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Michael B Kates

Michael B Kates

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, State, Local And Municipal Law, Business, Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Rights

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About Me

 


Mr. Kates was lead attorney in arbitration proceedings on behalf of Tenafly, NJ homeowners who contracted with Brunelleschi Construction, LLC to renovate their home at a cost of $200,000+.  Homeowners awarded $857,894 by arbitrator against Brunelleschi, as well as HGTV "Kitchen Cousins" John Colaneri of Ramsey and Anthony Carrino of Jersey, of the firm.  The arbitration award on July 23, 2015 included the costs to remediate and complete the home improvements and damages for consumer fraud.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Other: 15%
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Contact Info

Kates, Nussman, Rapone, Ellis & Farhi, LLP.

190 Moore Street
Suite 306
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-7418

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive196805/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
NJ Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Best in Bergen201 Magazine2013
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
2011 Achievement in Planning AwardNew Jersey Planning Officials2011
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
NJ Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, LLP1969 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
NJ Planning OfficialsGeneral Counsel EmeritusN/A
North Jersey Friendship HouseTrusteeN/A
Jewish Association for Developmental DisabilitiesTrusteeN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Municipal Law ReviewAn Ethical Lapse and its Effect on a Municipal Contract1994
New Jersey Law JournalPop Quiz: Spot the 'Poison Pill' Conflict of Interest1993
Municipal Law ReviewCivilian Complaint Review Boards - A Prototype1992
Municipal Law ReviewPrivate Clubs Which Discriminate: Can Liquor Licenses be Withheld by the Municipality?1990
Municipal Law ReviewPublic Relations and Public Information Services - To Bid or Not to Bid1990

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)LawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Colgate UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NJ CLE CourseRepresenting Zoning & Planning Boards in NJ2015