2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Kenneth Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. He is a speaker at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Estate Administration & Elder Law program, American Bar Association General Practice Division. New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm

He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appears in Courts throughout New Jersey each week litigation and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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E430; 1 Clients, Friends, Attorneys Professionals, Business owners and their staff invited to Holiday Happy Hour & Networking Social 2.Tort Claims Act gave immunity to negligent 911 operations. Turner v Township of Irvington 430 N.J. Super. 274 (App. Div. 2013) 3. 3. Case for immigrant defendants to withdraw guilty pleas is not retroactive. Chaidez v United States 133 S. Ct. 1103 (2013) 4. 4. Calendar of events


1. Clients, Friends, Attorneys Professionals, Business owners and their staff invited to Holiday Happy Hour & Networking Social
 Friday, December 6, 2013
 5:00PM - 7:00PM
   at Bar Anticipation
703 16th Avenue
Lake Como/ Belmar, NJ 07719
      
    Free !
5-7PM Hot & Cold Buffet with carving station
The reduced price Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Special
Sorry if this is a Dup but we did not want to miss anyone
   Please bring a canned food donation for the St. James Food Bank Hands of Hope, continuing providing food and help to individuals in need.
      Email Ken Vercammen's Law Office so we can put your name on the VIP list for wristbands.        VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/595540683835671/
   Co-Sponsored by NJSBA Municipal Court Section, Criminal Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section, Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section, Banking Law Section, Women in the Profession Section, Minorities in the Profession Section and Government & Public Sector Lawyers Special Committee

Recent cases: 
2. Tort Claims Act gave immunity to negligent 911 operations. Turner v Township of Irvington 430 N.J. Super. 274 (App. Div. 2013)
     We hold that N.J.S.A. 52:17C-10(d), which immunizes 9-1-1 operators for conduct that is not wanton and willful, and N.J.S.A. 59:2-10, a general Tort Claims Act provision which immunizes public entities for the wanton and willful conduct of their employees, together prevent a public entity employer from being held liable for its operators' conduct regardless of their level of culpability.

3. Case for immigrant defendants to withdraw guilty pleas is not retroactive. Chaidez v United States 133 S. Ct. 1103 (2013)
     In Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. (2010), this Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires an attorney for a criminal defendant to provide advice about the risk of deportation arising from a guilty plea. We consider here whether that ruling applies retroactively, so that a person whose conviction became final before we decided Padilla can benefit from it. We conclude that, under the principles set out in Teague v. Lane, 489 U.S. 288 (1989), Padilla does not have retroactive effect.


4. Calendar of events

Holiday Happy Hour & Networking Social
 Friday, December 6, 2013
 5:00PM - 7:00PM
   at Bar Anticipation

12/8  Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5k run/walk, 10am Metuchen NJ, then after run go to
Sun Dec 8  12noon-3pm Freezing Cold Hash Run for St. James Food Bank meeting & volunteers needed at Ken V office 2053, submit event to runner website and USATF clubs. set up gifts to runners & goodie bags and organize bottles donated, etc, then stop by Green Derby for Tastee beverages. Ken V pays for drinks, ok to watch football.
Sun Dec 15  12noon-3pm Freezing Cold Hash meeting at Ken V office, submit event to runner RRCA clubs, set up gifts to runners & goodie bags and organize bottles donated, etc, then stop by Green Derby for Tastee beverages. Ken V pays for drinks, ok to watch football
Sun Dec 22  12noon -3pm Freezing Cold Hash meeting at Ken V office, set up gifts to runners & goodie bags and organize bottles donated, etc, then stop by Green Derby for Tastee beverages. Ken V pays for drinks, ok to watch football
Thurs Jan 2 2pm-4:45 set trail with baking flower [need volunteers to help mark trail]
Thurs Jan 2 5:30 decorate basement “changing rooms” and “special  chair” and decorate Green Derby
Fri Jan 3 2pm-4:45 set trail with baking flower
Fri Jan 3 4:45  decorate garage and bring up items for open bar and registration
Fri Jan 3  7pm finish decorating Green Derby
Jan. 4, 2014 Freezing Cold Hash run & Party, Edison, NJ -Start Thomas Edison Park 732-572-0500 Adventure trail run, not a formal race. Featured on TV News12 NJ and Cablevision. Register at http://www.active.com/edison-nj/running/races/freezing-cold-hash-run-2014     Skull shirt pick up Ken Vercammen Law Office, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison.    Volunteers needed call 732-572-0500 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Book: “Smart Marketing For the Small Firm Lawyer” Order Form

