Dressel/Malikschmitt Partner Featured in Bloomberg Article
Electric vehicles come with many benefits. One of those benefits? Tax incentives. But purchasing a brand-new electric vehicle can be challenging for buyers. A combination of high sticker prices and scarcity makes it hard to make the dream of a battery-powered ride a reality. Unless, that is, you consider purchasing a used electric vehicle. Used […]
Pending Legislation in New Jersey Would Curb Non-Compete Agreements
Finding and retaining good employees is increasingly difficult for New Jersey employers. We are in an exceptionally tight labor market, where workers expect higher wages and better benefits, or they will look for them elsewhere. Dressel/Malikschmitt has served as outside general counsel to a number of New Jersey institutions eager to update their employment contracts, […]
The Curious Case of the Missing Justices
When a seat on the United States Supreme Court opens up, everyone in the nation seems to know about it, and have strong opinions about it. There is, moreover, an understanding that the high court plays a critical role, and should not be short-staffed. Compare this to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Our state’s highest […]
Is Crypto Compensation the Chicken or the Egg?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s an ancient paradox that has stumped humans for generations. But it is also one of the questions many crypto-enthusiasts are asking one another. Business owners across the state of New Jersey want to be ready in case cryptocurrency goes mainstream, but many of them are too […]
Why Wasn’t The Jury In The Depp v. Heard Case Sequestered?
Over the past few weeks, many people have been paying close attention to the defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard. It was covered in-depth by traditional media outlets, but it also took social media by storm. Memes about the trial, and even reenactments of certain exchanges, went viral, and generated a tidal […]
War, Inflation, and COVID Force Businesses to Examine Breached Contracts
Two years ago, we predicted businesses would soon find themselves in litigation over breached contracts. Unfortunately, we were right.
What is a Ponzi Scheme? And Can Crypto Fall Prey?
Watch out! There are people who are using crypto Ponzi schemes to take advantage of those eager to be on the cutting edge new technology.
SEC Ratchets Up Regulation Of Crypto Companies
The SEC, whose enforcement arm is led by the former NJ AG, is aggressively ratcheting up regulation and action against crypto companies.
Who Gave Congress the Power To Control Time Travel?
Most of us have Congress to thank for our time traveling abilities. Now, there is a movement to permanently adopt Daylight Savings Time.
What Will Your Internal Investigation Uncover?
We conduct internal investigations for high-profile organizations. As impartial outside counsel, we only desire to get to the truth.
3 Things You Need To Know About Palin’s Libel Lawsuit
Understanding libel, slander, and defamation—and former Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s libel lawsuit against the New York Times.
New Jersey Bills Would Regulate the Blockchain
Two bills that could have a profound impact on the use of digital currency and blockchain in New Jersey have already been introduced.
First Steps to Starting Your Business
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Commercial Lease Litigation Disputes: Tips for Landlords
We see all kinds of commercial lease agreements gone awry. Here are the most common commercial lease disputes and tips to mitigate them.
Outside General Counsel: Tackling the Toughest Deals
Tackling the toughest deals are a reality of any business, but we are here to help you with our outside general counsel.
Helping Small Businesses Attract Employees Post-Pandemic
We‘re helping small businesses attract employees by retooling employment contracts and employee handbooks to be magnets for top talent.
Outside Counsel Cost: Hourly, Flat-Fee, or Project-Based Billing
Cost matters. When it comes to retaining an attorney, one size does not fit all, and we work with each client to develop a custom pricing strategy.
Marijuana Legalization Comes to New Jersey
On Election Day 2020, the voters of New Jersey will be deciding whether to amend the State’s constitution to allow for the recreational use of marijuana for those aged 21 and older. By many accounts, the initiative does appear likely to pass as New Jersey voters support a marijuana legalization referendum on their ballots by a nearly three-to-one margin.
State of New Jersey Delays Enlarged WARN Act Protections
Contributor: Andrew Dressel Last week, the State of New Jersey passed a law delaying the effective date of the State’s heightened WARN Act protections for 90 days after the expiration of Governor Murphy’s stay-at-home order. This is a significant development for both employers and employees in New Jersey, as the updated NJ WARN Act contains much […]
COVID-19: Frustration of Purpose and Impossibility
Contributor: Andrew Dressel The spread of COVID-19, and accompanying steps taken by state governments, has created a situation in which many businesses will, out of necessity, find themselves breaching contracts or suffering from a breached contract. While the breaching parties may not wish to breach these contracts, difficult financial straits may present no other option. Two […]
No First Amendment Protection for Videos Played in Your Vehicle
On October 15, 2019, the Appellate Division in State v. Lomato (Dkt. No. A-5273-16T4) approved a “public communication of obscenity” conviction for a man convicted of watching pornography in his car outside a fast food restaurant. Specifically, defendant was accused of watching pornography on an iPad through the restaurant’s wifi, loudly, with the windows down, and with […]
NJ Supreme Court Holds Photos of Lawful Sex Acts Admissible to Prove Unlawful Sex Acts
A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision, State of New Jersey v. Guillermo Santamaria, tackled the interesting question of whether photographs of sex acts between the Defendant and his victim—although indisputably taken while the victim was over eighteen—could be admissible to help prove prior, unlawful sexual contact. During the trial, defense counsel argued that the photos […]
New Jersey Appellate Division Rules Police Can Compel Suspects to Provide Their Smartphone Passcodes
On November 15, 2018, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ruled in State v. Robert Andrews (A-0291-17T4) that criminal suspects can be made to provide police with necessary passcodes and passwords in order to allow police to search their electronic devices pursuant to a valid search warrant. The Appellate Division ruled that such a requirement […]