On June 30, Gov. Christie signed legislation extending the Permit Extension Act for an additional year in those counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The Permit Extension Act, originally signed into law on September 6, 2008, in response to the 2007 recession, effectively extended certain existing property development permits and government approvals by suspending the running of the approval period. The act was further extended in 2010, 2012 and 2014. These extensions extended approvals through December 31, 2015, and in some cases, through June 30, 2016. The act expired on December 31, 2015, however, and as a result, no approvals were extended beyond June 30, 2016. Developers were therefore faced with having to seek extensions of previously granted approvals or to reapply.
The newly signed legislation grants a reprieve to "Superstorm Sandy-Impacted Counties." These are Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties. The running of the approval period is suspended through December 31, 2016, for government approvals in existence on December 31, 2015, concerning lands located entirely within one of these counties. The legislation therefore extends approvals in these counties for an additional year, up to June 30, 2017.
On Wednesday, March 15, Kate Coffey will be speaking at the 13th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, and Collections seminar about laws concerning leasing and condominiums.
On February 27, Kate Coffey will be speaking at the 5th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction Seminar for Sterling Education Services, a non-profit continuing legal education company.
Patrick McCarthy and Christopher Stracco are scheduled to speak 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.
Florence Davis co-wrote an article entitled "Taming the Duck--Distributed Energy Resource Solutions to Renewable Energy Integration," for Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Report.
Katharine Coffey and Christopher John Stracco wrote an article entitled "New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses Ban On Electronic Billboards," which was published in the New Jersey Builders Association's Dimensions Magazine.
Day Pitney partners Marie Bertrand and Michael Byrne have been named Fellows of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Michael P. Byrne was mentioned in an article, "Day Pitney, Greenberg Traurig Steer $130M NYC Loan," in Law360.
Barbara Freedman Wand was quoted in the article "Banks Explore Multiple Avenues For Community Investment," in The Commercial Record.
Harold Blinderman was quoted in an article, "Coal Co.'s Win Won't Diminish EPA's Regulatory Clout," in Law360. In the article, he discusses the significance of the case, Murray Energy Corporation et al v. Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency, in which the federal District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia granted summary judgment to Murray Energy.
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