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.””

U.S. Supreme Court changes rules on IRA’s

Date: 06/16/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: 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.” Article: U.S. Supreme Court changes rules on IRA’s.pdf

Cooper Levenson Announces New Partners

June 12, 2014 – Three Atlantic City attorneys are the newest partners at Cooper Levenson. The board voted in Amy L. Houck, Amy E. Rudley and Michael A. Gibson, announced the firm today. “These individuals have proven themselves in terms of their professionalism, their expertise and their dedication,” said Kenneth J. Calemmo, Jr., chief operating … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Announces New Partners”

Cooper Levenson Attorneys Named Trustees For Atlantic County Bar

Margate, N.J. – June 12, 2014 – Two associates at Cooper Levenson were sworn in as trustees for the Atlantic County Bar Association on Friday, June 6, 2014 at an installation event held at Lucy the Elephant in Margate, N.J. Rebecca C. Lafferty is beginning her second term, and Sheila F. Hughes her third term, … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Attorneys Named Trustees For Atlantic County Bar”

Does Your Prenup Have A Social Media Clause?

It may come as a surprise, but the idea of executing a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle is no longer considered taboo by many couples. That’s because they see the inherent value in establishing a legally binding document setting forth in very clear and precise terms what to expect in the event … Continue reading “Does Your Prenup Have A Social Media Clause?”