• Hyland Levin Shapiro Attorneys Closed Transactions Valued Over $1.2B

    19-Mar-2019

    For the second year in a row, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP real estate lawyers closed transactions for our clients with a collective value in excess of $1.2 billion dollars.  Please click here to read more.

  • Harvey Shapiro Honored at Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner

    14-Mar-2019 Harvey N. ShapiroMark D. Shapiro

    On March 14, 2019 Harvey Shapiro was the featured honoree at the Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner for his role as President of the Saltzman Foundation and as a Jewish Community Leader.  He was introduced at the event by his partner and son, Mark Shapiro. Kellman Brown is a premier Jewish Day School in Southern New Jersey.

  • Dahan Presents at CAI's Managers Symposium

    5-Mar-2019 David R. Dahan

    David Dahan attended the Community Associations Institute’s Managers Symposium (Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter) on March 5th at the Blue Bell Country Club in Pennsylvania.  His presentation was on “Transition from Start to Finish: From Developer to Homeowner Control”.  It was a well-attended event by property managers for condominium and homeowner associations.

  • NJ Employees Are Now Able to Use Their Earned Sick Leave – Are You Ready?

    01-Mar-2019 Megan Knowlton Balne

    On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act became effective. This Act requires all private sector employers to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees, regardless of classification. The law applies to all employers, regardless of size. However, under the statute, employees cannot begin using their earned sick leave until February 26, 2019. 

    Are you ready?

    Employers should review their handbook and paid time off policies to ensure they are consistent with the new law. Below are just a few items to think about:

    1. All employees – full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried – accrue earned sick leave under the Act. Does your policy cover accrual for all of your employees?
    2. An employer must use a uniform benefit year to calculate sick leave for all employees. Have you chosen and announced your benefit year to your employees?
    3. Employees can use sick time for an expansive array of reasons, including a child’s school event or to care for a “family member,” which is broadly defined under the Act. Have you reviewed your sick day policy to encompass these reasons? 

    These are simply a few of the items to consider when making sure your existing policy is compliant with the new law. If you have not reviewed your policy and handbook, it is not too late to become compliant. Do not be caught unaware. Penalties for violations of the Act are significant, including damages, liquidated damages, fines, and even imprisonment.

    If you have questions about whether your sick leave policy complies with the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, please contact Megan Knowlton Balne at 856.355.2936 or balne@hylandlevin.com 

  • Hyland Levin LLP has a new name: Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP

    1-Feb-2019 Mark D. Shapiro

    We are excited to announce our firm’s new name: Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP. 

    Effective February 1, 2019, Mark D. Shapiro is becoming a name partner. “Mark has contributed so much to the success of our firm,” said Benjamin Levin, Managing Partner of the firm. “He is a first-rate lawyer and an accomplished leader and community citizen. It was time.”2018 was a great year for us, and Mark was a huge part of the reason we saw record revenue. In anticipation of future growth, our 16-attorney firm renewed our 16,440 square foot lease at 6000 Sagemore Drive in Marlton, NJ for an additional seven years.

    Mark is recognized as one of New Jersey's top real estate transactional lawyers. Over the past two years, our firm’s transactional real estate team, led by Mark, closed over 75 transactions for clients with a collective value in excess of $2.5 billion. Admitted in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, Mark’s practice focuses on development, acquisition, leasing and loan transactions. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as "Leaders in Their Field" in the area of real estate every year since 2008. Mark’s franchise practice includes counseling regional and national franchisors on franchise structuring, operational, relationship and regulatory issues and multi-unit franchisees.

    Active in the community, Mark has been a board member since 2003 and on the Executive Committee since 2005 of the Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service, serving as President from 2012-2014. He also sits on the Board and Executive Committee of Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. 

    As our firm approaches its milestone ten-year anniversary, we are delighted to share this news.