Hill Wallack LLP Firm News/Blogs Feedhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10en-us24 Aug 2019firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHill Wallack Partner Caroline Record, Panelist at CAI-NJ Legal Forumhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95483&format=xml&p=555517 Sep 2019Event<h3><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">CAI-NJ LEGAL FORUM<br /> </span></h3> <strong>Tuesday, September 17, 2019 l 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.<br /> </strong><br /> <strong>Stonebridge Community Association l 1 Cobblestone Blvd., Monroe Township, NJ</strong><br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Caroline_Record_07142015.jpg" alt="" width="166" vspace="0" hspace="20" height="250" border="0" align="left" /><br /> On Tuesday, September 17th, Community Associations Law partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record</a> will be among a group of panelists discussing:<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">WHAT WOULD YOU DO?</span></span></strong><br /> Legal Issues Impacting Community Associations<br /> <br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-size: medium;">Click </span><a href="/D444E6/assets/files/Documents/Legal-Reg-Form_2019_fillable.pdf"><span style="font-size: medium;">here</span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"> for program and credit information.</span><br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partner Francis J. Sullivan to Speak at NBI Seminar in Philadelphia, PAhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95494&format=xml&p=555521 Aug 2019Event<h3><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">The Mini MBA for Attorneys</span></h3> <p><strong>Wednesday, August 21, 2019 l 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue<br /> 4100 Presidential Boulevard l Philadelphia, PA <br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Francis_Sullivan_02102017.jpg" alt="" width="167" vspace="0" hspace="20" height="250" border="0" align="left" /><br /> </strong>Partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/francis-j-sullivan">Francis J. Sullivan</a> will be among a group of panelists for a seminar sponsored by NBI (National Business Institute).<br /> <br /> Mr. Sullivan will be speaking on the topic below at 3:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><span style="font-size: large;">Ethical Considerations</span></span></strong><br /> Mr. Sullivan will discuss ethical standards and civil liability; the role of the attorney as advisor in LLC formation; conflicts of interest; and confidentiality - information derived from an earlier representation.<br /> <br /> For further information on this program and credits, click <a href="https://www.nbi-sems.com/82829">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Francis J. Sullivan</strong> is a partner in the law firm of Hill Wallack LLP. He is partner-in-charge of the Business &amp; Commercial and Trusts &amp; Estates practice groups. Mr. Sullivan concentrates his practice in the representation of corporate entities and partnerships, buying and selling businesses and real estate, tax and regulatory issues, as well as obtaining and structuring financing to further his clients' business needs, growth and development. He frequently advises clients on the planning, organizing, restructuring and governance of new and existing business entities, including the documenting of the relationship between and among the business entity and its owners. Mr. Sullivan also negotiates, structures and drafts operating, partnership and shareholder agreements, agreements for retirement and buy-outs of partners and corporate owners, as well as generational succession planning. He also is involved in commercial litigation on behalf of his business clients. Mr. Sullivan is very active in the legal profession and his community. He is past president of the Bucks County Bar Association and is a current vice president of the Charitable Foundation of the Bucks County Bar Association. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a life time fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and is a hearing committee member of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board. He is a former Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Inns of Court of Bucks County. Mr. Sullivan earned his B.A. degree from La Salle University and his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law. He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law and in 2004 received a certificate in estate planning from the Graduate Tax Division of Temple University School of Law at Temple Law School. