Hill Wallack LLP Firm News/Blogs Feedhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10en-us14 Oct 2021firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFamily Law Attorney Megha R. Thakkar to Speak at Middlesex County Bar Association Panel of Women Leadershttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118976&format=xml&p=555520 Oct 2021Event<p><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Blazing Your Own Trail: Insights from Women Leaders of the Bench &amp; Bar</b></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><b><br /> </b></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><b> </b></span><span style="font-size: small;"><i>CLE presented by the Middlesex County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section</i></span></p> <p><strong>October 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. &Iota; The Pines Manor &Iota; Edison, NJ</strong></p> <img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Megha_Thakkar_03312016.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="1" width="179" height="250" /> <p><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/megha-r-thakkar">Megha R. Thakkar</a> will be among a panel of six women leaders of the bench and bar, sharing their insights, knowledge, and experiences. Megha will share her experiences as a woman leader in the legal profession, including the role of the bar association in her career development, overcoming obstacles along the way, and how she manages to find balance, while handling a busy family law litigation and mediation practice.</p> <p>In addition to the seminar, the evening will pay tribute to the Honorable Jamie D. Happas, honoring her retirement after her distinguished career serving on the Middlesex County Bench for the past two decades.</p> <p><br /> <br /> About the Speaker:</p> <p>Megha R. Thakkar 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. Megha represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation, and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support disputes, post-judgment applications, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence litigation. She also handles complex issues of equitable distribution including distribution of businesses, stock options, and restricted stock units. Megha also addresses allocation of pensions and other retirement accounts in connection with divorce matters, including distribution of New Jersey State Pensions, particularly the Police and Firemen&rsquo;s Retirement System (PFRS), the Public Employees&rsquo; Retirement System (PERS), and the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF). Megha is also qualified mediator in family law matters pursuant to R. 1:40.</p> <p>For additional program and CLE information, or to register, click&nbsp;<a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/mcbalaw.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Reservation_Forms/happas_retirement_oct20_2021.pdf">here</a>.</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Attorneys Presenting at the 2021 Atlantic Builders Conventionhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=119089&format=xml&p=555512 Oct 2021Event<h4><b><br /> Come visit us at Booth #519 at the Atlantic Builders Convention being held on October 12-13, 2021 <br /> at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.</b></h4> <p><b><br /> Thomas F. Carroll and Keith A. Loughlin will be presenting at two of the educational seminars.<br /> </b><em>Continuing Education Credits are being offered - AICP, CLE (NJ/PA), CPC.&nbsp;</em></p> <h3><a><br /> Educational Seminars<br /> </a></h3> <p><a><br /> <img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Keith_Loughlin_09082021.png" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="1" width="215" height="308" /><u><strong>Affordable Housing Update</strong></u></a><br /> <b><br /> Tuesday, October 12, 2021<br /> 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM<br /> </b><b>Room: Avalon 6-7</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/keith-a-loughlin">Keith Louglin</a> will be a speaker at the Affordable Housing Update. During this program you will hear about the latest developments and what to expect going forward in the changing affordable housing landscape.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><u><br /> </u><a><u><br /> </u><img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Thomas_CarrollIII_08202019.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="1" width="215" height="308" /><strong><u>Legal Trends in Land Use Law</u></strong></a><b><br /> <br /> Tuesday, October 12, 2021<br /> 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM</b><br /> <strong>Room: Avalon 6-7</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/thomas-f-carroll-iii">Thomas Carroll</a> will be among a panel of land use attorneys discussing legislation, regulations and court decisions relating to the land development review process continue to modify the legal framework within which real estate is developed. They will examine the most recent significant changes and discuss their implication for the future.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.abconvention.com/attendee-registration/"><br /> Learn more and register here</a>.&nbsp;</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack partner Jonathan Katz to Speak at CAI Keystone Chapter Fall Managers Symposiumhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=119021&format=xml&p=555506 Oct 2021Event<p style="text-align: left;"><img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Event_Images/Managers_Symposium.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="middle" alt="" border="0" width="300" height="69" /></p> <p><b>Wednesday, October 6, 2021<br /> 9:00 am - 2:00 pm<br /> </b>Green Valley Country Club | Lafayette, Hill, PA<br /> <br /> <b><br /> </b><img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Jonathan_Katz_03202013.