04.19.2023Avi Kelin Appointed to Meadowlands Chamber Board of AdvisorsGenova Burns is pleased to announce that firm Partner Avi D. Kelin, Esq., has been appointed to the Meadowlands Chamber Board of Advisors. The Chamber, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is the “professional and dynamic business catalyst in the Meadowlands region” whose “sole purpose is dedicated to the success and business growth of its members.”
02.20.2023 FEC Announces New Contribution Limits for Federal CandidatesThe Federal Election Commission has announced its inflation-adjustments for contribution limits to federal political recipients. These new limits apply to the 2023-2024 federal elections, and represent a significant increase from previous limits.
12.13.2022Gift Rules for Elected Officials and Government EmployeesSecret Santa, Pass the Parcel, White Elephant, Mystery Maccabee—whatever you call it, this is the season of gift giving. But private individuals, businesses, and elected officials need to think carefully before providing or accepting any gifts or other things of value this holiday season. New Jersey’s gift-and-ethics rules can restrict even such innocuous seeming items as gift baskets, meals, or entertainment—providing anything of value to an elected official or government employee can have important legal and compliance implications.
10.24.2022NJEDA Opens Application Process for Studio Partner and Film-Lease Partner IncentivesNew Jersey’s commitment to growing the Garden State’s film industry continues to develop. While New Jersey tax credits have already been awarded under the New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program, recent changes to the law have created two new designations that are meant to encourage the development of large, long-term studio facilities—Studio Partner and Film-Lease Partner—and the applications for these designations are now live on the NJEDA website.
09.21.2022Who Can Make Political Contributions in New Jersey?Now that Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, we are only two months out from important federal and state elections here in New Jersey. In this period will come a rush of dinners, cocktail parties, and breakfasts, all with the goal of raising funds for the homestretch of the election. Before you or your business attend one of these fundraisers, it is important to understand which people and entities are legally permitted to make political contributions, and which are not.
03.10.2022Deadline for New Jersey's Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure is ApproachingDoes your company do business with New Jersey government entities? Does your company make political contributions to New Jersey political recipients? Does your company have a political action committee/continuing political committee that is active in New Jersey? Do your officers, directors, partners or their spouses make political contributions to New Jersey recipients? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are most likely required to file an Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure Form for calendar year 2021.