The NJ Supreme Court released an important decision recently affirming that employment discrimination laws do not apply to a religious school’s requirement that all teachers and staff embrace and live up to the tenets of the faith, Criscitello vs. St. Theresa’s School. In the case decided in 2020, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Peru, […]

By Edward W. Purcell | On July 14, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that expands the scope of the type of “need” a carrier can use to challenge a land use denial under the Federal Telecommunications Act (TCA). In Cellco Partnership v. White Deer Township Zoning […]

The Firm is proud to announce that Rick A. Steinberg has been appointed Co-Chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association. Congratulations.

Introduction: Condominium living has gained immense popularity in New Jersey, offering a unique housing option for individuals seeking the benefits of homeownership without the responsibilities of maintaining an entire property. While condominiums provide numerous advantages, there may come a time when termination becomes necessary due to various reasons. This article aims to provide a comprehensive […]

On May 17th, Edward Purcell, Esq., Of Counsel, spoke to the Paralegal Association of New Jersey (“PANJ”) on the “ins and outs” of New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). OPRA is an important tool for obtaining government documents in New Jersey. As part of his presentation, Ed discussed what kinds of records can be […]

We are pleased to announce that Edward Purcell, Esq., of Counsel, has been appointed as a trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association (“SCBA”). Ed lives in Somerset County with his wife and three daughters and has been very involved with the County Bar. As Chair of the SCBA’s land use section, Ed has organized […]

Lithium-ion battery-powered bikes have become increasingly popular among commuters and cyclists. They offer an eco-friendly and efficient way to travel, making them a favorite choice among those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. However, with the rise in the number of e-bike users, many condominium associations have started to consider banning lithium-ion battery bikes. […]

On May 2nd Ed Purcell co-moderated an oxford style debate in celebration of Law Day. The debate, which took place in Somerville’s historic courthouse and was hosted by the Somerset County Bar Association, and was meant to foster an interesting discussion on the first amendment. It succeeded. The motion was “Resolved, the Right to Free […]

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the Somerset County Bar Association held its second annual Land Use Symposium and Basic Course in Land Use Law and Planning at Raritan Valley Community College. The event, organized and chaired by Ed Purcell, Esq., included seminars for experienced board members along with the basic course in land use law […]

Rick Steinberg will be giving presentations at the Transportation Lawyers Association annual conference on April 27 and 28 in San Diego entitled “Bankruptcy Basics for Transportation Counsel” and “Cross-Border Insolvency as it Relates to International Trade and Transportation: Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.” Rick is the Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights […]

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