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MROD Hits Early Milestone in Office Tax Assessment Reductions for 2023
McKirdy Riskin Olson & DellaPelle, a boutique law firm handling both condemnation and property tax matters, has already surpassed one of its internal milestones for the 2023 year by achieving reductions in taxpayer assessments of over 30 million dollars of total market value for commercial office properties. These reductions in tax assessments, which apply to... Read More
What Can NJ Property Owners Expect from President Biden’s $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill?
On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill (the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”) that provides New Jersey with an estimated $12.3 billion in funding over the next five years to revitalize the state’s dilapidated roads, railways, bridges, and tunnels. While widespread infrastructure repair is long overdue in New... Read More
New Legislation: Make iGaming No Longer a Factor in Atlantic City Property Tax Calculations
The newest trend in gambling is that you can do it from your couch. Internet gaming (“iGaming”) has become a staple of the casino industry. In New Jersey, under a law passed in 2014, iGaming is factored into gross gaming revenue (GGR) in calculating the property tax on nine land-based casinos in Atlantic City. The... Read More
US Supreme Court Alert – PennEast Pipeline Cert Petition Granted !
All you SCOTUS watchers already know the news, but yesterday the United States Supreme Court granted PennEast Pipeline Company’s petition for certiorari. Petition GRANTED. In addition to the question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question: Did the Court of Appeals properly exercise jurisdiction over this case?... Read More
NJGOP Joins The Shutdown Challenge Party
Yesterday, the NJ State Republican Committee joined forces with a few small businesses in filing a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders in an effort to reopen small businesses around the State. The lawsuit, filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Cape May County, includes as plaintiffs the GOP State Committee,... Read More
Hamptons’ Beach House Rental Market Frenzied, While Jersey Shore Owners Left Out in the Cold
The New York Times reports that there is a “feeding frenzy” for Hamptons seasonal beach house rentals. Contrast that with the chilling effect of Governor Murphy’s executive Order barring short-term rentals found in our recent “I Can’t Rent My Beach House! blog. Hard to predict if the restrictions on short-term rentals – to be decided... Read More
Charleston County (SC) Sues Town Over COVID-19 Check Points Barring Public Access to Beaches
Similar to the case between government entities that resulted in a “stay at home order” being struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court (blogged here), Charleston County recently sued the Town of Folly Beach, South Carolina because the Town was denying access to public beaches. The barrier island municipality had set up road blocks that... Read More
Priest Files Shutdown Challenge – Is Governor Thinking About the Bill of Rights Now?
Last week we wrote about the first known challenge to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order shutting down the State in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The plaintiff there alleged the Order resulted in a taking of his beach house because it prohibits seasonal beach rentals and, as a result, he was required to... Read More
Interstate Gas Pipelines in NJ – Public Use or Private Benefit?
Photo credit. http://www.spectraenergy.com/Natural-Gas-Oil-101/ New Jersey is the most densely populated State in the Union. It may soon have the most underground gas transmission lines. The latest in a series of new pipelines is being proposed in New Jersey is by PennEast, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy. An interactive map of the proposed route can be... Read More
Veterans Fight City Hall…And Win!
Congratulations to the Veterans who are members of the Cedar Grove VFW hall on regaining the property tax exemption for their property, and to M&R’s Rich DeAngelis for taking on this case and his important win! Read the article here.... Read More