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Executive Order No. 128 Allows Security Deposits to be Applied to Rent Payments During the Public Health Crisis

In light of the ongoing concerns involving the COVID-19 public health crises, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed Executive Order (“EO”) No. 128 on April 24, 2020 extending the parameters of N.J.S.A. 46:8-19 which allows tenants to request landlords to apply their security deposits to rent payments.  This executive order also expands the protections afforded by […]

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WJL Updates on COVID-19 Regulations

I.    TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020 II.   TEMPORARY TOLLING OF LAND USE APPROVALS IS COMING III.  EXECUTIVE ORDER 122 TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON CONSTRUCTION AND PROVIDES RULES OF BEHAVIOR FOR PERMITTED ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ~~~~ TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020   Attention all taxpayers! Effective April 9, 2020, the IRS released Treasury […]

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New Jersey Provides Guidelines on Virtual Public Meetings

In the wake of all the recent changes thrust upon us by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Land Use Boards and Practitioners across the State are considering whether and how to conduct public hearings in full compliance with the relevant laws while staying healthy. In the short term, most boards are postponing the foreseeable upcoming hearing dates.  As […]

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Covid-19 and Business Interruption

Covid-19 continues to impact everyone in every aspect of their personal and business lives.  Subsequent to prior health scares, such as SARS, insurance companies took steps to minimize the significance of business interruption insurance with the virus exclusion.  To combat the expected declinations of coverage by insurers, Legislation has now been proposed in New Jersey […]

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Emergency Relaxation of Uniform Construction Code Inspections and Other Related Legislation

As the State continues to address the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a temporary relaxation of certain provisions of the Uniform Construction Code.  Those provisions are as follows: Minor Work as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17(A)(d) customarily requires municipal inspection within 3 business days of the request.  […]

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NJ Governor’s Order For Statewide Closure of All Non-Essential Retail and Other Businesses-UPDATED

To All Our Clients, Friends and Colleagues: Many of you have asked us for a copy of the Executive Order from NJ Governor Murphy with the current limitations on business and travel in NJ. You can find EO 107 at https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf. EO 107 took effect on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00pm, and remains in […]

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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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