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Dispensing Clarity About NJ’s Current Medical Marijuana Law

“Up in Smoke” was the name of a classic “stoner” movie starring Cheech and Chong. It also could describe New Jersey’s current medical marijuana program, which until yesterday was cumbersome, difficult to navigate, and had numerous limitations on the medical use and dispensing of marijuana. On July 2, 2019, Governor Murphy signed the “Jake Honig

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NJ Law Makes an Impact for Affordable Mental Health

Everyone knows that their health insurance is supposed to cover physical injuries.  You fall down, you get hurt, you go to the doctor, and you submit the bill to insurance.  You get a cough, you go to the urgent care center, you get medicine, and the cough goes away. People don’t worry about whether their insurance company

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Who’ll Stop the Rain(tax)?

Creedence Clearwater Revival once asked “who’ll stop the rain?” While New Jersey cannot stop it, many people are saying the state is trying to tax it. New Jersey recently joined approximately 40 other states in allowing municipalities to establish stormwater utilities.  Runoff from storms creates both significant flooding and pollution issues; and municipal governments are frequently

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Does my Adult-Age Child Need an Estate Plan?

No one ever wants to think about bad things happening to their children.  It is hard enough to think about bad things happening to yourself. As an attorney, it is part of my job to think about “worst case” scenarios to protect you. So, here is a worst-case scenario. Your adult-age child is badly injured. You get

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TRUST OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL INJURY

The Lawyers at SGKLegal have extensive experience with personal injury matters.  No matter how hard you try, you cannot always protect yourself from harm.  We can assist you in obtaining appropriate damages if you should get injured because of someone else’s actions.  We will request information about the location of where your accident took place, the date

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Automobile Black Boxes As Evidence

On May 11, 2015, New Jersey’s then Governor Christie, signed legislation limiting access to automobile event data recorders, also known as “black boxes.”  Most new vehicles have these devices, which record pertinent information relating to the operation of the motor vehicle.  The law defines who owns the data recorded on these devices. The legislation states that the

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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How Do You Identify?

Most people think that the “gender” checkbox only has two choices-male and female. However, some people are born in the wrong body, and some people don’t conform to the traditional “male-female” choices. New Jersey recently passed a law, A-1718, allowing persons to change their New Jersey Birth Certificate to reflect their true gender identity, or

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Expanding Your Small Business: Commercial Leases

Most small businesses reach a point where they have to move out of the founder’s basement, garage, or dining room, and lease appropriate space, whether it be offices, a storefront, a warehouse, or manufacturing.  A Lease is a significant financial investment. Be sure you understand your Lease, what your financial obligations are, and what will happen

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