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“Community Association Transition: Defects, Implied Warranties and Consumer Fraud,” New Jersey Law Journal

For every condominium and homeowner association, “control” is eventually transferred by the developer to an owner-controlled governing board after construction. This is called “transition.” A successful transition is one in which the owner-controlled board works with the developer to ensure appropriate governance, adequate financial resources, and a properly designed and constructed community. But what happens […]

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Becker Awarded CAI’s Business Partner of the Year Award

Becker is pleased to announce that the firm was recently honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), winning its “Business Partner of the Year” award. Becker’s New Jersey team accepted the award at CAI’s Annual Awards Dinner on February 28th. The annual awards recognize those who have made significant contributions […]

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28 Becker Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers

Becker proudly congratulates our attorneys selected as Super Lawyers. As of 2018, we boast 28 lawyers who have received this prestigious designation. Please click on their names to read more about each of these attorneys. Super Lawyer Recipients: Joseph E. Adams*, Real Estate (Office Managing Shareholder, Fort Myers/Naples) Hugo V. Alvarez, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Real Estate […]

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Hudson County Jury Awards $10M in Consumer Fraud Case Against Builder

By Celia Ampel, June 26, 2017. This article originally appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal. Reprinted with permission. In Grandview at Riverwalk Port Imperial Condominium Association v. K. Hovnanian at Port Imperial, a Hudson County jury on June 1 awarded a $10 million construction defect verdict against a publicly traded developer and an architectural company. The […]

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$10M Construction Defect Verdict in Fire Code Case

Florida attorneys from Becker & Poliakoff won a $10 million construction defect verdict against a publicly traded developer and an architectural company. The firm represented a condominium association whose members said they learned after buying units in a six-story New Jersey development that the building was not code-compliant — and that the developer’s parent company, […]

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