Jason P. Capizzi Joins Winne Banta as Public Finance Lead

Super Lawyers 2018

Five Winne Banta attorneys — Peter Bakarich, Jason Capizzi, Richard Kahn, Kenneth Lehn and Thomas McConnell — have been included on the list of 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers.  In addition, Allison Lee has been included on the list of New Jersey Rising Stars.

Bergen Business Roundtable

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Joint Ventures:  A Legal and Financial Perspective

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:15 – 10:30 a.m., Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack

More and more developers and investors are partnering to complete real estate projects. This creates competing interests when negotiating a deal such as management of a project, waterfalls, promotes and returns on investments. Hear from experts on the trends and common provisions in real estate joint venture agreements you should be aware of and what you can expect to encounter when negotiating a real estate joint venture agreement.

Following the program, take advantage of the opportunity to network with developers with active projects in New Jersey who are seeking investments, and investors seeking to place their capital.

Presenters:  Khoren Bandazian and Richard Wolloch (Winne Banta); George Gnad (Avison Young); Shergo Alkilani (Alkova Companies); and John R. Halasz (US Home Aggregation)

RSVP:  Jackie Stec at jstec@winnebanta.com

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.