Book: “Smart Marketing For the Small Firm Lawyer” Order Form
   
Author:
Kenneth A Vercammen
Sponsor(s):
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ISBN: 978-1-62722-484-0
Product Code: 5150468 2014, 156 Pages, 7 x 10

 Marketing is essential to the growth of any enterprise. There are many low-cost and no-cost opportunities that exist. This book explores today’s marketing landscape and outlines its many facets for you in concise and easy to understand terms. 

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•Preface: Intro-Smart Marketing 
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Any business owner will tell you that marketing is vital to the success and growth of a venture, and a law practice is no exception! This book thoroughly explores today’s marketing landscape and outlines its many facets for you in concise and easy to understand terms. This book will cover: Any business owner will tell you that marketing is vital to the success and growth of a venture, and a law practice is no exception! This book thoroughly explores today’s marketing landscape and outlines its many facets for you in concise and easy to understand terms. This book will cover: *Creating a blog for free *How to leverage a wide array of social networking sites (like Facebook, Martindale Hubble, Yelp, etc.) *Best practices for marketing within the law office *Low-cost and no-cost marketing activities *Tips to increase your efficiency and reach *And more! Included with this book is a helpful CD-ROM with digital copies of all the exhibits used in the book and the various websites that are referenced. Learn how to make the most the marketing opportunities that exist with Smart Marketing for the Small Firm Lawyer.

Praise for Smart Marketing for the Small Firm Lawyer:
"Vercammen's new marketing book belongs in the tool box and library of every lawyer regardless of firm size. Ken not only tells the lawyer WHAT to do, he shows the lawyer HOW to do it."     

Jay Foonberg-Author of How to Start and Build a Law Practice, 5th Ed  


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NJ Laws Newsletter E435 1. Liability of Owner of Commercial Property for Defects, Snow and Ice Accumulation and Other Dangerous Conditions in Abutting Sidewalks. 2. Recent case-Sometimes in DWI case AIR permitted mid trial where defense did not claim prejudice 3. No 5th amendment claim where suspect did not invoke privilege

NJ LAWS EMAIL NEWLETTER E435
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

January 29, 2014
Dear Ken,
In this Issue:
1. Liability of Owner of Commercial Property for Defects, Snow and Ice Accumulation and Other Dangerous Conditions in Abutting Sidewalks. 
2. Recent case-Sometimes in DWI case AIR permitted mid trial where defense did not claim prejudice
3. No 5th amendment claim where suspect did not invoke privilege

