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Unwavering commitment to delivering large-firm expertise with small-firm attention—no matter the size of the client, that is the foundational philosophy of Archer. As a full-service law firm with over 175 practicing attorneys, Archer serves businesses and individuals throughout every major area of law including corporate, commercial, family, real estate, and labor. Headquartered in New Jersey, the firm provides high quality legal services to clients throughout the United States.

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Archer attorney Melissa Dibble will speak at the American Bar Association’s 33rd Annual Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Virtual National CLE Conference “Building Bridges Together in the Practice of Law” held from April 21-23, 2021 Melissa will be on a panel presenting on the “Do’s and Don’ts of Donor Intent: Managing Disputes over Restricted Charitable Gifts, Donor Intent and Changed Circumstances.”on Thursday, April 22. This panel will discuss issues that arise in administering restricted…
(Click here for printable PDF)   On December 31, 2020, the Family’s First Coronavirus Response Act’s (“FFCRA”) requirement that employers provide paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons officially expired. However, in the latest stimulus bill passed under the new Biden Administration, the FFCRA paid leave was further extended (until September 2021) and even expanded in scope. But, as with the prior extension, FFCRA paid leave remains a voluntary program – paid leave only…
U.S. v. Estate of Kelley, No. 3:17-cv-965-BRM-DEA, 2020 WL 6194040 (D.N.J. Oct. 22, 2020). Lorraine Kelley died on December 30, 2003, and her brother, Richard Saloom (“Saloom”), and Richard Lecky were co-executors of her estate.  The co-executors  filed a Form 706 on behalf of the Estate of Lorraine Kelley (“Kelley Estate”), reporting an estate tax liability of $214,412 and a gross estate of over $1.7 million.  The IRS examined the estate tax returns, and Saloom…
Faulk v. Martucci, No. A-2234-19T1, 2021 WL 243833 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 26, 2021). Defendant Anne Martucci (“Anne”) appealed from an order awarding a constructive trust in favor of plaintiff Janette Faulk (“Janette”) as guardian of Harry Faulk (“Harry”), an incapacitated person.  Janette is Harry’s daughter. Prior to being found an incapacitated person, Harry had a career in construction demolition and later heavy-equipment and machinery scrap sales.  Anne worked as Harry’s secretary and…
Schultz v. Glasser, No. A-5239-18T3, 2021 WL 269674 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 27, 2021). Husband and wife, Robert Schultz, Sr. (“Robert”) and Mary Ann Schultz (“Mary Ann”), created an inter vivos trust (“Trust”), of which they were the primary beneficiaries.  Upon the death of the survivor of them, their children, Robert Schultz, Jr., (“Bobby”) and Donna Schultz (“Donna”) were the remainder beneficiaries.  In the event Bobby or Donna died without issue, the survivor…
(Click here for printable PDF) Employers nationwide are contemplating offering incentives to encourage employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a way to avoid the practical and potentially disruptive alternative of requiring employees to be vaccinated. Although it has been determined by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that requiring all employees to be vaccinated is generally legal, whether it is legal to offer incentives as an alternative is still an open question. The prevailing view…
Where: Webinar When: 9:00 am –  March 11, 2021 Overview: Archer partner Tony La Ratta will speak at an upcoming webinar, “Webcast – 14th Annual Latest Trends in Estate Litigation” hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Estate litigation is constantly evolving, and knowing the latest trends and developments can often mean the difference between winning or losing the cases you handle. – How has estate litigation changed in the last 12…
In a world where layoffs and terminations are a possibility for any business, it is essential that employers understand some of the critical mistakes they could make when providing severance payments to employees. Here are some of the biggest ones we have seen and how to conquer them: Not having a written agreement with a release – Yes, there have been instances where an employer provides a severance payment and never required a written release…
Confusion and potential dizziness are among the side effects faced by employers making efforts to comply with the array of new rules and regulations implemented in response to COVID-19. Since the inception of the pandemic, employers have struggled to stay up to date on the ever-changing laws and guidelines, including those specific to quarantine requirements. Can my employee come to work if they have been exposed to COVID-19? How long must the employee quarantine? What…