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…

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…

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…

Nicole Voigt has been voted President of the Hunterdon County chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

On January 23, 2012, Nicole Voigt will teach Legal I:  Choice of Business Entity, for the Entrepreneur Certificate Program of the Small Business Development Center, Raritan Valley Community College.  The course covers available choices for business entities, management of business risks at the planning stages, maintaining the liability protections of your business entity, and more. …

On February 13, 2012, Nicole Voigt will teach Legal II:  Contracts for Small Business Entities, for the Entrepreneur Certificate Program of the Small Business Development Center, Raritan Valley Community College.  The course covers basic contracting principals, essential documents and contracts at business formation, contracts for ongoing business operations, de-mystifying “boilerplate,” and more.  The course is…

Residential real estate contracts executed on or after January 1, 2010, must comply with the reformed Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), requiring use of the updated HUD-1 and HUD-1A forms at closing. In part, closing costs must be compared to the lender’s previously issued Good Faith Estimate, and deviations beyond certain tolerances are penalized and…

Attorney Nicole Voigt attended the successful January 21, 2010 Bunco Blizzard fundraising event, sponsored by the Business Women’s Charitable Foundation. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefited, in part, breast cancer awareness.

Nicole Voigt teaches Legal I and Legal II, courses on business formation and contracts, respectively, for the Small Business Development Center, located at the Raritan Valley Community College. These classes may be taken independently, or along with other coursework as part of the Entrepreneur Certificate Program. Classes are offered in both the spring and the fall. For information…