Many Atlantic City School Children And Families Are In Tremendous Need Post-sandy

November 9, 2012 Atlantic City continues to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 1,500 Atlantic City families with school-aged children were displaced by the storm. Some remain in shelters. Many have returned to homes that need repairs and are without heat. The sad fact is that, while school started on Monday, many children … Continue reading “Many Atlantic City School Children And Families Are In Tremendous Need Post-sandy”

New Jersey Divorce Attorney: Role Of A Forensic Accountant In Divorce

Divorces are typically messy, both emotionally and financially. Because the process is complicated, couples contemplating the end of their marriage or civil union hire divorce attorneys to help them with the process. In turn, divorce attorneys often seek the aid of forensic accountants to provide assistance in some of the more complicated financial aspects of … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Attorney: Role Of A Forensic Accountant In Divorce”

New Jersey Divorce Attorneys Examine Why Some Long-term Marriages End In Divorce

It was recently reported in the news that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are calling it quits after 30 years of marriage. Is it the drama of another celebrity marriage breaking up or the length of their marriage that has us mesmerized? When we hear of a long-term marriage that is ending in divorce we … Continue reading “New Jersey Divorce Attorneys Examine Why Some Long-term Marriages End In Divorce”

Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

William S. Donio presents Social Media – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. This learning session focuses on the legal implications of the use and misuse of social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Both staff and student rights are discussed as well as procedures for disciplining when social media is used inappropriately. Donio … Continue reading “Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

Rick Walker Presentation: Thinking Outside the Solar Energy Box

Richard H. Walker, Jr. presented Thinking Outside the Solar Energy Box – Sustainable Energy Planning for your District. This seminar highlights ways for school districts to address the high costs of energy today that go beyond solar power. New Jersey offers several energy programs for school districts to consider and this session clarifies those options. … Continue reading “Rick Walker Presentation: Thinking Outside the Solar Energy Box”

Federal Gift Tax Exemption

The next two months may provide a unique opportunity for estate planning. The federal gift tax exemption had never exceeded $1 million until 2011. Currently, every individual is entitled to a $5.12 million gift tax exemption. A federal estate and gift tax rate of 35% is imposed on an estate exceeding $5.12 million. On January … Continue reading “Federal Gift Tax Exemption”

School Ethics Commission Narrows Scope Of Participation In Superintendent Search

The School Ethics Commission (SEC) recently determined that a board member who has an immediate family member or a relative employed in the district may not participate in the search, selection and/or vote for a new Superintendent or Chief School Administrator irrespective of whether there is an in-house candidate being considered for the position. In … Continue reading “School Ethics Commission Narrows Scope Of Participation In Superintendent Search”

Federal Gift Tax Exemption

The next four months may provide a unique opportunity for estate planning. The federal gift tax exemption had never exceeded $1 million until 2011. Currently, every individual is entitled to a $5.12 million gift tax exemption. A federal estate and gift tax rate of 35% is imposed on an estate exceeding $5.12 million. On January … Continue reading “Federal Gift Tax Exemption”

Please Join Us Friday Oct. 19, 2012 Breakfast Seminar

An Atlantic/Cape May Chapter of the NJSCPA Education FoundationEvent Presented ByThe Tax & Business Practice Group of Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law This program will cover the following: Income, Estate and Gift Tax changes scheduled to take place on January 1, 2013. Income, Estate and Gift Tax Planning issues, including year end income tax planning, … Continue reading “Please Join Us Friday Oct. 19, 2012 Breakfast Seminar”

Governor Christie Signs New Tenure Law

On August 6, 2012, Governor Christie signed into law the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act. The intent of the new legislation, which takes effect in the 2012-2013 school year with the exception of one provision that takes effect immediately, is to raise student achievement and improve the quality … Continue reading “Governor Christie Signs New Tenure Law”