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What Is a Quiet Title Action

What Is a Quiet Title Action?

A quiet title action can arise when real estate ownership is in dispute. Such actions can spring from survey description errors. Pre-twentieth century deeds were usually handwritten and they typically implemented a narrative description of the property in question. Such descriptions tend to be more like stories than like modern descriptions. For example, a deed…(read more)

Estate Planning – Important Documents to Have Handy

Estate Planning – Important Documents to Have Handy

As you age, you want to make sure that your estate and finances are well organized and accessible for your family and loved ones. The process can be daunting, but there are things that you can do to get your important documentation organized and to aid your estate planning. Bringing this documentation together in one…(read more)

Understanding Anti-Poaching Agreements

Understanding Anti-Poaching Agreements

There are antitrust laws on both the federal and New Jersey state levels that prohibit companies from engaging in behaviors or agreements that restrain the flow of commerce. These laws encourage competition within specific industries to help keep competitive wages and pricing. Companies who collude to engage in anti-competitive practices may be in violation of…(read more)

The Ins and Outs of Commercial Lease Negotiation

The Ins and Outs of Commercial Lease Negotiation

When a business receives a contract to sign, owners should always carefully review the terms of the contract and engage in negotiations until the terms are fair and favorable. However, too many business owners fail to do the same when it comes time to sign a commercial lease. Commercial leases are legally binding like any…(read more)

The Importance of having a Back-Up Plan

The Importance of having a Back-Up Plan

Some people believe they have taken adequate steps toward planning for the future and only realize that they should have had a back-up plan when it is too late. One 90-year-old man in New Jersey has learned this the hard way after his long-term care insurance policy was canceled and the company is refusing to…(read more)

The Importance of Knowing and Abiding By Tax and Labor Laws

The Importance of Knowing and Abiding By Tax and Labor Laws

Any company with employees is subject to numerous laws and requirements involving wages and benefits for employees. Some businesses may violate wage laws by accident due to inadequate knowledge of what is required or in an attempt to save some money – often thinking that small violations will go unnoticed. However, any type of violation…(read more)

3 Common HR Oversites That Businesses Often Make

3 Common HR Oversites That Businesses Often Make

Small businesses are the backbone of our national economy. As such, small businesses make enormous contributions to our economic growth and stability. As vital as small businesses are to our national stability, they come equipped with their own unique challenges, expectations, and demands. Human Resources As any small business owner knows, employees and human resources…(read more)

Business Planning: Management Succession Plan

Many circumstances may arise when it is necessary to pass on ownership of a business from one individual to another. In some cases, the business may become a larger operation than the owner wants to handle on their own. Other times, an owner may want to retire and pass the torch or may suddenly pass…(read more)

Commissions and Executors

Commissions and Executors

When you draft a last will and testament, part of the process is to designate someone who will serve as the executor of your estate. This decision should be carefully considered as an executor is a very important role in the probate process and will oversee the winding up of your affairs and the distribution…(read more)

Business and the New Jersey Taxes That You Need to Know About

Business and the New Jersey Taxes That You Need to Know About

Small business ownership has a lot to offer, including independence, flexibility, and rewarding personal fulfillment. You didn’t start your business on a whim; you’ve poured a lot of passion, energy, and commitment into growing your small business. All of that’s important and empowering, but the taxman cometh. There are important New Jersey business-tax concerns for…(read more)