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News May 22, 2017

Smart Summer Hiring

With the summer approaching quickly, many “seasonal” businesses such as tennis clubs, golf courses, outdoor restaurants, etc., are faced with the reality of the need to obtain staffing in order to meet the business’ need.   Many businesses are preparing to handle the increased volume by hiring students on summer break, many of whom will work […]

News April 21, 2017


  While automobile accidents can often result in serious injuries, life-changing injuries are more likely to occur when a truck is involved.  In determining the liability of a truck driver, there are many factors that do not exist in the typical car accident.  Therefore, when you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, […]

News April 11, 2017

Appellate Division Broadens Open Public Meetings Act’s Rice Notice Obligation

  The Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) requires that public entities conduct business in an open public meeting, unless there is a specific exception specified under the Act.  One of those exceptions is the discussion of personnel matters which must occur in closed session to protect the privacy of the employee.  In 1977, the Appellate […]

News March 20, 2017

Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen Hire a New Associate

Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen, P.C. is delighted to announce that William H. Pandos has joined the firm as an associate.  Mr. Pandos graduated from Drexel University School of Law in 2014, after receiving his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 2011.  Following law school he served as the judicial clerk to both the Honorable […]

News March 10, 2017

The Highlands Act and Lessons Learned

Thirteen- the number of years municipalities, property owners and developers have grappled with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (“Act”).  For the 88 municipalities in the Highlands Region it has often been an adversarial and contentious relationship with the Highlands Council and the Department of Environmental Protection, the two agencies that oversee enforcement of […]

News February 14, 2017

2017 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update

As of January 1st, the federal estate tax exemption increased from $5.45 million to $5.49 million with the highest federal estate tax rate remaining at 40%.  The federal lifetime gift tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) exemption also increased from $5.45 million to $5.49 million.  The annual federal gift tax exclusion amount did not increase […]

News November 8, 2016

Selvaggi recognized for years of service

October 1, 2016, Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. recognized Michael S. Selvaggi for his 25 years of service as a member on its Board of Directors. Abilities is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the employability and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities through job training and individualized services. It is located in […]

News October 26, 2016


NEW JERSEY REPEALS ESTATE TAX   On October 14, 2016, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the bill repealing the New Jersey Estate Tax as of January 1, 2018.  It was part of the deal which included the 23-cents-a-gallon tax hike to renew the state Transportation Fund.  The New Jersey Estate Tax exemption will remain […]

News October 14, 2016

Katrina L. Campbell, named President of the Warren County Bar Association

Katrina L. Campbell, named President of the Warren County Bar Association, Hackettstown, New Jersey October 1, 2016, Hackettstown Lawyer, Katrina L. Campbell, of Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen, P.C. has been elected President of the Warren County Bar Association for 2016-2017. The Warren County Bar Association is a non-profit professional association which includes local attorneys […]

News June 21, 2016


Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen is proud to announce that Partner Katrina L. Campbell has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star List for 2016. This is the fourth year in a row Katrina has received this recognition. Katrina was once again recognized under the State, Local and Municipal area of practice. […]