Hill Wallack LLP Firm News/Blogs Feedhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10en-us18 Apr 2021firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStatement Against Anti-Asian Racism and Hatehttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115879&format=xml&p=531012 Apr 2021News ReleaseOur nation has been rocked by violence directed at individuals and groups based on skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference, and/or disability. The senseless and tragic deaths of too many Americans, including the recent attacks in Georgia, remind us that in a country as great as America, many are still subjected to verbal harassment, physical assault, and worse, rooted solely in prejudice and hatred. America is better than that.<br /> <br /> Discrimination and prejudice in any form, directed at anyone, based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference or disability&mdash;are wrong, plain and simple.&nbsp;We cannot tolerate, encourage or countenance violence in any form, and must unite together against it when it emanates from discrimination, bias and prejudice. As lawyers we must not stand idly by while these tragic events occur.&nbsp;Silence and inaction are unacceptable. Our profession must be at the forefront of countering these threats to the bedrock principles upon which this nation was founded&mdash;equality, liberty and justice.<br /> <br /> At Hill Wallack we practice our beliefs. Diversity and inclusion are important values that guide us as a Firm, and the diversity of lawyers and staff make us better. Our efforts on behalf of our clients, in our communities, and in our profession reflect these values and inform our interactions in all aspects of our practice. Hill Wallack is committed to these principles and strives to foster tolerance, equality, fairness and, most significantly, as lawyers, justice for all.<br /> <br />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Expands Real Estate Practice with Arrival of Stu Demberhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115779&format=xml&p=531005 Apr 2021News Release<br /> <img width="256" height="345" align="left" alt="" border="0" vspace="0" hspace="10" src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Stuart_Dember_04022021.jpg" />Hill Wallack LLP, a full-service, a major central New Jersey law firm headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has expanded its Real Estate Group, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings with the addition of veteran New Jersey lawyer <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/?t=3&amp;A=22393&amp;format=xml&amp;p=5306">Stu Dember</a> as partner.<br /> <br /> Stu has been a recognized legal practitioner in the Mercer County and surrounding areas for more than 40 years. He represents clients in complex commercial real estate matters, primarily handling significant multimillion-dollar transactions. He has helped clients acquire substantial commercial properties and secured permanent financing for the development of office buildings, health facilities, commercial condominium projects and retail shopping centers. <br /> <br /> Stu also helps resolve related construction issues and has facilitated the sale and purchase of general businesses and restaurants. In the Mercer County area, he has created commercial and mixed-use condominiums and represents landlords and both regional and national tenants in negotiating and finalizing ground, office and retail leases.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of Stu&rsquo;s caliber to the firm. Given his prior commercial real estate experience and his strong reputation in the Mercer County area, he will be a great asset to our clients and the firm.&rdquo; said Managing Partner Michael Kahme. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I am thrilled to be joining Hill Wallack. I chose the firm for a number of reasons, including its reputation among the leading firms in New Jersey, its full-service platform and most of all, its people, many of whom I have known for years,&rdquo; said Stu. <br /> <br /> Stu is very active in the New Jersey legal community where he has been a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Princeton Bar Association and the Mercer County Bar Association&rsquo;s Real Estate Section where he was a past co-chair and trustee. <br />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Supti Bhattacharya Named Attorney of the Week in Series by SABA-NJ Leaderhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115661&format=xml&p=531030 Mar 2021News Release<p><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Supti_Bhattacharya_07172019.jpg" alt="" width="182" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="246" border="0" align="left" /><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/supti-bhattacharya">Supti Bhattacharya</a>, Chair of the Family Law Department and the first South Asian Equity Partner at Hill Wallack, was named as Attorney of the Week in a series created by Verizon Communication Associate General Counsel and South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) Vice President Rippi Karda.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10One Year Later: Things to Consider Before Reopening Amenities at Your Community Associationhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115611&format=xml&p=25 Mar 2021COVID-19<div><span><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/Things to Consider.jpg" alt="" width="577" vspace="0" hspace="10" height="324" border="0" align="bottom" /><br /> </span></div> <div><span><br /> One year after the lockdown, several states and local governments are moving toward lifting or easing social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 vaccine. Hill Wallack hosted a webinar to help community associations in New Jersey address the myriad of issues involved with safely reopening their facilities and explore the associated risks and liabilities involved for community associations on March 18, 2021. <br /> <br /> To view the webinar, click <a href="https://youtu.be/p70ACr5igHs">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </span></div>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Abby Webb to Speak at the Hispanic Bar Association of NJ's Annual Women's Empowerment Leadership & Law Conferencehttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115318&format=xml&p=555525 Mar 2021Event<p>Hill Wallack is proud to support the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey&rsquo;s 2021 Annual Women's Empowerment Leadership &amp; Law (W.E.L.L.) Conference, which will be held virtually on March 25-26.</p> <p><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" />Partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/albertina-webb">Abby Webb</a> will be speaking on a panel at the conference with other female practitioners on The Top 10 Things Women Should Know About Family Law. <a href="http://bit.ly/3eovPQZ">Learn more and register</a>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Community Associations Group to Host Webinar on Things to Consider Before Reopening Amenities at Your Community Associationhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115349&format=xml&p=555518 Mar 2021Event<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://bit.ly/3vmamOq"><img src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/Things to Consider1.jpg" alt="" width="609" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="342" border="0" align="bottom" /></a></p> <p>One year after the lockdown, several states and local governments are moving toward lifting or easing social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 vaccine.