How Can My Transgender Child Change Their Name?

In a recent a Superior Court decision, Sacklow v. Betts, the Court addressed an issue of first impression in New Jersey; what standard to apply to a transgender minor child’s name change application. In this case, Judge Marcia Silva found that the best interest of the child standard should govern the court’s decision and that … Continue reading “How Can My Transgender Child Change Their Name?”

Grow New Jersey Incentives Program

Grow NJ Program Grow NJ is a job creation and retention incentive program that provides tax credits.  The tax credits are paid on a per job (new and/or retained) basis and are paid for up to 10 years per job, but the jobs must be maintained for 150% of the period the credits were paid. … Continue reading “Grow New Jersey Incentives Program”

Wage History Questions in New Jersey May Soon Be History

Employers routinely ask applicants for prior salary history when vetting prospective new employees and determining appropriate employment offers. However, a bill passed the New Jersey State Assembly in May 2017 and the State Senate on Monday forbidding New Jersey employers from asking this question of their applicants. This bill will not become the law of … Continue reading “Wage History Questions in New Jersey May Soon Be History”

Topic: Sports Betting. Motto: Never give up. Especially in New Jersey.

After almost 5 years, with the major US sports leagues as strong opponents who had secured numerous victories against sports betting in New Jersey, and after losing almost every step of the way — including an opinion last month by Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall advising the Supreme Court to pass on the case — the … Continue reading “Topic: Sports Betting. Motto: Never give up. Especially in New Jersey.”

Jill T. Ojserkis, Esq. Speaks at Women’s Leadership Initiative

“Philanthropy through Board Leadership: How to Connect, Engage and Inspire.” Our partner Jill Ojserkis Esq. spoke to a full house at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey luncheon on Friday June 23, 2017. Shown in the photo from L to R are: Donna Busby, CPA, Capaldi Reynolds, Jill T. Ojserkis, Esq., … Continue reading “Jill T. Ojserkis, Esq. Speaks at Women’s Leadership Initiative”

It’s The Longest Day of the Year…But Is There Enough Time for the PA Gaming Bill?

June 20. The summer solstice. The longest day of the year. But will this day -and the remaining days until the June 30, 2017 Pennsylvania budget deadline be long enough for the legislature to agree on a gaming bill? To recap-  the House bill passed earlier in June is more expansive than the Senate bill. … Continue reading “It’s The Longest Day of the Year…But Is There Enough Time for the PA Gaming Bill?”

LGBT Divorce in New Jersey – Are We Really Equal?

We’ve come a long way, baby. In 13 years, the landscape for marriage equality has changed dramatically in New Jersey (and in the United States). New Jersey has been one of the most progressive states in addressing the rights of same-sex couples and marriage equality. In 2004, New Jersey’s Domestic Partnership Act came in to … Continue reading “LGBT Divorce in New Jersey – Are We Really Equal?”

Yolanda Melville to Present at NAACP National Convention

Atlantic City, N.J. – June 29, 2017 –Yolanda N. Melville, an attorney at Cooper Levenson, has been selected as a panelist for the 108th annual convention of the NAACP at the Baltimore Convention Center on July 22-26, 2017. The NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Melville will be presenting a CLE … Continue reading “Yolanda Melville to Present at NAACP National Convention”

New York New York – Is it in the cards? LIKELY NOT IN 2017

It looks like there will be no need to “stay tuned” to New York for iGaming news this year. As I previously reported, an iGaming bill was recently passed by the Senate. As I also reported, “Assembly approval is not assured”. Well, with the legislative session ending Wednesday, the forecast has changed and “Assembly approval … Continue reading “New York New York – Is it in the cards? LIKELY NOT IN 2017”