1.Sopranos stars Vinnie Pastore “Big Pussy”, Federico Castelluccio aka Furio Giunta and Gangster Squad Band at Edison Elks Sept 25, 2021
2.Member of LLC can’t be charged with ordinance violation State v Ehrman
4.Library free Will seminars
1.Sopranos star Vinnie Pastore “Big Pussy”, Federico Castelluccio aka Furio Giunta and Gangster Squad Band at Edison Elks Sep 25, 2021
7:00 PM, $25 per person
Edison Elks 2487
375 Old Post Road
Edison NJ 08817-4653
Tickets on sale at the Lodge
Open to public, fundraiser for charitable events
2. Member of LLC can’t be charged with ordinance violation
State v Ehrman
Defendant challenged numerous complaint-summonses issued in municipal court by the Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce for municipal violations involving rental properties owned by various limited liability companies (LLCs) of which defendant was a member. In one appeal, defendant challenged an interlocutory order denying his motion to dismiss twenty-five complaint-summonses issued to him individually and granting the State's cross-motion to amend the complaints to name the LLC that was the record owner instead of him. In the other appeal, defendant challenged the order finding the LLC that was the record owner of the property guilty of violating a municipal ordinance following a trial de novo in the Law Division notwithstanding the fact that the LLC made no appearance through counsel and neither the municipal court nor the trial court inquired on the record to ascertain whether there was a knowing and voluntary waiver before proceeding with the trial.
The court reversed and remanded for entry of an order of dismissal without prejudice of the twenty-five complaint-summonses because they were issued to the wrong defendant and therefore fatally defective and both the municipal court and trial court erroneously relied on a Part IV rule governing civil practice to grant the State's cross-motion to amend. The court also reversed the finding of guilt of the LLC and remanded for a new trial because the absence of an appearance through counsel or a clear waiver of such in a quasi-criminal municipal court prosecution constitutes a violation of constitutional dimension requiring reversal. (A-4144-19/A-4447-19
3. Expungements 2021
There are recent Supreme Court directives dealing with expungement. However, don’t assume the local police and local court’s will correctly expunge someone’s past marijuana charges. Hire a real attorney with some experience to obtain a formal court Expungement Order. Details on expungement at
4. Library free Will seminars
September 27, 6 pm West Windsor Mercer County Library Wills, Probate & Estate Planning 2021 Update Virtual Program GotoMeeting Open to the public, you don't have to be a Mercer resident to attend. However, registration is required via www.mcl.org. Estate administration can be very complex, and having some information before you begin can help you through the process.
Registrants will receive an email link for the GoToMeeting session 24 hours before the event. Free to Register
1.Edison To Hold 9/11 Memorial Ceremony On Saturday
2.Fly the Flag on 9/11
3.Partially Obstructed License Plate Does Not Justify Car stop State v. Roman-Rosado
4.Sopranos star Vinnie Pastore “Big Pussy” and Killer Joe Band at Edison Elks 9/25
5.Fall Freehold Free concerts
1. Edison To Hold 9/11 Memorial Ceremony On Saturday
On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Edison will be holding a remembrance ceremony. The ceremony will mark a solemn time to remember community members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Papaianni Park 9/11 Memorial Fountain. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Council Chambers inside the Municipal Building, on the second floor.
Local dignitaries, Edison Police and Fire Honor Guards, bagpipers, vocalists, clergy, and township officials, will be present for this reflective occasion. Papaianni Park is located at the end of Municipal Boulevard, which is off Route 27, Edison. For further information, the Edison Recreation Department can be reached daily at 732-248-7310 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More info https://patch.com/new-jersey/edison-metuchen/edison-hold-9-11-memorial-ceremony-saturday
Sep 11, 2021 Day: Sat Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Duration:
1 Hour Detail: Papaianni Park 9/11 Memorial Fountain
2. Fly the Flag on 9/11
Get your Flag Ready! Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it.
On September 11th, an American flag should be displayed outside every jacket, car, home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on the anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies. We have extra flags in our law office reception area. If you forward this post to at least 11 people and each of those people does the same, you get the idea.
Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.
