Nicole Voigt

Do-It-Yourself Legal Work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is a go-to approach for businesses and households seeking to save money on various tasks.   However, when it comes to navigating law, DIY can ultimately cost much more than any initial savings.  We handle many matters which are created or made worse

By |2020-04-21T16:11:34-04:00April 4th, 2017|Business, Nicole Voigt|

Agricultural Development in the Highlands

Development in the Highlands Preservation Area. How do Highlands development restrictions affect agricultural development?  Considerable farmland falls within the Highlands Region.  Primarily intended to protect drinking water, over 800,000 acres of New Jersey, known as the “Highlands Region,” have been designated either Highlands Preservation Area

By |2020-04-21T15:40:46-04:00February 21st, 2017|Agricultural Law, Land Use & Zoning, Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

Environmental Due Diligence and “Innocent Owner” Status

Looking to purchase property with contaminated soil and groundwater?  Probably not, unless you are a brownfield’s redeveloper. Most purchasers of commercial property are counting on their property being “clean.”  Environmental due diligence occurs in two phases: 1) review the current and historic activities at the

By |2020-04-21T16:24:55-04:00November 4th, 2016|Agricultural Law, Land Use & Zoning, Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

Employee or Independent Contractor

Determining whether a person is operating as an employee or an independent contractor is significant for many reasons, including taxation purposes, coverage under key employment statutes such as Workers’ Compensation Act, Law Against Discrimination, and Unemployment Compensation Law, tortious liability, and in determining the duties

By |2020-04-22T14:50:31-04:00March 21st, 2016|Business, Nicole Voigt, Robert Shanahan|

Buying Out-of-State Property?

I have increasingly been asked to review transactions or relief offers involving time shares and vacation properties where buyers find themselves suffering buyers' remorse.  Many different issues have arisen over the years, but a common theme is that the contracts strongly favor the seller and

By |2020-04-21T15:48:55-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

New Jersey Regulation and Remediation of Underground Storage Tanks

Underground storage tanks (USTs) are a known risk in real estate transactions and should be considered in every buyer’s due diligence. Whether residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural, a leaking UST can have serious financial consequences and can, if not properly addressed, become the buyer’s problem

By |2020-04-21T17:13:43-04:00February 11th, 2014|Agricultural Law, Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

Facing Foreclosure?

Courts, Modifications, Short Sales, and Deed-in-Lieu By Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., Attorney at Law Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., Real Estate Attorney Homeowners facing foreclosure find themselves in a marketplace.  They receive solicitations from private companies guaranteeing workouts (be careful – these are often

By |2020-04-21T16:41:42-04:00December 13th, 2013|Landlord Tenant, Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

The Consumer Fraud Act: Not Just for Registered Home Improvement Contractors!

The Consumer Fraud Act regulates home improvements in cumulative excess of $500.00 provided on existing residential properties.  A home improvement provider that is required to comply with these administrative and business practices, but fails to do so, is strictly liable even for unknowing oversights, with

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