Shopping Center Business featured an article written by Stark & Stark Shareholder Jerry A. Nelson, member of the firm’s Commercial and Industrial Real Estate and Business & Corporate Groups. The article discusses "Critical Components of Disaster Planning." To read the full article, click here.
This article is a primer for Thursday's webinar on "Disaster Planning for Commercial and Industrial Properties."
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Stark & Stark’s Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Group is proud to present a live webinar discussing what commercial and industrial property owners and managers need when planning for, managing and recovering from a disaster.
Date: November 14, 2013 from 12:00 P.M. (Noon) – 1:00 P.M.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Precautions necessary to protect business property from damage
- Post-disaster employee communication plan
- “Hurricane” and “terrorism” loss endorsements
- Increasing / decreasing of policy limits
- Enforcement of indemnification provisions in leases
- Rebuilding and how pre-existing nonconforming use come into play
- Importance of variances in disaster aftermath
Moderated by Stark & Stark Shareholder Jerry A. Nelson, who has more than 20 years experience as in-house counsel and General Counsel at Levin Management Corporation.
- Lynda Benedetto, Mall Manager, Quaker Bridge Mall, owned by Simon Property Group, the world’s largest publicly traded retail real estate company, with over 20 years of commercial real estate experience.
- Alan Lambiase, River Terminal Development Company, one of the northeast region’s largest “value-added” developers that has developed more than 9,000,000 square feet of industrial, flex and office properties in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.
- Anthony Bevilacqua, Founder & President, Anthony & Company, Inc., an insurance agency specializing in risk management, insurance and bonding services for the residential and commercial builder, developer, redeveloper and general contractor.
- Thomas Pryor, Shareholder, Stark & Stark with more than 20 years experience in the insurance field.
- Gary Forshner, Shareholder, Stark & Stark with more than 20 years experience in the land use field.
The law firm of Stark & Stark is committed to furthering Continuing Legal Education for attorneys throughout Mercer County. This year, the firm has a strong presence in the Mercer County Bar Association’s Extreme CLE program. Stark & Stark Shareholders Rachel Lilienthal Stark and Thomas S. Onder will participate as presenters at the program on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, which is held at Mercer County Community College’s Conference Center. Stark & Stark Shareholder John S. Eory was involved in organizing the event as co-chair of the Extreme CLE.
Ms. Stark, member of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate Group, will present the following seminars:
- “Business Entities & Real Estate”, 8:00 A.M. – 9:45 P.M. Please click here to reserve your seat for this seminar.
- “Immigration Law: Navigating Cases in a Changing Landscape”, 10:00 A.M. – 11:45 P.M. Please click here to reserve your seat for this seminar.
- “Bankruptcy Update”, 8:00 A.M. – 9:45 P.M. Please click here to reserve your seat for this seminar.
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Stark & Stark shareholder Thomas S. Onder, member of the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Groups, authored the article titled “Disaster Planning: Ensuring Landlord Insurance Issues Are Covered,” published on GlobeSt.com on Monday, October 28, 2013.
The article discusses how important it is for landlords, owners, and developers to ensure that they are appropriately insured in the event of a disaster, like Superstorm Sandy. Being properly insured not only reduces risk, but also helps manage risk correctly after a disaster occurs. Mr. Onder lists a few steps that must be taken to assure that you are appropriately prepared.”
Mr. Onder says, “Reducing risk is a part of life. The key is to not only reduce it, but also appropriately manage it. Sound legal counsel review of your insurance policies and procedures can save an enormous amount of time, effort and money when dealing with disaster…. Strategizing with knowledgeable legal counsel now is essential to keeping you ahead of the curve in the real estate market.”
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Stark & Stark attorney Dolores R. Kelly, member of the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use and Business & Corporate Groups, authored the article titled “A Meticulously Drafted Real Estate Contract Can Protect a Purchaser,” published in U.S. 1 on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
The article discusses the importance of taking the appropriate steps when negotiating a commercial real estate contract. Ms. Kelley maintains that, “It is very important for a purchaser of commercial real estate to consult with an attorney prior to signing a contract.” Ms. Kelley speaks about several issues that arise during contract negotiations. She says, “A qualified attorney can assist a buyer with navigating the issues, among others, such as financing contingencies, representations if the seller on the condition of title and the property, risk of loss, taxes, and assessments."
Stark & Stark Shareholder John S. Eory, Co-Chair of the firm’s Divorce Group, will be hosting the seminar “The Changing Face of Alimony.” This free seminar, which will be held on October 30, 2013 at Stark & Stark’s Office in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will focus on alimony reform in New Jersey.
Alimony reform is a hot topic in New Jersey, with two proposed bills currently being debated in the State Senate and Assembly which would modify the purpose, amount and duration of alimony awards. Mr. Eory will explain alimony in its current forms and why alimony reform has become an important topic among persons involved in or considering a divorce, lawyers, politicians, as well as its portrayal by the media.
Topics covered will include:
- Permanent, Rehabilitative, Limited Duration and Reimbursement Alimony
- Potential Financial Implications of Alimony Reform
- How Child Support is Affected by Alimony Reform
Limited space is available for the seminar and pre-registration is mandatory. Attendees can RSVP by calling 609.791.7030 or emailing email@example.com.
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Stark & Stark Shareholder Jerry A. Nelson, member of the firm’s Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Business & Corporate and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Groups, will speak at the National Business Institute Seminar on “Commercial Real Estate From A to Z” on November 4, 2013, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Princeton Holiday Inn. Attendees may also be eligible for Continuing Legal Education Credits.
According to the National Business Institute, this program will give attorneys and in-house counsel the skills necessary to effectively perform commercial real estate transactions. This seminar will also benefit paralegals, real estate professionals, property lessors and lessees, and lenders. Attendees will learn many various skills which include:
- The fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate transactions;
- Drafting options and how to properly structure leases in your favor;
- Quickly identifying title defects and understanding the scope of title insurance coverage;
- Creating legal and effective servitudes.
Mr. Nelson will be presenting his seminar on drafting and negotiating commercial leases with fellow speaker Richard Bier. Mr. Nelson was selected to discuss “5 Lease Landmines to Avoid.”
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Stark & Stark Shareholder Jerry A. Nelson, member of the firm’s Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Business & Corporate and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Groups, was featured in The Record article, “New Jersey Landlords Pump up the Power Post-Sandy,” published on October 20, 2013.
The article discusses the preparations that are being taken by business owners, tenants and landlords as a result of Superstorm Sandy last year. Everyone is taking steps to prepare for the next big disaster in order to better handle the issues that will arise afterward. The article states that, “Tenants and landlords are reviewing their leases to address issues regarding insurance policy limits, deductibles, liability for repairs, and termination or reducing rent payment.”
Mr. Nelson was quoted in the article saying, “Good Leases can prevent bad problems.” He went on to say that, “Commercial landlords can reduce risks by improving documents and procedures now before the next storm or disaster.”
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Stark & Stark attorney Gene Markin, member of the firm's Construction Litigation Group, authored the article “Consumer Fraud Act is Effective in Construction Cases," published on October 14, 2013 in the New Jersey Law Journal.
Mr. Markin discusses how the Consumer Fraud Act has been successfully put to work in Construction Litigation cases. In his article, he talks specifically about the case between Monroe Station Associates, a developer, and The Belmont, a condominium association. Monroe Station was accused of deceiving the initial buyers of The Belmont with a misleading public offering statement and marketing materials. Mr. Markin said, “All things considered, this was a big win for condominium associations and unit owners. It is clear the Consumer Fraud Act has teeth and can yield big awards against unscrupulous developers.”
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