Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation
So You've Been Sued...Now What?

Every board dreads the idea of being sued as a result of the decisions they make on behalf of their communities - but these legal pros have some advice about how to navigate this unpleasant but all-too-common occurrence. 

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2016 October Hot-Button Legal Issues

Part of being an effective board member is keeping abreast of legal and legislative issues that could impact your building and its residents. Attorney Marc H. Schneider discusses a few things that should be on your administrative radar. 

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2016 August Bringing a Construction Defect Claim

As more and more new condominium construction projects are built, completed and sold off (as well as cooperatives and homeowners associations, although less common) there has been a correspondingly large number of what have come to be known…

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2016 July Why Litigate When You Can Mediate?

A condo board with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, three years of aggravation and ulcers all around.  Everyone wants to feel heard, and, particularly in conflict—when emotions are often inflamed—it’s easy for understanding to be compromised…

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2016 July HDFC Cooperative Conversions

On July 16, 2015, the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York Department of Law issued “Guidance on Housing Development Fund Corporations Seeking to Transfer or Sell Property for, or Otherwise Convert Property to Market-Rate Use” (the “G…

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Law & Legislation
2016 July The Pullman Case

State legislation and city ordinances can provide a condo, co-op, or HOA board with guidance on how to effectively deal with a disruptive or unruly shareholder—someone whose abusive, harassing, inappropriate or chronically litigious behavio…

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2016 July Financial Record-Keeping

Whether your community is a co-op, condo, or HOA, proper record-keeping is the difference between a healthy property and one headed toward peril. And while meeting minutes and election results require well-organized documentation, records s…

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