The firm prevailed against an insurance carrier for its refusal to compensate its insured for damages to the roof and merchandise of an insured commercial building. A favorable award was obtained at arbitration and the carrier settled the matter and paid attorneys’ fees.
Levine Staller’s Construction Litigation Department, successfully obtained a settlement including treble damages and attorneys fees on behalf of a family who had significant construction renovations performed on their home by a contractor that was not licensed, did not comply with the requirements of the Home Improvement Practices Act and whose work was grossly negligent.
The firm successfully defended a high ranking public official against claims of race discrimination and whistle blowing. After engaging in substantial discovery, the claim was dismissed without any admission of liability or payment of monies.
Our tax attorneys were successful in obtaining a large New Jersey Sales and Use Tax refund from the New Jersey Division of Taxation after filing litigation in New Jersey Tax Court to refute the Division of Taxation’s claim that the taxpayer failed to file and properly report New Jersey Sales Tax.
Our tax attorneys were victorious in obtaining a six figure tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service after a multi-year dispute with the IRS over the taxpayer’s filing of a bad debt deduction refund claim.
In 2011, Michael Sklar successfully represented condominium owners and commercial property owners in real estate tax appeal litigation in the Atlantic County Board of Taxation resulting in multi-million dollar tax assessment reductions.