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At summit, Christie calls for more job opportunities for ex-offenders

By Andrew George
March 8, 2017 12:52 PM


Samson gets home confinement, probation for bribery in United Airlines scheme

By Andrew George
March 6, 2017 03:01 PM



Jennifer Borg: Former Record executive talks about Bridgegate and her new role as first amendment lawyer

By Brett Johnson
March 3, 2017 11:35 AM

“You won't believe the emails I just uncovered.” Her inbox blinked at 3:30 a.m., so she fired off a reply: “What are you still doing up?” Jennifer Borg and a colleague, a reporter at The Record, would go on to obtain the records needed to verify a major story — the one that exposed the Bridgegate scandal. CONTINUE READING

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NJBIZ reveals N.J.'s Best Places to Work for 2017

February 16, 2017 11:21 AM

What makes a company one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey? It could be one of many things, from work/life balance to salary and benefits, but something each one of this year's winners shares is a focus on their employees and their professional environment. CONTINUE READING

NJBIZ Coolest Offices 2017: It's time to show us your coolest offices again!

By Brett Johnson
February 14, 2017 12:35 PM

For the second year in a row, NJBIZ is looking for the coolest, trendiest, most unique places to work in New Jersey. Does your desk light up the entire room? Are your cubicle walls gone and modern art is in their place? If your office fits the bill, email Spotlight reporter with "NJBIZ cool offices" in the subject line and let him know all about where you work and what makes it so great. CONTINUE READING


When the FBI shows up at your door

By William J. Hughes, Jr., partner at Cooper Levenson Attorneys at LawFebruary 7, 2017 03:39 PM

The scenario is unfathomable to an operating business, whether large or small: two federal agents show up at an employee's house, at night or in the early morning, asking about individuals or specific incidents in the company. CONTINUE READING

N.J. affirming fair housing laws strengthens economic competitiveness

By John E. Harmon Sr., founder, CEO and president, African American Chamber of CommerceFebruary 2, 2017 11:46 AM

One of the keys to strengthening the competitiveness of our state is by making New Jersey more affordable for everyone who currently resides and has a desire to live here. Access and inclusion are the cornerstones to prosperity and healthy communities. CONTINUE READING

Law firm Seeger Weiss inks Ridgefield Park move

By Mario Marroquin
February 2, 2017 11:19 AM

Law firm Seeger Weiss LLP signed a long-term lease with real estate firms The Kushner Cos. and KABR Group LLC in Ridgefield Park, Cushman & Wakefield announced Thursday. CONTINUE READING

Social anxiety: The mix of personal branding and the internet can challenge HR departments

By Brett Johnson
January 27, 2017 10:19 AM

Jessica Levin, president of Seven Degrees Communications, has an experiment that satisfyingly conveys the importance of personal branding: CONTINUE READING

Attorney's key to social media policies: Be specific, but not too strong

By Brett Johnson
January 27, 2017 10:19 AM

Use common sense — seems like an adequate rule for social media activity related to work. CONTINUE READING

N.J. trial lawyers launch new boutique firm

By Emily Bader
January 26, 2017 10:19 AM

The formation of the litigation boutique Tanenbaum Keale LLP was announced Wednesday by veteran trial lawyers Michael A Tanenbaum, James H. Keale and Thomas D. Robertson. CONTINUE READING

Norris McLaughlin law firm names new chair for matrimonial and family team

By Eric Strauss
January 24, 2017 12:32 PM

The Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A. has named one of its members the new chair of its matrimonial and family law practice, it announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

January is called 'Divorce Month': Resolutions, fresh starts and had enoughs

By Eric Solotoff, co-chair, Family Law Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLPJanuary 23, 2017 08:09 AM

Over the last decade or so, January has come to be known as “Divorce Month” due to the jump in divorce filings during the month, more so than any other month of the year. This phenomena is proven objectively, by the number of filings and anecdotally, by the number of new clients typically seen by divorce attorneys during January. CONTINUE READING

Could COAH ruling aid distressed properties?

By Tom Bergeron
January 19, 2017 07:17 PM

When the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled towns must factor in the so-called “gap years” from 1999 through 2015 when calculating their affordable housing obligations, some saw it as a major hindrance to communities and developers, many of whom will have to redo existing projects to meet the court mandate. CONTINUE READING

Industry, political figures react to COAH ruling

By Mario Marroquin
January 19, 2017 02:21 PM

Representatives from both the public and private sectors appear to be divided on the consequences of the affordable housing ruling made by the New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday. CONTINUE READING

Duane Morris names new managing partner in Newark

By Emily Bader
January 19, 2017 10:26 AM

Duane Morris LLP announced Wednesday it has appointed Gregory R. Haworth managing partner of its Newark office. CONTINUE READING

N.J. Supreme Court rules 'gap years' in affordable housing obligations count

By Mario Marroquin
January 18, 2017 01:02 PM

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that towns must factor in the so-called “gap years” from 1999 through 2015 when calculating their affordable housing obligations. CONTINUE READING

Medical examiner changes cause of death for former Cooper CEO Sheridan

By Eric Strauss
January 13, 2017 01:36 PM

The state medical examiner has changed the cause of death for former CEO and President of Cooper University Health System John P. Sheridan Jr., the state Office of the Attorney General announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

Scarinci Hollenbeck grows attorney roster by more than 13 percent

By Eric Strauss
January 12, 2017 10:27 AM

The Lyndhurst-based law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck has added eight lawyers to its roster of more than 60 attorneys in recent weeks, it said. CONTINUE READING

The Interview Issue: Terry Lyons — Putting family back into the law

By January 12, 2017 08:22 AM

The waiting room of Lyons & Associates in Somerville looks and feels more like an inviting foyer of a home decorated for the holidays. That is exactly how Theresa “Terry” Lyons wants it. CONTINUE READING

The Interview Issue: Scott Kobler — The art of (financing) the deal

By January 11, 2017 08:13 AM

Scott Kobler is a prominent health care lawyer at McCarter & English in Newark who has been in the industry for more than 30 years. He is also on the boards of NJTV and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has been with the Newark Alliance since its founding. CONTINUE READING

DeCotiis law firm adds partner, changes name

By Eric Strauss
January 9, 2017 01:30 PM

The law firm known as DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole LLP has added a new name partner and, as a result, changed its name, it announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

Update: Barnabas, Hackensack Meridian execs to be deposed in OMNIA suit, judge rules

By Anjalee Khemlani
January 9, 2017 08:27 PM

Two of the state's largest health systems are now involved in a case brought on by some of their peers against the state's largest insurer, according to a court order Monday. CONTINUE READING

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