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
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
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
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
The law firm of Stark & Stark, the accounting firm of Hill, Barth & King LLC and the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a free seminar titled “1031 Exchanges: A Legal and Tax Perspective,” which will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at The Hotel ML, 915 New… Continue Reading
Just before the end of 2014, Governor Christie signed legislation that extended the time periods contained in the New Jersey Permit Extension Act. The Permit Extension Act deals with various land use approvals and permits that were either approved and/or set to expire after January 1, 2007. The purpose of the Permit Extension Act was… Continue Reading
The New Jersey Supreme Court, after giving the administration countless opportunities to address the issue by other means (constitutional legislation or regulation), has now scheduled a motion by the Fair Share Housing Center to be heard by the Court on January 6, 2015. The motion seeks to enforce the previous order of the Supreme Court… Continue Reading
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
As Chair of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and with the extensive efforts of the Section’s membership, we have advanced a position which opposes the latest round proposed COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) regulations as unconstitutional and in direct contravention of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s directive.
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.