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Feb 19, 2019

In Deed

While most people know generally what a deed is, most do not know the different types of deeds that are used to convey real property. The distinctions are important because the type of deed used to transfer property determines the rights of the buyer and seller if something goes wrong after the sale. » Read More

Feb 15, 2019

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

One of the risks of operating a business open to the public is being sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for failing to remove physical barriers that make a business or building inaccessible to a person with disabilities. Complaints about ramps, sinks, seating, countertops, and the like are not unusual in these types of lawsuits. » Read More

Jan 14, 2019

Is Marital Real Estate Beyond a Creditor’s Reach in New Jersey?

Some people involved in litigation lose sight of the fact that obtaining a judgment against the person or company they are suing is the first step in obtaining justice. I often must remind people that the courts do not write checks in the amount of the judgment. » Read More

Dec 18, 2018

In the News: Forestry Stewardship and the Farmland Assessment Act

Edward A. Hogan, Esq., who is Co-Chair of Norris McLaughlin’s Environmental Law Group, recently co-authored an article on the new Forestry Stewardship Regulations, which are designed to reduce the tax burden on woodland property owners whose properties are being actively managed under a Forest Stewardship Plan.   » Read More

Sep 17, 2018

Care Needed When Allowing Property to Become an Artist’s Canvas

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is a little known law that specifically recognizes the special rights of artists and seeks to protect the integrity of their work. While VARA applies only to certain limited and original edition works, it includes works placed on or incorporated into buildings. » Read More

Apr 11, 2018

Care Needed When Allowing Property to Become an Artist’s Canvas

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is a little known law that specifically recognizes the special rights of artists and seeks to protect the integrity of their work. While VARA applies only to certain limited and original edition works, it includes works placed on or incorporated into buildings. » Read More

Apr 04, 2018

Court to Determine Scope of Attorney’s Obligations to Purchasers of Residential Real Estate

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently heard argument in the case of Bianchi v. Ladjen as to whether an attorney hired to represent a purchaser in a residential real estate closing is obligated to advise his client about purchasing homeowner’s insurance. » Read More

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