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Experts and Land Use Boards: License to Testify?

Hearings before land use boards often involve fact witnesses and expert witnesses who provide the factual and legal basis upon which a board renders its decision. Expert testimony in the land use context is most often presented by professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture, and professional planning. Neither the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) […]

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Will Your Legacy Withstand the Test of Time? Here’s the Formula.

What makes a family business so successful? How is it that some family run businesses, over the years, prove to withstand the test of time, while others fail generational transition? A successful family business is a marriage of the family dynamic with economics. This marriage creates a number of challenges, but if effectively managed, fosters […]

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Innocent Purchasers of Contaminated Property

New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., governs liability regarding a property upon which hazardous substances have been discharged. The Act states that anyone “in any way responsible” for hazardous substance discharge is strictly liable, jointly and severally, without regard to fault, for all cleanup and removal costs. Land purchasers in […]

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Noteworthy Winter 2018

Photo spreads including all WJ&L attorneys appeared in 201 Magazine in May and more recently in November’s edition of Bergen Magazine. These photo spreads were in connection with the selection of some of our Partners as “top” attorneys in their fields. Tom Wells, Jim Jaworski and Stuart Liebman have enjoyed this distinction a number of […]

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Land Use at WJ&L

Our conference room shows in pictures and plans just how active our Land Use practice continues to be. Some highlights of 2016 in this area include Inserra ShopRites in Elmwood Park and Wyckoff (full story elsewhere); Charles Schwab, Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Arcola Golf Club practice facility, Floor and Décor, Catch Air (a children’s […]

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Permit Extension Act 2016

On June 30, 2016 Governor Christie signed an extension of the Permit Extension Act for projects located in counties impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Those counties, as defined within the bill, are Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties. The bill tolls the running of the approval period until December 31, […]

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Permit Extension Act

Please be aware that the Permit Extension Act is expiring on December 31, 2015. The clock will begin to run again on January 1, 2016 and no approvals will extend beyond June 30, 2016 unless the approval would have extended beyond June 30, 2016 without the benefit of the Act.  If you have an approval […]

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