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 […]

New Jersey High Court Reinstates the “Ongoing Storm” Rule for Businesses

Last year I authored an article that commented upon a major change in New Jersey law as it applied to commercial property owners. The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled last year that the “ongoing storm” rule of liability no longer protected commercial property owners from claims of fault brought by persons […]

Auto Accidents & Personal Injury Q&A Session

Randolph (Randy) Lafferty, Esq. Q: What do auto accidents and pedestrian falls involve? A: Most of the time those auto accidents and pedestrian falls involve two private individuals or organizations.  But, sometimes a municipality (local town, city or township), county or the State of New Jersey can be responsible for the accident, and the injuries that […]

NJ Justices Pump Brakes on County Worker’s Retaliation Trial

See this Law360 article about a May 12, 2021 New Jersey Supreme Court decision in the matter of Allen v. Cape May County involving claims brought under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Allen v Cape May County – New Jersey Supreme Court Opinion May 12 2021 A-49-19 083295    

Cherry Hill Squares – Episode 16

Cynthia Grob, Esq. | Alexandra Rigden, Esq. On this episode of Cherry Hill Squares, Cooper Levenson Attorneys Cynthia Grob and Alexandra Rigden talk about mediation. Check it out!