Commercial & General Litigation

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Commercial & General Litigation

At Ross & Ross, Attorneys at Law, LLC our litigation practice is largely devoted to disputes involving real estate and business law, such as Specific Performance Actions, Quiet Title Actions, Commercial Litigation, Construction Disputes and Commercial Tenancy Matters.  However, we handle significant disputes in all areas of our general practice.

The Chancery Division of the Court has equitable powers which permit the Court latitude to equitably resolve a problem between the parties.  Actions such as specific performance actions and most injunctive relief is requested in the Chancery part.

These matters are specific to board’s of Realtor® business.  If you have one of these issues, please call us for more information.

We represent both landlords and tenants in all types of projects, including apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, and industrial facilities. 

It is critical to be sure a lease contains the correct language to protect the client’s rights. Residential landlords must be sure their lease agreements provide adequate statutory notices to the tenants and contain the necessary language to protect their interest. An improperly drafted lease may permit a tenant to remain in possession of the premises without paying certain leasehold charges. 

Some basic residential leasing information to consider is:

· Does lease provide for: Legal fees, Late charges, and are these charges designated “as additional rent”? Failure to comply will prevent the landlord from regaining possession for the non-payment of these sums.

· Is the complex properly registered with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA)? Failure to comply may prevent the landlord from regaining possession in a summary dispossess action against a residential tenant.

· Has the landlord filed the landlord registration statement with the clerk of the municipality? Failure to comply may prevent the landlord from regaining possession in a summary dispossess action against a residential tenant.

· Has the landlord properly notified the Residential Tenant as to the whereabouts of the tenant’s security deposit? Failure to comply may permit the tenant to utilize the security as rent and prevent the landlord from collecting additional security.

· Upon the Residential Tenant’s end of occupancy, has the landlord properly returned the tenant’s security deposit money? Failure to comply may permit the tenant to recover double damages plus attorney fees from the landlord.

The Chancery Division of the Court has equitable powers which permit the Court latitude to equitably resolve a problem between the parties.  Actions such as specific performance actions and most injunctive relief is requested in the Chancery part.

If our clients find themselves in a situation where they have been seriously injured by the negligence of another party, we assert the client’s rights and vigorously pursue the claim to recover damages from the negligent party. Generally, we only handle these matters for our existing clients after an evaluation of their case.

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