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NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS | 09/21/2022

Op-Ed: Backlog in NJ’s family courts has big consequences

In an op-ed for NJ Spotlight News, family law attorney Jessica Swenson of Curcio Mirzaian Sirot discusses how the Superior Court’s judicial vacancies have unintended consequences for New Jersey families.


Attorney Jessica Swenson on Issues And Ideas With Chris DeBello

On a recent episode of the Issues And Ideas radio show, Jessica Swenson joined Chris DeBello to discuss the ongoing shortage of judges in New Jersey and how the backlog in the state’s family courts is impacting divorcing couples and their families.

CMSLLC.LAW | 08/18/2022

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for New Jersey in two practice areas: Insurance Law and Corporate Law.

CMSLLC.LAW | 08/18/2022

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

Attorneys Benjamin C. CurcioJason S. Haller and Aristotle G. Mirzaian have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® list for 2023.

NJ 101.5 FM | 08/14/2022

Divorces, Child Custody Disputes Waiting Years For Hearings In New Jersey

Family Law Practice Chair Jessica Swenson recently spoke with Dino Flammia at 101.5 FM about how the backlog in family courts in New Jersey is impacting divorcing couples and their families.

NJBIZ.COM | 07/11/2022

CLOSING ENTRY: Getting it right

As an employer, do you know what your written remote work policy should include? Employment Practice Chair Frank A. Custode penned a column for NJBIZ on the subject.

NJBIZ.COM | 05/23/2022

Business services companies can help startups at critical time

Chair of the Corporate Law practice Aristotle G. Mirzaian discusses the important of documentation when launching and nurturing a new business with NJBIZ.

NJBIZ.COM | 05/23/2022

Where to start when selling a company

In an article for NJBIZAristotle G. Mirzaian discusses the financial, tax and regulatory considerations when a business owner is selling a business.

CMSLLC.LAW | 04/25/2022 

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC Launches New Family Law Practice

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot has announced an expansion with the launch of a new Family Law practice group. In addition, Jessica S. Swenson, Esq., has joined the firm as a partner and chairs the new practice area. She previously was a partner at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.

ASBURY PARK PRESS | 12/07/2021

Will NJ follow NYC with COVID vaccine mandates for businesses? ‘They’re just not budging’

Frank A. Custode, Chair of our Employment Practice, tells the Asbury Park Press that workers can be exempted from the vaccine mandate for medical reasons or religious beliefs, but that means employers have to determine if their employees’ beliefs are sincere. See the just-published article about the latest vaccine mandates here:


Employers Push Back: Amid ‘Great Resignation,’ Restrictive Covenant Suits Are on the Rise

According to Frank A. Custode, Partner and Chair of the Employment Practice at Curcio Mirzaian Sirot, “From an employee’s point of view, it certainly is a risk to violate a restrictive covenant in today’s economic environment due to the pandemic. Usually, it depends on how much the employee’s departure may damage the employer’s business. It is best practices for an employee to be upfront with their current employer about the situation and to notify any potential employers about their restrictive covenant obligations.”

NJ.COM | 08/31/2021

Do I have the right to know if my child’s teacher is vaccinated?

Employment Practice Chair and Partner Frank A. Custode comments for an story on whether parents have the right to know if their child’s teacher is vaccinated, a timely issue with the new school year about to begin.

NJBIZ.COM | 08/30/2021

Momentum shift: Full approval of the Pfizer vaccine could prompt more mandates from the state’s businesses

Full approval of the Pfizer vaccine could prompt more mandates from the state’s businesses. Employment Practice Chair and Partner Frank A. Custode talks with NJBIZ about the need for further guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

NJ.COM | 08/29/2021

What can my employer do if I refuse a COVID vaccine?

Employment Practice Chair and Partner Frank A. Custode says that employers who terminate unvaccinated employees may face potential liability, especially if disability and religious-related exemption requests are at issue.

ROI-NJ.COM | 08/10/2021

Businesses, beware: N.J. has increased rules regarding who qualifies for benefits and who can be called independent contractor

Under the American Rescue Plan Act, certain employees who were involuntarily terminated could be eligible to wipe away health insurance premiums.

ROI-NJ.COM | 07/20/2021

Reacting to tragedy: Condo association attorneys prepare for changes that could be coming in wake of tragic Florida collapse

Attorney Michael Willner of Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC spoke with ROI-NJ about the legal issues that are arising in the wake of the Florida building collapse.

NJBIZ.COM | 07/19/2021

New balance: What an FTC crackdown on non-compete agreements and licensing rules would mean for New Jersey

What does President Biden’s ask of the FTC to ban or limit non-compete clauses mean for you? Frank A. Custode, Chair of the Employment Practice, spoke with NJBIZ about this important development.

 NJBIZ.COM | 07/19/2021

Aging positively: How to stay golden in your golden years

Families may rush to create a plan when facing a crisis situation such as when a senior family member is facing an emergent admission to a residential long-term care facility and nothing had previously been done to prepare for such an event. But careful planning in advance can protect your family and your wealth so that your senior family member can enjoy their golden years without the worries and concerns that often come with aging.


Relaxing Restrictions vs. Maintaining Caution in Common Spaces

As New Jersey relaxes COVID-19 restrictions, what’s the most prudent course of action to protect unit owners, occupants and guests and avoid liability in this brave new post-COVID world? A partner attorney in our Community Association Law and Business Litigation practices recently published an article on this topic in CooperatorNews New Jersey.

CMSLLC.LAW | 04/05/2021

Three Curcio Mirzaian Sirot Attorneys Recognized By 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Benjamin C. Curcio, Esq., Frank A. Custode, Esq., and Jeffrey A. Sirot, Esq., have been selected to the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Jason S. Haller, Esq., and Daniel Schlossberg, Esq., were named to the 2021 New Jersey Rising Stars list for the second year in a row.

NJBMAGAZINE.COM | 03/16/2021

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC Expands Practice with Launch of New Groups

New Jersey Business published the news about the launch of two new practice areas – Taxation & Estate Planning and Elder Care & Special Needs Planning

NJBIZ.COM | 03/08/2021

Restrictive covenants in the COVID era: Pandemic-related unemployment raises questions about the enforceability of non-compete agreements

Pandemic-related unemployment has raised questions about the enforce-ability of non-compete agreements. Employment Law Practice Chair Frank A. Custode shared his insight into Assembly Bill 1650, which would significantly limit the scope and enforce-ability of non-competes in New Jersey, including making them unenforceable with employees who were laid off.

CMSLLC.LAW | 03/08/2021

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC Expands its Practice with Launch of Taxation and Estate Planning, Elder Care and Special Needs Planning Groups

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot has announced an expansion of its law practice and the launch of two new practice groups: Taxation & Estate Planning and Elder Care & Special Needs Planning.

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