Avoiding The Heartbreak Of Expensive Litigation – Part 1

For the past 35 years a significant portion of my practice has been devoted to representing people involved in Will contests – cases wherein a family member is suing a sister or brother, or even parents or step-parents regarding a loved one’s assets and last wishes. These lawsuits are often complicated, emotionally draining and very … Continue reading “Avoiding The Heartbreak Of Expensive Litigation – Part 1”

Written Communications Secure In Pennsylvania

Litigators in Pennsylvania can feel secure written communications with their litigation experts are protected from discovery by their adversary. Such communications were recently determined to be immunized from discovery as “attorney work product” and therefore beyond the scope of expert discovery. No longer will counsel have to undertake “elaborate measures to avoid creating a discoverable … Continue reading “Written Communications Secure In Pennsylvania”

Please Join Us Wednesday, May 16, 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: Ongoing audit activity both on the federal and state levels, including the responsibility of the preparer and/or the accountant who is representing the taxpayer in the audit. … Continue reading “Please Join Us Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Breakfast Seminar”

Real Estate Valuation Methodogy

Once the highest and best use for real estate is established, the various methodologies for valuing improved property can be utilized. The easiest method to understand is the sales comparison approach a/k/a the comparable sales approach. In this method, value is established by analyzing sales, listings or pending sales of properties that are similar to … Continue reading “Real Estate Valuation Methodogy”

Real Estate Valuation Methodogy

Once the highest and best use for real estate is established, the various methodologies for valuing improved property can be utilized. The easiest method to understand is the sales comparison approach a/k/a the comparable sales approach. In this method, value is established by analyzing sales, listings or pending sales of properties that are similar to … Continue reading “Real Estate Valuation Methodogy”

Tax Evaluation Methodology

Once the highest and best use for real estate is established, the various methodologies for valuing improved property can be utilized. The easiest method to understand is the sales comparison approach a/k/a the comparable sales approach. In this method, value is established by analyzing sales, listings or pending sales of properties that are similar to … Continue reading “Tax Evaluation Methodology”

Tax Evaluation Methodology

Once the highest and best use for real estate is established, the various methodologies for valuing improved property can be utilized. The easiest method to understand is the sales comparison approach a/k/a the comparable sales approach. In this method, value is established by analyzing sales, listings or pending sales of properties that are similar to … Continue reading “Tax Evaluation Methodology”

Why A Real Estate Tax Appeal Makes Sense

In an economic downturn the owners of commercial real estate must “tighten their belts” and look for every possible way to reduce expenses. One way to substantially reduce expenses is to consider a real estate tax appeal. Commercial real estate is taxed based upon the assessed value of the property. Taxes are established by a … Continue reading “Why A Real Estate Tax Appeal Makes Sense”

On Sunlight and Disinfectant: How a recent decision on the Sunshine Law will affect school boards

Before he was a United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, Louis Brandeis wrote: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” According to the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey public bodies such as boards of education must tell the public when the lights … Continue reading “On Sunlight and Disinfectant: How a recent decision on the Sunshine Law will affect school boards”

Tax Appeals Make Sense

In an economic downturn the owners of commercial real estate must “tighten their belts” and look for every possible way to reduce expenses. One way to substantially reduce expenses is to consider a real estate tax appeal. Commercial real estate is taxed based upon the assessed value of the property. Taxes are established by a … Continue reading “Tax Appeals Make Sense”