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Prime is winning bidder for St. Michael's

By Anjalee Khemlani
November 9, 2015 06:25 PM


The good Fight: Pro bono work isn't very glamorous, but it can make a big difference

By Daria Meoli
November 9, 2015 12:12 PM



Update: St. Peter's hospital takes on OMNIA plan in court

By Anjalee Khemlani
November 9, 2015 11:33 AM

St. Peter's University Hospital took the state's largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, to court over the hospital's alleged wrongful exclusion from the top tier of a new health plan. CONTINUE READING

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Federal appeals court rules against latest N.J. sports betting effort

By Andrew George
August 25, 2015 02:27 PM

Judges at the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled in a 2-to-1 vote Tuesday against the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, squashing the state's latest of several attempts at doing so and sending proponents back to the drawing board. CONTINUE READING

TOP 100: Sills Cummis & Gross finds its 'destination department' is helping it grow business throughout the state

By Joshua Burd
August 21, 2015 10:08 AM

They could be taking in the view from their office high atop the Legal Center, or they could simply take a few steps outside into the heart of downtown Newark. Either way, it's not hard for Ted Zangari and Mark Levenson to see the work of the real estate department at Sills Cummis & Gross. In recent years, the firm has been tapped to help guide high-profile deals and projects such as the 2-year-old Panasonic Corp. North American headquarters next door and the sale of Three Gateway Center just across McCarter Highway. CONTINUE READING


Riker Danzig affirms commitment to Morristown with new lease

By Tom Bergeron
August 18, 2015 12:24 PM

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is the largest single office tenant in downtown Morristown. So when its lease at Headquarters Plaza came up, there was significant interest to keeping the law firm in town. CONTINUE READING

Law firm moving to Court Plaza in Hackensack

By Eric Strauss
August 14, 2015 09:42 AM

A Hackensack law firm is moving to the Court Plaza complex in the city, according to building owner Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. CONTINUE READING

Are billable hours going away? Experts differ, but all agree: How we pay for legal services is undergoing a big change

By Daria Meoli
August 14, 2015 09:36 AM

The recession hit the legal industry hard. Corporations were forced to find ways to cut back on their spending — and weren't afraid to ask to renegotiate payment structures for the services they used. CONTINUE READING

S. Jersey law firm moves HQ to Cherry Hill

By Eric Strauss
August 7, 2015 12:53 PM

A South Jersey law firm, the Keaveney Legal Group LLC, has relocated from Mount Laurel to Cherry Hill, according to real estate brokerage firm Wolf Commercial Real Estate. CONTINUE READING

Newark recycling plant cited by OSHA

By Emily Bader
August 6, 2015 04:28 PM

A Newark-based recycling plant faces $53,900 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing its workers to amputation hazards, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration. CONTINUE READING

Andrzejczak introduces bill limiting medical record copy charges

By Andrew George
August 3, 2015 01:32 PM

Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak (D-Cape May Court House) has introduced a measure that would put a cap on the fees charged to patients for copies of their own medical records. CONTINUE READING

Up and coming: Grabczak is part of next wave of talent

By Daria Meoli
July 31, 2015 09:50 AM

Paulina M. Grabczak does not fit the profile of a typical lobbyist. Young, female and lacking a political birthright, she could be emblematic of where the lobbying field is heading. CONTINUE READING

Lobby leader

By Daria Meoli
July 31, 2015 09:50 AM

Down on State Street, Patrizia A. Zita is one of the few female managing partners at a lobbying firm. She may also be one of the best. CONTINUE READING

The balloon industry has a lobby? It does. And it's active. Here's why:

By Daria Meoli
July 31, 2015 09:50 AM

They are ubiquitous at every celebration. They play a central part in perhaps the most famous “Curious George” book. And, as any mischievous teen or college student will tell you, sucking in the gas that helps them float makes you talk funny and brings laughter to all within earshot. CONTINUE READING

Two N.J. law firms make '50 Best for Women' list

By Meg Fry
July 28, 2015 03:24 PM

Gibbons P.C. in Newark and Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland were named yesterday as 2015 “50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers. CONTINUE READING

