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2017 Top Attorney – Howard Sobel named 2017 SJ Magazine Top Attorney – Debt Collection

We are pleased to announce that Howard N. Sobel has been selected to the 2017 SJ Magazine Top Attorneys list in the Debt Collection practice area. This is Howard's fifth time to be selected as a 2017 SJ Magazine Top Attorneys list. The 2017 SJ Magazine Top Attorney list is exclusive. SJ Magazine asks attorneys to tell them which of their peers … [Read more...]

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The Different Types of Business Structures in New Jersey

If you are planning to start a new business enterprise in New Jersey, one of the first decisions you have to make is your choice of business form—what legal structure do you want to use for the business? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the most common business forms in New Jersey. Sole Proprietorship Though a sole proprietorship … [Read more...]

What to Expect in General Commercial Litigation

You own a business and you have a disagreement with a customer, vendor or business partner. You've tried unsuccessfully to resolve the dispute through amicable negotiations, and your only course of action to get the outcome you seek is through commercial litigation, but you've never had to file suit before. What can you expect? Step One: Filing … [Read more...]

Howard N. Sobel Named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that Howard N. Sobel have been selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Howard has made the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for 8 years in a row. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in New Jersey. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask an Equipment Leasing Company

Whether you own a small startup or you work for a large company, there can be significant advantages in leasing equipment rather than purchasing it. With leased equipment, it's often easier to upgrade and stay current with new technologies, as your lease only lasts for a specific period of time and you don't have to worry about disposing of the … [Read more...]

Understanding a Fair Market Value Equipment Lease Buyout Option

So you're looking to lease some equipment and, in your discussions with various leasing companies, the concept of "fair market value lease buyout" options comes up. What does this mean and what do you need to do to protect yourself and your business? The Fair Market Value Lease Equipment leasing companies often use the terms fair market value … [Read more...]

The Requirements for a Valid and Enforceable Contract

Most of us enter into some type of contract almost every day…most are oral agreements based on performance. But there are specific requirements for any contract to be enforceable in a court of law. There Must Be a Bargain A valid contract requires at least two parties, though there may be more. The law requires that there be an offer and … [Read more...]

Why You Need a Real Estate Lawyer

If you are buying or selling real property, you can seek out the assistance of a real estate agent or try to get through the process using information obtained from the internet. So why would you want to hire an attorney to oversee the transaction? That can cost a lot of money, right? No – generally legal fees to handle a real estate settlement … [Read more...]

What to Expect During a Bankruptcy Fraud Investigation

The federal bankruptcy courts take the process seriously—while bankruptcy is considered a right conferred by federal statute, the trustee has a number of tools to ferret out fraud and protect the system. Here's what customarily happens when the trustee suspects fraud or misrepresentation. Step One: A Rule 2004 Examination Under Rule 2004 of … [Read more...]