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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 represent(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC Sponsors The Kingsland Manor 3rd Annual Baseball Classic At Yanticaw Park, Nutley, New Jersey

May 20, 2017

On May 20, 2017 Kozyra & Hartz, LLC sponsored The Kingsland Manor 3rd Annual Baseball Classic held at Yanticaw Park, Nutley, New Jersey. This event stepped back in time to celebrate the love and history of baseball in the 19th century with the Flemington Neshanock Baseball Club and the Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Baseball Club sponsored by the Kingsland Manor Trust [http://kingslandmanor.org/index.html]. Both teams played by 19th Century rules, used authentic replicas of 19th Century equipment and wore 19th Century uniforms. Each player, as was custom in the mid-19th century, played the field barehanded. The game also featured a dramatic reading of the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer. Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful annual event and(...)