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Dylan T. Tester

Residential Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, State and Local, DUI-DWI
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Anthony T. Betta

Defamation & Slander, International, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation
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Thomas J. Gaynor

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord-Tenant
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Heather S. Savage-Ford

Arbitration, Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Car Accident
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Jeremy Jackson

Divorce & Family Law, Wills & Probate, Landlord-Tenant, Lawsuit & Dispute
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Robert Colby

Landlord-Tenant, Collection, Business, Employment
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Matthew R. Schutz

Landlord-Tenant, Traffic, Litigation, Collection
Status:  Suspended           Licensed:  29 Years

James Austin Long

Products Liability, Litigation, Lawsuit, Landlord-Tenant
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

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John Vincent Iacona

Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  24 Years

John J. Delaney

Landlord-Tenant, Wills & Probate, Business, Employment
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LEGAL TERMS

CONTINGENCY

A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a ... (more...)
A provision in a contract stating that some or all of the terms of the contract will be altered or voided by the occurrence of a specific event. For example, a contingency in a contract for the purchase of a house might state that if the buyer does not approve the inspection report of the physical condition of the property, the buyer does not have to complete the purchase.

REFORMATION

The act of changing a written contract when one of the parties can prove that the actual agreement was different than what's written down. The changes are usual... (more...)
The act of changing a written contract when one of the parties can prove that the actual agreement was different than what's written down. The changes are usually made by a court when both parties overlooked a mistake in the document, or when one party has deceived the other.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

A payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or le... (more...)
A payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or leaves owing rent, the landlord can use the security deposit to cover what the tenant owes.

BASIS

For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the pr... (more...)
For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the property, 'adjusted' to reflect improvements made or damage incurred while you own the property. See stepped-up basis, carryover basis.

SHORT SALE (OF HOUSE)

A sale of a house in which the proceeds fall short of what the owner still owes on the mortgage. Many lenders will agree to accept the proceeds of a short sale ... (more...)
A sale of a house in which the proceeds fall short of what the owner still owes on the mortgage. Many lenders will agree to accept the proceeds of a short sale and forgive the rest of what is owed on the mortgage when the owner cannot make the mortgage payments. By accepting a short sale, the lender can avoid a lengthy and costly foreclosure, and the owner is able to pay off the loan for less than what he owes. See also deed in lieu (or foreclosure).

FRIENDLY SUIT

A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two compani... (more...)
A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two companies might bring a friendly suit to court in order to clarify a legal interpretation of a contract between them.

APPRAISAL

A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate... (more...)
A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate by examining the property, and looking at the initial purchase price and comparing it with recent sales of similar property. Courts commonly order appraisals in probate, condemnation, bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings in order to determine the fair market value of property. Banks and real estate companies use appraisals to ascertain the worth of real estate for lending purposes. And insurance companies require appraisals to determine the amount of damage done to covered property before settling insurance claims.

NUISANCE

Something that interferes with the use of property by being irritating, offensive, obstructive or dangerous. Nuisances include a wide range of conditions, every... (more...)
Something that interferes with the use of property by being irritating, offensive, obstructive or dangerous. Nuisances include a wide range of conditions, everything from a chemical plant's noxious odors to a neighbor's dog barking. The former would be a 'public nuisance,' one affecting many people, while the other would be a 'private nuisance,' limited to making your life difficult, unless the dog was bothering others. Lawsuits may be brought to abate (remove or reduce) a nuisance. See quiet enjoyment, attractive nuisance.

PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE (PMI)

Insurance that reimburses a mortgage lender if the buyer defaults on the loan and the foreclosure sale price is less than the amount owed the lender (the mortga... (more...)
Insurance that reimburses a mortgage lender if the buyer defaults on the loan and the foreclosure sale price is less than the amount owed the lender (the mortgage plus the costs of the sale). A home buyer who makes less than a 20% down payment may have to purchase PMI.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Daoud v. Mohammad

... He then entered 1093 judgment for possession in favor of the landlord. Based upon the foregoing, we conclude that defendant was deprived of a full and fair opportunity to be heard as a result of not having had a court-approved interpreter from the outset. ...

Reilly v. Weiss

... They contend that the judge 1) "misapplied" the Security Deposit Act, NJSA 46:8-19 to -26 (the SDA); and 2) erred in concluding their landlord, defendant Marc Weiss, had met "his burden of proof" regarding the costs of repairs required as a result of damage caused by plaintiffs ...

W9/PHC REAL ESTATE LP v. Farm Family Cas. Ins. Co.

... 519, 521, 719 A.2d 182 (App.Div.1998), certif. denied, 157 NJ 647, 725 A.2d 1128 (1999), where insurers for a landlord shopping center and a tenant supermarket disputed coverage regarding a fall by a customer of the tenant in the shopping center's parking lot. ...