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Kaufman, Semeraro & Liebman LLP is Hiring

Prominent North Jersey firm with offices in Bergen and Morris Counties is seeking an associate to join its Parsippany office location. The qualified candidate will be a junior to mid-level associate with 5-7 years’ experience in the following areas: land use, redevelopment, local government law, commercial litigation and/or complex civil litigation.

Land Use/redevelopment experience should include conducting zoning analyses, pursuing re-zoning, seeking variances and negotiating and drafting development agreements. Experience representing planning or zoning boards a plus.

Commercial Litigation/Complex Civil Litigation experience to include exemplary research/writing skills, motion practice and taking/defending depositions.

We are an EEO employer offering generous benefits and a collegial work environment.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest along with a resume and writing sample to

Semeraro wins appeal on a monumental land use approval in Wayne, New Jersey

Circle Realty Company, et al v. Wayne Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and Galreh, LLC, Docket No. PAS-L-764-18, was a challenge to a use variance approval from the Wayne Zoning Board of Adjustment that Semeraro secured last year, for a $60M +/- mixed use project that consisted of 232 residential luxury apartments, a grocery store and restaurant.

Despite several outlandish claims, the Court found the approval was properly granted and dismissed the appeal, that was filed by an economically motivated objector and some neighbors, with prejudice.

KSL’s Labor and Employment Law Counseling Group is Proud to Offer New Services

Employment laws and regulations, and human resources best practices are changing – fast. Added required employee benefits and increased regulatory requirements are just some of the difficult challenges organizations face as they try and stay legally compliant while maintaining a competitive edge. KSL’s Labor and Employment practice group recognizes the growing struggles business owners across all industries and of varying sizes face as they consider recruiting and keeping great talent, planning for the future, and addressing the growing day-to-day employee relations challenges. Deena B. Rosendahl, Esq., head of KSL’s Labor and Employment Law Counseling Group, has partnered with Sax LLP’s HR Consulting Practice to help you strategically plan and build an exceptional, employee-centric workplace. Ms. Rosendahl has over 20 years experience in labor and employment law ensuring businesses’ HR Practices remain legally compliant. Along with Sax, Ms. Rosendahl will provide each client with customized solutions to meet the evolving needs of the modern workplace to drive growth, productivity, profitability, and improved HR management overall.

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Semeraro Secures Another Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Partner, Mark J. Semeraro and associate R. Scott Fahrney have secured a $2.3 million total settlement in a personal injury action on the behalf of their client, against the County of Sussex and Asphalt Paving Systems, Docket No: SSX-L-265-16.

This lawsuit was filed as a result of a serious head-on collision where our client was struck in her lane of travel, on County Road 565 in Wantage, New Jersey on September 4, 2014.

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KSL Secures Client Settlement for Workplace Harassment & Retaliation Lawsuit

Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is happy to announce that Partner Mark J. Semeraro and Associate Justin Santagata successfully represented two employees in a hostile work environment, discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit which settled under terms of confidentiality for over $1,500,000.00. The employer agreed to settle the claims without any admission of liability.

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Another Land Use Double Header

KS&L are happy to announce another double header–two land use approvals in Wayne Township in one night on July 9, 2018.

We are proud to have secured site plan approval for a brand new Whole Foods moving into the Township of Wayne.

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KS&L in the Courts

KS&L is proud to announce 3 recent victories in the Appellate Division relative to Redevelopment law and Land Use.

On December 21, 2017, Scott Fahrney and Mark Semeraro, on the behalf of the City of Union City, KS&L prevailed in defending a Prerogative Writ challenge to a Redevelopment Plan in the matter of Larry Price vs. The City of Union City, A-5294-15T4.

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