Christie announced he was signing emergency regulations to adopt FEMA’s new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the post-Sandy rebuilding standard...more

Long Branch Advances New Flood Plan

The issuance of FEMA‘s advisory maps are already having a profound impact on development and redevelopment in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As Long Branch moves to adopt FEMA‘s new advisory maps, other municipalities and...more

Infrastructure Alert - December 11, 2012

On November 27, President Obama signed S.1956, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, into law. The law allows the Department of Transportation to exempt U.S. airlines from the carbon tax...more

Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.

West Virginia today and Virginia yesterday became the seventh and eighth states to obtain the benefits of a federal Major Disaster Declaration in connection with Superstorm Sandy. They follow New Jersey, New York,...more

Hurricane Sandy - Paths To Relief

Many small and mid-size businesses in New York City suffered severe losses due to Hurricane Sandy. Below is a practical guide for business owners seeking relief. • Insurance. - The first place business owners...more

Your Home and Business After Hurricane Sandy: 3-Point Bulletin

A natural disaster can leave you and your business mired in financial uncertainty and insecurity. Assessing conditions, values, and assistance need is critical to both short- and long-term recovery. Below are important steps...more

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