Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. News/Blogs Feed Mar 2017firmwise Ready for Trial - When do you start and what do you do to ensure you are ready?: CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey Office Jun 2017Events<p><strong>Program Description:</strong><br /> We all want to secure the best result for our clients that the facts and law will allow. Are there certain things we can do to improve our prospects for achieving the best result? When should we begin this process? How do we accomplish this within the confines of litigation budgets and our other client matters requiring attention? Let&rsquo;s take a careful look at what it takes to announce &ldquo;ready&rdquo; every time in every case and why our clients will benefit from such an approach<br /> <strong><br /> Program Details:</strong><br /> Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00 am to 10:30 am (Eastern)<br /> Cole Schotz, P.C. 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601<br /> <br /> Registration link available soon. <br /> **Discount code CSEVENT at checkout will get you complimentary access**</p> 2017 Compliance Symposium May 2017Events<p>Paul Kim is speaking at the 2017 Healthcare Business Management Association.<strong><br /> Event Location:&nbsp;</strong><br /> Hilton Alexandria Mark Center<br /> 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311<br /> <br /> View the Symposium schedule <a href="">here</a>.<br /> Register for conference <a href="">here</a>.</p> Demirjian is a panelist at the 2017 New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting May 2017Events<p><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;<br /> Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa<br /> 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1946<br /> Atlantic City, NJ<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Panel Description:</strong><br /> <u>Post-Sandy Resiliency Projects In NJ - Rebuild By Design And Beyond</u><br /> In June 2013, the HUD Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force launched the &ldquo;Rebuild By Design&rdquo; (RBD) competition, a multi-stage planning and design competition to promote resilience in the Sandy-affected region. Two New Jersey proposals were selected as winners: RBD Meadowlands was awarded $150 million to design and construct a solution that will reduce flooding risks and enhance resiliency in the area near Little Ferry, Teterboro, Moonachie, and Carlstadt, and RBD Hudson River was awarded $230 million to reduce frequent flooding due to storm surge, high tide, and heavy rainfall in Hoboken, Weehawken, and Jersey City. We will provide in-depth reviews of these critical and innovative projects. We will also specifically discuss the unique zoning and environmental permitting issues associated with RBD Meadowlands, the incorporation of RBD and other resiliency concepts into redevelopment plans and redevelopment agreements, and the public and private sources of funding for resiliency projects (including green bonds, RBD-style programs and the HUD Community Development Block Grant program). Finally, we will review resiliency efforts and initiatives in southern NJ municipalities such as Atlantic City and Wildwood.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="">here</a> to register for the convention.&nbsp;</p> Practices in Avoiding Civil Tax Penalties and Obtaining Removal or Abatement: CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey Office Apr 2017Events<p><strong>Program Description:</strong><br /> This program will review several different types of federal civil tax penalties including failure to file and failure to pay penalties, accuracy related penalties, valuation penalties, and penalties for failing to file certain international information returns. After explaining how these penalties work and how to best avoid them from being imposed, the program will also discuss best practices and the procedure for abating or removing these penalties after they have been assessed. You will learn how to seek penalty relief in the different administrative areas of the IRS and in the courts, and we will share practitioner tips to achieve expedient and efficient results.<br /> <br /> <strong>Program Details:</strong><br /> Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00 am to 10:30 am (Eastern)<br /> Cole Schotz, P.C. 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601<br /> <strong><br /> </strong>Register <a href=";videoCourseId=0&amp;audioCourseId=0&amp;textCourseId=0&amp;sc_cid=null">here</a>.<br /> **Discount code CSEVENT at checkout will get you complimentary access**<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Abramson is a moderator at the CIANJ Special Real Property Roundtable Apr 2017Events<p><strong>Program Overview:</strong><br /> The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has partnered with The George Washington University's Center for Real Estate &amp; Urban Analysis (CREUA) to provide research essential to its strategic plan for the walkable urban areas in the&nbsp;tri-state area.<br /> <br /> The panel of experts will discuss the results of the study including:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&bull; What kind of real estate should be developed, and where<br /> &bull; Obstacles to achieving growth<br /> &bull; Economic, fiscal, and real estate value changes<br /> &bull; Measuring economic and social equity performance<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Agenda, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30-10:30 a.m.:</strong><br /> Registration: 7:30 a.m.