Jonathan H. Katz is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and a member of the firm’s Community Associations Group. Jon concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law and general litigation, representing condominium and homeowners associations throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters

Jon advises community associations on matters including:

  • Interpretation of governing documents and the creation and enforcement of rules and regulations
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Drafting and negotiation of service contracts
  • Fair housing compliance
  • Municipal services agreements
  • Assessment collections

In addition to these areas, Jon has significant experience in handling construction, real estate and general  litigation as well as transition negotiation and litigation.

Leadership

  • Included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Star list
  • Member, New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-NJ)
  • Member, CAI-NJ Editorial Committee (2010-2013)
  • Chair, CAI-NJ Editorial Committee (2012-2013)
  • Member, Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-Pa/Del Val)
  • Member, CAI-Pa/Del Val Communications Committee (2012-Present)
  • Chair, CAI-Pa/Del Val Communications Committee (2013-Present)
  • Member, CAI-Pa/Del Val New Jersey Regional Counsel
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Trustee, Chesterfield Public Education Fund
  • Member, Hill Wallack LLP’s Professional Development Committee

Publications

  • Louie, I Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Avoiding Transition Mistakes in Community Associations, Community Trends (January 2014)
  • Understanding Community Associations Due Process, Community Assets (September/October 2013)
  • Proceed with Caution: Community Association Security and Neighborhood Watch Programs, Community Assets (September/October 2012)
  • One Year Later: Revisting FHA’s New Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guidelines, Community Assets (July/August 2012)
  • Attempting to Make Sense of FHA’s New Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guidelines, Community Trends (January 2012)
  • Protecting Your Association From Fraud, Community Trends (January 2011)

In addition, Jon has authored several other articles and is a frequent speaker on community association issues at seminars and other events. He currently serves as the editor for Hill Wallack LLP’s Condo and HOA Law blog – www.condolawnj.com. Jon also has significant practical experience with community associations, having served on his homeowners’ association board of directors for eight years.

Jon is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to entering private practice, Jon served as the law clerk to the Honorable Philip S. Carchman, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil/General Equity, Mercer County. He earned his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 2000 and his BA from Rutgers College in 1997.