DiFrancesco Bateman Supports Food Bank Network of Somerset County

Food Bank of Somerset CountyThe DiFrancesco Bateman family has continued its efforts to respond to the current crisis in our community which has caused food insecurity in families and has resulting in families to go without other fundamental needs. The firm has been holding…

The Slayers Rule in New Jersey

The attached article, written by partner Paul Rizzo, was published in the December 2020 issue of The Clarion, the Somerset County Bar Association’s newsletter. The article discusses the Slayer Rule, an old and somewhat obscure body of law recognized in…

School Law and Mental Health Issues

Philip SternPhilip Stern will be a member of the faculty for a live online seminar on December 4, 2020 entitled “School Law: Handling Mental Health Issues.” Such issues are front and center in the age of COVID-19, school shootings and high…


Governor Issues Executive Order Requiring Workforce and Workplace Covid-19 Protective Measures

Governor Murphy recently issued Executive Order 192 in further response to rising Covid-19 cases in areas of New Jersey. The order, effective at 6:00am on Thursday, November 5, 2020, mandates the following for every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational…

Martin Allen Appointed to NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court

Martin AllenThe Firm is proud to announce that our partner, Martin Allen, has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court for the 2020- 2022 term. Martin joins an esteemed…

Hot Topics in Special Ed 10/28/2020

Jeff LehrerOn October 28, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Philip E. Stern will be joining a panel of presenters for a seminar entitled, “Hot Topics in Special Education Law 2020”. The Zoom video conference will be presented in cooperation…


KITCHEN CONVERSATION WITH FORMER NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR DON DiFRANCESCO & LEGENDARY POLITICAL JOURNALIST NICK ACOCELLA (1943-2020) AS THEY MADE BUCATINI WITH GRAPE TOMATOES, ONIONS & HERBS [Aired on NJTV’s “Pasta & Politics”: July 2, 2020]

Topics include life in both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate and serving as Senate President and Acting Governor at the same time. They also discuss the changing tactics of campaigning.

Nick Acocella enjoyed an eclectic career at the nexus…

Governor signs bill extending tax appeal filing deadline to July 1st

Governor Murphy has signed a bill temporarily extending the deadline to file tax appeals. The new deadline will be July 1st. The deadline for County Boards of Taxation to complete their hearings has also been extended to September 30. This…

DiFrancesco Speech Included in Eagleton Center on the American Governor

The firm is proud to announce that the speech given to the New Jersey Legislature on October 3, 2001 by our partner and former New Jersey Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks has been…

Firm Mourns Passing of Founding Partner

Edwin KunzmanOur firm is saddened by the passing of our founding partner, Edwin D. Kunzman, on May 1, 2020 at the age of 93 at his home in Florida. Ed grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey and graduated from Plainfield High…