2022, New Rules?

To Our School Board Community: First, Happy New Year (we think)!! Though we hoped this year would start without Executive Orders, last minute guidance, and unclear recommendations, it seems that’s not going to be our reality.  Second, we are still working on all of the new information and guidance, so everyone should try and remain patient and flexible […]

Cooper Levenson Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – January 3 , 2022 -Cooper Levenson Foundation, Inc. is offering college scholarship grants to high school seniors residing in the firm’s practice areas, including Atlantic, Cape May and Camden Counties in New Jersey. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, active involvement as a volunteer, and financial need, and must be planning to enroll as a […]

Cooper Levenson Announces New Partners

Atlantic City, N.J. — Dec. 28, 2021 — Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce two attorneys as the firm’s newest partners: Jennifer B. Barr of the Atlantic City office and Brittany A. Bonetti, based in Cherry Hill and Atlantic City. “These individuals have proven themselves in terms of their professionalism, their expertise, and their dedication. […]

Nov. 19 Deadline: Cooper Levenson Holiday Card Art Contest 2021 Edition

Cooper Levenson is proud to announce a Holiday Card Art Contest, open to students in grades 1 – 8. The prizes are a $50 gift card to the winning student (to use however they like), and a $100 gift card to the winning student’s art teacher, to be used for art supplies, a class party, […]

School Update: Vaccines and Masks

To Our School Board Community: As we anticipate the return to full in person instruction for our students, we are again seeing increased Executive Orders, and last minute guidance. On August 20, 2021 the New Jersey Department of Education updated the “Road Forward” guidance and on August 23, 2021, Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 253 […]

Is Florida now a Community Property State?

On June 29, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 1070, known as the Florida Uniform Directed Trust Act (the “Act”), which expands Florida’s directed trust laws.  A directed trust is a trust that appoints a third-party (often called a trust director or trust protector) to provide direction to a trustee regarding trust […]

Legal Considerations for the Upcoming School Year

To Our School Board Community: Another school year is about to start, one we hoped would start without Executive Orders, last minute guidance and unclear recommendations; in other words one we hoped would start with some normalcy.  Sadly, here we are again starting a new school year with another Executive Order and “hints” of recommendations […]

The Crypto Estate

According to Google Trends, the amount of people searching “cryptocurrency” or “crypto” reached an all-time high this year.  However, many people do not understand the intricacies or implications of cryptocurrency.  Using and investing in cryptocurrency creates considerable estate planning and tax implications. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that is used to purchase goods […]

Conservatorship, Guardianship, and Britney Spears

Recent news has brought the concept of conservatorship and guardianship to the forefront. Britney Spears’ California conservatorship case involving her father’s control of her financial affairs generated public outcry. Similarly, in Florida, the tragic Surfside condominium collapse created concern for families attempting to manage the affairs of their missing loved ones. States have different procedures […]