Join Us at the New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo on May 1, 2013

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in CAI, Collections, Condo FAQs, Legal Decisions, Legislation, Municipal Services Act, New Jersey Cooperator

Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group will be exhibiting at the 2013 New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Come say hello at Booth 435 and drop your business card for a chance to win a great prize!

Join board members, property managers, building owners and real estate professionals and meet building service companies, attend educational seminars and get your questions answered by a member of our team.

If you are involved in an insurance dispute relating to Super Storm Sandy, please ask us about reviewing your case free of charge. Contingent fees are available for Sandy representation.

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Perl Quoted in Article on Special Assessments in The New Jersey Cooperator

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Assessments, New Jersey Cooperator

In the July 2012 edition of The New Jersey Cooperator, Ronald L. Perl, Esq., the partner-in-charge of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, was quoted in the article “Cash-Strapped? Getting Residents Behind an Assessment.”

In discussing whether an association can levy a special or emergency assessment, Mr. Perl stated: “[t]here are firm rules about how much a board can spend without resident approval. Sometimes the board’s lawyer may be tasked with finding ways to interpret those documents to meet the need of the particular situation in question. That’s a very dangerous way to do business. If it looks like you’re going to require the vote of the owners, don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. Have the vote of owners.”

“And if the vote fails and the board still feels this particular change needs to be made, they can create a legal action, inform the residents that they have done so, present the pertinent information to a judge, and ask the judge to make a ruling that shows that the work must be done. In situations where there is a significant stalemate between the board and residents, seeking a judgment before vendor contracts are signed or financing is taken out to do a job is far more preferable than starting the job and having residents take legal action after everything already in motion.”

You can view the full article here.

For more information on special or emergency assessments or any other issue concerning your community association, please contact one of our Community Associations attorneys. For breaking news or updates on new blog posts, follow us on Twitter at: @njcondolaw.

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Join Us at the 2012 New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in New Jersey Cooperator, Speaking Engagements

Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group will be exhibiting at the 2012 New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo is on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Come visit us at Booth 612 and drop your business card for a chance to win a Nikon Coolpix Camera.

Join board members, property managers, building owners and real estate professionals and meet building service companies, attend educational seminars and get your questions answered by a member of our team.

Hill Wallack LLP Partner Michael S. Karpoff, Esq. will be speaking during a seminar titled “Roaches, Bedbugs & Mice—Oh My!” at 1:00pm – 2:00pm, in Seminar Room 2. This seminar will discuss the legal and financial responsibilities of building owners/landlords to provide a habitable, pest–free building and what options are available to help meet these obligations. Issues such as notification, working with housing and health authorities, and how to enlist residents’ help in keeping their building clean, healthy, and pest-free will also be addressed.

For more information or to register to attend, click here!

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Karpoff to Speak at the 2012 New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in New Jersey Cooperator, Speaking Engagements

Hill Wallack LLP Partner Michael S. Karpoff, Esq. will be speaking during a seminar titled “Roaches, Bedbugs & Mice—Oh My!” at the 2012 New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA and Co-op Expo, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. This seminar, which will be held at 1:00pm – 2:00pm, in Seminar Room 2, will discuss the legal and financial responsibilities of building owners/landlords to provide a habitable, pest–free building and what options are available to help meet these obligations. Issues such as notification, working with housing and health authorities, and how to enlist residents’ help in keeping their building clean, healthy, and pest-free will also be addressed.

For more information or to register to attend, click here!

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Perl Responds To Question Regarding Encouraging Board Participation In The New Jersey Cooperator

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in New Jersey Cooperator

In the June 2011 edition of The New Jersey Cooperator, Ronald L. Perl, Esq., the partner-in-charge of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, responded to a reader question regarding an association’s options when none of its members come forward to run for open positions on the association’s board during its annual election.

“Whenever there is an apparent lack of interest in serving on the board, the first step is for the current board members to attempt to recruit candidates, including: (a) personal contacts with current committee members and other members who have been vocal or demonstrated interests in association affairs; and (b) perhaps an association meeting to urge people to run.”

You can view the question and Mr. Perl’s complete response here.

For more information on this issue or any other issue concerning your community association, please contact one of our Community Associations attorneys.

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