Congratulations to Hill Wallack LLP‘s Loren Lightman, Esq. and Jonathan H. Katz who will be CAI Chapter Board Presidents in 2021. Loren will guide Community Associations Institute-New Jersey Chapter, while Jon takes over Community Associations Institute • Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter. Looking forward to a great year!
Hill Wallack LLP partners participating in CAI Pa/Delval Chapter NJ Regional Council Mini-Trade Show Educational Session
On Friday, November 13, 2020, George Greatrex, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP partner and chair of the CAI-NJ Legislative Action Committee (LAC), will be participating in the virtual CAI-PA/Del Val New Jersey Regional Council Mini-Trade Show. George will be speaking about recent legislation and regulations and provide an update on pending legislation. The program will also contain a review of this year’s relevant case law. The program will be moderated by Jonathan Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack partner and President-Elect of the CAI-PA/Del Val chapter.
“Spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine
Shrieking skulls will shock your soul
Seal your doom tonight”
Like everything else, Halloween will look a little different in our community associations this year thanks to COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the New Jersey Department of Health (“NJDOH”) have issued “Halloween Celebration Guidance” to be followed when trick or treating or just celebrating the season.
While most of this guidance, which includes social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, etc., should not be new to anyone, there are some good suggestions for those who plan to either give or receive candy. And remember that your Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, or other costume masks are not acceptable substitutes – incorporate a cloth mask into your costume. Most importantly, have fun and stay safe!
For the full CDC guidance, click here.
For the full NJDOH guidance, click here.
For more information on this 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.
Legislation Allowing Electric Vehicles Charging Stations In Community Associations Is Signed Into Law
Written by: Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.
On October 19, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that establishes standards regarding electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations in all New Jersey common interest communities. This comprehensive legislation prohibits community associations from unreasonably restricting EV charging infrastructure and establishes standards to encourage associations to allow for the installation, use, and upkeep of EV charging stations by owners. This legislation went into effect immediately on the date it was signed by the Governor.
Written by: Michael S. Karpoff
Signs always have been a hot button issue for community associations. But in the current political climate, they have become an even greater source of concern. May boards restrict signs to prevent aesthetic clutter throughout the community? Must boards allow their communities to become billboards for their residents’ personal opinions? May a board prohibit messages that appear to be racially, ethnically or religiously insensitive or discriminatory?
CAI-NJ has a webinar every Wednesday, led by industry professionals, discussing important issues affecting your business or common interest community!
On Wednesday, July 29th at 12 noon, Caroline Record will be presenting on “Contracts”
Other topics include:
- Reading Engineering Maintenance Reports
- Building a Successful Maintenance Plan for Your Community
- Pipe Replacement
Managers will receive 1 hour of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification!
Must be in attendance for entire seminar to receive credit.
Click here to register.
George Greatrex, a partner of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations practice group and Chair of the CAI Legislative Action Committee – NJ will be moderating the NJ-LAC Update webinar on Monday, July 27, 2020 I 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Join the upcoming virtual legislative update to connect with the experts about what’s going on in Trenton. This event, presented by the NJ Legislative Action Committee, will provide you with an insider’s view and the most up-to-date information on issues most important to Common Interest Communities in New Jersey.
CIC Immunity from COVID19 Claims
► Discussion of Proposed Legislation
Also Brief Updates on the Following Issues
► Appeal of Radburn Regulations
► Debt Collection Bills (S2330 & S2423)
► Benefits Derived/ Adequate Reserves Regulations
Open To All Members and Non-Members. Click here to register.