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and the Bucks County bar associations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Family Law Attorney Albertina "Abby" Webb Speaking at NJSBA's Summer CLEfesthttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95477&format=xml&p=555509 Aug 2019Event<h3><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">Summer CLEfest - Family Law Track</span></h3> <strong>Friday, August 9, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | The Water Club at Borgata, Atlantic City</strong><br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Albertina_Webb_01232019.jpg" alt="" width="167" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="250" border="0" align="left" />On Friday, August 9th, Family Law partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/albertina-webb">Albertina &quot;Abby&quot; Webb</a> will be among the panel discussing:<br /> <p style="margin-left: 160px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><strong>A 20/20 Look at 50/50 Physical Custody | 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Years ago, courts routinely awarded mothers sole physical custody of their children in divorce proceedings. Legal and mental health experts saw 50/50 physical custody as a way to keep both parents involved in their children&rsquo;s lives and avoid litigation. However, we are now left to question whether 50/50 physical custody is the panacea we thought it would be, or does it actually cause more problems than it solves? And with more states considering laws to promote equal physical custody, what does hindsight teach us about the future? Learn more about the program </span><a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=1699&amp;productId=43515685&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=NJSBA"><span style="font-size: small;">here</span></a><span style="font-size: small;">.</span></p> <br /> <strong>Albertina &ldquo;Abby&rdquo; Webb</strong> is a partner in the Red Bank, New Jersey office of Hill Wallack LLP, where she is a member of the firm&rsquo;s Family Law practice group. Ms. Webb concentrates her practice on family law issues, including divorce, custody, support, post-judgment and domestic violence cases from inception through resolution, either by mediation, arbitration or trial. She also handles enforcement or modification of marital agreements, alimony and child support awards, post judgment enforcement and modification of agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as engaging in litigation practice to set them aside or for enforcement.http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Responds to DCA's Proposed Radburn Regulationshttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95985&format=xml&p=530908 Aug 2019Client Alert<p><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Ronald_Perl_07222013.JPG" alt="" width="187" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="250" border="0" align="left" />The Department of Community Affairs has proposed new regulations to implement the &ldquo;Radburn Act,&rdquo; which was enacted in 2017 to address procedures for board elections and voting participation rights in community associations. The proposed regulations would have a significant impact on the way associations conduct elections and tally votes as well as other issues, including&nbsp; board decision making on confidential matters.&nbsp; <b>Hill Wallack</b> submitted a comment letter on behalf of its clients, with suggested changes to a number of proposed rules. Click <a href="/D444E6/assets/files/Documents/07180557.PDF"><b>here</b></a> to view a copy of Hill Wallack&rsquo;s comments. Comments received by the DCA will be considered by that agency and in the coming weeks it is anticipated that the final rules will be adopted and published. The proposed regulations can be found <a href="/D444E6/assets/files/Documents/07118003.PDF"><b>here</b></a>.<br /> <br /> &copy;2019 Hill Wallack LLP. All rights reserved. Please contact Hill Wallack for permission to reprint. Notice: The purpose of this Client Alert is to identify select developments that may be of interest to readers. The information contained herein is abridged and summarized from various sources, accuracy and completeness of which cannot be assured. This Client Alert should not be construed as legal advice or opinion, and is not a substitute for the advice of counsel.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Attorneys Support the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jerseyhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95240&format=xml&p=531026 Jun 2019News Release<p><b>Princeton, NJ June 26, 2019 </b>-- The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey held its 38th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, NJ. This signature event included networking, a cocktail hour, annual silent auction, and the presentation of $52,000 in scholarships to deserving law school students and students from the American Dream High School Pipeline Programs. President Julia Lopez, Esq., also announced the creation of the HBA endowment with a start-up check for $50,000.</p> <p><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/IMG_8612.JPG" alt="" width="548" vspace="0" hspace="20" height="412" border="0" align="left" />Hill Wallack LLP Family Law Partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/albertina-webb">Albertina Webb</a>, also serving as the Vice President of the Southern Region for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, along with the firm proudly supports the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey in the shared goals of promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal community. Hill Wallack, LLP, with offices in Princeton, Red Bank, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, Yardley, Pennsylvania, and now in New York, New York, has a long standing tradition of encouraging, creating and supporting diversity and inclusion in all of our offices, in the legal community and in events attended by and orchestrated by our Diversity and Inclusion Committee and The Women&rsquo;s Initiative Committee, serving multiple counties throughout the State.