BeckerNorth – COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to BeckerNorth’s resource page on COVID-19. We are updating this information on a daily basis. Given the evolving nature of this medical crisis some of the information in older articles may have changed. All of this information is posted to educate and inform our clients but does not constitute specific legal advice for your community. Please consult your Becker attorney for questions specific to your community.

 

A Message from Our Managing Shareholder, Gary C. Rosen

Dear Clients and Friends: With the federal government issuing a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the World Health Organization…

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Community Association

Updated Coronavirus Relief Fund Guidance for State and Local Governments

On Monday, September 21, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released updated guidance in the form of an FAQ document…

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Exercising with Caution | Requirements for Gym Openings in New Jersey

On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers…

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CAI-New Jersey Legislative Action Committee Receives National LAC of the Year Award

The Community Association Institute of New Jersey’s Legislative Action Committee has received the Legislative Action Committee of the Year award. The award recognizes “a state legislative action committee for demonstrated organizational excellence, strong member support, and successfully raising the visibility and effectiveness of CAI.”…

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Martin Cabalar Appears in Part Two of ,“You Have the Building, We Have the Solution”

Becker Shareholder Martin Cabalar participated as an expert panelist in part two of “You Have the Building, We Have the Solution,” a weekly series hosted by Planned…

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Webinar: New Jersey Community Association Regulatory Language Gets Long-Awaited Update

For over 30 years the regulatory language regarding a developer’s formation of the initial budgets for community associations in New Jersey has left a lot to the…

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Martin Cabalar Appears in Webinar, “You Have the Building, We Have the Solution”

Becker Shareholder Martin Cabalar participated as an expert panelist in “You Have the Building, We Have the Solution,” a weekly series hosted by Planned Companies…

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Opening the Flood Gates

On June 9, Governor Murphy announced that public swimming pools, including community association pools, may open on June 22, 2020, provided compliance with all…

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New Regulations for Common Interest Communities Concerning Elections and Board Meetings

he New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards (DCA) published new regulations under the Planned Real Estate Development Full…

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David Ramsey Participates in “The New Normal: ReOpening Communities,” Webinar Presented by CAI

New Jersey shareholder David Ramsey participated in a Community Associations Institute (CAI) national webinar, “The Next Normal: Reopening Communities.” As…

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Tennis Courts – Executive Order 147

On May 18 Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #147 (“EO”) was published. The order, among other matters, permits the opening of private “tennis clubs” subject…

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Incremental Steps to Reopening

Community associations across the state have been waiting for some sign of normalcy after enduring over nine weeks of extraordinary restrictions commencing when…

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Using Mortgage Forbearance to Free Up Money to Pay Assessments

As many homeowners are presently facing a job loss or reduction in their income, they are now more worried than ever about how they are going to pay their bills moving…

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Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects: The Impact on Community Associations

Governor Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 122, which, among other things, requires that all “non-essential” construction projects cease as of April 10, 2020…

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COVID-19, Coronavirus: The Impact on Open Meetings

Many of our communities have asked whether it is permissible to conduct association business, particularly board meetings at which binding votes are taken, via e-mail…

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What Impact Will the Coronavirus have on Your Community Association’s Ability to Collect Maintenance Fees?

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits home, the uncertainty of its far-reaching economic ramifications has left community associations wondering if this crisis will…

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Governor Murphy’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order: What Does it Mean and What Your Community Should Do

On March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 107, requiring all New Jersey residents to “remain at home or at their place of residence,” unless otherwise…

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COVID-19: What Should Community Associations Do

We are in a challenging time. In just a few weeks, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has upended life as we knew it. As a result, all of our communities are wondering…

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COVID-19: Technology and Social Distancing

COVID-19 has introduced new challenges to the way we meet and work together in our communities. Many of our daily community association activities include…

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COVID-19: Considerations for Community Associations with Employees

With rapidly evolving COVID-19 developments, we understand that this is a difficult time for community associations. As such, we are taking each day with a wait…

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Coronavirus – What to Do Now?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has all of us on tenterhooks, wondering where the next case will occur. The 24/7 news cycle gives us a constant drumbeat of…

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Corporate

Nasdaq Adopts Emergency Temporary Relief due to the Spread of COVID-19

As a result of the market uncertainty unleashed by the COVID-19 crisis, the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) has seen an increased number of issuers become non-compliant with…

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Recent SEC Actions in the Wake of COVID-19

In light of the unprecedented disruptions associated with COVID-19, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has recently released a …

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What Lenders Should CARE About in the New Stimulus Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act became law on March 27, 2020. While its main purpose is to fund relief and address the coronavirus pandemic…

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COVID-19 | Considerations for Lenders

We understand the global pandemic is affecting lenders in myriad ways, including both in their own businesses as well as their borrowers. Over the past several…

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Litigation

NYS Court of Appeals Amends Its Rules of Practice

As part of the New York Appellate Courts’ continuing efforts to re-open and address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the New York State Court…

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COVID-19 and FINRA Arbitrations – FINRA Announcement on Postponements

Due to COVID-19, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Monday that it has postponed all in-person arbitration and mediation proceedings scheduled through July 3…

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COVID-19 and the NYS Litigation Frontier

As we continue “to boldly go where no one has gone before,” the New York State Unified Court System announced yesterday that beginning Monday, April 13, its virtual…

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