Marcel Wurms

Experienced and thorough attorney.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, DUI & DWI...
  • New Jersey
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A major part of my law practice is connected to real estate - (real estate sales, both residential and commercial, property tax appeals, land use (zoning and planning boards) and landlord and tenant law). In addition, we also provide services in the areas of wills and estate administration (probate), municipal court representation (DWI and traffic offenses), income tax and business advisory services. I have found that most people excel at what they enjoy doing, I enjoy these areas of the law the most.

In addition to my law license, I was licensed in New Jersey as both a real estate agent and a certified public accountant. I concentrate my continuing legal education on these areas in order to maintain my expertise. I have over twenty years experience where I represented municipalities as a land use attorney or in property tax appeals. This gives me the unique perspective of "knowing what the other side is thinking" when I represent private clients, as well as having allowed me to forge relationships with my colleagues in these areas.

We also believe in giving back to the community. I am a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, a fomer Board of Education member, served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi and New Jersey Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs. I have also coached girls softball (local and travelling) as well as girls soccer.
I am also invloved with several emergency services. I am currently the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the Borough of Lodi (formerly a Deputy Coordinator for the Garfield Office of Emergency Management), an Operations Section Chief for the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management and a member of Garfield Fire Department Company 4.

I also own a couple of motorcycles which I enjoy riding as often as possible.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Property Tax Appeals
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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US Tax Court
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Languages
  • Dutch: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Marcel R. Wurms
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Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1982)
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Syracuse University
B.S. (1979) | Accounting
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Awards
Distinguished Attorney
Martindale Hubbell
Top Contributor
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Certificate of Commendation
County of Bergen
Awarded for 2006 winter blizzard "In recognition of your bravery and continued dedication to the residents of Bergen County"
Meritorious Service Commendation
State of New Jersey
For outstanding and meritorious community service.
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar # 033751982
Member
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Tax Executives Institute
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Publications
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
State of New Jersey
Real Estate Agent
State of New Jersey
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
90 Questions Answered

Q. Can an owner occupied home new lease renewal not have grace period payment or is this for elderly disabled in nj
A: There is no requirement for a grace period, unless the tenant is a senior citizens receiving Social Security Old Age Pensions, Railroad Retirement Pensions or other governmental pensions in lieu of Social Security Old Age Pensions, and by recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income or benefits under Work First New Jersey. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. Does this law apply to all renters or only seniors? 2A:42-6.1. Grace period for payment of rent
A: That clause only applies to senior citizens receiving Social Security Old Age Pensions, Railroad Retirement Pensions or other governmental pensions in lieu of Social Security Old Age Pensions, and by recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income or benefits under Work First New Jersey. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. my landlord locked me out of my house and took my stuff without any of the action notice just told me to be out in one
A: If you were a tenant, the landlord may not lock you out and may not dispose of your belongings. Go see a local attorney ASAP. If you can't afford one, call Camden County Legal Services. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. was given warrant of removal and evicted. My landlord started throwing away all my things the same day is this legal?
A: No, a landlord cannot just dispose of a tenant's possessions, even after a warrant of removal. Landlord's are required to give notice to the tenant, and to provide them with an opportunity to retrieve their belongings. The landlord does have the right to charge a reasonable storage fee. If you're landlord did not comply, he may be liable to you for twice your actual damages. See an attorney. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. Should my grandmas will go they probate? The day before my grandma passed Uncle got friend to notarize POA?
A: If you're grandmother was incompetent when she signed the POA, then it wouldn't be valid. Proving that could be tough and expensive. However, the cost of the litigation, if you have a valid basis for bringing it, might be payable by your grandmother's estate. Did your uncle probate the will? You need to see a probate attorney ASAP. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. Is it illegal to have no fog lights in newjersey ?
A: There's no NJ law requiring fog lights. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. Home contractor installed sump pumps stopped working after 4 months and he stopped responding to calls/emails/texts
A: Hire an attorney to find the contractor, and then you can bring suit. Under the NJ Consumer Fraud law, you are likely entitled to treble damages and attorney fees. Good luck. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. My tenant broke the lease, but the condo association won't let me re-rent the apartment. What are my landlord rights?
A: It would seem to me that once the tenant broke the lease, that effectively terminated it. However, without seeing the actual lease and condo rules, I can only provide my best guess. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Q. I have been in this lemon of a home since March last year. Since then it has been an infestation home!
A: You need to check with your attorney. Also, check your pest inspection report to see what it says. Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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335 Passaic Avenue
335 Passaic Avenue
Lodi, NJ 07644-1525
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Telephone: (973) 614-0870
Fax: (973) 685-2998