</p> <p><b>About HBA-NJ</b></p> <p>Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community. The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.</p> <p>Pictured left to right: <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/megha-r-thakkar"><span>Megha R. Thakkar</span></a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/eric-i-abraham">Eric I. Abraham</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/albertina-webb">Albertina &quot;Abby&quot; Webb</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/grant-c-wright">Grant C. Wright</a>, Sylwia L'Esperance, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/ozge-o-otarsi">Ozge Otarsi-McCue</a> and <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/michael-kahme">Michael Kahme</a>.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Attorneys Support the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jerseyhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=95181&format=xml&p=555522 Jun 2019Event<br /> The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey held its 38th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, NJ. <br /> <br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/IMG_8612.JPG" alt="" width="522" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="392" border="0" align="left" /><br /> <br /> Hill Wallack LLP, along with Albertina Webb, VP of the Southern Region for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey proudly supports the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey in our shared goals of promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal community. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Pictured left to right: <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/megha-r-thakkar">Megha R. Thakkar</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/eric-i-abraham">Eric I. Abraham</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/albertina-webb">Albertina &quot;Abby&quot; Webb</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/grant-c-wright">Grant C. Wright</a>, Sylwia L'Esperance, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/ozge-o-otarsi">Ozge Otarsi-McCue</a> and <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/michael-kahme">Michael Kahme</a>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Expanded Fair Housing Liability for Associations – Exposure for the Discriminatory Acts of Residentshttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=92320&format=xml&p=555519 Jun 2019Event<br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Random/community associations header.jpg" alt="" width="731" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="278" border="0" align="absmiddle" /><br /> <h1><span style="font-size: large;"> <h4>Join Hill Wallack LLP's Community Association Attorneys For An Informative Webinar <br /> On Expanded Fair Housing Liabiity for Associations - Exposure for the Discriminatory Acts of Residents</h4> <br /> June 19, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.<br /> <br /> <h4><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Ronald_Perl_07222013.JPG" alt="" width="187" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="250" border="0" align="left" /><br /> Presented by: <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/ronald-l-perl">Ronald L. Perl, Esq.</a>, CCAL</h4> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: small;">Most community association boards and managers know that the Federal Civil Rights Act prohibits housing discrimination and that the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 added handicap and familial status to the groups protected by the law. Less well-known is the fact that in 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enacted regulations which expanded the scope of community associations&rsquo; liability for housing discrimination. The regulations establish potential liability for associations based on the discriminatory actions of residents over whom the association has no direct control. This session will discuss these regulations and why associations now must be actively involved in addressing resident vs. resident discriminatory conduct.</span></span></p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Click <a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3422965913982922253">here</a> to register.<br /> <p><span style="font-size: small;">This course is approved for (1) one credit by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA&reg; certification. www.camicb.org. </span></p> </span></h1> <br />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Partner Kenneth R. Sauter to speak at NJICLE Seminarhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=91353&format=xml&p=555513 Jun 2019Event<h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /> <span style="font-size: x-large;">Fundamentals of Community Association Law</span> </span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: smaller;"><em>Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section and the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-NJ)<br /> </em></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: smaller;"><em> </em><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Thursday, June 13, 2019<br /> 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br /> New Jersey Law Center</strong></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/kenneth-r-sauter"><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Kenneth_Sauter_06032013.jpg" alt="" width="167" vspace="0" hspace="20" height="250" border="0" align="left" />Kenneth R. Sauter</a> is a partner in the Cedar Knolls, New Jersey office of Hill Wallack LLP and is a member of the firm&rsquo;s Community Associations, Real Estate, and Banking &amp; Financial Services practice groups.