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February 14, 2017 Law 360 As previously reported, in May 2014 the firm filed suit on behalf of Jason Van Dyke, an original member of The Lumineers who has been denied co-authorship and performance royalties on several of the band’s early songs.  Under a settlement negotiated by Peter Skolnik and finalized in February, the original members of the band acknowledged that Van Dyke had been a member of The Lumineers along with Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites.  They also acknowledged that Van Dyke co-wrote, performed and arranged certain of the band’s tracks, including Gun Song and Scotland, which was licensed to CBS and the CW for use in connection with the television show “Reign.”  Pursuant to those acknowledgments, Van Dyke’s copyright and master ownership interests were recognized, and his financial claims were amicably resolved.
September 12, 2016NJ.com The firm recently filed suit on behalf of investors who allege they were duped in a Ponzi-like scheme and lost millions in retirement savings.  The lawsuit involves several high-profile individuals in the Somerset and Hunterdon County areas.  In a story run by nj.com, Jonathan Guldin was interviewed and quoted on behalf of the firm’s clients.
June 20, 2016POLITICO New Jersey As an experienced land use litigator, Jonathan Guldin, Esq. was recently solicited for his opinion and quoted in an article by politico.com involving a land use dispute in Englewood, New Jersey.
June 14, 2016NorthJersey.com After successfully litigating on behalf of a local real estate developer through lower and highest courts in the State of New Jersey over the course of four years, Jonathan Guldin, Esq. successfully obtained judgment in his client’s favor for recovery of over $123,000 in legal fees and costs incurred by the firm’s client during the litigation.  The township’s attorney called the award “unprecedented.”
April 9, 2016

NorthJersey.com
After successfully appealing to the New Jersey Supreme Court and after four years of litigation, on remand Clark Guldin secured summary judgment in our client’s favor, which judgment invalidated an ordinance passed four years earlier allowing for an assisted living facility to be constructed in a downtown business district.  In an interview Northjersey.com, the firm’s client is quoted extensively praising the legal services provided, and results obtained, by the firm.
March, 2015The New Orleans Advocate
WWL-TV
Daily Mail
In March 2015, the firm filed suit on behalf of Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans against Timber Treatment Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of so-called green building products, seeking to recover damages for defective materials sold to Make It Right for use in its residential development in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.
March 3, 2015

New York Post
The firm successfully represented a client accused of employment discrimination. The firm filed a motion to dismiss the complaint to which the plaintiff responded by voluntarily dismissing the action. Jonathan Guldin, Alix Rubin, and Adriane Price worked together on the successful defense.”
January 23, 2015

New Jersey Law Journal
On January 15, 2015, The United States District Court ruled that Jason Van Dyke’s suit against The Lumineers and musicians Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites will stay in New Jersey. The defendants asked the court to transfer the case to Colorado, where they moved after writing and recording several songs with Van Dyke in the Garden State.As explained by Clark Guldin’s Peter Skolnik, the case “is about nine songs jointly written and recorded in New Jersey under a partnership formed by the band in New Jersey” before the defendants relocated to Denver.Judge Claire Cecchi agreed that the case belongs here, noting that The Lumineers “have provided insufficient support for their contention that the trial would be easier, more expeditious or more inexpensive in Colorado.”
December 10, 2014

New Jersey Law Journal
Jonathan Guldin argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a client’s ongoing effort to void an ordinance approving an assisted living facility in a downtown business district. The case could result in groundbreaking law establishing clear conflict-of-interest guidelines for municipal officials statewide. A decision is expected sometime later in 2015.
May 27, 2014

Law 360
Hollywood Reporter
The Express
The firm filed suit on behalf of Jason Van Dyke, an original member of The Lumineers who has been denied co-authorship and performance royalties on several of the band’s early songs. On behalf of Van Dyke, Peter Skolnik is suing for breach of contract and fiduciary duties, breach of a partnership agreement, as well as royalties and other compensation for Van Dyke’s work and subsequent shutout from band income.
Jan 24, 2014

The New Jersey Supreme Court
On January 24, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a petition for certification filed by the firm. In general, the Supreme Court receives over a thousand petitions for certification each year and only grants certification in less than 10% of the petitions brought before it. Clark Guldin represents a prominent real estate owner/developer in the appeal in his efforts to stop an assisted-living facility from being built in downtown Montclair as a consequence of alleged conflicts of interest involving certain of the prior council members that voted in favor of the controversial land use application. Jonathan Guldin was quoted in a front-cover story run by The Montclair Times on January 30, 2014 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case. Mr. Guldin was also quoted in a piece published by Law360.com on January 27, 2014 concerning the appeal.
March 2013

The New York Times
Rolling Stone
Kingston Times
The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other newspapers continue coverage of the Garth Hudson case. John Clark has been quoted in various articles. The firm secured an injunction for Hudson on March 7, 2013, protecting the “Garth Hudson Archive” from being sold at auction.
Mar 7, 2013

Poughkeepsie Journal
Times Herald-Record
John Clark appeared in New York Supreme Court on the TRO on behalf of Garth Hudson. As reported, a preliminary injunction was issued, and defendants consented to move the Garth Hudson Archive to a secure space to be held in escrow pending the outcome of the litigation.
March 1, 2013

Times Herald-Record
Poughkeepsie Journal
Associated Press
UPI
The London Free Press
Gannett News

The Washington Post
(Others)
The firm brought suit to prevent the sale of items owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Garth Hudson, a founding member of the renowned musical ensemble, The Band. The property at issue, the “Garth Hudson Archive”, is a unique collection of musical instruments, sheet music, and recordings, owned and created by Mr. Hudson, together with valuable memorbilia from Mr. Hudson’s lengthy, musical career. An Auction of this property was scheduled for April 6, 2013. On the Hudson’s behalf, the firm sought and was granted an ex parte order temporarily restraining defendants from proceeding with the auction and any other sale of the Garth Hudson Archive.
September 11, 2012

The Montclair Times
Jonathan Guldin was featured and pictured in The Montclair Times representing Richard Grabowsky, a prominent, real estate owner/developer in his efforts to stop a five-story, assisted-living facility from being built in downtown Montclair. The case is currently on appeal at the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
September 2, 2011

NY Daily News
A business divorce case, in which one of the co-owners of the New York Burger Co. was successfully represented by Jonathan Guldin, was highlighted in the NY Daily News.
May 23, 2010

Hudson Reporter
Jonathan Guldin was named by New Jersey’s Rising Stars as one of the New Jersey’s Up-and-Coming-Attorneys, an honor for which fewer than 2.5% of the state’s lawyers are selected.

 

 

 

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