New Higher Ed Committee Appoints Cooper Levenson’s Kelli Prinz

The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders has invited Cooper Levenson attorney Kelli A. Prinz to serve on a newly formed committee to help meet the higher educational and job skill needs of Cape May County students and employers. The committee will be working with Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) Cape May County Board … Continue reading “New Higher Ed Committee Appoints Cooper Levenson’s Kelli Prinz”

New Jersey State Bar Association Appoints Brittany Bonetti to Cannabis Law Committee

The New Jersey State Bar Association appointed Cooper Levenson Attorney Brittany A. Bonetti to its Cannabis Law Committee. The committee will focus on the intricacies of cannabis issues from a legal perspective. “The legalization of recreational cannabis in New Jersey will change the playing field,” said Bonetti. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues … Continue reading “New Jersey State Bar Association Appoints Brittany Bonetti to Cannabis Law Committee”

What Employers Need to Know about New Jersey’s New Paid Sick Leave Act

When New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on October 29, people who work in New Jersey will be able to take up to five sick days without losing any pay. Cooper Levenson’s Russell L. Lichtenstein, Esq., chairman of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, is offering a free white paper explaining key … Continue reading “What Employers Need to Know about New Jersey’s New Paid Sick Leave Act”

NJ Attorney General Decision Marks Transition in NJ Marijuana Policy

by: Sean F. Dalton, Esquire Last week, New Jersey’s chief law enforcement officer signaled a positive step in efforts to curb marijuana prosecution in New Jersey.  On July 24, 2018, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal  instructed municipal prosecutors in New Jersey’s 565 municipalities to postpone prosecution of all marijuana-related offenses until early September pending review of … Continue reading “NJ Attorney General Decision Marks Transition in NJ Marijuana Policy”

Leave No Man (or Woman) behind: Justice for Veterans

One of our nation’s most important military credos is leave no man behind.   This doctrine is part of the U.S. Soldier’s Creed which powerfully but simply states, “I will never leave a fallen comrade.” It is a promise that soldiers make to each other.  While the mission is paramount, each soldier is part of a … Continue reading “Leave No Man (or Woman) behind: Justice for Veterans”

Cooper Levenson Welcomes Sean F. Dalton, Esquire to the Firm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce that attorney Sean F. Dalton has joined the firm. Dalton will be based in  the firm’s Atlantic City office. “Sean is an accomplished attorney with private and public sector experience, and significant knowledge in the areas of regulatory compliance, security, cannabis regulation, and criminal law. … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Welcomes Sean F. Dalton, Esquire to the Firm”

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”