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  • Posts by W. Nevins McCann

    Nevins McCann has been at the frontline of New Jersey’s legal and political landscape for many years. From major real estate projects to high-stakes litigation, he advises clients on some of the state’s most significant and ...

Governor Murphy Permits Tenants to Apply Security Deposit to Pay Rent During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, April 24, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 128, which allows residential tenants to apply the full amount of the tenant’s security deposit (plus all accrued interest) to the payment of any rent or late fees ...

NJ Governor Murphy Declares Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Essential Businesses

On March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 107, shutting down non-essential retail businesses in New Jersey in response to the growing COVID-19 threat. However, medicinal marijuana dispensaries received an exemption as an “essential business.”

As part of the Order ...

Municipalities and Developers May Soon Obtain Relief Under New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act

In light of recent developments concerning COVID-19, New Jersey municipalities have halted public in-person meetings, including local planning board, zoning board of adjustment, and redevelopment agency hearings. While these drastic measures are necessary to ensure the health and ...


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