Warren-based architecture and engineering firm hires three new architects

By Joshua Burd
July 21, 2015 11:27 AM

Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor, a Warren-based architecture and engineering firm, announced it has hired architects Charles Clauser, Harry Wright and Stephen Sgro in its Cherry Hill office. CONTINUE READING

Connell Foley happy to be back in Newark

By Daria MeoliJuly 20, 2015 12:08 PM

While many firms are focused on the future, one firm with deep roots in the state has gone back to where it started. CONTINUE READING

Equal billing: Law firms find eliminating the corner office — and old-style setups — helps them attract next generation

By DARIA MEOLIJuly 20, 2015 12:08 PM

When Sandra Brown Sherman, Julian Wells, Anthony Sylvester and Andrew Stamelman left a well-established law firm to start their own just over a year ago, they knew they would be leaving many perks behind. One, they did willingly: The cushy corner office. The four partners at Florham Park-based Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman now work in spaces the same size as the office occupied by the youngest attorney on staff. According to Sylvester, the layout makes a point, as it removes ego from the office selection process. Sherman Wells, he said, wanted to create a culture where the square footage of an office and the number of windows has no bearing on the value of that professional to the firm. “We want everyone to understand that we are all in this together,” he said. The idea is part of a growing trend in the profession that literally is getting a new look. In an industry where precedent is king and confidentiality is paramount, many firms are taking down the wood-paneled walls to create open, collaborative workspaces. Corner offices are being turned into conference rooms. Legal libraries are being consigned closets in order to make room for lounge areas. Sleek computers and ergonomically designed furniture are replacing commonly conjured images of mahogany desks littered with legal pads and accordion files stacked waist high. Today, law firms are looking more and more like Silicon Alley tech companies. For many firms, the open concept is more than a term to describe the floor plan. It’s a philosophy. At Hackensack-based Pashman Stein, an open-door policy actually means its attorneys have no doors on their offices. The partners believe this helps create a more collaborative environment. “Litigation has gotten bigger,” said Michael Stein, a founding partner of the firm. “With the electronic revolution, you can be inundated with millions of documents that can be produced relatively easily. The amount of information that is now exchanged during discovery can be overwhelming. CONTINUE READING

Christie's chief counsel returning to Lowenstein Sandler firm; McElroy Deutsch lawyer tabbed as replacement

By Joshua Burd
July 17, 2015 12:01 PM

Chris Porrino will step down as Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel and return to the private sector after nearly four years in the administration, Christie's office announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

Barnabas Health CEO Ostrowsky speaks on tax ruling — and his thoughts may be surprising

By Tom Bergeron
July 15, 2015 10:42 AM

Like all hospital executives, Barnabas Health CEO and President Barry H. Ostrowsky viewed the recent tax court decision that could stick Morristown Medical Center with a $2.5 million tax bill with a discerning eye. His reaction, however, may be surprising. CONTINUE READING

Judge allows Stockton to place Showboat back on market, report says

By Andrew George
July 14, 2015 02:21 PM

An Atlantic County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the shuttered Showboat casino in Atlantic City could be placed back on the market by Stockton University, according to a Press of Atlantic City report. CONTINUE READING

Fairfield-based ‘As Seen on TV’ company settles lawsuit with state

By Andrew George
July 14, 2015 08:36 AM

Telebrands Corp, the Fairfield-based company that’s known for selling “As Seen on TV” products, has agreed to pay $550,000 to the state and revise several of its business practices in order to resolve an August 2014 lawsuit filed by the office of the state Attorney General and consumer affairs division, the State Division of Consumer Affairs announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

Real estate investors wary of tax changes; say limiting Section 1031 would slow down sector

By Joshua Burd
July 13, 2015 10:19 AM

“What is your favorite section of the Internal Revenue Code?” It's an odd question for most people, but not for many real estate investors and professionals. Without hesitation, they would point to Section 1031, which enables someone to sell a property and defer taxes on capital gains if the proceeds are used to buy another like-kind property soon thereafter. CONTINUE READING

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