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Firm News & Events

McConnell Speaks on Domestic Violence

Tom McConnell spoke at "A Symposium of Hope, Unveiling that Dirty Little Secret: Domestic Violence" at the Community Baptist Church of Englewood. He discussed New Jersey's domestic violence laws and his work with Bergen County's Alternatives to Domestic Violence program, as well as his personal experience representing victims of domestic violence.

Vigliotti Named to Board of Tomorrows Children's Fund

Joseph Vigliotti was named to the Tomorrows Children's Fund Board of Directors at Hackensack University Medical Center. Tomorrows Children's Fund's mission is to provide a healthy and loving environment for children in treatment for cancer and serious blood disorders, a full scope of services to relieve families' stress, the best possible medical care and funding for research on these diseases.


Supporting Habitat for Humanity

For the third year in a row, a team from Winne Banta, comprising attorneys and staff, spent a day on a Habitat for Humanity worksite, under the auspieces of Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.

Winne Banta Attorneys to Lead ICSC Roundtables

Two of Winne Banta's Real Estate attorneys have been invited once again to lead roundtable discussions at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers' (ICSC) US Shopping Center Law Conference in Orlando in October.  Richard Wolloch will lead the discussion on "Hot Topics in Title Insurance," and Mark Lichtblau will lead the discussion on "Rent Commencement in Retail Leases - When Should It Occur?"

Vigliotti's Work Noted

The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection of the State of New York gave Winne Banta attorney Joseph Vigliotti a Certificate of Appreciation for his work in helping a client recover monies from a dishonest attorney.

Cohen Named a "New Leader of the Bar"

Winne Banta's Michael Cohen was named among 50 "New Leaders of the Bar" in New Jersey for 2014 by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Lichtblau Certified as Emergency Medical Technician

Winne Banta's Mark Lichtblau has passed the state licensing examination and is now certified as an EMT-B in the State of New Jersey.

19 Winne Banta Attorneys Named Among Bergen's Top Lawyers

(201) Magazine published its annual list of Bergen's Top Lawyers.  Among the list were 19 Winne Banta attorneys, including:

  • Ronald Abramson - Custody; Matrimonial & Family; Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate
  • Peter Banta - Intellectual Property; Media
  • Joseph Basralian - Banking; Construction; Real Estate; Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • Thomas Cangialosi - Banking
  • Martin Dever - Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate
  • Arthur Goldberg - Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate
  • Gerald Goldman - Antitrust
  • Dennis Harraka - Matrimonial & Family
  • Richard Kahn - Banking
  • Robert Kleeblatt - Business, Corporate & Commercial; Intellectual Property; Real Estate
  • Kenneth Lehn - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Chancery Practice; Commercial Litigation; Labor & Employment
  • Jeffrey Love - Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate
  • Thomas McConnell - Custody; Matrimonial & Family
  • Gary Redish - Appellate Practice; Chancery Practice, Commercial Litigation; Debtor & Creditor; Real Estate
  • Bruce Rosenberg - Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • William Rupp - Education; Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • Michael Stingone - Real Estate
  • Marla Taus - Zoning, Planning & Land Use
  • Stanley Turitz - Municipal
  • Richard Wolloch - Banking; Business, Corporate & Commercial; Real Estate

Bandazian Honored

Winne Banta's Khoren Bandazian was presented with the Republic of Armenia Presidential Award by His Excellency Ambassador Garen Nazarian, the permanent representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations.  Khoren has been Chairman of Armenia Fund USA since 2011 and is also Chairman of the Eastern Regional Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee.

Vigliotti Named to Board 

Winne Banta's Joseph Vigliotti has been named a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooley's Anemia Foundation.

Bandazian Joins Firm as Principal

Khoren Bandazian has joined the firm as principal in its Real Estate and Corporate and Business Services practices.  For nearly 20 years, Khoren has concentrated his practice on real estate and business counseling. He has extensive experience in all facets of investment real estate transactions and finance. In addition, he has extensive experience in the disposition of distressed real estate assets and has frequently been successful at navigating his clients through the process.

