Planning Board Approval

Winne Banta’s Bruce Rosenberg  has successfully secured site plan and sign variance approval before the planning board of Park Ridge for a new LIDL grocery using a fully web-based virtual public meeting .

COVID-19 Winne Banta is Ready to Assist You Navigate These Uncertain Times

We understand the pandemic’s disruption to the lives and businesses of our clients has been substantial and the social isolation and uncertainty of its duration has led to a historic level of anxiety. In response, we have been closely following the action of both our national and state governments and assembled a team of seasoned attorneys who are actively advising clients to navigate this unprecedented event.

Winne Banta has served our clients since 1922 through peaceful and tumultuous times alike and attributes its success and longevity to its steadfast commitment to placing our clients’ interests above all. Throughout the years we have guided our clients through complex state and federal programs by providing effective counsel for their needs.

By monitoring applicable legislation and its impacts on our client’s personal and business lives since the outset of the pandemic, we have been able to advise clients as to strategies to maintain continued operations. We have been monitoring H.R. 748 (the CARES Act) since its introduction to congress and passage on March 27, 2020, and are reaching out to clients to ensure they are informed and prepared to secure the assistance necessary to aid in their recovery.

You should be aware that applications for financial relief under the CARES Act, specifically the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, are now being accepted and we know there is already a high demand for funding. We encourage you to discuss your eligibility with a member of our team and move quickly to apply for assistance to support your business during this very difficult time.

Whatever questions you may have regarding COVID-19, the CARES Act or any other matter that you may believe impacts you or your business, please call Frank Scangarella at (201) 562-1002 to discuss. As always, we are here to serve you.

Be healthy and be safe.

Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, P.C.

Super Lawyers 2020

Winne Banta is proud to congratulate our five attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, which will be featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine.  They are:

Peter J. Bakarich, Jr. – Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Employee Benefits – Selected every year since 2005

Thomas J. Cangialosi, Jr. – Banking, Real Estate, Business/Corporate – Selected for the first time in 2020

Richard R. Kahn – Real Estate – Selected every year since 2005

Kenneth K. Lehn – Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership, Employment & Labor – Selected every year since 2005

Thomas R. McConnell – Family Law, General Litigation – Selected for the fifth straight year

Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019

We are proud that 21 Winne Banta attorneys were listed in Bergen Magazine’s “Bergen County’s To Lawyers 2019” in 13 areas of the law, including:
– Appellate Law – Gary Redish
– Aviation – Carolyn Geraci Frome
– Banking & Financial – Joseph Basralian, Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn
– Business Law – Robert Kleeblatt, Gary Redish
– Commercial Litigation – Michael Cohen
– Education – Robert Jacobs
– Family Law – Ronald Abramson, Dennis Harraka, Thomas McConnell
– Government/Administrative – Stanley Turitz
– Labor & Employment – Kenneth Lehn
– Land Use/Environmental – Bruce Rosenberg, Michael Stingone
– Real Estate – Joseph Basralian, Richard Kahn, Ian Kleeblatt, Robert Kleeblatt, Michael Stingone, Richard Wolloch
– Tax Law – Arthur Goldberg
– Wills, Trusts & Estates – Peter Bakarich, Martin Dever, Jeffrey Love

Anderson Street

In September, of this year, Winne Banta represented Alkova in its application for a six-story, 222-unit building on Anderson Street in Hackensack, adjacent to the train station.  The building will include 3,500 square feet of retail space, on-site parking, a pool and other amenities.  The 1.46-acre project was assembled from four separate property owners.


Hackensack University Medical Center

Winne Banta represented Hackensack University Medical Center in its application to the City of Hackensack Planning Board for Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with respect to the demolition/razing of existing buildings and the construction of a building addition along the easterly portion of the existing hospital building.  The 530,000 square foot building addition will span over Second Street and will include a ground-floor lobby and drop-off/pick-up area.  The addition will include 24 new operating rooms, 50 ICU beds and shell space for an additional 25 future ICU beds.  One hundred fifty medical surgical rooms will be relocated from the existing facility to the new building.

430 Main Street Site Plan Application

Joseph Basralian represented 18 Hackensack LLC in connection with its site plan application for 430 Main Street, which was approved by the City of Hackensack Planning Board.  The existing building was demolished, and will be replaced by a six-story, mixed-use building that will include ground floor retail space and 40 residential units, with workshare space for tenants and on-site parking.  He also represented Brickyard Urban Renewal, LLC in its site plan for 18 East Camden Street, approved by the City of Hackensack Planning Board.  The project is a five-story, 254-unit apartment building with a multi-story parking garage and on-site amenities including a swimming pool and exercise room.

Eighth Building Bergen Program Examined How Adaptive Re-Use is Changing the Face of Bergen County

The latest Building Bergen program, “How Adaptive Re-Use is Creating Substantial Value for the County,” held on October 16, addressed how the face of commercial real estate is changing throughout Bergen County by finding new uses for old buildings. Builders, developers, planners, architects and municipal and county officials are taking existing structures and adapting them in creative and exciting ways to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities.  Local leaders, real estate professionals and urban designers discussed how adaptive re-use is a proven way to re-build and evolve stranded assets

If you missed the program, click here to view it.