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Partner, David R. Dahan Attended and Presented at the 2021 Conference and Expo for the CAI’s Keystone Chapter

On June 17, Partner, David R. Dahan, attended the 2021 Conference and Expo for the Community Associations Institute’s Keystone Chapter.  David was also the presenter at an education seminar at the event on the topic:  Recently Adopted Rules of FHA Certification May Help Your Condo Association.  This was the first...

NJ Supreme Court Sends Employee’s Claims To Jury Without Corroborating Evidence

What Happened? The New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Rios v. Meda Pharmaceutical, Inc. reverses dismissal of NJLAD complaint by the trial court and Appellate Division, and allows the Plaintiff employee to take his case to a jury. Rios, a Hispanic employee, complained of national origin and racial discrimination by...

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP Partner Megan Knowlton Balne Elected Secretary of the Burlington County Bar Association

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce that partner, Megan Knowlton Balne, has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Burlington County Bar Association.  The BCBA was founded in 1932, and continues to bring the legal professionals in Burlington County together through continuing legal education programs, events and...

Now What? New Jersey and OSHA Signal Support for Lifting Mask Requirements

UPDATE:  On May 26, 2021, Governor Murphy issued a new Executive Order to clarify Executive Order 242 which lifted the mask and social distancing mandates.  Executive Order 243 provides additional clarity but also additional requirements for employers.  First, Order 243 makes clear that safety measures unrelated to masks and social...

Transactional Lawyer, A. Steven Fabietti, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is excited to announce that A. Steven Fabietti has joined the firm as a partner, continuing his concentration in corporate counseling and business transactions, transactional real estate and finance, and estate planning and administration. Steve represents clients located throughout South Jersey, and brings a broad range...

ARPA Expands COBRA Coverage

What happened? The newly signed American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) provides for 100% premium assistance to certain qualified beneficiaries for continuation coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) for periods of coverage beginning on or after April 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2021.  The Department...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Peter J. Boyer Reappointed to serve as a Member of the Disciplinary Review Board by the Supreme Court of New Jersey

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP partner, Peter J. Boyer has been reappointed to serve a new three-year term as a member of the Disciplinary Review Board of the New Jersey Supreme Court.  The Disciplinary Review Board serves as the intermediate appellate level of the attorney disciplinary system in New Jersey, subject...

Florida Real Estate Deal Lawyer, Krista D. DeCastro Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Krista DeCastro has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, where she will continue to represent real estate developers and investors in the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Krista will practice in Key Biscayne, Florida, just outside of Miami, as Counsel with the firm. Krista has spent the...

The Brownfields Loan Program Application deadline is Near!

What’s Happened? Earlier this year, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA”) launched a Brownfields Loan Program (“Loan Program”) which offers loans in amounts ranging from $100,000 to a maximum of $5 million to be used towards the remediation and development of brownfield sites across the state. The Loan Program...

Peter A. Chacanias, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP

Peter A. Chacanias has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP as an associate continuing his concentration on land use and environmental matters.  Peter has experience representing commercial real estate developers and property owners on all aspects of the land development process and has appeared before planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment...

New Jersey Legalizes, Decriminalizes Recreational Cannabis

What's happened? On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed recreational adult-use cannabis bills into law. The law establishes a five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”) to regulate the industry.  The CRC must now adopt rules and regulations controlling licensing of new cannabis businesses, governing drug testing by employers and establishing funding...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Megan Knowlton Balne Selected As A Woman to Watch By South Jersey Biz

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP partner, Megan Knowlton Balne, has been selected as one of this year’s Women to Watch and is featured in this month’s issue of South Jersey Biz. South Jersey Biz has recognized 20 influential business leaders in the South Jersey area who “impress with their credentials and...

Get Plugged-In On Car Charging in NJ Community Associations – Legislature Goes Green!

What happened? In October 2020, Governor Murphy signed a law permitting the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in common interest communities. The law prohibits associations from unreasonably restricting the installation of an electric vehicle charging station in a designated parking space and declares any such restriction void and unenforceable....

Natalia P. Teekah, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Natalia P. Teekah has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP as an associate continuing her concentration on environmental and land use matters. Natalia has experience advising clients on regulatory compliance, transactional due diligence, contaminated site redevelopment, and solid and hazardous waste matters.  Natalia is also experienced with issues involving the Spill...

When is a COVID Case Work-Related? – OSHA Revised Reporting & Recording Rules

What happened? Towards the end of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") regarding employers’ reporting obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The update re-defined a “work related incident,” which requires the employer to report the incident to OSHA, as...