Owners of most income-producing properties in New York City have an obligation to file an annual Real Property Income & Expense (“RPIE”) form with the NYC Department of Finance (“DOF”). (For more information about the purpose of the RPIE forms and which owners are obligated to file same, see article written by colleague, Christopher Caslin

On January 24, 2013, Governor Chris Christie adopted the advisory flood maps released last December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which establish new, tougher standards for rebuilding along the Jersey Shore, including higher elevations of homes and buildings located in such flood-prone areas. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acted quickly to amend

On January 12, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Urban Hope Act (“Act”), S3173/A4426, which allows private companies to construct, operate and manage up to twelve public schools in three under-performing public school districts in the State: the Newark School District, the Trenton School District and the Camden School District

On Friday, September 23, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 2373A and Assembly Bill 6870A. The bill authorizes the electronic recording (“e-recording”) of instruments affecting real property in the form of digitized images of original, executed paper instruments and of electronically executed instruments.

Modeled on the federal Uniform Electronic