The late 1990s saw a surge of nationwide smoking restrictions put into effect.
With varying amounts of resistance and controversy, workplaces, shops,
theaters, restaurants and bars in a growing number of states—including New Jersey—all …
In today’s economic climate, budget woes abound and pretty much dominate the legislative
landscape in New Jersey and elsewhere. With Republican Governor Chris Christie
trying to stem the tide of a monumental $10.7 billion budget deficit…
Whether large or small, a community association’s list of essential professionals includes its property manager, an accountant,
and a lawyer.
While it’s generally understood how to employ the first two—call the accountant when …
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has proposed a Fiscal Year 2011 budget plan
of $29.3 billion that has many in the Garden State seeing red. Tens of
thousands of New Jerseyans rallied at the Statehouse in Trenton recently to
Lawsuits are an unfortunate, expensive fact of life these days—chances are that at some point in your lifetime you’ll be involved in one to at least some degree. In you live in a condo or HOA,
legal issues arise all the time. Sometimes i…
This summer, even with the lingering recession squashing some folks’ plans for elaborate, far-flung vacations, plenty of HOA residents will still
pack up for a few days to hit the shore, or perhaps go visit relatives in
On May 20, Richard H. Steen became the 112th president of the New Jersey State
Bar Association (NJSBA), continuing the tradition that began in June of 1899,
when the NJSBA was launched in Atlantic City by 74 attorneys from around the
It would be tough to understate the havoc caused by subterranean termites—each year, the destructive feeders cause some $5 billion to structures in the
U.S. That's more damage to homes than storms, fires, and earthquakes combined.
Recently our association dues went from $166 to $275, and the main reason we
were given was that the last board was "corrupt" and money wasn't being
allocated correctly. Another reason we were given was that others in the
We have a small condominium complex of 25 townhouses. One home is owned by the
son of the resident. The son does not live in the home. He has given his father a note allowing him to act on his behalf, as owner of
the property. Does…
Our annual board elections are coming up in our condo. The current president has
mailed proxies to owners indicating he would vote on their behalf and included
information that stated "the proxy-holder will cast votes as he/she
A resident, married to a shareholder, wants to run for the board. She is not on the purchase agreement. Can she legally become a member of the board if she is not a legal owner of
shares in the co-op?
--Not Above Board …