Gambling Everywhere? Pennsylvania Proposed Gambling Expansion

On the heels of the Pennsylvania Senate passing a gambling bill, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week introduced and passed a much more sweeping bill which would significantly expand gambling in Pennsylvania. The voluminous House bill legalizes fantasy sports betting, skill-based wagering, Internet gambling offered by Pennsylvania licensed casino operators including on tablets in … Continue reading “Gambling Everywhere? Pennsylvania Proposed Gambling Expansion”

Why Homebuyers Need Title Insurance and Attorney Representation

For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment in their lifetime. That’s why title insurance should be part of that transaction. Title insurance specifies that an owner has “good and marketable” title to the property, i.e., that the owner owns the property free of any adverse claims by others—except those to which … Continue reading “Why Homebuyers Need Title Insurance and Attorney Representation”

Cooper Levenson Opens Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Office

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)-Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, has opened its fifth office. The newest location is in the Broward Financial Center, 500 E. Broward Blvd, Suite 1710, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “Increasingly, we have assisted clients with business, estate, tax and personal matters relating to relocating to Florida,” said Robert E. Salad, Esq., LL.M., firm president … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Opens Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Office”

Realtors: Protect Yourself from Being Sued Under the Consumer Fraud Act

If you are a professional seller of real estate, you regularly advertise your properties. Make sure your marketing materials do not land you in court. The law is designed to protect the buyer. In this case, the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) protects buyers from false promises.Realtors can be sued under the CFA for misrepresenting their … Continue reading “Realtors: Protect Yourself from Being Sued Under the Consumer Fraud Act”

Tax Alert: New Jersey Tax Court Clarifies Disposed Interest in Irrevocable Trusts

The long-debated issue as to what constitutes a complete disposition of interests in real property for purposes of irrevocable trusts was recently settled by the Tax Court of New Jersey in the matter of Estate of Mary Van Riper v. Director, Division of Taxation. In Van Riper, Mary Van Riper and her husband, Walter Van … Continue reading “Tax Alert: New Jersey Tax Court Clarifies Disposed Interest in Irrevocable Trusts”

Random Acts of Violence Exclusion to the Negligent Security Claim

Since 1997, New Jersey has shifted its standards for determining a property owner’s duty to a victim of a crime on its property to the much broader “totality of the circumstances.” In Clohesy v. Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc., the New Jersey Court adopted the totality of the circumstances analysis as set forth in the Restatement … Continue reading “Random Acts of Violence Exclusion to the Negligent Security Claim”

Alder Avenue Students Surprise “Let Us Eat, Please” with Donation

Alder Avenue Middle School students presented a check for $1,000 to “Let Us Eat Please,” an organization that provides free meals to students who do not have access to free or reduced-rate breakfast and lunch when school is out of session. The students had raised the funds during their 2017 Martin Luther King Day of … Continue reading “Alder Avenue Students Surprise “Let Us Eat, Please” with Donation”

New Jersey Assembly Proposes Tax on Short-Term Rentals

In response to the massive success of short-term rental programs like AirBnB, FlipKey and VRBO, New Jersey lawmakers proposed legislation to regulate and tax online vacation marketplaces by way of Assembly Bill 4441 (“A.B. 4441”), an “act concerning the licensing and regulation of space for accommodation of transient guests.” The bill passed the Assembly Tourism, … Continue reading “New Jersey Assembly Proposes Tax on Short-Term Rentals”

Favorable Ruling for Cooper Levenson School Board Client, Judge rules Wildwood can use site in North Wildwood as school

On April 28, 2017 Judge J. Christopher Gibson of the Cape May County Superior Court dismissed the City of North Wildwood’s lawsuit against the Wildwood Board of Education, which tried to prevent the Wildwood Board of Education from continuing to lease the St. Simeon’s Annex in North Wildwood for the Board’s prekindergarten and kindergarten students.  … Continue reading “Favorable Ruling for Cooper Levenson School Board Client, Judge rules Wildwood can use site in North Wildwood as school”

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Family Law Services

Hiring an attorney to represent you in your family law matter is often an intimidating process. Making the initial call to a lawyer to discuss your divorce can create a high emotional barrier. To help, I’ve identified five tips to ensure you get the most out of your family law services. Ask questions. Silence is … Continue reading “5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Family Law Services”