Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP’S Transactional Real Estate Group Named Dealmaker Of The Year


The transactional real estate group of Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP has been named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal in its 2019 Professional Excellence Awards Program.  It was the only New Jersey law firm practice group to win the “Dealmakers” award in the Real Estate category.  Our transactional real estate group was selected from what the Law Journal described as “a group of impressive (as always) nominees,” who achieved transactional excellence in 2018.

The firm’s real estate group is well respected in New Jersey for its significant experience handling a broad variety of commercial transactions and representing real estate developers, borrowers, investors and lenders in all types of asset classes. 2018 marked the second year in a row that the team closed real estate transactions with a collective value in excess of 1.2 billion dollars.  In particular, the firm’s multifamily practice has continued its robust growth. Our real estate lawyers are agile, think creatively and provide practical advice, resulting in the ability to close transactions effectively and efficiently. 

Click here to read the Law Journal’s Profile Article on Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP’s Real Estate Practice.

Click here to see the full list of 2019 Professional Excellence Honorees.

Partner, Daniella Gordon Published in New Jersey Lawyer | June 2019

01-Jun-2019   Daniella Gordon

Hyland Levin Shapiro partner Daniella Gordon authored an article titled Limitations on Defense Confrontation Rights in Pretrial Detention Hearings - Managing Expectations and Thinking Strategically.  You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.  This article was originally published in the June 2019 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission.

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner, Daniella Gordon Completes Term as Co-Chair

17-May-2019   Daniella Gordon

Daniella Gordon completed her two year term as Co-Chair of the Construction Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She served as an Officer of the Section for six years. 

Megan Knowlton Balne is 2019 Recipient of NJ Bar’s Young Lawyer Award for Professional Achievement

15-May-2019   Megan Knowlton Balne

On May 15, 2019 Megan Knowlton Balne was honored with this year’s Professional Achievement Award given by the New Jersey State Bar.  She was honored with the award at the NJ State Bar Convention in Atlantic City which was held on May 15th and 16th, 2019.  Megan was recognized for her significant professional accomplishments, including being appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District IIIB Ethics Committee this year.  She also serves as a Trustee of the Burlington County Bar Association and is a founding member of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Young Lawyer’s Advisory Board.

New Jersey Foreclosure Laws – What Commercial Lenders Need to Know Now

14-May-2019   Julie M. Murphy

With New Jersey securing the #1 spot for states with the greatest number of properties in foreclosure, Governor Murphy signed nine bills into law to manage what the New Jersey legislature views as an on-going foreclosure crisis. The bills largely address foreclosures on residential mortgages and leave the commercial foreclosure process alone. 

Nevertheless, lenders seeking to enforce remedies against individual guarantors whose guarantees are secured by residential mortgages in New Jersey must pay close attention to the changes in the law.

Notable differences include:

  • The codification of the New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Program, which allows certain borrowers to participate in the mediation program
  • The Notice of Intent to Foreclose must include additional provisions relating to foreclosure mediation and the availability of housing counseling
  • The Notice of Intent to Foreclose expires after 6 months if no foreclosure or other legal action to take possession of residential property has been commenced
  • More stringent reinstatement requirements and higher fees for foreclosure complaints dismissed without prejudice for lack of prosecution
  • Shortened statutes of limitations for certain residential foreclosure actions
  • Requirement for the filing of certain creditor contact information with the lis pendens and accelerated sale timeframes with respect to vacant properties
  • Enhanced licensing requirements for mortgage servicers 

When faced with a troubled credit, contacting experienced counsel with knowledge of state-specific law can give lenders a valuable edge in maximizing recovery. 

For more information on enforcing residential mortgage obligations against guarantors of commercial debt, contact Julie M. Murphy at 856.355.2992, murphy@hylandlevin.com.

Daniella Gordon Speaks at 2019 Atlantic Builders Convention

19-Apr-2019   Daniella Gordon

Daniella Gordon was honored to speak at the 2019 Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City about defending against construction lien claims.  The annual Atlantic Builders Convention is attended by over 6,000 builders and trades from throughout the region and country.

Hyland Levin Shapiro Continues to Support JDRF

15-Apr-2019   David R. Dahan

Partner, David Dahan and his son attended the JDRF South Jersey Chapter's 2019 Gala at Adelphia in Deptford, NJ.  JDRF is a global organization funding breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes.  This Chapter historically has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars at each Gala for this worthy cause.  This year's Gala was another tremendous success!

Hyland Levin Shapiro Attorneys Closed Transactions Valued Over $1.2B


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.

Partner, David Dahan Attends CAI's St. Patrick's Day Party

13-Mar-2019   David R. Dahan

Partner, David Dahan attended the Community Associations Institute's (Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter) (CAI) Annual St. Paddy's Day Party on March 13 at PJ Whelihan's in Cherry Hill.  CAI is dedicated to building better condominium, townhome and homeowner communities by providing educational and other resources to its membership.  David is a member of this Chapter's Board of Directors.  Pictured with David is Vicki Zaslavsky of BB&T Bank and Tony Plakis of ADP. 

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