Long Beach Lawyers to Take Down Developer
August 15, 2014 - Long Island Business News
Scott Mollen is quoted in Long Island Business News regarding developer Haberman Group’s longstanding dispute with the city of Long Beach, concerning the development of two 19-story waterfront residential high-rises. In the article, Scott says that city officials have failed to follow through on a March 2014 settlement agreement signed by Long Beach Corporation Counsel Cory Klein, which provided that Mr. Haberman seek a new variance before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Noting that Mr. Haberman will now prosecute his lawsuit and seek more than $50 million in damages, Scott states, “The improper repudiation of the written agreement, which had been negotiated by and signed by the city, will only increase the amount of Haberman’s damage claim. In this country, you cannot violate an owner’s vested development rights without compensating the owner for its loss.”
Netanya College visits Herrick, Feinstein LLP
August 13, 2014 -- Real Estate Weekly
Herrick, Feinstein LLP chief planning and development specialist Richard Bass recently hosted a group of Israeli real estate students from Netanya Academic College, and the school’s vice dean, Dr. Amichai Kerner.
A Boot Camp for Startups: Good Ideas Are Never Enough
July 2014 -- COMMERCE Magazine NJ
Irwin Kishner's comments on legal and business challenges facing startup companies were featured in COMMERCE magazine's 2014 Annual Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable. In the article, Irwin opines on the need for founders to clearly define how a business will be owned and operated, answer questions about who truly owns a startup's business idea or technology, and identify competitive restrictions resulting from the founders' prior employment or other business ventures. According to Irwin, issues such as these, if not properly addressed prior to bringing on an investor or strategic partner, can be show stoppers.