Partner Judson M. Stein recently appeared on an episode of The Stoler Report entitled “The Tax Reform Act and Its Effect on the Individual” airing on CUNY TV. Mr. Stein joined his co-panelist Robert H. Charron, of Friedman LLP, in a discussion regarding who can expect to benefit from the new Tax Reform Act. Both acknowledged that while it’s difficult to generalize, they agree it will be “really good for corporations” citing that the increased Standard Deduction may help. Other changes discussed include the 529 Plan, estate taxes, the $10,000 cap on mortgage and state and local taxes and more.
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The Stoler Report, Real Estate Trends in the Tri-State Region, New York’s only television broadcast featuring real estate and business leaders, began its first season on television and CUNY TV in September, 2003. Hosted by Michael R. Stoler, the weekly program features lively round-table discussions of topical issues in the world of real estate.
Judson M. Stein, Firm Partner and Chair of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group, was quoted in recent NJ.com and Star Ledger articles discussing the new Trump tax plan.
Mr. Stein advised that, in regard to property taxes, “taxpayers can pay their last installment of their estimated 2017 taxes by Dec. 31 rather than the due date of Jan. 15.” He also noted that, regarding divorce, “someone having to pay alimony might want to reach an agreement sooner rather than later so those payments can be deducted, while the recipient will want to wait since the income will no longer be taxable.”
Partner Jennifer Mazawey was quoted in a recent Real Estate NJ article which featured her induction as the Board President of CREW NJ.
“I stand before you humbled by the support of the organization and my firm and all of the support they’ve extended to me,” said Mazawey, “I’m excited for the year ahead and I’m also quite conscious of the work that has to be done.”
Thirteen other officers were also inducted to CREW NJ’s Board of Directors who will join Ms. Mazawey to set and accomplish the Chapter’s strategic goals – helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization with more than 10,000 members in over 74 major markets worldwide. To read the full article, please click here.
The Firm is proud to announce that Partner Jennifer Mazawey has been elected to serve as President of CREW NJ and will officially take office on December 18, 2017 at the organization’s annual board induction and year-end celebration in Basking Ridge. Ms. Mazawey previously held board positions with CREW NJ as President-Elect and Co-Director of Sponsorship. Please click link for full event detail.
CREW NJ is part of CREW Network and is managed by a Board of Directors that works together to set and accomplish the Chapter’s strategic goals—helping to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization with more than 10,000 members in over 74 major markets worldwide.
The Firm was recognized among 2018 Tier One New Jersey law firms in five Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law for Management, Labor Law for Management, Labor & Employment Litigation and Trusts & Estates Law. The Firm was also recognized among 2018 Tier Two New Jersey firms in Litigation: Trusts & Estates and Tier Three New Jersey firms in Real Estate Law.
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Ms. Shannon is an experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the field of labor and employment in both private practice and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Community Education Centers. Ms. Shannon concentrates her practice in the areas of Labor, Employment, Government Contracting, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution. She has counseled and advised her clients as to legal compliance with respect to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including union-free/union avoidance strategies, disciplinary issues, best practices for training in the areas of discrimination and harassment and has guided her clients with regard to employee impact during the course of mergers, acquisitions, facility closings, business expansion, force reductions, and merger integrations.
Governor-Elect Phil Murphy appoints Genova Burns Partner Rajiv D. Parikh to serve as Senior Counsel to his transition team. In appointing Parikh, the Governor-Elect called him one of the foremost attorneys in the state, and said, “Over the past few years, my staff and I could always rely on Raj for straightforward and accurate advice. … Raj will be vital to ensuring that our incoming administration doesn’t just live up to the letter of the law, but to its spirit as well.”
Genova Burns is pleased to announce that firm Chairman Angelo J. Genova and Partner Rajiv D. Parikh have been named to Observer Media’s PolitickerNJ 2017 Power List – “the definitive ranking of the top 100 movers and shakers in New Jersey politics”.
The firm congratulates Angelo, Rajiv and all the accomplished individuals who received this honor.
Brett M. Pugach discussed legal risks that are associated with social media in the workplace and advised best practices employers can use to protect themselves in an interview at The New Jersey League of Municipalities Annual Conference.
Firm Partner Patrick W. McGovern and Firm Associate Justine L. Abrams will be two of the presenters at a National Business Institute seminar, “Guide to Human Resource Laws in the Workplace,” on November 14th and 15th, respectively at the Hilton Home2 Suites hotel in Hasbrouck Heights. The extensive seminar is designed to inform human resource professionals about all of the hot-button issues that they need to know to comply with the law and avoid claims and lawsuits.
Mr. McGovern’s presentation will focus on recent and anticipated developments in the areas of wage and hour and employee benefits legal issues. He will review the highlights of the Trump Administration legislative and regulatory agendas, as well as recent notable court and agency decisions in the wage and hour and employee benefits areas, developments under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and common wage and hour traps.
Ms. Abrams’ presentation will focus on workplace privacy issues. This will include a discussion about workplace searches, monitoring and surveillance of employees’ electronic communication, social media and computer use, and workplace investigations.
The seminar has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 14.4 hours of total CLE credit. For further information and to register, please click here.