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…

Shanahan & Voigt, LLC is pleased to announce that Nicole L. Voigt, Managing Partner and Attorney at Law, has been selected as a finalist for New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s publication of Leading Women Entrepreneurs: The Best and the Brightest. In response, Ms. Voigt, states: “I am very honored by the nomination as well as by…

What is Attorney Review:  In New Jersey, standard form real estate contracts typically used by realtors must, by law, include an attorney review provision.  As per this standard provision, within three business days, either parties’ attorney may “disapprove” of the standard form contract and propose revisions, or cancel the deal.  If this is not done…

The world’s first civic service organization, Rotary International, is expanding in central New Jersey.  On January 30, 2014, the Rotary E-Club of Hunterdon Horizon celebrated its September 12, 2013 Charter, joining Rotary International’s global association of 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.  The Rotary E-Club of Hunterdon Horizon is the…

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…

In a January 8, 2013 opinion, the Tax Court of New Jersey addressed the issue of whether roll-back taxes may be imposed upon loss of an agricultural assessment, when the subject property undergoes no change in use.  The case involved a Raritan Township property which benefited from a reduced agricultural assessment for many years, despite…

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….