1. Liability of Owner of Commercial Property for Defects, Snow and Ice Accumulation and Other Dangerous Conditions in Abutting Sidewalks. 
The law imposes upon the owner of commercial or business property the duty to use reasonable care to see to it that the sidewalks abutting the property are reasonably safe for members of the public who are using them. In other words, the law says that the owner of commercial property must exercise reasonable care to see to it that the condition of the abutting sidewalk is reasonably safe and does not subject pedestrians to an unreasonable risk of harm. The concept of reasonable care requires the owner of commercial property to take action with regard to conditions within a reasonable period of time after the owner becomes aware of the dangerous condition or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have become aware of it.
If there was a condition of this sidewalk that was dangerous in that it created an unreasonable risk of harm for pedestrians, and if the owner knew of that condition or should have known of it but failed to take such reasonable action to correct or remedy the situation within a reasonable period of time thereafter as a reasonably prudent commercial or business owner would have done under the circumstances, then the owner is negligent.
No one plans on being injured in an accident, whether it is a car accident, fall down or other situation. Speak with a personal injury attorney immediately to retain all your rights. The stores are responsible for the maintenance of their premises, which are used by the public. It is the duty of the store to inspect and keep said premises in a safe condition and free from any and all pitfalls, obstacles or traps that would likely cause injury to persons lawfully thereon.
If the unsafe condition is alleged to be snow and ice, N.J.S.A. 40:64-12 and any ordinance adopted by the municipality might be charged as a factor, the jury should consider the reasonableness of the time the defendant(s) has (have) waited to remove or reduce asnow or ice condition from the sidewalk.
What actions must the owner of commercial property take with regard to defects / snow / ice accumulation/ dangerous conditions? The action required by the law is action which a reasonably prudent person would take or should have taken in the circumstances present to correct the defect / snow / ice accumulation/ dangerous condition, to repair it/remove it or to take other actions to minimize the danger to pedestrians (for example, to give warning of it) within a reasonable period of time after notice thereof. The test is: did the commercial property owner take the action that a reasonably prudent person who knows or should have known of the condition would have taken in that circumstance? If he/she did, he/she is not negligent. If he/she did not, he/she is negligent.
If you are injured, after seeking medical treatment and advising the store/mall, CALL KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ. 732-572-0500 for an Appointment.

2. Sometimes in DWI case AIR permitted mid trial where defense did not claim prejudice
State v Wolfe  431 NJ Super. 356 (App. Div. 2013)
      The Court affirmed a drunk driving conviction where defendant unsuccessfully sought to block admission of his Alcohol Influence Report (AIR), a report generated by an Alcotest breathalyzer device, because the State did not provide complete discovery after it was requested. During trial, the municipal court required defense counsel to specify the grounds for his objection to the admissibility of the AIR, and the State was then allowed to cure the deficiencies in the foundational evidence pointed out by defense counsel. The Court interpreted Rule 7:7-7(h) to allow this mid-trial discovery where defendant alleges no prejudice and the State did not intend to mislead the defense.

3. US Supreme Court says No 5th amendment claim where suspect did not invoke privilege Salinas v. Texas 133 S. Ct. 928 (2013)
When defendant had not yet been placed in custody or received Miranda warnings, and voluntarily responded to some questions by police about a murder, the prosecution's use of his silence in response to another question as evidence of his guilty at trial did not violate the Fifth Amendment because petitioner failed to expressly invoke his privilege not to incriminate himself in response to the officer's question.

Editorial Assistance provided by Sara Quinlan.  Ms. Quinlan currently attends Mercer County Community College and is participating in Kenneth Vercammen's Winter Internship Program.

NJ Laws Newsletter E432: 1. Ken Vercammen, family & dog wish you Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas 2.2. Holiday Gift Idea! .....Gift Certificates for Wills or Power of Attorney 3.3. Press Release FREEZING COLD HASH RUN & PARTY 3 & 5 MILE GROUP RUN Sat. Jan. 4, 2014 10am 4. 2014 Update Wills and Estate Planning - Free Seminar

NJ LAWS EMAIL NEWLETTER E432
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law


December 23, 2013
Dear Ken,

1. Ken Vercammen, family & dog wish you 
 Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas
 
        In the true spirit of the holiday and Christmas season, may we all be thankful and share in the hope for peace on earth and goodwill toward all.  

    One of the pleasures during the holidays is the opportunity to thank our friends for their friendship. We are also thankful for the confidence clients have shown in us, and the friends who have referred people to our office.
2. Holiday Gift Idea! .....Gift Certificates for Wills or Power of Attorney
      
     During the Holiday season, we often buy gifts for our family and friends. May we suggest a holiday gift, which truly shows how much you care? Purchase a Will Gift Certificate for loved ones. Secure their interests and make sure proper planning is done.