3. Partially Obstructed License Plate Does Not Justify Car stop
State v. Roman-Rosado
To avoid serious constitutional concerns, the Court interprets the statute narrowly and holds that N.J.S.A. 39:3-33 requires that all markings on a license plate be legible or identifiable. If a frame conceals or obscures a marking in a way that it cannot reasonably be identified or discerned, the driver would be in violation of the law. In practice, if a registration letter or number is not legible, the statute would apply; but if a phrase like "Garden State" is partly covered but still recognizable, there would be no violation. A-67-19
Complete covering of Garden State on plate permitted stop
State v. Carter
To avoid serious constitutional concerns, the Court interprets the statute narrowly and holds that N.J.S.A. 39:3-33 requires that all markings on a license plate be legible or identifiable. If a frame conceals or obscures a marking in a way that it cannot reasonably be identified or discerned, the driver would be in violation of the law. In practice, if a registration letter or number is not legible, the statute would apply; but if a phrase like "Garden State" is partly covered but still recognizable, there would be no violation. In Carter’s case, however, it is undisputed that “Garden State” was entirely covered. As a result, the plate violated the statute, and law enforcement officers had the right to stop Carter. A-66-19
4. Sopranos star Vinnie Pastore “Big Pussy” and Killer Joe Band at Edison Elks Sep 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM, $25 per person
Edison Elks 2487
375 Old Post Road
Edison NJ 08817-4653
Tickets on sale at the Lodge
Open to public, fundraiser for charitable events
6.Reminder of September Estate Planning & Probate seminars
September 27, 6 pm West Windsor Mercer County Library Wills, Probate & Estate Planning 2021 Update Virtual Program GotoMeeting Open to the public, you don't have to be a Mercer resident to attend. However, registration is required via www.mcl.org
Registrants will receive an email link for the GoToMeeting session 24 hours before the event.
Estate administration can be very complex, and having some information before you begin can help you through the process.
1.What is a Testamentary Trust in a Will for minor children or children with problems with money
2.Have a Power of Attorney prepared for your college children and children traveling out of state
3. September Estate Planning & Probate seminars
4 End of Summer Bash Edison September 11, 2021
5. September Running Races
1What is a Testamentary Trust in a Will for minor children or children with problems with money
The Testamentary Trust in a Will is recommended when you have minor children, or children that can’t handle money.
A testamentary trust is a Trust set up inside your Will
A regular trust is funded during your lifetime with your assets.
A Testamentary Trust in a Will is not funded until you pass away.
A funded Stand-alone Trust costs between $3,000- $4,000 to set up and usually not needed in NJ.
A Will with Testamentary Trust costs approx $500 each.
A Testamentary Trust in a Will (sometimes referred to as a will trust or trust under will) is a trust which arises upon the death of the testator, and which is specified in his or her will.
Testamentary trusts are distinguished from inter vivos trusts, which are created during the settlor's lifetime and funded with money.
There are four parties involved in a testamentary trust:
·the person who specifies that the trust be created, usually as a part of his or her will, but it may be set up in abeyance during the person's lifetime. This person may be called the grantor or trustor, but is usually referred to as the settlor;
·the trustee, whose duty is to carry out the terms of the will. He or she may be named in the will, or may be appointed by the probate court that handles the will;
·the beneficiary(s), who will receive the benefits of the trust;
·Although not a party to the trust itself, the probate court is a necessary component of the trust's activity. It oversees the trustee's handling of the trust.
A testamentary trust is a legal arrangement created as specified in a person's will, and is occasioned by the death of that person. It is created to address any estate accumulated during that person's lifetime or generated as a result of a postmortem lawsuit, such as a settlement in a survival claim, or the proceeds from a life insurance policy held on the settlor. A trust can be created to oversee such assets. A trustee is appointed to direct the trust until a set time when the trust expires, such as when minor beneficiaries reach a specified age or accomplish a deed such as completing a set educational goal or achieving a specified matrimonial status.
For a testamentary trust, as the settlor is deceased, he or she will generally not have any influence over the trustee's exercise of discretion, although in some jurisdictions it is common for the testator to leave a letter of wishes for the trustee. In practical terms testamentary trusts tend to be driven more by the needs of the beneficiaries (particularly infant beneficiaries) than by tax considerations, which are the usual considerations in inter vivos trusts.
