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FIRM HONORED BY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Law Firm Honored by Habitat for HumanityOur law firm was honored by the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity at their annual Dream Builders Gala held on September 28th at the Basking Ridge Country Club. Our attorneys and staff received special recognition for the pro bono services…


Delivered But Not Received: Tax Court’s Decision

In Burgundy Realty L.L.C. v. Township of Piscataway, the court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss for plaintiff’s failure to respond to income and expense information requests under N.J.S.A. 54:4-34, more commonly known as a “Chapter 91” request. Plaintiff opposed …




NJ App. Div. Reinforces Standard for Abandonment of Nonconforming Use

In 2006, Plaintiff leased a piece of commercial property located in the Amusement Zone (Zone A) of the Wildwood Boardwalk. The prior owner of the property operated a business that provided body piercing and tattooing services on the subject property.…


The Deadline for filing tax appeals applies to a Challenge to a Partial Reassessment. Condo Association cannot file a tax appeal on behalf of its member owners.

In Bear’s Nest Condominium Association v. Bergen County Board of Taxation, the Tax Court ruled that an appeal to contest the partial reassessment of properties in a municipality must comply with the statute of limitations for filing any tax…


Tax appeal may proceed even though Owner has delinquent taxes on another property.

In John Trebour Trustees v. Randolph Township, the Tax Court denied a municipality’s motion to dismiss a tax appeal because the taxpayer owed taxes on a property that was no longer the subject matter of the tax appeal. This…


Real Estate Closing Procedures

Richard Ahsler, the Head of our Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Law Department has prepared a comprehensive outline of Real Estate Closing Procedures that is a valuable tool for anyone who is buying or thinking of buying real estate.…

CATEGORIES: Real Estate

Martin Allen obtains dismissal of tax appeal where property owner did not provide information in response to a “may dismiss” letter.

In James Dale Enterprises v. Berkeley Heights, 26 N. J. Tax 117 (Tax 2011), Martin Allen, chairman of the firm’s Real Estate Tax Department successfully argued that a tax assessor’s request for income and expense information pursuant to…


Martin Allen Panelist for Upcoming Municipal Tax Appeal Programs

Martin Allen, partner in the firm, will be a panelist on “A Mock County Board Hearing” at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards. Friday, September 2, 2011 at 9:00 am at The Grand…


Steven Kunzman to Co-Chair Seminar on Groundwater Contamination

Steve Kunzman, partner in the firm, will be a co-chair of a comprehensive conference: Groundwater Contamination and Vapor Intrusion Cases The seminar, which will be put on by Law Seminars International, will take place at the Sheraton Newark Airport…


Tax Court Developments

In Davanne v. Edison, (see previous blog entry of Feb. 19,2010) Martin Allen successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court that the 8th Amendment prohibition against unreasonable and excessive fines does not apply to a dismissal of a…