</p> <p>Community associations in New Jersey now need a plan in place to address the reopening of their amenities.</p> <p>While restoring access to these amenities is a priority for many communities right now, reopening amenities is not a one-size-fits-all approach and requires careful planning and counseling.<br /> <br /> Join us on March 18 at 12pm to 1:30pm&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/3vmamOq">for a webinar</a> to help attendees address the myriad of issues involved with safely reopening their facilities and explore the risks and liabilities involved for community associations.<br /> <br /> This webinar will cover:</p> <ul> <li>Considerations and timing for opening and operating different types of amenities</li> <li>The benefits and limitations of tort immunity</li> <li>The types of necessary waivers community associations need to protect themselves</li> <li>What kinds of protective provisions in contracts should be in place such as force majeure, pool contract provisions and requiring contractors to follow CDC protocols</li> <li>The importance of following governmental guidelines</li> <li>The impact of vaccines on reopening plans</li> </ul> <p>The speakers include <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/community-associations">Hill Wallack Community Associations</a> attorneys <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/jessica-n-baker">Jessica Baker</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/george-c-greatrex-jr">George Greatrex</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/terry-a-kessler">Terry Kessler</a>, <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/ronald-l-perl">Ron Perl</a> and <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/kenneth-r-sauter">Kenneth Sauter</a>. <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record</a> will be the moderator.&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn more and register <a href="http://bit.ly/3vmamOq">here</a>.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Quick Reference: Executive Orders of the NJ Governorhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115415&format=xml&p=18 Mar 2021COVID-19<br /> <h4>To view all Executive orders of the NJ Governor click <a href="https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html">here</a>.</h4> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Community Associations Partner Caroline Record to be a panelist during CAI-NJ's Retreathttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115198&format=xml&p=555510 Mar 2021Event<h4><span style="font-size: large;"><br /> </span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"> </span><span style="font-size: x-large;">2021 Act Like a Lady Think Like a Boss Retreat</span></h4> <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" />Hill Wallack Community Associations partner <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record</a> will be a panelist discussing the current legislative topics that are directly impacting the Community Association industry.<br /> <br /> Joining Caroline are the female representatives of LAC, including: Dawn Bauman, Barbara Drummond, Christine F. Li, Karyn Kennedy Branco, Esq. and Michele Jaker. The program will be moderated by Cheryl Rhine, CIC,CIRMS.<br /> <br /> For more program information, click <a href="https://cainj.org/2021-wl-retreat/">here</a>. <br /> <em><br /> 1 CEU Credit for Managers</em><br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Visit our COVID-19 Resource Centerhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115736&format=xml&p=531001 Mar 2021News Release<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/?p=18795"><img width="783" height="261" align="top" alt="" border="0" vspace="0" hspace="0" src="http://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/covid home page snip it.JPG" /></a></p> <p><br /> Click <a href="http://www.hillwallack.com/?p=18795">here</a> to get relevant legal and business support through our knowledge base as the coronavirus pandemic evolves and impacts our global community.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Partner Kenneth R. Sauter Receives Morris Habitat For Humanity Donald H. Kuhn Inspiration Awardhttp://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=115110&format=xml&p=531026 Feb 2021News Release<p><strong><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" />Princeton, NJ February 26, 2021</strong> -- On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Kenneth R. Sauter, partner in the Cedar Knolls, N.J. office of Hill Wallack and current Morris Habitat For Humanity (MH4H) Board President was honored with the Donald H. Kuhn Inspiration Award during the (MH4H) Virtual Gala! The Donald H. Kuhn Inspiration Award was created in 2017. This award is given annually at Morris Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s Annual Hearts &amp; Hammers Gala to honor volunteers who exemplify his spirit, dedication and compassion. Ken has guided (MH4H) through the pandemic, their recent expansion, and much more. Ken and his wife Christi are also future co-chairs of their Bennett Avenue Project. &ldquo;Serving Morris Habitat as a director and as president has truly been rewarding and humbling,&rdquo; Mr. Sauter said. &ldquo; I will always be grateful for the experience.&nbsp; I thank my fellow directors and the leaders, staff and volunteers of Morris Habitat, particularly for their ability to continue Habitat for Humanity&rsquo;s mission notwithstanding the many challenges faced during the past pandemic year.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mr. Sauter is a member of the firm&rsquo;s Community Associations, Real Estate, and Banking &amp; Financial Services Practice Groups. His practice is devoted to real estate matters, with particular emphasis on the representation of community associations. His practice includes commercial real estate transactions, leasing and financing; representation of commercial lenders, including community association lenders; land use and development; and general business representation.</p> <p>Mr. Sauter has held other leadership roles, such as president of the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute in 2015 and chairperson of the chapter&rsquo;s Legislative Action, Editorial and Education Committees.</p> <p>In addition to his work for Habitat, Mr. Sauter serves as a member of the Housing Partnership of Morris County Home Ownership Center Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Executive Board of The Arc of Essex County.</p> <p><b>About Morris Habitat for Humanity</b></p> <p>Morris Habitat for Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat seeks a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The group provides services to ensure that lower income families in Morris County have the opportunity for homeownership and asset-building. For 35 years, it has offered a hand up to lower-income families, giving them hope of breaking the generational poverty cycle. Morris Habitat provides the opportunity for families to live in safe, healthy homes and communities. Morris Habitat has served 442 families through its home building, repair and international homebuilder programs, and also supports Habitat International working in Honduras and elsewhere.</p>http://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10