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="1" width="167" height="250" /><b>Session 2 - Advanced Topic: Show Me the Money: Advanced Collection Procedures for Community Managers</b></p> <p>Presented by <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/jonathan-h-katz">Jonathan Katz, Esq</a>., Hill Wallack &amp; Michelle Stranen, Esq., Marcus &amp; Hoffman</p> <p>You&rsquo;ve sat through several collection 101s and maybe even a few collection 201s. Been there, done that. Still haven&rsquo;t been able to collect from Mr. Jones? This is the session for you&hellip;</p> <p>This advanced breakout session is for more seasoned managers who have a working knowledge of community association collections. Michelle Stranen, Esq. and Jonathan Katz, Esq. will discuss collection topics including foreclosure, bankruptcy, obtaining and collecting judgments on that difficult owner, and how the pandemic has affected all of the above. And not to worry, we will cover the laws on both sides of the river (PA &amp; NJ).<br /> <br /> <a href="https://cai-padelval.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=1540972&amp;itemid=be65007c-2dc2-412e-bb20-6129de55be37">Learn more and register here</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack is pleased to announce the expansion of its Workers' Compensation Grouphttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118715&format=xml&p=531024 Sep 2021News Release<h4>&nbsp;</h4> <h4 style="text-align: left;"><br /> Hill Wallack welcomes partner <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/jean-e-coelho">Jean E. Coelho</a> and counsel&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/mark-j-simko#alpha=c">Mark J. Simko</a> to the firm.</h4> <br /> <img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Jean_Coelho_08312021.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="215" height="308" /> <p>Jean has been practicing Workers&rsquo; Compensation law for over 20 years. She provides legal advice to clients including large employers, insurance companies and public entities. Jean litigates contested workers&rsquo; compensation matters and has extensive experience with work related legal and medical issues. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey. <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/jean-e-coelho">Learn more about Jean Coelho</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Mark_Simko_08312021.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="215" height="308" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">Mark has dedicated over 30 years to representing employers, insurance companies, self-insured entities and governmental entities in workers compensation matters and has litigated hundreds of claims on their behalf. Mark is admitted to practice law in New Jersey. <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/mark-j-simko#alpha=c">Learn more about Mark Simko</a>.</p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Client Alert: Private Businesses With At Least 100 Employees Must Soon Mandate Vaccination Or Weekly Testinghttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118899&format=xml&p=530922 Sep 2021Client Alert<p><em>Written by: <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/susan-l-swatski">Susan L. Swatski</a></em><b><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/susan-l-swatski"><br /> </a><br /> </b>On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a six part &ldquo;Path Out of the Pandemic&rdquo; plan which requires private-sector businesses with at least 100 employees to mandate that employees get vaccinated against the Coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (&ldquo;OSHA&rdquo;) will soon issue emergency temporary standards (&ldquo;ETS&rdquo;) to address how the mandate will be enforced and what exemptions may apply.&nbsp;</p> <p>When the mandate will become effective has yet to be determined, but we do know that employers should begin to prepare as it could take effect in as soon as thirty (30) days.&nbsp;Once implemented, the mandate will remain in effect for until December 31, 2021 to allow OSHA time to subject the mandate to the formal rulemaking process, which includes public comment.&nbsp;</p> <p>To prepare for the mandate, employers should do the following:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Encourage employees to voluntarily vaccinate;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prepare for requests for accommodations,&nbsp;<i>i.e.</i>&nbsp;religious exemptions (need not be supported by a formal religious group) and disability exemptions (a bona fide medical reason not to vaccinate); and,</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Determine whether the business should require all employees to vaccinate or to allow weekly testing as an alternative.&nbsp;Considerations include:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The cost of administering and validating weekly test results;</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The number of employees who will terminate their employment rather than vaccinate or submit to weekly testing;</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Whether to pay employees for their testing time; this issue is likely to be addressed by the ETS and/or a New Jersey Executive Order; and,</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The timing of testing,&nbsp;<i>i.e.</i>&nbsp;will testing take place during the workday; how will testing impact productivity.</p> <p>We encourage employers to seek legal assistance to prepare for the ETS and to ensure that your business has the policies and procedures in place to implement the mandate with minimal business disruption. If you have any questions or if you require assistance to help your business navigate this challenging time, please contact the author of this Alert,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/susan-l-swatski">Susan L. Swatski, Esq</a>. for additional information or to discuss your specific employment-related circumstances.