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Becker New Jersey Community Update for July 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In July’s Newsletter, We cover all the latest NJ COVID-19 alerts from Department of Health standards for opening Community Association pools, to New Regulations for common interest communities in regards to elections and board meetings. These […]

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Opening the Flood Gates

REQUIREMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOL OPENINGS IN NEW JERSEY EXECUTIVE ORDER 153 and DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STANDARDS On June 9, Governor Murphy announced that public swimming pools, including community association pools, may open on June 22, 2020, provided compliance with all requirements to be set forth by the standards of the New Jersey Department of Health […]

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New Regulations for Common Interest Communities Concerning Elections and Board Meetings

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards (DCA) published new regulations under the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA) on May 18, 2020. These new regulations are intended to serve as an update to the Radburn Election Law (P.L. 2017, Ch. 106) and will have a significant effect […]

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Tennis Courts – Executive Order 147

On May 18 Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #147 (“EO”) was published. The order, among other matters, permits the opening of private “tennis clubs” subject to compliance with various regulations. Our Community Association Practice Group has reviewed these regulations and it is our opinion that association boards need to take the following into consideration before opening […]

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BeckerNorth Newsletter – April 2020

As you know, we have been frequently communicating to you during this period of crisis to offer our support and advice on the numerous issues confronting all of us. Fortunately, we have had the necessary infrastructure in place since the beginning, which has allowed us to continue to provide uninterrupted, high-level service to our clients […]

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COVID-19 and the NYS Litigation Frontier

As we continue “to boldly go where no one has gone before,” the New York State Unified Court System announced yesterday that beginning Monday, April 13, its virtual courts will begin handling more than just essential and emergency matters. Furthermore, in an effort to advance pending litigations and possibly facilitate resolutions, State Court Judges have […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for February 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In February’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese writes about how you should update your Community Association Liens now and at the beginning of each fiscal year. Martin C. Cabalar tackles the difficult topic of Certificates of Insurance and […]

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New Jersey Promotions – Stepping Up

We are thrilled to announce those who have recently “stepped up” from our New Jersey office! Congratulations to Community Association attorney Martin Cabalar on his promotion to Shareholder, as well as to Business Litigation Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero, who in addition to his legal practice, also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Firm’s New […]

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Becker Obtains Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Former Employees from Utilizing Allegedly Misappropriated Information

Absent an employment agreement with a restrictive covenant or no-compete clause, one would think that a former employee could solicit their former employer’s clients without any problem. While that would normally be the case, the former employees can’t take or use confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets for their own self-enrichment and/or the enrichment […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for November 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In November’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese discusses the confusion with the NJ Fire Code Regarding Portable Propane BBQ Grills. Vincenzo M. Mogavero and Sarah Klein co write “Applicability of the Marital Communications Privilege in the Digital Age” […]

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Becker Secures Punitive Damages on Behalf of Several Clients

Did you know Becker has secured punitive damages and attorneys’ fees under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act for several clients over the past two years? For those of you who don’t know, punitive damages are assessed to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct such as fraud, and are typically awarded only in very special […]

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“Applicability of the Marital Communications Privilege in the Digital Age,” New York Law Journal

“Oh my gosh, what did I do?” It’s a nightmare scenario: You click “send” and quickly realize the text message you intended to send to your spouse went to an unintended recipient. Even worse, the message is less than flattering and is weaponized by its recipient in civil litigation. What do you do next? The […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for September 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. September’s issue includes a spotlight article from Martin Cabalar. David Ramsey and Robert Rabinowitz were both quoted in big publications. Arnold J. Calabrese, Tana Bucca, and Karl Meth attended a wine, whiskey, and cigar tasting event and Becker’s Karl […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for June 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. June’s issue includes articles from David Ramsey and Matthew Meyers. Becker’s own Attorney Martin Cabalar, Shareholder David Ramsey, and Shareholder Arnold Calabrese recently took part in leading a CAMICB course and Attorney Karl T. Meth and other CAI-NJ […]

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Martin Cabalar and Vincenzo Mogavero Successful in Obtaining Partial Summary Judgment on Behalf of Condominium Association Client

Martin Cabalar and Vincenzo Mogavero were successful in obtaining partial summary judgment dismissing nearly all claims asserted against a mid-rise, luxury condominium association client located in Morristown, NJ. The association was sued by a neighboring property owner claiming that its residents were overburdening a shared alleyway that runs between the parties’ properties.

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Becker Achieves Complete Trial Victory for Charitable Foundation in Lakewood, NJ

Becker won a jury trial victory on behalf of its client Services for Hidden Intelligence, LLC (SHI), a charitable foundation in Lakewood, New Jersey. The criminal charges brought by the state of New Jersey against SHI and the rabbi in charge of SHI ,who was a co-defendant, included corruption of public resources, theft by unlawful […]

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New Jersey Community Update – December 2018

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. December’s issue includes a spotlight on new Community Association attorney David Dockery, Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero’s article on Corporate Veil Piercing from the New Jersey Law Journal, and highlights from our most recent event, “Community Association Clubs: […]

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Vincenzo Mogavero on Corporate Veil Piercing in the New Jersey Law Journal

In theory, corporate subsidiaries and affiliates are separate and distinct. When these entities run as free-standing, self-governed organizations manned by their own employees that operate as a going concern such that the entities have a separate existence from their corporate parent, the law respects the corporate form. However, when corporations create a pyramid of empty […]

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28 Becker Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers

Becker proudly congratulates our attorneys selected as Super Lawyers. As of 2018, we boast 28 lawyers who have received this prestigious designation. Please click on their names to read more about each of these attorneys. Super Lawyer Recipients: Joseph E. Adams*, Real Estate (Office Managing Shareholder, Fort Myers/Naples) Hugo V. Alvarez, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Real Estate […]

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Vincenzo Mogavero Receives M.B.A. from Cornell University

Vincenzo Mogavero, chair of our New Jersey and New York litigation groups, has just received his M.B.A. from Cornell University. Vincenzo joined the New York office as a litigator in August 2011, and has continually impressed all of us with his intelligence, work ethic and leadership abilities. He quickly emerged as the leader of the […]

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