          The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen's Holiday special includes:
*A Simple Will without Trust
* Follow up legal advice
*A 2-year subscription to the NJ Laws Email News
- All for only $350.00! -
Call 732-572-0500 for the Gift Certificate

Details on Wills:

Power of Attorney:

3. Press Release FREEZING COLD HASH RUN & PARTY 3 & 5 MILE GROUP RUN Sat. Jan. 4, 2014 10am 
   
FREEZING COLD HASH RUN & PARTY 3 & 5 MILE GROUP RUN

Sat. Jan. 4, 2014 10am  Edison, NJ

         Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run. See the swamps and wooded areas saved from development. The Rumson Hash House Harriers again return to the woods and marsh of Edison. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex and different course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh.  Wear old running shoes.
        
$20.00 TO RUN.   $25.00 DAY OF EVENT. 
PLEASE BRING A CAN FOOD DONATION FOR THE ST. JAMES FOOD BANK. POST RUN SOCIAL HELD AT THE GREEN DERBY BAR, SITE OF THE "ON-ON" BREWS.  More info at:  www.njlaws.com/FREEZING_COLD_HASH_RUN.htm 
Run starts at Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817

If anyone wants to help or volunteer, even if running, let me know.
       Volunteers needed Freezing Cold Hash for T-shirt pick up:

Dec 30 12pm 5pm   T-shirt and goodie bag & skull wristband pick up Ken's Office 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Dec 31 12pm -3pm   T-shirt and goodie bag & skull wristband pick up Ken's Office 2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Jan 2 11am-5pm   T-shirt and goodie bag & skull wristband pick up Ken's Office 2053 Woodbridge Ave. Thursday, Jan 2 Volunteers decorate basement and set up downstairs "changing rooms"

Jan 3 11am-6pm   T-shirt and goodie bag & skull wristband pick up Ken's Office

Volunteers also needed:

Jan 2 Thurs 1pm-4:30 individuals not running, they can help put flour the trail. [need volunteers to help mark trail] Free lunches for all volunteers
Thurs At 6pm help decorate the Green Derby.

Friday Jan 3 in afternoon 12noon-4 Volunteers finish setting up basement Also if individuals not running, they can help put flour the trail.

Friday 1pm-4:30 individuals not running, they can help put flour the trail. [need volunteers to help mark trail]
Friday

Fri Jan 4:45 decorate garage and bring up items for open bar and registration

Fri 5pm-7pm- Help set up the refreshment stand and decorate garage and basement party room.   Free beer for helpers. At 6pm finish decorate the Green Derby for the last time

Fri   7:30 pm finish decorating Green Derby
Saturday Volunteers needed day of event -Must be at building by 8am. Ok to park on grass.

4.  2014 Update Wills and Estate Planning - Free Seminar
                        
Tuesday;  January 14, 2014 12:15 - 1:00PM 
and also
Wednesday; January 15, 2014  5:15PM - 6PM

Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 
2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817

       Invited: Clients, Friends, Accountants, Business Owners, HR staff, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, Nursing Home Staff, Hospital and Nursing Home Social Workers, Office on Aging Personnel, Senior Club Presidents, and Medicaid Workers,

COST: Free if you pre-register.Complimentary materials provided at 12:00 sharp. We previously held this seminar for the Metuchen and Edison Adult schools. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. James Food Bank located on Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, NJ. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
                
(Author- Answers to Questions About Probate)
The new NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.

Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills                  
2. 2014 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption
3. NJ Inheritance tax $675,000
4. Power of Attorney                         
5. Living Will                                          
6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate                       
7. Question and Answer                   

       COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

       Co-Sponsor: Middlesex County Estate Planning Council

To attend or for Information: Mike McDonald 732-572-0500
or email: VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

Can't attend? We can email you materials
Send email to: VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com