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Barry A. Kozyra Represents Nutley Planning Board In Issuing Preliminary Site Plan Resolution To Kingsland Street Urban Renewal, LLC Wednesday, January 17, 2018

February 2, 2018

On January 17, 2018, Barry A. Kozyra represented the Nutley Planning Board in issuing a Preliminary Site Plan Resolution to KINGSLAND STREET URBAN RENEWAL, LLC on behalf of Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center for the construction of surface parking areas, interior roadways, curbing, sidewalks, and landscaping in connection with the renovation and re-occupancy of the Hoffman LaRoche Redevelopment Area. Upon completion of the proposed improvements, the existing building will be used as an educational facility to include the Seton Hall School of Medicine, the Seton Hall College of Nursing, the Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Science, and research and laboratory facilities. Barry said, "This approval is an integral step in Kingsland moving forward to(...)

Barry A. Kozyra Reappointed As Nutley Planning Board Attorney

February 2, 2018

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to announce that on January 3, 2018 founding Member Barry A. Kozyra was reappointed to the Township of Nutley Planning Board by Mayor Joseph Scarpelli as Board Attorney for a record thirteenth consecutive term. As Board Attorney, Mr. Kozyra is responsible for representing the Board as to site plan, major subdivision and minor site plan applications as well as the creation of policies for the future redevelopment of the Township. In 2012 he represented the Board as counsel in the preparation and adoption of the Township Master Plan, an especially important roadmap for the redevelopment of the former Hoffman-LaRoche site (now renamed On3) which was purchased by Prism Capital Partners of Bloomfield in 2016. "I am honored to have the opportunity to(...)

Barry A. Kozyra Mentored Students At The Nutley High School For The 2017 2018 Mock Trial Competition Held At The Essex County Court House

February 2, 2018

Barry A. Kozyra acted as lawyer-coach with Joseph Dwyer as teacher-coach and mentors to students at Nutley High School for the 2017 - 2018 New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Kozyra met with the student teams regularly to instruct on trial procedures such as opening and closing statements, preparing a fact or expert witness for direct and cross-examination and introducing documents as evidence for use at trial. "I have been involved with the NJSBA Mock Trial program through the Essex County Bar Association since my days as a young lawyer. It is an opportunity for the students to have a hands-on involvement in what it is like to be a lawyer or witness in a trial in a real courtroom. The Nutley High School team exhibited the best traits to be good lawyers(...)

Michael J. Rankin Is Recipient Of The Rotary Club Of The Caldwells’ 2016 2017 Rising Star Award

July 11, 2017

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to announce that MICHAEL J. RANKIN has received the 2016 - 2017 Rising Star Award by the Rotary Club of the Caldwells at its Annual Installation Dinner at the Richfield Regency on June 27, 2017. The award was presented to Michael for, amongst other things, his diverse and countless hours of volunteer work within the community. Michael has been a member of the Rotary Club of the Caldwells since 2015. Congratulations, Michael!

Motor Vehicle Torts Recoupment Of Medical Expenses Beyond Your Personal Injury Protection (Pip) Limit

June 8, 2017

MICHAEL J. RANKIN reports on a recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision dealing with whether injured motorists who opted for the $15,000 minimum in personal injury protection (PIP) benefits in their standard automobile insurance policy may recover medical expenses exceeding that amount in New Jersey. Two automobile negligence actions were addressed in this single decision by the Appellate Division because the actions shared this common legal question. The Appellate Division held that the New Jersey PIP statutes limiting PIP recovery apply only to copayments and deductibles. As way of background, a driver's PIP benefits generally pay for, amongst other things, the driver's medical and rehabilitative expenses incurred after suffering an injury in a car accident in New Jersey(...)