Khoren's business counseling experience ranges from the drafting of partnership and shareholder agreements to liquidation and other disposition of corporate assets. He has represented clients on issues from trademark infringement to corporate divorce. He is active as a leader in the Greater New York Armenian community, donating his time to improving the lives of the people living in Armenia.

The Changing Landscape of Residential Real Estate Environmental Due Diligence

Joseph Vigliotti discusses the recent Appellate Division court decision that gives new emphasis to the phrase "buyer beware."

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A Look Back at 2013

The year 2013 was a gratifying one for us at Winne Banta and for those we served.  Click here to read more.

Tax Reform Act of 2013's Impact on Professional Service Companies    

A bill currently being considered by both houses of Congress would require all personal service organizations and businesses with gross receipts of $10 million or more to adopt the accrual methods of accounting and eliminate the traditional cash receipts and disbursements methodology currently being utilized.  Click here to read more.

Impending Tax Appeals Deadline

With certain limited exceptions, appeals of property assessments for tax year 2014 must be filed in either the Tax Court of New Jersey or with the Board of Taxation in the county in which the property is located on or before April 1. The filing deadline, which requires actual filing by the deadline date, and not simply mailing by that date, is strictly enforced, and failure to comply with the deadline will result in the dismissal of the appeal. Please contact partner Robert M. Jacobs, Esq. as soon as possible should you wish our firm to review the assessment of your residential or commercial property so that we may make a recommendation as to whether you may have the basis to file a tax appeal for tax year 2014.

Rosenberg Named Special Legal Counsel

Winne Banta's Bruce Rosenberg has been named Special Legal Counsel to the Borough of Bogota.

Compliance Training for Check Cashers and Their Employees

Winne Banta's Scott McClain presented an AML Compliance Training webinar for MSB owners and their employees.  More than 100 professionals in the check cashing industry satisfied their company's mandatory anti-money laundering training requirements by attending this complimentary webinar. 

Reorganization of Real Estate Portfolio

Richard Wolloch of Winne Banta's Real Estate Department completed the reorganization of the Braha Family Jersey City real estate portfolio. Financing for the multi-site transaction was provided by Investors Bank, which is headqaurtered in Short Hills, NJ. The financing was arranged by Baruch Pelcovitz of Meridian Capital.

Vigliotti Serves Meals with a Mission

Joseph Vigliotti has joined the Board of Directors of Meals with a Mission, a Garfield-based not-for-profit whose mission is to prepare a minimum of 100,000 meals per year for the needy.

Lichtblau Joins Ambulance Corps

Winne Banta's Mark Lichtblau has joined the Haworth Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Winne Banta Welcomes Attorneys of Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg, P.C.

Effective November 1, the attorneys of Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg, P.C. join Winne Banta. The firm is adding Stanley Turitz, Arthur Goldberg and Dennis Harraka as principals; William Rupp as of counsel; and Doris Brandstatter and Marla Wolfe Taus as associates, as well as a number of support staff.

Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg has been well-regarded in the Hackensack legal community since 1990. It has a broad-based practice, but its attorneys have built particularly strong reputations in the fields of Government, Public Sector & Education Law, Tax Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates. Its attorneys have long represented a number of municipalities, boards of education, boards of adjustment and planning boards.

"All of us at Winne Banta are excited about the integration of the Ferrara Turitz practice and the expansion of our existing business platform," says Managing Partner Joseph Basralian. "We are pleased to be adding additional depth to some of our existing practice areas, as well as a strong corporate tax practice."

The combined Winne Banta and Ferrara Turitz Wills, Trusts & Estates and Tax practices will be located at the firm's 505 Main Street offices until we consolidate our offices.

McClain Receives Appointment

Winne Banta's Scott mcClain has been appointed to the Financial Services Litigation Committee of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Winne Banta Welcomes Two New Associates

Linda Torosian and Margaret Spaziani have joined the firm as associates.  Linda is an associate in the firm's Litigation Department.  Margaret Spaziani's practice includes wills, trusts and estates and civil litigation, representing taxpayers in local property tax appeals.