Joshua S. Bauchner

New state program to assist small business owners, tenants

A new state grant program will provide up to $10,000 in relief to eligible small businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are committed to helping small businesses across our state survive this unprecedented crisis, Governor Phil Murphy said. “A stronger and fairer New Jersey starts from the bottom up. The Small Business Lease […]

The Stay Stays in Medical Marijuana RFA Case

Since December of last year the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has been barred from moving forward in the request for application process for medical marijuana facilities after being sued for unfairly excluding some applicants due to allegedly corrupt PDF files submitted as part of their applications. The applicants contend the alleged corruption of […]

New Jersey’s DOH Continues Court Fight for Problem It Could Solve Administratively

Justin Zaremba of NJ Cannabis Insider has covered the latest developments in the ongoing dispute between the New Jersey Department of Health and litigants claiming to be unfairly excluded from the state’s Medical Marijuana facility licensing program due to a corrupt PDFs. NJDOH sought to dissolve the stay preventing the 2019 RFA process from moving […]

Client Alert: The Enforceability of Waivers From Automatic Bankruptcy Stays

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of commercial tenants filing for bankruptcy protection has risen substantially.  A concern for many commercial landlords is whether avenues exist for protecting their ability to initiate an action against tenants when they default on their lease obligations and file for bankruptcy protection. Below is a syllabus of […]

Easy Route Available for Resolving Medical Marijuana Facility Delays

Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC partner Josh Bauchner recently wrote a guest column for Cannabis Insider addressing issues surrounding the appeal of New Jersey’s 2019 Request for Applications to open medical marijuana facilities. The column, in full, appears below: In the last issue of Cannabis Insider, a guest columnist purported to offer “several” solutions to […]

Client Alert: Legislative Changes to the Family Leave Act and the WARN Act

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Legislature made further changes to the state’s labor and employment laws in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In particular, the Legislature amended the Family Leave Act and the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (commonly known as the “NJ WARN Act”).  These changes directly impact the rights […]

Business Delayed is Business Denied for Potential Cannabis Licensees

According to a recent report in the NJCannabis Insider (subscription required) applicants from the 2019 Request for Applications for medical cannabis licensing denied due to corruption of their online applications continue to await their day in court. Josh Bauchner, an attorney with Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC representing several clients who were disqualified from the […]

Trade Group Calls on Ansell.Law to Address Legal Concerns Relating to COVID-19

The unprecedented events and dynamic changes necessitated as a response to COVID-19 have left many businesses grasping for a way to get a handle on the current situation. The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) turned to Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC’s Joshua Bauchner and Rahool Patel to get some guidance.  The […]