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Jersey City Ordinance Proposes Chain Store Prohibition

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

Various sources, including NJBiz, have reported that Mayor Fulop and Jersey City are pushing forward an ordinance largely prohibiting chain businesses, i.e., any business that has 10 or more locations within 300 miles from the City. If challenged, will the ordinance pass legal muster? Arguably not. Generally land use ordinances must advance the purposes of… Continue Reading

The Next Generation of Affordable Housing in New Jersey

Posted in News & Events, Real Estate

Shareholder Gary S. Forshner, member of the Stark & Stark’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Group and Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Land Use Section, will moderate and present at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE)’s “Affordable Housing: The Next Generation” seminar. The event is being held on Monday, April 20, 2015, from 9:00 AM –… Continue Reading

Are You Ready? New Jersey Supreme Court Sends Affordable Housing Oversight Back to Trial Courts

Posted in Real Estate

On March 10, 2015, setting aside the state’s “non-functioning” affordable housing process, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling removing executive branch jurisdiction over low- and moderate-income housing and sent enforcement and oversight back to the trial courts. The ruling is the most significant action in 40 years, when the court originally established the… Continue Reading

NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education – 2015 Land Use Update

Posted in News & Events, Real Estate

Stark & Stark Shareholder Gary S. Forshner, member of the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Group and Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Land Use Section, will moderate and present at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE)’s “2015 Land Use Update.” The event is being held on Wednesday,… Continue Reading

Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence – National Business Institute CLE

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Stark & Stark Shareholder Jerry A. Nelson, member of the firm’s Commercial, Retail and Industrial Real Estate Group, will be speaking about Leasing Issues at all three offerings of the National Business Institute’s “Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence” CLE seminar. This full day CLE seminar will be offered from Monday, December 8, 2014 to… Continue Reading

Residential Issues to Avoid for Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Properties: Are You Violating Leasing Laws?

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

There’s a big demand for multi-family and mixed use properties in New Jersey. Savvy owners have an opportunity to provide valuable housing and make a good profit at the same time. However, New Jersey has very strict residential leasing laws. If you violate these laws when leasing and operating properties, you can lose money and suffer civil, as well as possible criminal penalties. The good news is that adept counsel can help you to comply with these residential laws.