On April 20, 2022, the Hon. Mary Ann Bogan, A.L.J. issued an initial decision in Farruggio’s Bristol and Philadelphia Express, Inc. v. New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, OAL No. LID 02027-17 finding, on summary judgment, that the owner-operator drivers that contracted with Farruggio’s Express were independent contractors, not employees. Accordingly, the Court found that Farruggio’s Express was not liable for state employment taxes in connection with the audit of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”). Read More
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has raised enormous concerns for all of us. We first wish to extend our compassion to the people of Ukraine and our friends whose loved ones reside there. Second, we recognize that this conflict and the sanctions being leveled at the Russian Federation will doubtless have economic and other business impacts in international trade, cybersecurity, and other matters of importance to our clients.
Just as when the COVID-19 crisis unfolded two years ago, Brown Moskowitz & Kallen is closely monitoring the current situation to offer timely guidance regarding business operations and other legal matters. If you require immediate guidance related to your business interests in the wake of the present international crisis, we are, as always, here to serve you.
Summit, New Jersey August 2021 – Anthony M. Gruppuso has joined the litigation team as a partner at New Jersey business law firm Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. Mr. Gruppuso will focus on dispute resolution and litigation for a clientele that includes professional services firms, trustees, medical practices, limited liability company members, manufacturers and distributors, and high net worth individuals.
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. Represents Gold Ventures and Capstone Realty Group in the Acquisition of 30 Two Bridges in Fairfield, NJ
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. represented Gold Ventures and Capstone Realty Group in the $10,150,000 acquisition of 30 Two Bridges Road in Fairfield, New Jersey, a Class A, 93,260-square-foot office building. The building is situated at the juncture of Routes 80 and 46.
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. Represents California-Based Randall Farms in Acquisition by Los Angeles Private Equity Firm Highwiew Capital
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. recently represented Vernon, California-based poultry and meat provider Randall Farms and its owners, the Bloom family, in connection with the sale of its assets excluding real estate, which the Bloom family retained. Read More
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen Commercial Transactions Practice Reports Over a Quarter-Billion Dollars in M&A Activity in 2020
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. has reported that its Commercial Transactions Group will complete 2020 with more than a quarter-billion dollars in successful merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of a diverse clientele.
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. Leads Bi-Coastal Transaction Representing Wytech Industries, Inc. in its Sale to Vance Street Capital, LLC
Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Crackdown by New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Results in License Revocations
By Richard A. West, Esq.
Last week, the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) announced that the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (“the Board”) has permanently revoked the license of a massage therapist who engaged in inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact with a female client during a massage session at an Atlantic County spa. The massage therapist is barred from ever working again in the State of New Jersey under a Final Order filed by the Board, the third instance in 2020 of permanent revocation of the license of massage therapist due to sexual misconduct and the ninth such revocation in the past 12 months in the state of New Jersey. This action follows actions by other professional licensing boards and the Attorney General.
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen Secures Precedent-Setting Appellate Victory Defeating Board of Education Challenge to Residential Development
Summit, New Jersey July 2020 – In a precedent-setting reported decision, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey accepted the arguments of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. partner Richard S. Schkolnick on behalf of client Markim Developers, LLC.
Fournier Trucking Shows That Hiring Contractors May Be Exposed to Workers Compensation Liability and/or the Cost of Such Coverage Even For Independent Contractors
By Steven R. Rowland, Esq. 
Companies that rely on independent contractors in New Jersey — whether they are motor carriers, general contractors or anyone else that uses independent contractors to do their work — need to understand the legal responsibilities they potentially may have with respect to those contractors.