Under New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. §54:4-35.1), a property owner with a building or other structure that suffered significant damage or destruction as a result of Hurricane Sandy may be entitled to property tax assessment relief for the 2013 tax year. The property owner must notify the tax assessor for the taxing district in which the property is located of the damage prior to January 10, 2013. The tax assessor shall "after examination and inquiry" determine the value of the property and assess the property according to such value. It is recommended that any such notification contain a specific description of the damage and any repair estimates or insurance claim information. A property tax professional may also be consulted. Any correspondence to the assessing authority should be sent by certified mail or some other method to verify receipt. If the final 2013 assessment does not take into account the property damage, the taxpayer may file an assessment appeal by April 1, 2013, or by May 1, 2013, in taxing districts where district-wide revaluations have been implemented.
On April 28, Kate Coffey and Chris Stracco will be speaking at a live webinar on the topic of "Recent Trends in Electronic Billboards and Signs," sponsored by Lorman Education Services.
Christopher Stracco is scheduled to speak at the Annual New Jersey Seminar of the Society of Professional Assessors on Friday, April 7.
Craig Gianetti was a featured speaker in a presentation, "NJICLE 2017 Land Use Update," during a meeting March 29 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
Patrick McCarthy and Christopher Stracco spoke about Project Labor Agreements on Friday, February 10, at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Annual 2017 Redevelopment Law Institute at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey.
On January 11 and 12, Joy Harmon Sperling will be co-chairing the American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement.
Real estate partner Craig Gianetti was quoted in an article titled "Affordable Housing Developers Anxious amid Tax Uncertainty" (subscription required) that was published by Law360.
Day Pitney Press Release
Christopher Stracco was elected Treasurer of the New Jersey Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) by its Board of Trustees. IOLTA is a unique and innovative way to increase access to justice for individuals and families living in poverty and to improve our justice system. Stracco's term as Treasurer expires on February 28, 2017. Chris was appointed to the IOLTA Board of Trustees by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2014.
On February 11, Christopher Stracco was appointed to the Board of Trustees of client Green Hill, Inc.
Chris Stracco was quoted in an article,"Will Veto Spark Litigation Over Nonprofit Hospitals' Tax Status?" in New Jersey Law Journal. In the article, Stracco discusses Governor Chris Christie's veto of S3299 in connection to the controversial New Jersey Tax Court decision of AHS Hospital v. Morristown. Stracco says the decision in the case, in which Morristown Memorial Hospital lost its tax-exempt status because it had for-profit business attributes, is unique. Given that case's uniqueness, he expects that the ruling and Christie's veto of S3299 will not likely result in a flood of nonprofit hospitals being hit with tax bills and suits to challenge them.