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Webinar: 2020 Elections and Display of Signs in Community Associations

Watch the replay of this timely webinar that answered frequently asked questions that are front and center during this hotly contested campaign season. It’s easy to misstep if you don’t know New Jersey law. Topics Covered: Can owners in condos and individual homes display political signs? If so, where can those signs be displayed? Are […]

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Webinar: DCA’s New Regulations – How Do We Cope?

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs published new regulations in May of this year that are causing much anxiety and raising many questions. During this webinar, participants will learn about the new election and voting procedures required, as well as how electronic voting is one way to reduce the paperwork and stress.  Further, the […]

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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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Becker New Jersey Community Update for July 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In July’s Newsletter, We cover all the latest NJ COVID-19 alerts from Department of Health standards for opening Community Association pools, to New Regulations for common interest communities in regards to elections and board meetings. These […]

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Opening the Flood Gates

REQUIREMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOL OPENINGS IN NEW JERSEY EXECUTIVE ORDER 153 and DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STANDARDS On June 9, Governor Murphy announced that public swimming pools, including community association pools, may open on June 22, 2020, provided compliance with all requirements to be set forth by the standards of the New Jersey Department of Health […]

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New Regulations for Common Interest Communities Concerning Elections and Board Meetings

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards (DCA) published new regulations under the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA) on May 18, 2020. These new regulations are intended to serve as an update to the Radburn Election Law (P.L. 2017, Ch. 106) and will have a significant effect […]

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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 to compliance with various regulations. Our Community Association Practice Group has reviewed these regulations and it is our opinion that association boards need to take the following into consideration before opening […]

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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 impact their ability to collect monthly maintenance fees. This is a major concern since the collection of maintenance fees is the very lifeblood of a community association.  Without an income stream, essential services […]

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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 what measures they should take to prevent the spread and keep their residents as safe as possible. With confirmed cases growing throughout the country with […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for February 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In February’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese writes about how you should update your Community Association Liens now and at the beginning of each fiscal year. Martin C. Cabalar tackles the difficult topic of Certificates of Insurance and […]

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Don’t Hesitate: Update Community Association Liens Now and at the Beginning of Each Fiscal Year

This year community associations of all types saw a significant change to the law that applies to their right to secure payment for outstanding assessments through the filing of liens.  Previously, only condominium associations had a priority lien against other lien holders for only six months of assessments prior to the recording of their lien.  […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for November 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In November’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese discusses the confusion with the NJ Fire Code Regarding Portable Propane BBQ Grills. Vincenzo M. Mogavero and Sarah Klein co write “Applicability of the Marital Communications Privilege in the Digital Age” […]

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5 feet or 10 feet, Which Is It? The Confusion Within the New Jersey Fire Code Regarding Portable Propane BBQ Grills

Everyone enjoys a good BBQ, and making sure they are safe should be a priority for any board in a community association. In the mid 2000’s, community associations throughout New Jersey saw a flurry of rule adoptions to comply with the New Jersey Fire Code at the time, which generally prohibited portable propane BBQ grills […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for September 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. September’s issue includes a spotlight article from Martin Cabalar. David Ramsey and Robert Rabinowitz were both quoted in big publications. Arnold J. Calabrese, Tana Bucca, and Karl Meth attended a wine, whiskey, and cigar tasting event and Becker’s Karl […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for June 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. June’s issue includes articles from David Ramsey and Matthew Meyers. Becker’s own Attorney Martin Cabalar, Shareholder David Ramsey, and Shareholder Arnold Calabrese recently took part in leading a CAMICB course and Attorney Karl T. Meth and other CAI-NJ […]

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New Jersey Community Association Group Sets Sail with Manager Friends

On June 13th, Becker, together with Mutual of Omaha, Accurate Reconstruction, Morris Engineering, and other sponsors, set sail aboard a Manhattan Elite yacht for a cruise around NYC with our manager guests. The scenic night was filled with skyline views, delicious food, and lively conversation. Guests aboard the yacht were treated to giveaways and prizes […]

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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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New Jersey Community Update – December 2018

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. December’s issue includes a spotlight on new Community Association attorney David Dockery, Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero’s article on Corporate Veil Piercing from the New Jersey Law Journal, and highlights from our most recent event, “Community Association Clubs: […]

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New York & New Jersey Team Hosts “Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives” Event

On December 5th, we held our second presentation for association board members, club members, and managers. The event, “Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives,” was held at Sterling Pointe at Franklin HOA and was co-sponsored by NFP, Property & Casualty, and Wilkin & Guttenplan, CPAs. Two credits for continuing manager education were provided to those […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update

Becker Merges With New Jersey Community Association, Construction Litigation Law Firm The firm is pleased to announce its merger with the Law Offices of Arnold J. Calabrese, a New Jersey-based community association and construction litigation law firm. The merger adds two attorneys –  Arnold J. Calabrese and Karl T. Meth  – to Becker’s Morristown, NJ, office. Calabrese and Meth, […]

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Becker Merges With New Jersey Community Association, Construction Litigation Law Firm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., & MORRISTOWN, NJ – MARCH 05, 2018 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, today announced its merger with the Law Offices of Arnold J. Calabrese, a New Jersey-based community association and construction litigation law firm. The merger adds two […]

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