Welcoming Lori Golia

We are pleased to announce that Lorene E. Golia (“Lori”) has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney focusing primarily in our residential  and commercial real estate departments.

Lori has worked as a Title Officer and a Title Attorney and has experience with all types of Real Estate transactions.  Her attention to detail and extensive knowledge of real estate law make her a valuable addition to our firm.

There’s still time to file a Tax Appeal!

Deadline Approaches to File Tax Appeal 

Real Estate owners (both residential and commercial) in New Jersey only have until April 1, 2015 to file a tax appeal of the assessed value of their property. 

You should have received a property assessment cards in early February.  This assessed value is for your 2015 real estate taxes and is based on the value of the property as of October 1, 2014. 

If you have not yet reviewed your property assessment, it would be wise to do so immediately to determine if your property has been over-assessed. 

If you believe that your property assessment is higher than its fair market value as of October 1, 2014, you may be assessed property taxes in excess of your fair share and should consider filing an appeal. 

However, time is of the essence as April 1 is a firm deadline for filing property tax appeals.  Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen, LLP has many years of experience in handling Tax Appeal matters.

For more information, please contact Calvin O. Trevenen, Esq. at CTrevenen@montclairlaw.com, Todd J. Wieseneck, Esq. at TWieseneck@montclairlaw.com or Lori Golia, Esq. at LGolia@montclairlaw.com or call (973) 744-2100. 


Join Us for our February 25, 2015 Art Show

“Eyes Wide Open”

Showcasing 4 local artists

Wednesday, February 25th from 6pm to 8pm

Face Purple by Jacqueline Firmo Falconi

Face Purple by Jacqueline Firmo Falconi



Featuring the works of:

Jill Berke

Sheila Bernard

Jacqueline Firmo Falconi

Joan Gantz


Refreshments will be served    
Parking in rear of building, off North Willow


Todd Wieseneck bowls for HOMECorp

Todd Wieseneck, an estate planning and tax attorney of counsel to our firm, will be leading a team in the 2015 HOMECorp Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, February 8 at Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange to help raise funds for, and awareness of, HOMECorp.  The team consists primarily of members of Todd’s networking group, BNI Absolute Referrals.

If anyone would like to sponsor the team by making a donation to HOMECorp, you can do so at the following link:   http://www.bowlathon.net/event/homecorp_housing_bowl_2015/home

Just click on the Sponsor/Make a Donation link on the left side of the page.  The name of the team is “BNI – Absolute Referrals.  Just complete the form and select our team to sponsor.


HOMECorp is an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization formed in 1988 by concerned residents and religious institutions to improve and develop permanent affordable housing in Montclair, New Jersey.

Todd Wieseneck spoke on reviewing Tax Returns

Todd Wieseneck, an estate planning and tax attorney of counsel to our firm, recently spoke at a meeting of the Morris-Essex Small Firm Networking Group.

The topic was about locating information which can be gleaned from a review of tax returns for clients who are trying to locate assets in connection with litigation, divorce proceedings or probate matters or in connection with obtaining information in connection with a purchase of a business. 

The Morris-Essex Small Firm Networking Group, consists of a group of attorneys located in or close to Morris County or Essex County who work for small law firms and practice in a wide range of practice areas including bankruptcy, corporate, civil litigation, class actions, collections, construction litigation, disability, elder law, employment, franchise, family law, immigration, intellectual property, licensing, medical malpractice,  personal injury, products liability, real estate, real estate tax appeals, special needs (education), tax and trusts and estates. 


Food Drive Update

Thanks to all who gave food and money for the Human Needs Food Pantry.

Don’t forget, we are accepting perishables this Mon &Tues (Nov 24th & 25th). 

Bring in turkeys & baked goods.  We’ll delivery them for you!Food Thkgvg ver2 2014

Good Karma & Good Cheer – shopping for a cause!

We are hosting an evening of shopping to benefit the Family Service League and SAVE of Essex County.

Join us on Thursday, December 4th from 6pm to 9pm and do some early holiday shopping (and pick up something for yourself!).
Flashionista: original jewelry
Dolly Moo: cruelty free skin care
Underground Chic: eco handbags
The Chocolate Path
MyECO:  green shopping bag system
Leonora’s Accessories: custom hats
Stop by for a glass of wine and some treats!
363 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 2C, Montclair  (parking lot is off North Willow, entrance to show is in rear of building).
Questions? Call Mary Marino 917-744-9229 or Elizabeth Lindner 973-744-2100
Hosted by Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen

Join Us for an Art Show

by Dorothy Cochran

by Dorothy Cochran

Join Us for an Art Show

“Presence, the Gift”

Showcasing 8 local artists

Tuesday, November 4th at 6pm

Featuring the works of:

Eileen Angrason

Susan Benner

Jill Berke

Dorothy Cochran

Carol Kimmel

Carole S. Lane

Susan Kasson Sloan

Elaine Sopko

Refreshments will be served

Call 973  744  2100 for more information

Hosted by:

Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen

363 Bloomfield Ave, Ste 2C, Montclair

Parking in rear of building, off North Willow