AGA Attorney David Byrne featured guest on “The Voice of Real Estate” Radio Show

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

Ansell Grimm & Aaron Attorney David Byrne, Chair of the Community Association Practice Group was a featured guest on “ The Voice of Real Estate with Debbie Lang” on 920AM The Voice on Sunday Sept. 20. You can listen to a podcast of the interview by clicking on the link below. Dave gave his insights on what to know when buying a property that has a homeowner’s association.

http://www.920thevoice.com/ondemand/Episodes.aspx?PID=3888

Additionally, you can stop by and see David and other members of AGA’s Community Association Practice Group at the 2015 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, booth # 309 on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset.

To learn more about the event visit the CAI-NJ website, The registration form for the event is available here. Registration is free for home owners, unit owners and board members who are CAI members. Pre-registration for non-member home owners, unit owners and board members is $20 and on-site registration is $20, pre-registration is recommended.

If you wish to schedule a meeting and learn more about AGA’s legal services, please contact David Byrne at 609.557.1031 or via email at djb@ansellgrimm.com.

Brodsky wins Use Variance for Quay site in Sea Bright

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

AGA partner Rick Brodsky successfully obtained a use variance to allow a mixed commercial and residential use for a property in Sea Bright. Representing 280 Ocean Avenue LLC, Brodsky won Zoning Board approval for a banquet facility and new apartments on the site of the former Quay restaurant. Existing buildings on the site suffered significant damage in Superstorm Sandy and the site’s owner has been restoring and improving the residentially zoned property since acquiring it in 2011.

 

The details of the Zoning Board hearing and approval can be found here.

 

For more information on our Zoning and Land Use Practice, please contact Rick Brodsky at 732-643-5255 or rb@ansellgrimm.com.

AGA Partner Josh Bauchner quoted by Law360 on Copycat suit against Fitness Center Client

Posted on September 16th, 2015

Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC partner Josh Bauchner, a member of the Litigation and Bankruptcy departments of AGA, was recently quoted by Law360. Bauchner represents Fitness center chain Club Metro USA LLC in a proposed class action which Bauchner termed a copycat suit which has been brought against other gyms in New Jersey and is without merit. The story is available here. (registration is required to read the full article)

David Byrne to be featured on “The Voice of Real Estate” Radio Program

Posted on September 11th, 2015

Tune in to 920AM – THE VOICE on Sunday, September 20th at 9AM to hear David Byrne, Esquire, Chair of Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Community Association Group as he discusses Community Association Law. David will be interviewed by Debbie Lang, Realtor, host of “The Voice of Real Estate”. David limits his practice to the representation of condominiums, community associations, cooperatives and homeowners associations. A podcast of the program will be available for download on www.ansellgrimm.com after the show airs.

For more information about AGA’s Community Association Group, contact David at 609-557-1031 or via email at djb@ansellgrimm.com.

Honecker named to Supreme Court’s Criminal Practice Committee

Posted on September 4th, 2015

Robert A. Honecker Jr., Esq., a partner with Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., has been appointed to represent the New Jersey State Bar Association on the State Supreme Court’s Criminal Practice Committee.

The Committee reviews state court rules and procedures and suggests possible changes and revisions to improve the judicial process and outcomes.

Honecker is serving a two-year term on the committee slated to be completed in 2017.

CAP Group at CAI-NJ Expo

Posted on August 20th, 2015

Visit Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Community Association Practice Group at the 2015 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo, booth # 309 on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset.  To learn more about the event visit the CAI-NJ website, The registration form for the event is available here. Registration is free for home owners, unit owners and board members who are CAI members. Pre-registration for non-member home owners, unit owners and board members is $20 and on-site registration is $20, pre-registration is recommended. Attorneys from the CAP Group will be on hand to answer questions regarding the CAP Groups legal counsel and services.   If you wish to schedule a meeting, please contact David Byrne at 609.557.1036.

 

Josh Bauchner speaks to ABC news about the Galloway Case

Posted on August 12th, 2015

Last week the Josh Bauchner, an attorney in Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Woodland Park office, spoke with Philadelphia’s ABC Action News (Video) regarding Earl Galloway and his suit against Stafford Township and township officials. Bauchner represents Galloway who contends Stafford Township and township officials have tried to intimidate him and violated his First Amendment rights because he spoke out about Mayor John Spodofora’s misrepresentation of his military service.

 

Gaye family wins latest round in “Blurred Lines” battle

Posted on August 4th, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been denied a new trial in their battle with the family of late singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye over their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines”. Earlier this year a jury awarded Gaye’s children $7.4 million in compensation and damages for copyright infringement of Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up”.

Thicke and Williams argued that while the songs were written in the same style, they were musically distinct enough that the copyright of the previous song was not violated. In March, a Los Angeles jury disagreed and that decision was appealed. In the most recent decision the $7.4 million award was reduced to $5.3 million and the parties held responsible for the infringement have been expanded from Thicke and Williams to include rapper TI (Clifford Harris Jr.), who collaborated on the song, and the record labels involved in the distribution of the song, UMG Recordings, Interscope and Star Trak Entertainment.

Also as part of the decision, Gaye’s family will receive an ongoing royalty rate of 50% of songwriter and publishing revenues however their request for an injunction was denied.

This latest decision, rendered by United States District Court Judge John A. Kronstadt, is expected to be appealed and perhaps further clarity will be gained as to the difference between musical inspiration and infringement of a copyright.

The most recent decision in the case, Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music, Inc., et al, can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/271609045/Blurred-Lines-Post-Trial-Order

 

AG&A handles the consultation on and registration of copyrights for further information, contact Pamela A. Mulligan, Esquire .

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Getting Ready for some football

Posted on July 30th, 2015

Jets standout left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson takes a moment to greet members of Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC's community association practice group , Hub International, Rezkom Enterprises, Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC and Professional Restoration at a night with the Jets earlier this month.

On July 13, 2015 Ansell Grimm, & Aaron, PC teamed up with HUB International, along with Rezkom Enterprises, Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC and Professional Restoration for a night with the Jets at the Jets Training Facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Our attendees were able to do drills on the Jets training field, as it was a gorgeous night, enjoy appetizers, dinner, refreshments and cocktails, and meet, talk to and toss the ball with one of the New York Jets’ premiere players, D’Brickashaw Ferguson. What a great night! Thanks to HUB, our co-sponsors, the New York Jets and especially all of our attendees!

Ansell Representing Plaintiff in Civil Rights Case

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Michael H. Ansell, Esq., an associate with Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., along with Josh Bauchner, a partner at the firm, is representing Earl Galloway in his suit against Stafford Township and township officials for trying to intimidate him and violating his First Amendment rights. On Friday June 10, State Superior Court Judge Arnold Goldman ruled that the matter qualified as a Civil Rights case and therefore does not need to meet the requirements of the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. To read more on the subject, please visit the Asbury Park Press website.

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