Could Alimony Reform Be Coming To New Jersey?

Over the course of the last two years, lawmakers and other interested parties have been engaged in a rigorous debate concerning reform of one of the pillars of family law here in New Jersey. Specifically, this debate has centered around the controversial topic of reforming the state’s alimony laws, something that proponents have argued is … Continue reading “Could Alimony Reform Be Coming To New Jersey?”

Collaborative Divorce Could Benefit Couples & Courts

There may soon be another option for divorce in New Jersey. The State Assembly unanimously approved A-1477, a bill that allows collaborative divorce-a voluntary process similar to mediation that doesn’t require a court proceeding. A Senate version, S-1224, is awaiting a floor vote. Known as the Family Collaborative Law Act, its advantages are many. First, … Continue reading “Collaborative Divorce Could Benefit Couples & Courts”

Cooper Levenson Serves Pivotal Role At Gigse

San Francisco, Calif. – July 1, 2014 – Cooper Levenson’s Lloyd D. Levenson and Lynne Levin Kaufman are featured speakers at the upcoming Global iGaming Summit (GiGse) in San Francisco, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency, July 14-16, 2014. The firm also serves as Legal and Regulatory Advisor at the conference. The 2104 GiGse will explore … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Serves Pivotal Role At Gigse”

Kenneth Calemmo Named Chairman Of ‘let Us Eat, Please’

Kenneth J. Calemmo, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, has been named chairman of ‘Let Us Eat, Please,’ a free meal program that is designed to fill the gap left when school ends in June, leaving students who get free or reduced-rate breakfast and lunch without those meals. Calemmo is taking over … Continue reading “Kenneth Calemmo Named Chairman Of ‘let Us Eat, Please’”

As marijuana laws continue to change, legal questions arise

Most of the political headlines in the Tri-State Area over the last few days have been dedicated to the New York Legislature’s passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana. If ultimately signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York would officially join the ranks of 23 other states — including New Jersey — that permit the … Continue reading “As marijuana laws continue to change, legal questions arise”

California Court Addresses Issue Of Attorney Website Content As Possibly Affecting The Trial

Date: 06/25/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: In the case of Steiner v. The Superior Court of Santa Barbara County, 3013 Cal. App. Lexis 957, (2013) the court was called upon to decide whether advertorial information posted on the website of one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys should be removed for the duration of the … Continue reading “California Court Addresses Issue Of Attorney Website Content As Possibly Affecting The Trial”

Attorney Ethics – A Primer

Date: 06/21/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: Lawyers subjected to ethics grievances, and the lawyers who represent them, often have little familiarity with the procedural aspects of the disciplinary system. The common assumption is that the Rules of Court governing the Superior Court are applicable directly or by analogy to the disciplinary process. This … Continue reading “Attorney Ethics – A Primer”

New Jersey Association Of School Attorneys Appoints William Donio Vice President And Amy Houck Elco Trustee

Monroe Twp., N.J. – June 20, 2014 – Two Cooper Levenson attorneys were named New Jersey Association of School Attorneys officers during the 2014 NJSBA Spring School Law Forum on June 18, 2014. William S. Donio was installed as vice president and Amy L. Houck was installed as a trustee of the organization. Donio chairs … Continue reading “New Jersey Association Of School Attorneys Appoints William Donio Vice President And Amy Houck Elco Trustee”

Cooper Levenson Education Law Group Gains Two Attorneys: Associates Kelli Prinz And Andrew Linenberg Join The Firm

Andrew D. Linenberg and Kelli A. Prinz have joined Cooper Levenson as associates in the Education Law Practice Group. The new associates will work with school boards and administrators on such issues as staff relations, student discipline, harassment, intimidation and bullying, contracts and procurement, special education matters, school construction matters, IDEA and Section 504 compliance. … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Education Law Group Gains Two Attorneys: Associates Kelli Prinz And Andrew Linenberg Join The Firm”

Are Funds In An Inherited Ira Protected In Bankruptcy? The Answer Was A Unanimous, “no.”

On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a key question that has lingered for nearly a decade: Are funds in an inherited IRA protected in bankruptcy? The answer was a unanimous, “No.” One of the most important, and commonly used, exemptions from the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 is … Continue reading “Are Funds In An Inherited Ira Protected In Bankruptcy? The Answer Was A Unanimous, “no.””