Using a Testamentary Spendthrift Trust in a Will for children with substance abuse issues
A spendthrift trust in a Will is one of the best options when estate planning for addicts. There are several forms of this trust a parent can consider, and each has pros and cons. At its most basic, the spendthrift trust enables a parent to put spending authority in the hands of a trustee, or a trusted person who will control the reckless spending of the child. This can prevent them from wasting funds and can prevent them from using funds to purchase drugs.
Spendthrift clauses in trusts are also valuable because a parent can use them to provide necessary funds such as food, clothing, cab fare and shelter to the beneficiary, without allowing them to spend anything else. This enables a parent to offer support, even after a parent are deceased.
Finally, spendthrift clauses typically protect the funds in the estate from creditors. So long as the funds are in the trust, creditors cannot reach them. This is ideal in instances where the child may have to declare bankruptcy due to poor financial decisions while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, has a large amount of debt, or is likely to accrue a large amount of debt. However, once funds are taken out of the trust, they can be garnished by creditors. Creditors include child support, alimony, taxes, Medicaid.
In some cases, a parent may be able to set up a discretionary spendthrift supplementary needs trust, which enables the child to qualify for needs-based government benefits (SSI, Medicaid, housing, SNAP, etc.), while offering the other benefits of the trust.
The best way to set this up is to create a Testamentary Discretionary Trust with a spendthrift clause, which will come into effect after a parent are deceased. Then, the funds will be moved into trust and spending will be controlled by the trustee for the benefit of the child (the beneficiary). Source https://beginningstreatment.com/estate-planning-for-addicts/
N.J.S.A. 3B:31-68 Discretionary Powers
Originally drafted by one of NJ’s top attorneys Glenn A. Henkel, also a past great Wrestler at St. Thomas Bishop Ahr High School Edison with Ken V on wrestling team.
2. Have a Power of Attorney prepared for your college children and children traveling out of state
There are many good reasons to consider getting a Power of Attorney and Medical Directive for your adult "child". A prominent Monmouth County Law office wrote while you made certain decision for your child before he or she turned 18, you have no authority to take action now. In the event your child becomes ill or has a serious accident while they are away, you do not have legal right to withhold Power of Attorney, it is important to have a plan in place to deal with their health, financial, educational and legal needs.
Durable Power of Attorney to handle finances will enable you to take care of tasks for your child. This includes: registering their car; communicating with their college about issues which fall under HIPAA, like grades and disciplinary actions; completing financial transactions at their bank, their college, etc. If your child runs in to an issue with their passport while they are overseas, you can be assured that you have the authority to help.
Living Will or Health Care Directive is important in the event of an accident or illness. You will be able to talk to medical staff and make decisions on your child's behalf, if necessary.
While you may never need to use these documents, it is better to be safe than sorry!
9/18/21 Rat Race Pub Crawl Belmar 4-Miles, 4-beverage (beer and a few others) stops/checks, Celebrating 25-years of the WRAT Radio Station, $25 pays for all + you get a premium 'Rat Hash' hat, 10:17a.m. start - Maclearie Park - Belmar, NJ 07719 (Park across River Rd. if there are no parking spots left), Bar-b-Que at the end, will run partially through the San Gennaro Festival and also have a bagel and coffee stop (if you wish). This is a Coed event and this is not a serious run - JUST FUN! and scenic too! https://raceforum.com/RatHash
9/19/21 ShopRite of Hunterdon County Race for Hunger Sunday Flemington, NJ US 08822
If you are attending any of these charity races, please call or email Ken V. at Kenv@njaws.com Often we car pool from East Brunswick /Edison or meet at these events. I update this list at http://vercammensport.blogspot.com I share these events so that even non-runners can walk or volunteer. All events help an area charity or non-profit. We encourage Americans to get off the couch and exercise .
6. HELP WANTED - Clerk for Law Office – Answer phones, schedule appointments, envelope stuffing, misc. clerk duties
start 8:55am 1:30 flexible
To start September
$15.00 per hour start
-Adding client names to computer database, open files, prepare letters, and work on client traffic ticket matters.
- Preparation of documents on Computer and mail to courts
-General Office duties in Law Office
-Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing
-All other work needed including working on litigation cases
A good way to learn NJ Law Office procedures
Must be dependable and committed to perfection.
Call Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates at 732-572-0500 if interested.
Check out our website at www.njlaws.com to see more information on our law office.