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2020 Best Lawyers in America™ List Includes Six Szaferman Lakind Attorneys

Posted on: August 15th, 2019 by Dana O'Donnell No Comments

The 2020 Best Lawyers in America List includes:

  1. Barry D. SzafermanManaging Partner,  Family Law
  2. Arnold C. LakindFounding Partner, Executive Committee, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning
  3. Craig J. HubertPartner, Executive Committee, Personal Injury: Plaintiffs
  4. Brian G. PaulPartner, Executive Committee, Family Law
  5. Keith L. HoveyOf Counsel, Commercial Litigation
  6. Jeffrey M. Hall – Of Counsel, Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law

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New Tax on Short Terms Property Rentals Threatens Shore Communities

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019 by Dana O'Donnell No Comments

An Article By; Scott P. Borsack, Esq. 

While most of us were distracted by the potential for a New Jersey government shutdown over Governor Murphy’s demand for revisions to the so-called millionaire’s tax this past fall, one tax provision found its way into the compromise legislation without much attention. Dubbed the “Airbnb” tax, the New Jersey legislature has adopted a tax of 11.6 percent of the fee paid for rentals of less than 14 days completed without a realtor. The tax applies to rentals statewide but its likely impact will be greatest felt in the shore communities from Stone Harbor to Barnegat. Though there are several ways to avoid the tax, such as renting for two weeks or avoiding websites that broker rentals without a realtor, the furor over the tax is likely to boil over as more owners become aware of its application.

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the experiences of many owners of property on Long Beach Island who in years past reported that their properties were fully rented for the coming summer season by March each year.  As word of the tax spread, many summer beachgoers made other plans and rental owners reported a significant decrease in volume.

The new tax is levied at the rate of 11.6 percent, which is nearly equivalent to the 5 percent state tax on hotel rental income when added to the state sales tax of 6.625 percent that hotel occupancies are subject to. Many municipalities charge local occupancy fees as well. The state-wide rental tax is seen as a way of collecting taxes similar to what the typical hotel guest pays throughout New Jersey.

Once the summer rental season kicks off in late spring watch for protests from organized groups of rental owners as they seek to demonstrate that this new tax, which promises to raise millions in additional revenue statewide, has an adverse impact on tax revenue from Jersey shore communities during the all too important summer season. New Jersey is likely not the last state to consider such income to fill revenue-strapped state coffers.

Eight Szaferman Lakind Attorneys Included in 2019 Super Lawyers List

Posted on: March 12th, 2019 by Dana O'Donnell No Comments

Brian Paul was further recognized by virtue of his inclusion in this year’s list of Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers*.

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  1. Arnold C. LakindFounding Partner, Executive Committee, General Litigation
  2. Brian G. PaulPartner, Executive Committee, Family Law (Included in 2019 list of Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers)
  3. Craig J. HubertPartner, Executive Committee, Personal Injury: Plaintiff
  4. Robert E. LytlePartner, Executive Committee, Class Action
  5.  Michael PaglionePartner, Executive Committee, Personal Injury: Plaintiff
  6. Janine G. BauerPartner, Environmental Litigation
  7. Jeffrey K. EpsteinPartner, Family Law
  8. Brandon C. SimmonsAssociate, Personal Injury Plaintiff (Included in list of 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars)

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Szaferman Lakind Named a Tier-1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in 2019

Posted on: November 1st, 2018 by Dana O'Donnell No Comments

Szaferman Lakind has been included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings, a list compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The firm was recognized for its work in four practice areas:

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Szaferman Lakind Attorneys Listed Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America™

Posted on: August 15th, 2018 by Dana O'Donnell No Comments

Barry Szaferman (Family Law) and Craig Hubert (Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs) were also selected 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Princeton-Metro region.

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  1. Barry D. SzafermanManaging Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” – Family Law
  2. Craig J. HubertPartner, Executive Committee, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” – Personal Injury: Plaintiffs
  3. Arnold C. LakindFounding Partner, Executive Committee, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning
  4. Brian G. PaulPartner, Executive Committee, Family Law
  5. Keith L. HoveyOf Counsel, Commercial Litigation
  6. Jeffrey M. Hall – Of Counsel, Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law

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