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Archer & Greiner is now Archer. But what matters most is what remains the same. Our new name still represents an unwavering commitment to delivering large-firm expertise with small-firm attention—no matter the size of the client.

It’s a philosophy that’s helped us grow into one of the largest and most trusted law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving businesses and individuals throughout the region and in a growing number of other states and jurisdictions. With a network of regional offices from Delaware to New York, Archer has more than 175 lawyers practicing in all major legal disciplines including corporate, labor, commercial litigation, family, real estate and many more.

(Click here for printable PDF) Earlier this year, in an effort to encourage employees to utilize public transportation and van pooling when traveling to and from work, Governor Murphy signed a law making New Jersey the first state in the nation to require most employers to offer a pre-tax transportation fringe “benefit” to their employees.  This “benefit” – at a minimum – requires employers to establish a payroll mechanism whereby employees can deduct covered transportation…
(Click here for printable PDF) It was hard to miss the media coverage of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) raids which took place at multiple food processing plants in Mississippi last week.  The Associated Press reported that initially 680 undocumented workers were initially arrested, although a day later more than 300 had been released, which raises questions regarding whether they were truly undocumented, or simply that poor record keeping led to some…
When: September 26-29, 2019 Where: New York Hilton Midtown Overview: The Annual Convention attracts attorneys, judges, and law students from across the country, including public officials, business leaders, and General Counsels from many Fortune 100 and other corporations. Attendees take part in an engaging and comprehensive program that includes Continuing Legal Education (CLE Panels) on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; exhibitors…
When: September 5 -6, 2019 Where: Chicago, IL Overview:  This event will train members of the commercial insurance industry with diversity and inclusion strategies they can implement right away. Additionally, equip diverse professionals with tools and strategies to advance their careers in order to build the pipeline of insurance C-Suite talent. Archer Faculty: José M. Jara will be speaking on Sept. 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM on the topic of “Diversity &…
(Click here for printable PDF) In the latest effort across the country to address the “glass ceiling” and pay inequity issues, New Jersey recently passed a new law to significantly limit salary information that can be obtained from job applicants before hiring them.  The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and all employers need to take notice. New Jersey is just the latest of several states and localities that are attempting to…
Earlier this month, Governor Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (CUMCA), which amended the state’s medical marijuana law. This amendment implements some significant changes, including the creation of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the expansion of the medical conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed, and the increase in the number of permitted dispensaries.  The law also contains a provision for employee use of medical marijuana. The former law did not…
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT Where: Live Webinar Archer Faculty: José M. Jara, Esq., Partner Overview: This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of ERISA requirements for written plan documents and summary plan descriptions (SPDs). The panel will explain how plan sponsors and their counsel can create a wrap plan and SPD documents as an effective and cost-efficient means of ensuring compliance. The panel will also address summary of benefits…
Archer attorney Melissa Osorio Dibble has been installed as 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey (EFPCSNJ). Ms. Dibble was sworn in at the Council’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 13 at Tir Na Nog in Cherry Hill. Ms. Dibble previously served as Secretary for the Council. The EFPCSNJ was established in 1975 and works to provide a better understanding of…
IMO Estate of Lucy G. Kershak, Docket Nos. A-2897-17T3, A-4402-17T3, 2019 WL 1976066 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. May 2, 2019) This case considers whether summary judgment is appropriate when a complaint opposing probate of a will is not timely filed. In 2008, the decedent executed a will prepared by her long-time attorney. The 2008 will provided decedent’s stepdaughter, brothers, her nephew James and her niece Frances, and created a trust for decedent’s horses, who…