Commercial and Business Transactions
Art Brown and Scott Mitnick recently closed a $34 million transaction in Wilmington, Delaware involving the acquisition, construction, development and financing of an 87 unit apartment complex, which included the construction of a new firehouse station. This transaction involved complex multi-level financing, including the issuance of tax exempt bonds.
Ben Zeltner and Brian Cullen of Levine Staller represented the developer of a 161,000 square foot, 102 unit, state-of-the art graduate student housing project for Rutgers University located directly adjacent to the Camden Campus of Rutgers University in the University Village area of Camden, New Jersey.
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.
Anthony Morgano successfully obtained an $80,000 settlement on behalf of an individual who prior to taking a medical leave of absence complained of serious safety violations occurring in the workplace
Estates, Wills, and Trusts
Estates and Trust Litigation attorneys Scott Mitnick and David Azotea were successful in obtaining a beneficiary’s full intestate share of an estate prior to instituting litigation despite contested allegations from other beneficiaries that the decedent executed a valid holographic Last Will and Testament.
Federal and State Tax Matters
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.