Opportunity Zones – A New Redevelopment Tool

By: Nicholas F. Talvacchia, Esquire  and Rebecca C. Lafferty, Esquire Overview The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provides a new federal tax incentive to foster investment and redevelopment of low income areas that are designated as Opportunity Zones (“OZ”).  The tax incentive involves the creation of Qualified Opportunity Funds (“OF”) through which investors … Continue reading “Opportunity Zones – A New Redevelopment Tool”

Jill Ojserkis quoted in ROI-NJ article today: N.J. doubling number of medical marijuana dispensaries, to 12

“Today’s announcement … has changed the entire playing field in New Jersey,” Cooper Levenson Partner Jill Ojserkis said. “Current law requires the first two of each ATC (alternative treatment center) in a region to be nonprofit. Each region currently has two nonprofits. “The new RFA permits applicants to be either nonprofit or for-profit. It also specifically permits joint … Continue reading “Jill Ojserkis quoted in ROI-NJ article today: N.J. doubling number of medical marijuana dispensaries, to 12”

A Synopsis of Significant Cannabis Bills for the current New Jersey Legislative Session

The first three bullet points pertain to recreational use. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. S2703 – “New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act”; legalizes possession and personal use of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure; introduced on June 7, 2018 by Senators Scutari and Sweeney … Continue reading “A Synopsis of Significant Cannabis Bills for the current New Jersey Legislative Session”

Cooper Levenson attorneys installed at Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys

Monroe Township, N.J. – Cooper Levenson is proud to announce that, on June 12 at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual Spring School Law Forum, three of the firm’s attorneys were installed to serve the Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys. William S. Donio was elected Vice President of the … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson attorneys installed at Southern District of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys”

Four Disastrous IP Mistakes Most Companies Make

Companies, especially start-up businesses, routinely agonize over the development of new products and services, costs and pricing, as well as their physical plant, operations, sales, distribution, human resources, etc. However, these companies rarely pay enough attention to the intellectual property (IP) aspects of their business, mostly because they are unfamiliar with core IP concepts. There … Continue reading “Four Disastrous IP Mistakes Most Companies Make”

Cooper Levenson attorneys to present on Asset Protection, Buying and Selling Real Estate in Light of new Tax Laws, and more at the NJCPA Atlantic Cape Chapter Briefing July 12

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –  Tax attorneys from the Atlantic City and Cherry Hill offices of Cooper Levenson will present a tax “Breakfast Briefing” on Thursday July 12, 2018 at the Linwood Country Club in Linwood, N.J.  Robert E. Salad, Esq., LL.M., Jarad K. Stiles, Esq., LL.M., Arthur Korth, Esq., LL.M., Michael L. Salad, Jr., Esq., … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson attorneys to present on Asset Protection, Buying and Selling Real Estate in Light of new Tax Laws, and more at the NJCPA Atlantic Cape Chapter Briefing July 12”

Some additional thoughts on the Kean decision – the Cooper Levenson “solution-centered” way…..

by: William S. Donio, Esq. By now we hope you’ve read our brief take on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s opinion in Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell (A-84-16).    While the outcome reflects what we think will be a more workable approach for our Boards on when to issue Rice notices, we wanted to add … Continue reading “Some additional thoughts on the Kean decision – the Cooper Levenson “solution-centered” way…..”

RICE Notice change! Supreme Court reverses Appellate Division over-inclusive RICE notice decision

By Amy Houck Elco, Esq.  and  Yolanda N. Melville, Esq. Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its decision in Kean Federation of Teachers v. Ada Morell (A-84-16) (078926). The Supreme Court overturned the Appellate Division’s decision requiring all employees to receive a RICE notice if their names appeared on a public body’s agenda. The … Continue reading “RICE Notice change! Supreme Court reverses Appellate Division over-inclusive RICE notice decision”

Self-Defeating Tweeting (and other social media pitfalls)

It’s too bad there isn’t some Miranda-type warning before posting on social media, something along the lines of: what you post online can and will be used against you in a (family) court of law. It seems elementary but it bears repeating: be careful what you post—whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or even … Continue reading “Self-Defeating Tweeting (and other social media pitfalls)”

New Jersey – “Bettor” Than Ever: #SportsBetting

By Lynne Levin Kaufman, Esquire @gaminglawyer For those of you who have been asleep for the past 24 hours, yesterday the Supreme Court declared the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) unconstitutional and gave states the ability to decide whether or not to legalize sports wagering, and to craft, through legislation … Continue reading “New Jersey – “Bettor” Than Ever: #SportsBetting”