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Posted by Unknown | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In many small communities in New Jersey, elected municipal officials wear many civic hats.  These dedicated public servants not only offer their time to be on their township committees, but also serve on the volunteer fire company or emergency squad.  Historically, these elected officials were b...


Posted by Richard W. Wenner | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

On May 2, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act") was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. The Act takes effect October 29, 2018, preempts all existing New Jersey earned sick leave municipal laws and one (1) hour of sick leave per thirty (30) hours worked. The Act provides the f...

Michael S. Selvaggi has been elected to serve as Vice-President for the Board of Trustees for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.

Posted by Michael B. Lavery | Jun 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael S. Selvaggi has been elected to serve as Vice-President for the Board of Trustees for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.  Abilities is a not-for-profit organization offering individualized employment and support services for persons with different abilities.  It provides individuals with...

Lavery Elected GOP Chairman

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Jun 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis amp; Cohen is proud to announce that one of its founding shareholders, Michael B. Lavery, has been elected to serve as the Chairman for the Republican Party in New Jersey.  His selection follows the recommendation given by Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee for Gove...

Smart Summer Hiring

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the summer approaching quickly, many “seasonal” businesses such as tennis clubs, golf courses, outdoor restaurants, etc., are faced with the reality of the need to obtain staffing in order to meet the business need.   Many businesses are preparing to handle the increased volume by hiring st...

Trucking Accidents Present Unique Legal Issues

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

While automobile accidents can often result in serious injuries, life-changing injuries are more likely to occur when a truck is involved.  In determining the liability of a truck driver, there are many factors that do not exist in the typical car accident.  Therefore, when you have been injured ...

The Highlands Act and Lessons Learned

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Mar 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thirteen- the number of years municipalities, property owners and developers have grappled with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (“Act”).  For the 88 municipalities in the Highlands Region it has often been an adversarial and contentious relationship with the Highlands Council and ...

2017 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Feb 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As of January 1st, the federal estate tax exemption increased from $5.45 million to $5.49 million with the highest federal estate tax rate remaining at 40%.  The federal lifetime gift tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) exemption also increased from $5.45 million to $5.49 milli...

Selvaggi recognized for years of service

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Nov 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

October 1, 2016, Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. recognized Michael S. Selvaggi for his 25 years of service as a member on its Board of Directors. Abilities is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the employability and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities...

New Jersey Repeals Estate Tax

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

On October 14, 2016, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the bill repealing the New Jersey Estate Tax as of January 1, 2018.  It was part of the deal which included the 23-cents-a-gallon tax hike to renew the state Transportation Fund.  The New Jersey Estate Tax exemption will remain at $675,...

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