When Can Commercial Tenants Appeal? N.J.S.A. 54:3-21 authorizes any aggrieved tax payer to file an appeal, subject to other jurisdictional requirements.   The Superior Court has confirmed that, if tenant’s lease term covers an entire tax year, and the tenant is require to pay the real estate taxes applicable to the premises, the tenant is generally…

In New Jersey, most residential tenants are not required to move out at the end of the lease term.* Surprised? So are many attorneys and realtors. In fact, I typically need to repeat this statement a few times while it sinks in. “Most residential tenants are not required to move out at the end of…

Making an offer on a home is an exciting milestone.  Ideally, your potential home doesn’t need more work than meets the eye, your loan will sail through underwriting, and the records of title for the home, and its sellers, are “clear.”  Ideally, movers will be scheduled and closing will occur on time, and you will…

Many people leave a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific dollar amount, to one or more charities in their Last Wills and Testament. Under New Jersey law, when a percentage of the estate is left to a charity, the State Attorney General’s office is required to review the estate accounting to be sure…

Mom or Dad will need nursing home care sometime in the immediate future. In order to preserve the asset for the kids, should Mom and Dad sign a deed and transfer ownership to the kids for one dollar? Maybe not. First, if there is an outstanding mortgage, the transfer cannot be made without the permission…

The below checklist is for informational purposes only, and does not exclude the Landlord from complying with any other requirements imposed by local, state, or federal law, nor does it replace the advise of an attorney.  Not all requirements apply to all properties.  Review the lease prepared by your attorney specifically for the property to…

In 2005, a married couple signed a contact with a builder to purchase a unit in a condominium building that was being developed in a luxury resort community.  The contract specified that the condominium would be built within two years, although the contract included a “force majeure” provision that allowed for delays under certain circumstances. …

Navigating Business Transitions: by Pamela Duda, President, Lifescapes Professional Coaching, LLC  Presented by: New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), Hunterdon Chapter  March 15, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  NJAWBO Members $15.  Non-members $20.   The price includes a healthy and delicious continental breakfast featuring hearty homemade oatmeal.   Location:  The Fuel Good Cafe,…

Money, It’s All In Your Mind: by Lorelei Fenton, Owner, Evolutions by Lorelei  Presented by: New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), Hunterdon Chapter  February 16, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  NJAWBO Members $15.  Non-members $20.   The price includes a healthy and delicious continental breakfast featuring hearty homemade oatmeal.   Location:  The Fuel…

Avoiding Common Business Pitfalls: panel discussion and open Q&A Presented by: New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), Hunterdon Chapter  January 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Presenters:  Ulka Rodgers, Vicki Lynn Morgan, and Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., will share their knowledge and experience in an informal setting, with light breakfast provided….