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Supreme Court upholds Green Knight v. Gabriel Calderon ruling in favor of McNally & Bellino’s Client and providing needed clarity to the Tax Sale Law

McNally & Bellino, LLC recently argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on interpretation of the Tax Sale Law, after the Court agreed to review the published Appellate Division Decision Green Knight, LLC v. Gabriel Calderon, 469 N.J.Super. 390 (App. Div. 2021) certification granted, 250 N.J. 18 (2022).  Before the Appellate Division, McNally & Bellino, […]


McNally & Bellino, LLC undertook representation of Amy and Roy Hawks who lost their home due to an oil spill in an action commenced in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Gloucester County, captioned Amy and Roy Hawks v. Petroleum Heat & Power, Inc, Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc., Docket No. C-65-19.  McNally & Bellino asserted […]

Is the Short Cut to Tax Foreclosure Being Abused-When is a Property Really Abandoned?

By: Stephen McNally, Esquire and Paige M. Bellino, The time period for commencing a tax foreclosure action is governed by N.J.S.A. 54:5-86(a).  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-86(a), a private tax sale certificate holder is obligated to wait two (2) years from the sale date of a tax sale certificate to seek foreclosure unless it can establish […]


On December 8, 2021, Attorneys Stephen McNally and Paige M. Bellino will serve as panelists for a Webcast on the topic of “Legal Issues in Real Estate”, provided through the New Jersey Land Title Association presented by the Grabas Institute for Continuing Education.  For more information and to sign up for the program, Click Here

Change in the Law Offers More Challenges for Redemption of Tax Sale Certificates

By Stephen McNally, Esq. & Paige M. Bellino, Esq. Our article entitled “Simon v. Cronecker-Alive and Well” (the “Simon Article”) was recently published in the Summer 2021 Edition of the New Jersey Land Title Association’s Newsletter, The  Advocate. The Simon Article offered our perspective on a troubling trend involving title agents who redeem tax sale […]

Recent Appellate Division Case Highlights the Importance of a Well Drafted and Negotiated Broker’s Commission Agreement

By: Stephen McNally, Esquire and Paige M. Bellino, Esquire The recent unpublished Appellate Division decision DKNJ v. Reussi Capital offers a warning for those real estate brokers who fail to properly document an agreement for a commission arising from the sale/purchase of real property.    Diane Trugman, a licensed New Jersey real estate broker (“Trugman”), on behalf […]

The Appellate Division Resolves an Unanswered Question on the Equitable Subrogation Doctrine

By: Stephen McNally, Esquire and Paige M. Bellino, Esquire The Appellate Division in a published opinion (New York Mortgage Trust 2005-3 Mortgage Back Notes, U.S. Bank National Association As Trustee v. Anthony and Catherine Deely and Bank of America) resolved an open issue pertaining to the doctrine of equitable subrogation – whether actual knowledge of an […]