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2020 June Q&A: Haven’t Had a Quorum in a While

Q. At our building, there has been no quorum at our annual meetings for the last two years. The voting was done and the ballots were counted by an outside company, but the results have not been posted. We requested the outcome but have be…

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2020 June Q&A: How to Remove a Director with No Quorum

Q. I’m a shareholder in a co-op for 30 years. There is never a quorum at our annual meeting, so no voting for board members takes place. Is there a mechanism to request the removal of a board member who is ineffective, rude, disrespectful…

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2020 June Q&A: Board President’s Personnel Power

Q. Our super was hired six months ago. He’s a hard worker and all the tenants like him. But the president of the board fired him three days before his six-month probation period was up. The tenants requested a special meeting to find out …

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2020 May Q&A: Board President’s Personnel Power

Q.   Our super was hired six months ago. He’s a hard worker and all the tenants like him. But the president of the board fired him three days before his six-month probation period was up. The tenants requested a special meeting to find out…

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2020 April Q&A: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique and challenging situations to each of us. Our cooperative and condominium clients, and their managing agents, have been working diligently to keep pace as this crisis unfolds. First and foremost, we …

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2020 April Q&A: Privatizing a Mitchell-Lama Co-op

Q. I have lived in a Mitchell-Lama co-op in Brooklyn for 43 years. The company is taking a vote on whether to privatize or not. I am personally in favor of privatizing. I am currently on disability, and am unemployed but looking for work.…

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More on Your Building Staff and COVID-19

Q: Who may be deemed ‘essential employees’ for buildings during the quarantine/lockdown to maintain resident services? A: According to David L. Berkey of New York City-based firm Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP, “New York State’s guide for thei…

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COVID-19 Employment Issues

New York City-based Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Labor and Employment Group has published a compilation of answers to questions currently facing employers as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, which can be found   here.  …

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COVID-19 vs. Building and Unit Access

Q. As the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we're trying to keep our building and residents as safe as possible as we practice social distancing and self-quarantine as necessary. To that end, can we ban all non-residents from the build…

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Disease & Disclosure

Q. If a resident in our building tests positive for COVID-19, or is self-quarantined, should we tell the other residents and staff? A. According to Manhattan-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale, "Residents should be notified if the board or …

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