Joshua S. Bauchner

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 […]

Client Alert: The CARE Act – Paycheck Protection Plan Updates

On April 3, 2020, the federal government unveiled the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP), an undertaking intended to assist small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them loans, and at the same time, incentivizing keeping employees on the payroll. What Businesses Qualify for Loans? The loans are available from existing SBA lenders to businesses with […]

Client Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Business Interruption Claims

Numerous companies are facing dramatic and unprecedented circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay afloat, businesses are being forced to reduce their staffing at varying levels, decrease employee hours and salaries, and unfortunately, in many instances, eliminate staff altogether. In fact, in many states, including New Jersey, businesses deemed “non-essential” have been […]

Client Alert: The Applicability Of Force Majeure Clauses In A Pandemic

Many leases contain a force majeure clause which, traditionally, excused performance by the tenant due to extraordinary circumstances or an Act of God. Perhaps not surprisingly, the law is ambiguous as to the effect of a force majeure clause in the face of the current pandemic: in sum, does the pandemic permit invocation of the […]