One of the primary benefits for individuals operating a business under the umbrella of a corporation or limited liability company is avoiding personal liability. As a general matter, “[t]he rule of law that has evolved in New Jersey is that the corporate form as a wholly distinct and separate entity will be upheld.” Coppa v. Taxation Div. Direc ... Read More.
Unlike the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that apply in civil actions appealed from the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Court Rules governing actions filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey (state court) do not include a specific rule allowing a prevailing party to recover legal fees incurred in defending a frivolous appea ... Read More.
Constructive Trust Equitable Distribution NJ
The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously imposed a constructive trust over the ex-husband's $2.25 million deferred compensation paid by his employer following the sale of the company; the sale and distribution of the deferred compensation occurred within three months of their final judgment of divorce ... Read More.
Despite New Jersey having a uniform policy on the books when it comes to computing the allowance of a county sheriff's fees for carrying out judicial execution sales, see N.J.S.A. 22A:4-8, in practice the results will often vary from County to County. My firm recently recovered payment of a civil judgment for $56,000 immediately following a levy on ... Read More.