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Real Estate Transactions for March
April 16, 2021 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On March 12, 2021, Yaron Kornblum and John Panagopoulos represented BF 227 Limited Liability Company and BBM Chocolate Distributors Ltd. in the refinance of the property located at 16 Old Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook, NJ. The loan amount was $5 million, along with a $2 million line of credit from Bank Hapoalim, B.M. On March …
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Ullman Comments on the Wild West of the GRAS Process
April 9, 2021 | Health Services
Marc Ullman spoke on the issues of the GRAS process in the NutraIngredients-USA article, “As a result of GRAS process FDA has no idea of what’s on market, say paper’s authors.” The article discusses how a paper found that the FDA does not know how many new ingredients have entered the market due to the …
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JD Supra Names Vlahos a Top Tax Author for 2021
April 8, 2021 | Tax
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Louis Vlahos placed No. 2 among the top 10 authors on the topic of tax law for 2021 in JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Lou is a partner in the firm’s Business Dissolution; Cannabis; Corporate; Personal, Family & Business Planning; and Tax practice groups. This year’s Readers’ …
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New York Is Getting Out of the Zone, the Qualified Opportunity Zone, That Is
April 12, 2021 | Louis Vlahos | Corporate | Tax
New York’s Governor Cuomo is having a bad 2021. Some may attribute this to his hubris or to karma; others may point to an emboldened, and now veto-proof,[i] progressive State Legislature; many will claim that Mr. Cuomo is paying the price for being out of touch with the electorate. Whatever the reason, his fall from …
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NY’s Gestational Surrogacy Law Comes with Estate Planning Requirements
April 8, 2021 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Cassandra Rivais DiNova | Trusts & Estates
On February 16, 2021, New York state legalized compensated gestational surrogacy. The Child-Parent Security Act (the Act) imposes estate planning requirements on the intended parents. Required Estate Planning Prior to implanting the embryo in the surrogate, the intended parent(s) must sign a will. The will must: designate a guardian for all children born of the …
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NYS Legalizes Gestational Surrogacy: Changes for Health Care Providers
April 7, 2021 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Cassandra Rivais DiNova | Health Services
On February 16, 2021, the Governor enacted the Child-Parent Security Act (“the Act”) through emergency regulations, legalizing compensated gestational surrogacy in New York State. With gestational surrogacy, a surrogate gestates an embryo for the intended parents. The embryo may contain the genetic material of the intended parents or donor gametes. Traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate …
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