Category Archives: Articles

Estate Tax Elimination

By | May 29, 2002

When considering whether there can be a repeal of the estate tax it is important to understand that politics, as well as economics, govern the system. The pure essence of this tax is to redistribute the wealth among the classes. The IRS is able to obtain a much greater rate of return auditing estate tax returns than income… Read More »

Social security disability: appeal early, appeal often

By | May 29, 2002

Virtually all attorneys encounter clients who are eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Regrettably, few tell their clients about these benefits. It is crucial to begin the application process right away since it can take several years to complete. The SSA administers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. SSDI requires… Read More »

10 Things to know when going to Tenancy Court

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law 1. When the Clerk or Judge calls the list of all matters scheduled, if the landlord is present in the courtroom and the tenant is not, the tenant will be “in default.” In that case, a judgment granting the landlord possession of the leased property may be entered against the tenant… Read More »

Real Estate Basics: Q & A

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law Many clients and readers of News & Views call or e-mail me with recurring questions regarding a real estate acquisition. The purchase of a home, or first venture into multi-family realty, for most individuals requires a substantial investment of time and money. A general understanding of the nature of the transaction… Read More »

New Jersey requirements for the interior maintenance of multiple dwellings

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law The New Jersey Administrative Code provides the Department of Community affairs (DCA) with enforcement powers over Title 5, Chapter 10 entitled Maintenance of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings. Subchapter 8 provides the “code” standards for the maintenance of unit interiors. This is great information to review if you are subject to DCA… Read More »

Performing Your Real Estate Due Diligence

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law Over the years, our firm has been engaged by a wide range of real estate buyers ranging from the first-time home buyer to the highly sophisticated organization looking to purchase a major commercial site. Regardless of the nature of the proposed acquisition, we advise each one to perform their real estate… Read More »

Landlord and Tenant Law 101

By | May 29, 2002

Article written based on New Jersey Law The following are recurring questions landlords should have a working knowledge of. I generally don’t put a disclaimer in my articles but in this case, be advised: The information you obtain in this article is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements: Should they be a prerequisite to marriage?

Based on New Jersey Law While not exactly the glamorous side of a marriage proposal, the idea of a prenuptial, or ante nuptial, agreement is something that most people about to be married should discuss. In case a marriage doesn’t work or one spouse dies before you have a chance to do a comprehensive estate plan, a prenuptial… Read More »

General Facts about Employment Discrimination

Article written based on Pennsylvania and Federal Law Each Employment Discrimination case is different. That is why you must contact an attorney to see if you have any rights. But all Employment Discrimination cases share some common traits. This Article discusses some of those traits. To prove an Employment Discrimination case you must show several things. First, you… Read More »

Family Medical Leave Act

Article written based on Pennsylvania and Federal Law In 1993 Congress passed and the President signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act. The purpose of this law is to balance the needs of the workplace with the needs of families. It allows employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of… Read More »