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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...]

Types of Deeds: The Different Types of Real Property Deeds

When you are buying or selling real estate, one of the critical documents required to complete the transaction is a deed. The deed is a legal document that officially transfers title and ownership of real property. It is signed by both the buyer and seller and is typically recorded at the register of deeds office. There are, however, different … [Read more...]

Howard N. Sobel Named Awesome Attorney by South Jersey Magazine

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Can a Bankruptcy Filing Help You Avoid Foreclosure?

Have you fallen behind in your mortgage payments? Have you received notice that your lender is seeking to foreclose, or are you worried that could happen any day? You may be considering filing for bankruptcy protection as a way of keeping your home. Here are some guidelines to help you make the right decision. A Bankruptcy Filing Will Only … [Read more...]

What is Civil Litigation?

Most people have heard the term "civil litigation," and most have a sense that there's a difference between the criminal justice system and other legal matters. But the term "civil suit" or "civil litigation" can still be confusing. This blog is designed to help clear up some of that confusion. The Parties In a civil lawsuit, the parties are … [Read more...]

The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury in New Jersey

When you have suffered any type of loss because of someone else's wrongdoing, you must take legal action to seek damages within a specific period of time. This rule, known as the "statute of limitations," serves a number of important objectives. First, it minimizes the risk that witnesses will disappear, die or forget what they saw or heard. It … [Read more...]

Howard N. Sobel, Esq. Named A 2016 New Jersey SuperLawyer

Business litigator Howard N. Sobel, Esq. was recently named by Thomson Reuters, publishers of "Super Lawyers" as a 2016 New Jersey "SuperLawyer" for his excellence in the area of general litigation. Sobel has received this prestigious distinction annually since 2010. Only five percent of attorneys in the state are named by Super Lawyers … [Read more...]