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Schkolnick Named Among New Jersey’s Super Lawyers® for Sixth Year

SUMMIT, N.J., March 22, 2017 – Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Richard S. Schkolnick has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers.  Marking his sixth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list, Mr. Schkolnick has been recognized for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law.

Mr. Schkolnick has extensive experience providing solutions to property owners in complex land use and zoning matters and related litigation. Mr. Schkolnick has led development teams that have secured site plan approval, variances and entitlements for some of the largest projects in the state, coordinating the efforts of engineers, planners, architects, traffic experts and environmental consultants. He has a specialty in applications to construct wireless communications facilities and has represented national wireless carriers and tower owners in over 500 zoning applications in over 150 municipalities, including many contested applications.

Mr. Schkolnick also litigates land use and real estate cases. In addition to handling prerogative writ matters and commercial disputes involving real estate, he secured a unanimous decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the Township of West Orange in the State’s seminal condemnation case, Township of West Orange v. 769 Associates, LLC, 172 N.J. 564 (2002).

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Mar 28, 2017

Steven R. Rowland Completes Trial Before The Office of Administrative Law

Steven R. Rowland: Litigation & Dispute Resolution Attorney

Steven R. Rowland recently completed a trial before the Office of Administrative Law involving an allegation from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development that owner-operators of large trucks had been inappropriately classified as independent contractors. The New Jersey Unemployment Compensation law exempts services provided by the drivers of large trucks from its broad statutory test of employment — the so-called ABC test — and instead uses a narrower common law test. The dispute presented the legal issue of which test applies — the broad ABC Test or the narrower common law test — and how the applicable test applied to the facts of the case.

A decision from the OAL is expected in July.

Jul 19, 2016


Super Lawyers NJ

By BMK Law

RICHARD S. SCHKOLNICK Super LawerBMK is pleased to announce that Richard S. Schkolnick has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 5th year. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology and other information about Super Lawyers can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

For more information on Mr. Schkolnick’s areas of expertise, please visit his Attorney Profile page.



Mar 21, 2016

Moskowitz Appointed to Sobel & Co.’s Fraud and Forensics Practice Editorial Advisory Board

Kenneth L. Moskowitz

Kenneth L. Moskowitz has been appointed to Sobel & Co.’s Fraud and Forensics Practice Editorial Advisory Board. The Board, which is comprised of both leading civil litigation and criminal defense attorneys, provides Sobel & Co. and its clients with insight and suggestions for improving fraud investigations, preventing fraud and the provision of forensic accounting services.

Nov 29, 2015

James D. DeBartolo Joins BMK

BMK is proud to announce that James DeBartolo, a May, 2015 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, has joined the firm’s litigation group. Prior to joining BMK, James gained valuable experience as a law clerk at a prominent New Jersey litigation boutique. In that position, James assisted in defending clients charged with mail, wire, and insurance fraud crimes, and he also assisted in defending clients charged with civil RICO violations and in representing clients in other diverse commercial disputes. James also served as a law school intern to the Hon. Faith S. Hochberg, U.S.D.J.Read More

Sep 25, 2015

Fong Installed To Board Of The NJWLA

Lora Fong, a Partner  in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Business, Finance & Technology groups, has been installed as a Board Member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) and Director of its Diversity Committee.   Lora previously served as NJWLA’s Vice-President in 2008-2009.  The NJWLA is an independent association  whose mission is to advance and retain women in the legal profession through education and activism, to promote qualified women to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary.


Aug 21, 2015

Kallen Chairs Family-Owned Business Roundtable

The dynamics of a family-owned business present unique challenges not only to the family but also to the professional service provider. Recognizing that professionals who work with these businesses on a daily basis can find value in discussing these challenges with one another, for the benefit of themselves and the client, Norman Kallen has formed, and chairs, a family business roundtable.

The group is comprised of professionals who work with middle market family-owned businesses, including, attorneys, accountants, executive coaches, investment advisors, psychologists and insurance professionals. The goal is to get together on a bi-monthly basis to discuss, share, provide peer counseling and engage in problem solving on common issues the service providers confront in serving such businesses. Ultimately, by leveraging the experience of one another, each of the members can acquire greater insight into and provide greater value to his or her client.

Aug 20, 2015

BMK Files Constitutional Challenge To Archdiocese Headstone Ban

Shalom Stone, a partner with BMK, filed a lawsuit against Governor Christopher Christie on behalf of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, arguing that a recently enacted statute, which bars the Archdiocese from selling headstones and mausoleums to parishioners, violates the U.S. Constitution.

The Complaint alleges that the statute was enacted at the behest of secular competitors who want to keep the Archdiocese out of the marketplace, and therefore violates the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Privileges or Immunities Clause, and the Contracts Clause.

Stone is co-counsel in the case with Jeff Rowes and Gregory Reed, attorneys from the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm in Arlington, Virginia.

Jul 28, 2015
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