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…

Municipal Real Estate Tax Update: Governor Murphy Issues Order Authorizing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for Next Real Estate Tax Payment

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Governor Murphy authorized municipalities to extend the grace period for payment of real estate taxes due on May 1st until June 1st. Existing law permits municipalities to provide a 10 day grace period after the…

DIVISION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES (DLGS) ISSUES ADVICE ON TAX DEADLINES, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The DLGS issued an advice memorandum to municipalities concerning the real estate tax payment due date, as well as local authority with respect to reductions in delinquent tax interest payments and penalties. There is no authority for a municipality to…


Firm consults with families of nursing home victims.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, cases of ineffective and negligent care provided to nursing home residents with respect to the prevention, detection and management of the virus are unfortunately increasing and present in our communities.  The law firm of DiFrancesco,…

GOVERNOR SIGNS LAW SUPPLEMENTING NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEAVE ACT DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY

In the continuing effort to address the economic effects of COVID-19, Governor Murphy recently signed Senate Bill 2374 which modifies the NJ Family Leave Act. The new law permits an employee to take family leave as a consequence of the…

GOVERNOR PASSES LAW PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDERS DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY

Governor Murphy recently signed legislation that provides employment protection to emergency medical responders who are otherwise employed during a state of emergency. The law defines an “emergency medical responder” as a paid or volunteer member of a duly incorporated first…

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts With Elections Moved from April to May

On April 7, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 116, extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts that have not moved their elections to November pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:60-1 (Type II School Districts) with elections scheduled in May, including…

COVID19 UPDATE: MURPHY RELAXES STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR RETIRED OFFICERS AND NEW HIRES

On April 6, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 115 which provides relief to municipalities by relaxing the “Return to Employment Rule” (N.J.A.C. 17:1-17.14) for the duration of the emergency period. Under the rule, as interpreted by the Division of Pensions,…