Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2017

Nineteen Winne Banta attorneys were listed in “Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2017” in Bergen magazine:

  • Appellate – Kenneth Lehn, Gary Redish
  • Banking & Financial – Joseph Basralian, Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn
  • Business Law – Lori Johnson, Robert Kleeblatt, Gary Redish
  • Chancery Practice – Kenneth Lehn, Gary Redish
  • Commercial Litigation – Kenneth Lehn, Gary Redish
  • Education – Robert Jacobs
  • Environmental – Michael Stingone
  • Intellectual Property – Robert Kleeblatt
  • Labor & Employment – Kenneth Lehn
  • Litigation – Michael Cohen, Robert Jacobs
  • Marital & Family Law – Ronald Abramson, Dennis Harraka, Thomas McConnell
  • Municipal – Stanley Turitz
  • Real Estate – Khoren Bandazian, Joseph Basralian, Lori Johnson, Richard Kahn, Ian Kleeblatt, Robert Kleeblatt, Michael Stingone, Richard Wolloch
  • Tax Law – Arthur Goldberg
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates – Martin Dever, Jeffrey Love
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use – Joseph Basralian, Bruce Rosenberg, Marla Wolfe Taus, Stanley Turitz

Five-Parcel Acquisition in Hackettstown

Joseph Basralian assisted his client, a real estate development company, close a five-parcel acquisition of a light industrial park in Hackettstown, NJ in which three of the parcels are improved with light industrial buildings. The property was purchased from a fund and involved five separate related entity sellers.

BUILDING BERGEN: Retail Remade: Is E-Commerce Really Affecting the Market?

Winne Banta sponsored the fourth in the BUILDING BERGEN series — Retail Remade:  Is E-Commerce Really Affecting the Market?  The program, on October 24 at Bergen Community College, featured a distinguished panel who discussed the issues facing owners, lenders and shoppers in the changing retail environment:

Joseph L. Basralian, Esq. – Winne Banta

Joseph H. Burgis – President, Burgis Assocaites, Inc.

David Germakian – Vice President, Development, EDENS

Conrad Roncati, R.A. – CEO, Architectura

Moderator: Winne Banta’s Khoren Bandazian, Esq.

 

The Best Lawyers in America

Two Winne Banta attorneys have once again been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America (2018 edition).  Richard Kahn has been recognized in the area of Real Estate Law.  Kenneth Lehn has been recognized in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Litigation – Real Estate.

Rosenberg at 30

Principal Bruce Rosenberg today celebrated his 30th anniversary as an attorney with Winne Banta.

Washington Commons Shopping Center

Robert Kleeblatt, Ian Kleeblatt and Richard Wolloch represented the contributor in a structured tax deferred transaction in which Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. acquired an equity interest in a new entity that owns the Washington Commons Shopping Center in Dumont, NJ, a 75,000 square foot shopping center with a residential component. The attorneys were assisted by the firm’s Tax and Environmental practices.  The transaction was a tax deferred exchange under Section 721 of the Internal Revenue Code.  This alternative to a traditional 1032 exchange permits a seller to trade ownership of a property for shares in a “DownREIT” and defer recognition of gain on the transaction. For details, contact Robert Kleeblatt at 201.562.1078.

(201) Magazine’s Bergen’s Top Lawyers

In (201) Magazine’s 2017 survey of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers, Winne Banta attorneys were named in 16 areas of the law’

  • Appellate – Kenneth Lehn
  • Banking – Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn
  • Business, Corporate & Commercial – Lori Johnson, Robert Kleeblatt, Gary Redish
  • Chancery Practice – Gary Redish
  • Commercial Litigation – Kenneth Lehn
  • Custody – Thomas McConnell
  • Education – Robert Jacobs
  • Environmental – Michael Stingone
  • Labor & Employment – Kenneth Lehn
  • Litigation – Michael Cohen, Robert Jacobs
  • Matrimonial & Family – Ronald Abramson, Dennis Harraka, Thomas McConnell
  • Municipal – Stanley Turitz
  • Real Estate – Khoren Bandazian, Joseph Basralian, Lori Johnson, Richard Kahn, Ian Kleeblatt, Robert Kleeblatt, Michael Stingone, Richard Wolloch
  • Taxation – Arthur Goldberg
  • Trusts & Estates – Martin Dever, Jeffrey Love
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use – Joseph Basralian, Bruce Rosenberg, Stanley Turitz, Marla Wolfe Taus

Real Estate Deals

Joseph Basralian and the Real Estate practice have recently been busy with a variety of real estate deals. Among them was a $23.5 million refinancing of a shopping center in Maryland in April, the sale of an 84-unit garden apartment complex in Maywood, NJ by a publicly traded company, and the preliminary and final site plan approval of an 82-unit residential building with first floor retail space in Hackensack, NJ.  In a $43 million sale, Mr. Basralian represented the seller of a mixed-use residential and retail building with 104 apartment units located in Falls Church, VA.

 

Bakarich Joins Winne Banta

Peter Bakarich has joined the Tax, Trusts and Estates practice as a principal. Peter concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning; probate; wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives/living wills; estate, inheritance and gift taxes; federal and state taxation; professional corporations; and pension and profit-sharing plans.