James B. Griffin, CPA, Esq.
James B. Griffin is Of Counsel to the firm, who provides business, tax and accounting advice to clients, assisting them in maximizing growth and profits, and minimizing taxes. He also provides guidance on complex estate planning issues.
Mr. Griffin works with individuals, construction companies, contractors, service and health care providers, real estate agents, wholesale and retail sales companies, manufacturers and distributors. Mr. Griffin has lectured on budgeting and monitoring; financing for small businesses; and, tax planning.
Mr. Griffin is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Griffin is a graduate of Widener University, School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware (J.D. 1994) and the University of Delaware (B.S. 1987). Mr. Griffin is also a Certified Public Accountant.
News & Announcements
NEW JERSEY PUTS A TEMPORARY HOLD ON ALL SHORT-TERM RENTALS FOR SITES SUCH AS AIRBNB AND VRBO
April 6, 2020
On March 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order No. 107, which closed to the public the brick-and-mortar premises of all non-essential retail businesses due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. It also deemed a subset of retail businesses as “essential” and permitted them to remain open during their normal business hours. The Governor also issued Executive Order No. 108 that same day. In a nutshell, Executive Order 108 allows municipalities or counites to impose additional restrictions in response to those established by Executive Order No. 107, under certain conditions.
RENT FREEZING IN NORTH JERSEY AND BEYOND
April 6, 2020
We hope you are all managing and staying healthy throughout these difficult times. Governments across the country are taking action to help keep tenants in their homes and stop evictions. For example, evictions are not happening right now in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. However, some individual cities are attempting to take more aggressive action to keep renters in apartments: enacting rent freezes.
SUMMER CONTRACTS AND COVID 19
April 3, 2020
We hope everyone is doing well and feeling healthy! Normally, at this time of the year, residents and tenants would be in the early stages of preparing for summer fun. Pools usually open in less than two (2) months, on Memorial Day (May 25th this year). And Independence Day is a big day for summer festivities.
NEW JERSEY FORECLOSURE FORBEARANCE
April 3, 2020
We hope everyone is doing well and feeling healthy in these uncertain times! In response to COVID‑19, legislation has been passed, courts have been closed, and executive orders have been signed. Recently though, a response to the Governor’s pandemic concerns came to New Jersey property owners in a different form: by agreement.
TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF REGULATORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING CODE INSPECTIONS AND THE EFFECT ON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
April 2, 2020
During the spring and summer months, many community associations engage in capital improvement or routine projects which might require inspections to determine compliance with fire and construction codes. The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions put in place have thrown a wrench into what would otherwise be a regular process. The restriction put in place has directly impacted the ability of construction officials to conduct inspections and issue permits.
New York Condominium Associations and Co-Ops: Holding Meetings and Social Distancing
April 2, 2020
As the spread of COVID-19 continues, many Condominium Associations and Co-op Boards are left asking themselves how they are supposed to handle Association matters efficiently while continuing to obey Local, State, and Federal mandates to practice social distancing. For Associations in New York, Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.8 provides a lifeline that Community Association Boards can use in order to conduct business and hold meetings.
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