An article written by Partner Dina M. Mastellone and Paralegal Amanda Frankel entitled, “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Law Office Staffing,” was recently featured in GPSolo, the magazine of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, in the July/August 2017 Edition. The article explores the critical topic of hiring law firm staff and provides practical insights on how to legally and effectively land the right candidates.
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Ms. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.
Associate Kevin R. Miller was recently quoted in the Pennsylvania Record discussing the Third Circuit’s opinion in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, which broadened employer liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In an article entitled, “Third Circuit Court of Appeals Allows for Subgroups in Age Discrimination Case,” Mr. Miller commented that “in cases throughout the country where this type of claim is not yet recognized, you will see a greater push by plaintiffs’ attorneys to argue that their circuits should adopt the rationale behind the Third Circuit’s decision, and they will be able to cite to the Karlo decision for support.”
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Mr. Miller is an Associate in the Firm’s Newark, New Jersey office, and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups.
Nicholas R. Amato was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled “Hospitality Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017”. Mr. Amato, is a former executive director of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and a past president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. In the article, Mr. Amato quoted, “a good next step would be changes to allow onlookers to wager on the outcomes of those competitions as well”.
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Nicholas R. Amato is of Counsel in the Firm’s Casino & Gaming Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution Law and Trusts & Estates Law Practice Groups.
On August 9, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, sitting en banc, released its much-anticipated decision in NCAA v. Governor of New Jersey. The Third Circuit ruled, in a 10-2 vote, that New Jersey’s latest effort to implement sports wagering in the state violated a federal statute known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). PASPA is a law that prohibits most states from authorizing by law sports wagering (Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon have varying levels of exemptions from PASPA). The decision affirmed a lower court ruling that New Jersey violated PASPA by partially repealing its sports wagering prohibitions.
Going forward, casino and racetrack operators should monitor both state and legislative developments regarding PASPA and sports wagering, as well as the likely appeal to the United States Supreme Court. To read the entire client alert, please click here
For more information, please contact Nicholas R. Amato, of Counsel, Chair of the firm’s Casino & Gaming Law Practice Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-535-7136 or Jordan Scot Flynn Hollander, Associate with the firm’s Casino & Gaming Law Practice Groups, at email@example.com or 973-387-7808.
Firm Associate Avi D. Kelin was recently quoted in a Corporate Counsel magazine article entitled “Koch Brothers-Backed Groups Hit With $233K FEC Fine Over Disclosures”. To read the entire article including Mr. Kelin’s quote, please click here.
Avi D. Kelin is a member of the Firm’s Business Law & Commercial Transactions, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Groups.
The following is a summary of some of the more important tax developments that have occurred during the second quarter of 2016 that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of favorable developments and to minimize the impact of those that are unfavorable.
- New Jersey Adopts “Uniform Trust Code”
- Termination of Trust Does Not Trigger Generation Skipping Transfer Tax
- IRS Clarifies “Grantor Trust” Definition in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Settings
- IRS Can Require Sole Owners of Disregarded Entities to Provide EINs
- IRS Releases Stricter Collection Financial Standards
- No Innocent Spouse Relief Where Applicant Wife Remained Silent
- Post-Divorce Settlement Sale of Businesses Between Ex-Spouses Nontaxable
- Taxpayer Entitled to Exclude Income Under Key Insolvency Exception
To read up on the useful tax planning tips listed above and many more, CLICK HERE.
For more information, please contact: Judson M. Stein, Partner and Chair of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 11, 2016, the Appellate Division issued a decision limiting the affordable housing obligation of municipalities. The court ruled that municipalities only had to provide for the prospective need for affordable housing for the period from 2016 until 2025. The decision reversed a lower court holding that created an obligation for municipalities to meet their prospective need requirements during the 16 year “gap period” between 1999 and 2015 in addition to the period starting in 2016.
Going forward, developers and property owners should monitor those municipalities which are seeking judicial determination that they are meeting their affordable housing obligations to see how the municipal proposals impact their properties. To read the entire client alert, please click here.
An article written by Partner Dina M. Mastellone and Summer Associate Vinicius Beraldo entitled, “How to Conduct Employee Reviews”, was recently featured in New Jersey Business Magazine. The article outlines the “Do’s” and “Dont’s” regarding best practices for conducting employee performance reviews.
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Dina M. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.