<br /> Welcome: 8:00 a.m.<br /> GW Research Results: 8:15 a.m. <br /> Panel Discussion: 9:15 a.m. <br /> Q&amp;A:10:15 a.m.<br /> Adjourn: 10:30 a.m.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Kochman is moderating at the 2017 CIANJ HR Roundtable!--525/details05 Apr 2017Events Rubenstein is a moderator at Bisnow's National Retail: East Coast Series Apr 2017Events Stidd is speaking at the live webinar, "What All Paralegals Must Know About the Probate Process" Apr 2017Events<p><strong>Program Description: &nbsp;</strong><br /> The live webinar will be 90 minutes in length, a minimum of 85 minutes of content and maximum of 5 minutes of Q&amp;A. The live webinar will be scheduled between the hours of 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST and will be heard by a national audience. <br /> <br /> <strong>Program Agenda:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">I. Developing a Probate Process</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">A. Initial Client Contact<br /> B. Plan for Administration<br /> C. Recognizing Potential issues/problem areas</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">II. Filing Pleadings to open probate</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">A. Testate v. Intestate<br /> B. Appointment of Executor<br /> C. Notice Requirements<br /> D. Deadlines</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">III. Administering the Estate</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">A. Establishing a Timeline of Events and Tickler System<br /> B. Distinguish what assets will be subject to probate<br /> C. Statutory Allowances</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">IV. Creditor Claims</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">A. Notice Requirements<br /> B. Validity<br /> C. Payment</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">V. Completing Administration</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">A. Closing checklist<br /> B. Unresolved issues<br /> C. Payment of all valid claims, debts, expenses and taxes<br /> D. Payment of fiduciary and attorney fees<br /> E. Accounting<br /> F. Final distribution of assets</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><br /> Benefits of Attending this Program:</strong><br /> Frequently the initial meeting with a probate client is an emotional one in which the client, emotional from the loss of their loved one, is not absorbing much of the information being conveyed and the attorney or paralegal finds themselves repeating the same information multiple times throughout the process, which is inefficient, frustrating and costly. Too often the Executor and beneficiaries do not understand the process and complain about fees, time and the overall process. This live webinar will provide tips and tricks to those professionals on the front lines to combat these issues, help provide ways to ensure that the clients are aware of the process as a whole and give guidelines to set realistic goals, deadlines and expectations. In addition, the goal of this live webinar is to give the professionals additional tools to understand, manage and navigate the probate process from start to finish, by providing information and checklists to help manage creditors&rsquo; claims, important deadlines and keeping track of probate assets. Finally, you will walk away with a clear overall picture of the probate process and a better understanding of how to avoid common problems associated with probate administration.</p> Lewis is presenting in the "Commercial Lease Escalation Issues" live webinar Mar 2017Events<p>Live webinar, scheduled to be held on March 30, 2017 from <strong>1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST</strong>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Learn how to effectively use escalation clauses in commercial leases to avoid future expenses.</strong><br /> This highly informative material is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of how various types of escalations, such as operating expenses, common area maintenance (CAM) and real estate taxes, among others, are addressed in today's commercial lease environment. The speaker will explore these obligations from the perspective of both the landlord and the tenant, as well as discuss the importance of thoroughly reviewing commercial lease provisions and addressing ambiguous language.<br /> <br /> Learning Objectives:</p> <ul> <li>You will be able to identify key factors in analyzing these provisions from both the landlord's and tenant's perspective.</li> <li>You will be able to recognize various types of escalation provisions typically found in commercial leases which could result in a significant &lsquo;boon' to the landlord and expense to the tenant.</li> <li>You will be able to discuss and explain why certain items should be included or excluded from these provisions during negotiations.</li> <li>You will be able to review and analyze leases more efficiently and cost effectively.</li> </ul> <p>Register <a href=";p=13389&amp;s=direct">here</a>!</p> <br type="_moz" /> <br /> Sirota, Arianna Frankl, Alan Rubin, Christopher Kula and Roger Iorio are representing Boca Raton, Florida-based AMI on its purchase of Us Weekly Mar 2017