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November 16, 2021Mandelbaum Barrett's Healthcare Group Welcomes Mena R. Francis, Esq. to head the Firm's PIP Arbitration/Reimbursement Recovery Department

As an expansion of the Healthcare Law Practice Group, Mandelbaum Barrett welcomes Mena R. Francis, Esq. to head the firm's PIP Arbitration/Reimbursement Recovery Department. In the ever-changing PIP/No-Fault space, arbitration has emerged as the only practical way a healthcare providers can be compensated for their services absent settlement. Mr. Francis has extensive experience representing medical providers and facilities in collecting PIP claims. With over a decade of experience in the industry, he knows what it takes to make sure providers collect fast. This new practice area compliments the Group's existing representation of clients in connection with all payor recoupment disputes, whether the payor is a government payor, such as Medicare and Medicaid, major medical carrier or self or partially funded plans....

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November 11, 2021The 6 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

If you're like most people, you have the best of intentions regarding how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, without proper planning, your best intentions may not be enough. Here are six of the most common estate planning mistakes people make....

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November 8, 2021In 2022, Social Security Disability Recipients Will See the Biggest Increase in Four Decades

The year was 1983: The U.S. invaded Granada. A gallon of gas cost 96 cents. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video premiered. That year was also the last time that recipients of Social Security disability benefits saw a cost-of-living increase steeper than the one just announced for 2022. This year, benefits will rise 5.9 percent, the sharpest upsurge since 1983's 7.4 percent jump....

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November 5, 2021Mandelbaum Barrett partner Andrew Gimigliano named special counsel to Legislative Redistricting Tiebreaker

Mandelbaum Barrett congratulates partner Andrew Gimigliano for being named special counsel to the Hon. Philip Carchman (Ret.) as the 11th member of the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission. The Legislative Apportionment Commission is tasked with redrawing the map of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts in compliance with federal and state law....

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November 3, 2021"New and Improved" Tax Deductions for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Unique tax benefits are available to families who have children with special needs. And thanks to recent changes in the tax code, there are opportunities to save substantial amounts of money at tax time. Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., a professor of accounting at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, has put together a handy checklist of some potential tax benefits that could be available to families who care for a special needs child....

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November 2, 2021Appellate Division Turns Up the Heat on General Contractors who Fail to Pay Subcontractors.

The Appellate Division recently turned up the heat on general contractors who fail to pay subcontractors forcing them to incur legal fees to prosecute their legitimate claims. In JHC Industrial Services, LLC v. Centurion Cos., (approved for Publication September 17, 2021), the Court declined to enforce a proportionality requirement into the PPA's fee shifting provision and remanded the issue of counsel fees....

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November 1, 2021New Legislation Drops Notable Tax Law Changes: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week legislation was introduced in Congress that reflects President Biden's "Build Better" plan. This replaces legislation previously introduced on September 13, 2021 and there are a number of notable tax law changes that were dropped. Many of our clients have been doing significant planning and even accelerating certain actions in an attempt to avoid the harsh tax impact of the September 13th legislation, but much of that planning may no longer be necessary or at least not urgently necessary....

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