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June 11, 2016

By: Elizabeth Z. Milne, Esquire

Has a member of your family or a close friend recently passed away? Were you named as an executor under their Will? Or did they pass away without a Will and need someone to finalize their estate? Being named as an Executor under a decedent’s Will or appointed as an Administrator of a decedent’s estate under the intestacy laws of Pennsylvania can be a complex, lengthy, and challenging role that many people are unaware of when they agree to represent a decedent’s estate in this capacity.

May 17, 2016

By: Angela B. Kosar, Esquire

      Much of the focus of estate planning tends to be on families with children and grandchildren, and ensuring the younger generations are provided for through their parents’ and grandparents’ estate plans. But what if you are (or also are) a pet parent and your child is of the furry, winged, or scaled variety? Can you, in New Jersey, provide for your furry friends’ financial future through your estate plan? The answer is yes – with proper planning.

November 4, 2015

By: Christopher P. Lagay, Esq.
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently published an opinion which clarifies the liabilities of “common interest communities,” such as homeowner’s associations, for maintenance of the common areas under the association’s control. In Qian v. Toll Brothers, 223 N.J. 124 (2015), the Court reversed the appellate divisions affirmance of summary judgment granted by the trial court to the homeowner’s association and management community, and remanded the case.

July 29, 2015

By: Steven M. Liero, Esquire
When an action is brought against a political subdivision, such as a school district or a municipality, a question arise whether the claim falls within an exception to the immunity enjoyed by the subdivision.

July 15, 2015

By: Angela B. Kosar, Esquire
For those of us actively handling residential real estate transactions, whether you are an attorney, title agent, realtor, or lender, a significant change to the familiar procedures will take effect on October 3, 2015.  As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), the overlapping and at times contradictory provisions of the Truth In Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) have been consolidated and clarified into what will now be known as the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TILA/RESPA rule for short).  Here are some of the key changes that will impact the residential real estate transaction process going forward.