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Sep 09, 2011

COAH MORATORIUM LAW EXTENDED

Under the new COAH Fee Moratorium Law enacted on August 24, 2011, there is a two-year moratorium on the 2.5% non-residential COAH fee for eligible construction projects beginning July 2011 and ending July 2013; projects which have or receive preliminary or final site plan approval prior to July of 2013 will be exempt from the 2.5% fee, provided they obtain building permits by December 31, 2014; the moratorium is extended back to the end of the last moratorium (July of 2010), allowing for reimbursement of fees paid in the interim (unless fees have already been spent on an affordable housing project).» Read More

Feb 22, 2011

How an Owner Can Spoil a Potentially Good Damage Claim

Guest Blogger: Andrew Linden

As we discussed in our prior entry, How a Commercial Landlord Can Avoid Spoiling a Potentially Good Damage Claim, a landlord/owner has a duty to preserve evidence of alleged damages to its premises in order to avoid a claim of spoliation. Shortly after we posted that entry, the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the issue of spoliation in a dispute between a building owner and its contractors.  » Read More

May 14, 2010

Best Way To Avoid The Anticipated Impending Green Litigation Rush

Going “Green” is one of the most talked about recent developments in the commercial real estate industry.  The idea behind the concept is to reduce the impact of a building project on the health of its occupants and the natural environment by the efficient use of resources, protecting occupant health, increasing productivity, and reducing waste pollution and environmental degradation. 

Laudable goals indeed. » Read More

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