</p> <p>Mr. Sauter will be among an experienced panel presenting on the fundamentals of community association law. Mr. Sauter will present on topics and issues confronted by community association governing boards, owners, and other professionals, such as attorneys, managing agents, and accountants, &nbsp;including rental restrictions, FHA loan approvals, and advice to attorneys representing the purchasers of homes in community associations.</p> <p><span style="font-size: smaller;"><strong>Credits</strong><br /> <em>NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 4.5 credits<br /> PA CLE: 3.5 sbustantive credits pending<br /> NY CLE (Transitional &amp; Non-transitional): 4.5 professional practice credits</em></span><br /> <br /> For more information, click <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=33571162">here</a>.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Family Law Attorney, Megha R. Thakkar, Selected as One of New Jersey Law Journal's New Leaders of the Barhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=90168&format=xml&p=531012 Jun 2019News Release<p><br /> <img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Megha_Thakkar_03312016.jpg" alt="" width="179" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="250" border="0" align="left" />Hill Wallack is pleased to congratulate family law attorney, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/megha-r-thakkar">Megha R. Thakkar</a>, on being selected as one of New Jersey Law Journal&rsquo;s New Leaders of the Bar. In selecting its New Leaders of the Bar, the New Jersey Law Journal recognizes attorneys yet to reach the age of 40 for their notable achievements and outstanding potential.&nbsp; Megha will receive her award at the Professional Excellence Awards Dinner on June 12, 2019, at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.</p> <p>Megha is Counsel in the Princeton, New Jersey office of Hill Wallack LLP, where she is a member of the firm&rsquo;s Family Law practice group. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration, custody matters, alimony and child support disputes, post-judgment applications, prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence litigation. She is also a qualified mediator in family law matters and volunteers as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex and Somerset Counties.&nbsp; Megha is active in the Middlesex County Bar Association and presently serves as Secretary on its Board of Trustees.&nbsp;</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack LLP Partner Albertina Webb to Speak at NJICLE Seminarhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=91549&format=xml&p=555508 Jun 2019Event<div> <p><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Albertina_Webb_01232019.jpg" alt="" width="167" vspace="0" hspace="20" height="250" border="0" align="left" />Hill Wallack Family Law Attorney, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/?t=3&amp;A=18266&amp;format=xml&amp;p=5306">Albertina Webb</a> will be amongst a panel speaking on:</p> <h4>Child Custody Basics: Everything You Need to Handle Child Custody Matters in 2019.</h4> <p><strong><span id="dnn_ctr3157_DNNWebControlContainer_ctl00_lblLocation">June 8, 2019 I 9:00 AM - 12:35 PM<br /> <br /> New Jersey Law Center </span></strong><strong><span id="dnn_ctr3157_DNNWebControlContainer_ctl00_lblLocation">I</span></strong><strong><span id="dnn_ctr3157_DNNWebControlContainer_ctl00_lblLocation"> New Brunswick, NJ</span></strong></p> <div id="dnn_ctr3157_DNNWebControlContainer_ctl00_dvDateTime"> <div id="dnn_ctr3157_DNNWebControlContainer_ctl00_dvDate"> <div>Join us for a practical, informative seminar that will prepare you to confidently handle both the legal and emotional aspects of child custody cases in New Jersey. Seasoned family law attorneys will review the basics of child custody and visitation law and provide you with a solid understanding of the applicable statutes and case law, the terms you need to know, and strategies for dealing with combative clients and adversaries. They will discuss the various types of parenting arrangements such as the difference between custody and time-sharing, physical vs joint, and shared custody, and analyze the criteria that the courts use to make custody decisions. You will come away with a strong knowledge of child custody law and the interplay between the law and the psychological ramifications of custody disputes to that you can confidently represent your clients.<br /> <br /> <strong>NJ CLE information: </strong><em>This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.0 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 4.0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in matrimonial law.</em></div> </div> </div> </div> <br /> Moderator/Speaker: Christine Fitzgerald, Esq.<br /> <br /> <u>Other Speakers Include: </u><br /> Tanya L. Freeman, Esq., Weiner Law Group, LLP<br /> Eileen Kohutis, Ph.D.<br /> Matheu D. Nunn, Esq., Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito &amp; Frost, P.C.<br /> <br /> For more information, click <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=1699&amp;productId=39523364">here</a>.http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10