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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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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