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

When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on the evening of October 29, many local residents and businesses did not expect the devastation that followed.  Numerous suffered substantial business and residential property losses as a result of the storm.  While many have been busy and perhaps overwhelmed with filing insurance claims and claims with the Federal

Many of our local residents and businesses have no doubt suffered substantial business and property losses as a result of the recent devastating storm.  While the filing of claims with insurance companies and perhaps even with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are clearly of paramount importance, property owners should not overlook another critical component