Condominium & Community Association Law
To Be Explained At Free Program

By on April 21, 2014

NEW JERSEY – The public is invited to attend a seminar on Condominium Law sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick off Ryders Lane. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register, call 732-937-7518 or 1-800-FREE LAW.

Condominiums and other common interest communities are popular residential options as they often present affordable housing alternatives for both owners and renters. Residents share and benefit from common services and recreational amenities. Owners contribute to the costs to maintain their homes and the common facilities, and to operate the community. At times, homeowners are faced with problems involving the operation, management and upkeep of their homes and communities. Because of the special aspects of such properties, it is important for residents and those interested in the condominiums to understand the legal aspects of condominium living.

Speakers will be three attorneys highly experienced in community association law: Christine F. Li, a partner in the real estate department of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge and Roseland; Karyn Kennedy Branco, a partner of Kennedy, Wronko & Kennedy, Montville; and A. Christopher Florio, a shareholder of Stark & Stark, Lawrenceville. They will discuss the special issues faced by condominiums and pose solutions to the financial and operational problems worsened by difficult economic times. The speakers will also detail the benefits of condominium ownership and address how to enhance the advantages of condominium living and the value of investments that owners have made in their homes.

Specific topics will include common legal and financial problems of those communities, dealing with the developer, handling tenants and other residents, working with the association and its board, understanding the services of such professionals as property managers and accountants, and litigating and resolving disputes. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions.

To register or for more information about the Foundation’s programs and publications, visit us online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE LAW.