Appraisal Institute’s Annual Meeting

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Larry Shapiro, Esq., a Member of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., recently spoke at the Appraisal Institute’s Annual meeting in Princeton on the impact of the Borough of Harvey Cedars vs. Karan Supreme Court decision.  Mr. Shapiro commented upon the impact of the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark decision and how the change in the law enunciated by the Court impacted valuation issues in partial condemnation cases.  He also spoke about the issue of beach access in the context of condemnation actions involving oceanfront property.  Including, beach access; private beaches; use and enjoyment of the beach; the public trust doctrine and valuation of beach areas.

Dog Safety

Posted on May 7th, 2014

National Dog Bite Prevention week is May 19-25.  There will be a lecture pertaining to dog safety and how to prevent dog attacks held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at CentraState Health Awareness Center.  Anna Arcaro, MD, a pediatrician at CentraState Medical Center, will be on hand to answer questions, along with Shelly Leibowitz, Dog Trainer.  Greg Gargulinski, Esq. and Michael H. Ansell, Esq. will be discussing the legal aspects of dog attacks.

To register, visit or call 732-308-0570.  Pre-registration is requested.


AGA Attorneys named in Super Lawyers Magazine

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Congratulations to Richard B. Ansell, Esq., Mitchell J. Ansell, Esq., Allison Ansell Ryan, Esq., Robert A. Honecker, Jr., Esq. and Greg Gargulinski, Esq. (Rising Star) for being named in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding attorneys who obtain a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.  Over the years, Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C. has had numerous attorneys recognized in this magazine, but none more than Mitchell J. Ansell, Esq. who has been named for the 10th year!  Congratulations again!

Shopping Center Law Conference in San Diego

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Melanie J. Scroble recently attended the 2013 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Diego, California as a speaker. Ms. Scroble led a roundtable discussion on the topic of Tenants In Common (TIC’s) – A Discussion of the Popular Trend for Purchasing and Exchanging Commercial Property. The discussion included the related topic of utilizing TIC’s in a 1031 exchange setting and the newer trend Delaware Statutory Trusts. The conference is held by the International Council of Shopping Centers and hosts over 1,200 legal professionals in the retail real estate industry.

New Jersey Modernizes Partial Takings Compensation

Posted on December 17th, 2013

In “New Jersey Modernizes Partial Takings Compensation,” published in the November 2013 issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning and Environmental Law Journal, Lawrence Shapiro and Heather Garleb analyze the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Harvey Cedars v. Karan and the impact it will have on future condemnation cases.

Concluding that the Harvey Cedars v. Karan decision has brought the evidence that may be presented to a jury in line with what the law requires that jury to consider, Shapiro and Garleb analyzed New Jersey’s prior “special benefits” standard and its deficiencies.   Post Karan, a jury will now hear and consider evidence of both the negative impact of a project on the remaining property and the positive impact of a project on that same remaining property.

Accordingly, now determinations of just compensation in partial takings cases will more accurately reflect the realities of the real estate market.  In practice, this shift in the law will allow for fairer determinations in terms of awards to be paid for property taken by eminent domain, for both property owners and condemning authorities.

To read full article, please click here.


What to Know When Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor

Posted on November 15th, 2013

Heather L. Garleb, Esq., an associate in the litigation department of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C. recently had an article published in the November/December issue of the Monmouth County Woman magazine.  In this article, Ms. Garleb addresses some of the things you should be knowledgeable about before hiring a contractor.  To read more on What to Know When Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor, please click here.