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Apr 07, 2011

IN THE NEWS: Property Owner and Developer Split the Difference in Arbitrated Eminent Domain Dispute

The Star-Ledger reports: Arbitrators awarded property owner Steve Adler $24 million for 10 acres of property near the PATH station and the Red Bull Arena soccer stadium.  The developer, Richard Miller of the Hoboken-based Pegasus Group, was helped by the Harrison Redevelopment Agency, which used its power of eminent domain, condemning the property, which would ostensibly allow the developer to acquire the land for less than its actual value.   » Read More

Mar 22, 2011

The New Jersey Supreme Court Requires Municipality to Negotiate With Commercial Tenant Who is Sole Condemnee in Eminent Domain Proceeding

On Wednesday of last week, St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish was with a commercial tenant who happened to be a defendant in a condemnation action in which the owner’s interest in the property was not being condemned. In Town of Kearny v. » Read More

Jun 10, 2010

Storage, Storage, Storage of Stuff, Stuff, Stuff

George Carlin famously remarked how a house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it.  The same can be said for commercial rental units – they are simply places for businesses to keep their stuff.  What happens to a business’s “stuff” after it leaves, or is evicted from, the premises can become a bone of contention and, dare I say it, lead to lawsuits.  » Read More

Jun 07, 2010

Successful Tax Appeals Can Be Very Appealing

Guest Blogger: Nick Pellitta

One obvious reason for filing a real estate tax appeal is to obtain a lower assessment on your real property and thereby save significant tax dollars.  An equally important reason to keep taxes low is to help maintain the value of the property making it more saleable in the event that the tax appeal is successful. » Read More

May 12, 2010

Entities May Still Transfer Real Property to Related Entities for Nominal Consideration and Claim Benefit of Exemption Under Realty Transfer Fee Act

The Tax Court of New Jersey recently issued an unpublished opinion confirming that the exemption from the Realty Transfer Fee (“RTF”) allowed by New Jersey statute where the consideration is less than $100 is applicable to conveyances between related entities. 

In this particular case, Mack-Cali Realty LP conveyed certain property in Woodcliff Lake Borough and partly in Montvale Borough to 530 Chestnut Realty, LLC.  » Read More