Category Archives: Articles

Estate Planning Practice in the Internet Age

By | June 17, 2004

Would you enjoy driving downtown and searching for a parking place just to spend two hours in an attorney’s office to talk about distributing your property when you die? Well according to recent statistics, hardly anyone does. According to the AARP, not very many people make such an effort, or any effort at all towards their estate planning.… Read More »

Elder Law: Financial Planning Needed For Retirees

By | May 27, 2004

If you are one of the many retirees without having prepared a financial plan, it is not too late to do so. Many of our retired clients with significant retirement assets and other investments are not certain of how long they will be able to live their desired lifestyle. For some it is a matter of procrastination or… Read More »

Insurance Coverage and Administrative Procedures

By | May 27, 2004

A recent court decision created a substantial loophole for insurance companies, which can hurt contractors. Although the court decision suggests that it does nothing more than interpret an insurance policy, it doesn’t make a great deal of sense from a logical standpoint. The case involved deciding when an insurance company has the duty to defend and when an… Read More »

Achieving Your Career Goals: Forming a Successful Relationship with a Legal Recruiter

As most lawyers know, legal recruiters have become a fact of life. Although telephone calls from recruiters may seem intrusive – or even annoying – during a hectic workday, a savvy lawyer (even one not interested in changing jobs) should not ignore these calls. Instead, you should take a moment to listen before deciding whether or not to… Read More »

Doing Business With the

The dot-coms’ demise has filled the news recently. Every day brings new reports of layoffs, CEO resignations and, inevitably, bankruptcies and liquidations. Those who never forgot that profits, a positive bottom line and a business plan really do matter may simply shrug, “Too bad!” Perhaps it’s as natural to dance on the hoods of repossessed Porsches of twenty-something… Read More »

The New Jersey Landlord Registration Act

By | May 19, 2004

By law, every landlord of a dwelling, except owner-occupied premises with not more than two rental units, must file with the clerk of the municipality in which the residential property is situated, or with the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), a certificate of registration. N.J.S.A. 46:8-28. The certificate must contain the following… Read More »

A Brief on Being Brief

By | May 7, 2004

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers (an excerpt from the new book) INTRODUCTION The excerpt, below, is from Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers, by Keith Evans. It’s pulled from four sections of the book: The Dimensions of Advocacy, Advocacy as Theater, Cross-Examination, and Written Advocacy. It is both entertaining and… brief. The author, Keith Evans,… Read More »

Dealing with the IRS Collection Division – Negotiating Offers in Compromise

By | December 11, 2002

The last article in this series on dealing with the Collection Division addressed Installment Agreements — arrangements through which tax debts can be resolved by means of monthly payments. Some folks, however, owe so much that an installment agreement is not a practical solution. Interest and penalties can accrue so quickly that the liability actually increases, despite the… Read More »

Dealing with the IRS Collection Division – Negotiating Installment Agreements

By | December 11, 2002

One of the tasks most frequently faced in representing clients before the IRS Collection Division is negotiating an “installment agreement” — an arrangement under which the taxpayer makes monthly payments against the outstanding tax debt, free of the threat of levy and distraint action. Despite the Service’s imposition of a system of miserly national and local expense “standards”… Read More »

Uh Oh I’ve Been Arrested

By | August 5, 2002

So, you’ve been arrested, what in God’s name should you do next? One thing for sure, do not talk to the police. I’ll repeat, do not talk to the police. Also, you will need to get an attorney as fast as possible. I know after 9/11, there is now this warm fuzzy feeling about the police. But remember,… Read More »