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Noteworthy Fall 2016

A lot has happened since our last Newsletter. Perhaps of greatest signi cance, our attorneys Andrew Kohut and Mark Balian became partners of Wells, Jaworski & Liebman this year. We are so proud of both of these great young lawyers. New Partner, Mark Balian, also joined Partners Tom Wells, Stuart Liebman and Jim Jaworski as […]

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ShopRite Coming to Wyckoff – FINALLY

We are extremely pleased to celebrate with our client, Inserra Supermarkets, that one of our long-standing development projects is nally about to commence construction. Filed back in the Fall of 2009(!!), the application of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. was unanimously approved by the Wyckoff Planning Board after an incredible 38 public hearings. The Resolution of Approval […]

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Noise!

Excessive noise can be a health hazard. It can affect your sleep, interfere with your concentration and raise your blood pressure. This has long been recognized by the New Jersey legislature. The New Jersey Noise Control Act of 1971 was enacted to protect us from excessive noise generated mostly by commercial, industrial, public service or […]

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Zoning – Whose Job is it Anyway?

In New Jersey, there is a well-established principle in land use jurisprudence, that zoning should be done by ordinance, and not by variance. Nonetheless, every day throughout the State, municipal planning boards, and municipal zoning boards of adjustment, hear applications made by property owners seeking relief from zoning ordinances. The relief requested is typically a […]

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Tenant Self-Insurance Does Not Protect Landlords

In our practice, we have had numerous opportunities to represent property owners/ landlords in lease negotiations with large national retail tenants. Very often, these national companies propose lease provisions which seemingly provide protection to the landlord but, in fact, offer little substance. “Self-insurance” is when the large tenant does not purchase insurance from a carrier […]

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Family Business Succession Planning: Why You Should Revisit Your Estate Plan Today

Now is the time you should revisit your current estate plan! In August of this year, the U.S. Department of Treasury released proposed regulation designed to eliminate valuation discounts for transfer of interest in family-controlled entities. These proposed regulations, if passed, would mean increased estate taxes on the death of owners of family businesses, possibly […]

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