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Apr 11, 2018

Care Needed When Allowing Property to Become an Artist’s Canvas

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is a little known law that specifically recognizes the special rights of artists and seeks to protect the integrity of their work. While VARA applies only to certain limited and original edition works, it includes works placed on or incorporated into buildings. » Read More

Apr 04, 2018

Court to Determine Scope of Attorney’s Obligations to Purchasers of Residential Real Estate

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently heard argument in the case of Bianchi v. Ladjen as to whether an attorney hired to represent a purchaser in a residential real estate closing is obligated to advise his client about purchasing homeowner’s insurance. » Read More

Jul 13, 2017

Lease Assignments Are Not Guaranteed

There are commercial tenants out there who operate under the mistaken belief that they can simply have another tenant take their place and ride off into the sunset. It doesn’t work that way in most instances. To have another tenant take its place, the original tenant must, in most circumstances, properly assign the lease to the new tenant and obtain the landlord’s consent. » Read More

Apr 19, 2017

Why Passive Activity Rules are Still Important When Selling Rental Real Estate

Since the inauguration, it appeared that the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), otherwise known as the 3.8% Medicare Surtax, which passed as part of the Affordable Care Act, was going to disappear.   However, with the gridlock in Congress and the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, it now seems that the NIIT is here to stay, at least for now. » Read More

Apr 10, 2017

The Telegram Has Gone the Way of the Horse & Buggy In Residential Real Estate Transactions

The New Jersey Supreme Court last week dragged residential real estate contracts out of the dark ages when it ruled that an attorney’s notice of disapproval of a real estate contract may be transmitted by fax, e-mail, personal delivery, or overnight mail with proof of delivery. » Read More