Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation
2018 June Advocating for Residents

Successfully running a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association is no small task. A board and/or management must consider the interests of its residents when making sweeping decisions to benefit the property and those who call i…

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2018 June Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lawsuits are both expensive and time consuming. It might be said that the only real winners in a civil suit are the lawyers. They get paid by the hour, and often in  cases of negligence, they receive a substantial portion of the award or se…

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2018 June Responding to a Lawsuit

In today’s litigious society, lawsuits are an unpleasant fact of life. Everyone has a gripe – and that gripe can often result in legal action. The question is, how is your cooperative corporation, condominium association, or HOA protected, …

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2018 June Legislative Update

Whether it’s pending Airbnb legislation in various markets, proposed legislation on New York State co-op applications, or homeowners winning the ability to sue condominium developers for faulty practices, co-ops, condos and HOAs are often a…

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The Importance of Legal Protocols

If you're fortunate enough to serve on a cohesive, friendly board in a building or association with a strong sense of community and few issues, it can be very tempting to 'go with the flow' and handle board business in an informal, case-by-…

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Balcony Enclosures: An Update

Perhaps the most prized amenity in a New York City home is private outdoor space.  Brownstones may offer a garden, a roof deck, or a small terrace. Pre-war buildings have coveted wrap-around penthouses, and post-war high-rise buildings oft…

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2018 May No More ‘Drive-By’ ADA Suits?

If the commercial storefronts in your building have steps, or are not otherwise handicap accessible, be warned: your building may be exposed to liability under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Disabled individuals h…

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2018 April The New York Attorney General’s Office

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of New York, and the head of the New York State Government’s Department of Law, often referred to as the Attorney General’s Office. The office traces its history all the way back …

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