</p> <p><span style="font-size: smaller;">&copy;2021 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.</span></p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Partner George Greatrex to Present at the CAI-Keystone NJ Regional Council Legal & Legislative Update with Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwaldhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118688&format=xml&p=555509 Sep 2021Event<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tracking Trenton: 2021 Legal &amp; Legislative Update</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/george-c-greatrex-jr">George Greatrex</a>, Hill Wallack Partner and Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Action Committee, will be presenting at the CAI-Keystone NJ Regional Council Legal &amp; Legislative Update on September 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m &ndash; 11:00 a.m., with Special Guest, Assembly Majority Leader, Louis D. Greenwald.</p> <p>This program will review newly enacted legislation and regulations in the State of New Jersey this past year and provide an update on legislation pending in the current legislative session in Trenton. The speakers will also review relevant case law.</p> <p>Venue:</p> <p>Valleybrook County Club<br /> 200 East Golfview Drive<br /> Blackwood, NJ&nbsp;</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Partner Frank Sullivan Presents CLE for Bucks County Bar Associationhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118509&format=xml&p=555508 Sep 2021Event<img src="https://www.hillwallack.com/D444E6/assets/images/Attorneys/Francis_Sullivan_03302021.jpg" hspace="20" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="2" width="225" height="318" /><a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/francis-j-sullivan">Frank Sullivan</a>,&nbsp;Founding Partner of Hill Wallack LLP's Yardley, Pa. office will be presenting a CLE seminar for the Bucks County Bar Association on Wednesday, September 8th.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Retirement By Death</strong>: This program will discuss Pre-Mortem and Post-Mortem planning for solo and small firm practictioners.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="https://bucksbar.intouchondemand.com/eventreg/eventreg?eventid=31146&amp;mobileapp=0">Click here to register</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Caroline Record to Speak at Community NOW: 2021 CAI Annual Conference & Expositionhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=116390&format=xml&p=555518 Aug 2021Event<p>Community Associations partner <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record</a> will be a featured speaker at the <a href="https://events.rdmobile.com/Events/Details/14203">Community NOW:&nbsp;2021 CAI Annual Conference &amp; Exposition</a>, which will be held in Las Vegas on August 18-21. Caroline will speak on a panel titled, &ldquo;Industry Data &amp; Statistics and Research Findings on Contemporary Issues,&rdquo; which will explore key industry data and statistics from the Foundation for Community Association Research such as the number of people living in community associations, growth of the housing model and the financial impact of housing on the economy.</p> <p>Attendees will also hear highlights from the 2020 Homeowner Satisfaction Survey, which detailed homeowners' experiences with their community, manager, board and neighbors. Caroline will be joined on the panel by Peter Santangelo of Wintrust Community Advantage.</p> <p><a href="https://www.caionline.org/Events/2021Conference/Pages/default.aspx">Learn more and register</a>.</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Hill Wallack Announces Expansion and Relocation of New York Office to Accommodate Strategic Growthhttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118417&format=xml&p=531012 Aug 2021News Release<p><b>August 12, 2021 (New York, NY):</b> Hill Wallack LLP, a full-service, major central New Jersey law firm headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, announced today the expansion and relocation of its office in New York to accommodate the firm&rsquo;s continued strategic growth.</p> <p>The new office space is in close proximity to Bryant Park and is located at 25 W 39th St, 8th floor, New York, NY 10018.</p> <p>&ldquo;Increasing client demand drives the firm&rsquo;s strategic growth, and as our New York office continues to build capacity, our Bryant Park location is an exceptional space to accommodate our expanding needs,&rdquo; said Michael Kahme, Hill Wallack&rsquo;s Managing Partner. &ldquo;Our new space will enable us to continue our growth trajectory in what continues to be a vital market for Hill Wallack and our clients.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Caroline Record to Speak at the 2021 New Jersey State Bar Association Residential Real Estate Collegehttps://www.hillwallack.com/?t=40&an=118301&format=xml&p=555511 Aug 2021Event<br /> Community Associations partner <a href="https://www.hillwallack.com/caroline-record">Caroline Record</a> will speak at the <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=65549985">2021 New Jersey State Bar Association Residential Real Estate College</a> on August 11. <br /> <br /> This program will provide practitioners with everything they need to know to effectively handle residential real estate transactions in their practice.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=65549985">Learn more and register</a>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />https://www.hillwallack.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10