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Document Errors

Lately, I have seen a number of minor document errors create major headaches for my clients.  A simple inversion of 2 digits on a Deed can create hours of work and hundreds of dollars in additional filing fees to correct.  It is important that you make sure that whoever is preparing your legal documents takes

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Criminal Defense

Years ago, I was fortunate enough to handle a Capital Punishment Murder Case.  My client was found Not Guilty.  It was only the second acquittal in the State of New Jersey since they brought back the Death Penalty. I was very fortunate to have been provided with the necessary time and resources to prepare the

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Tax Appeals

In the State of New Jersey, the filing deadline for Municipal Tax Appeals is April 1.  The date is rapidly approaching. A property owner can only appeal the Assessment for the subject property set by the Municipality. You cannot appeal your taxes and you cannot appeal the town tax rate.  You can, however, contest the

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Residential Leases

It is very important that Landlords’s check their Residential Leases regularly.  Most leases are on a 1 term and automatically become month to month , thereafter.  A Landlord should prepare and submit to each residential Tenant a new Lease each year.  In this fashion, a Landlord can make sure that all the information and rental

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Updating Wills

I read a very good article today in USA Today’s  personal finance section.  It talked about preparation regarding your Will and your Estate.  The recommended steps are very valid and important to make things much easier for yourself and for your heirs.  The article discussed reviewing your last Will and Testament every five years.  The

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Short Sale Ramifications

New Jersey is still leading the nation in short sales of Real Estate.  This means that a seller is able to sell the home for an amount less that what is still owed to the Lender. The Lender must provide their approval to do so obviously, because the Lender looses money from their original investment.

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Condominium Purchase

When you are purchasing a Condominium unit , it is very important that you carefully analyze the documentation for that development such as the Master Deed, By-laws and most importantly the physical statement and annual budget. It is important that you see how many of the condominium  unit owners are current with their dues.  Your

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Shortsales

Since 2008, shortsales and bank owned properties have been a large percentage of transactions in the northern New Jersey metropolitan area. This was brought on by the recession which tremendously lowered the value of many homes. I represent parties buying and selling properties through shortsale process and bank owned properties. These transactions usually allow for

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For Sale by Owner

Many people attempt to sell their home on their own without the benefit of a professional Realtor representing them.  Whether you are the buyer or the seller, it is highly recommended that you have a Realtor working for you.  The Realtor can be of significant assistance to you in the determination of the proper value

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Landlord Tenant Matters

Just a couple of quick pointers: If you are terminating your tenant’s tenancy in your building and all of the proper Notices have been served upon the tenant, you cannot continue to collect the rent after the date that the tenancy is terminated in the Notice. Often times the Landlord gives the tenant proper Notice

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