Building Bergen: Women in Charge

Winne Banta will sponsor the latest in our Building Bergen series.  Join us on Tuesday, October 23 for Women in Charge:  Challenges Faced by Women-Owned Businesses in Bergen County. Click Here to RSVP

Waypoint Residential

Winne Banta’s Khoren Bandazian represented Waypoint Residential, a Boca Raton, FL-based developer, in the acquisition from Holman Realty Associates of the property located at 437-439 Main Street and 445-451 Main Street, in Hackensack, for a combined $7.45 million.  Waypoint plans to redevelop the properties into four stories of apartments over podium parking.  The project will be Waypoint’s first midrise multifamily development in New Jersey.  It is located within Hackensack’s special improvement district in the city’s up-and-coming downtown redevelopment zone.  The project, known as Walcott Hackensack, will consist of 235 luxury units and is located two blocks from NJ Transit’s Anderson Street rail station.

Hackensack Development Summit

Khoren Bandazian will be the moderator of the 1st Annual Hackensack Development Summit, on September 20, sponsored by the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance.

Jason P. Capizzi Closes Bond Financing for the Township of Weehawken

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to the Township of Weehawken.  The Township successfully issued $6,537,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018 dated August 30, 2018 to Roosevelt & Cross, Inc. and Associates.  Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., S&P Global Ratings and Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. assigned the Bonds insured ratings of “A2” (stable outlook), “AA” (stable outlook) and “AA+” (stable outlook), respectively, based upon the issuance of a Municipal Bond Insurance Policy by Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.  Moody’s assigned the Bonds an underlying credit rating of “Baa3” (positive outlook).  The Bonds finally mature on August 15, 2038 and have a true interest cost of 3.7273%.  The bond proceeds will be used to permanently finance a bond anticipation note maturing on October 31, 2018.

Jason P. Capizzi Closes Note Financing for the Township of Weehawken

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to the Township of Weehawken.  The Township successfully issued $8,752,000 Notes consisting of a $1,752,000 Bond Anticipation Note and a $7,000,000 Tax Anticipation Note of 2018-2019 dated August 30, 2018 to Amboy Bank.  The Notes bears interest at the rate of 2.10% per annum payable at maturity.  The BAN matures on August 30, 2019 and the TAN matures on June 26, 2019.

Best Lawyers

Three Winne Banta partners have been included on the list of 2019 Best Lawyers. Joseph Basralian and Richard Kahn are included on the list of Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law. Kenneth Lehn has been included on the list of Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Litigation – Real Estate.

Jason P. Capizzi Closes Cash Defeasance for The North Hudson Sewerage Authority

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to The North Hudson Sewerage Authority.  On August 17, 2018, the Authority successfully defeased with cash all or a portion of its outstanding Gross Revenue Senior Lien Lease Certificates, Series 2012 A (Tax Exempt) dated May 24, 2012 in the aggregate principal amount of $8,000,000 (the “2012 Certificates”) and of its outstanding Gross Revenue Senior Lien Lease Certificates, Series 2012 A (Tax Exempt) authenticated August 12, 2016 in the aggregate principal amount of $10,825,000 (the “2016 Certificates”).  The Authority also successfully issued Gross Revenue Senior Lien Lease Certificates, Series 2012 A (Tax Exempt) authenticated August 17, 2018 in the aggregate principal amount of $115,150,000 for the nondefeased portions of the 2012 Certificates and the 2016 Certificates.

Hackensack Performing Arts Center

Bruce Rosenberg has been appointed by the City of Hackensack to serve on the Trustee Board of the new Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). The new, state-of-the art facility, built in a former Masonic Temple, is home to professional theater companies and other arts organizations.

Matthew Cohen

Our friend and colleague, Matthew Cohen, a member of our Tax, Trusts & Estates practice, passed away on July 23, 2018 after a long illness.  We will miss Matthew, and extend our deepest sympathies to his family.