Arnold J. Calabrese

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ACALABRESE@beckerlawyers.com

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Practices

Credentials

    Education

      • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
      • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A.

    Bar Admissions

      • New Jersey

    Court Admissions

      • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Perspectives

Bio

Arnold Calabrese has represented community associations for over 35 years. He is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Community Association Practice Group in New Jersey and a member of the Construction Law & Litigation team. Arnold is highly recognized for his advocacy on behalf of his clients throughout New Jersey, especially in the areas of construction defect and transition litigation (see njconstructiondefectlaw.com), as well as general representation services and debt collection.

His clients rely on him to provide advice and creative solutions to problems commonly affecting community associations. Arnold has extensive experience in complex transition construction defect litigation. Over the years he has successfully resolved over 35 transition litigations, recovering more than sixty million dollars ($60,000,000.00) for his clients. In 2017, he obtained a settlement for his condominium client in Secaucus, NJ, valued at over $18.5 million and is currently working with them on the repairs funded by such settlement.

Previously, Arnold was appointed the Chairman of the Plaintiff Association’s Steering Committee in NJ’s statewide fire retardant treated plywood litigation and was instrumental in achieving a successful model settlement for all plaintiff community associations in New Jersey.  He continues to provide guidance and support to his community association clients.

EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained a settlement of over $18.5 million for his client in a multi-party transition litigation case.
  • Appellate experience includes overturning a lower court’s decision regarding a community association’s right to sell the property of a delinquent owner to satisfy its money judgment against such owner.
  • Appointed Chairman of the Plaintiff Association’s Steering Committee during the statewide fire retardant treated (“FRT”) plywood litigation, and was instrumental in achieving a successful model settlement for all plaintiff associations in New Jersey.

RECOGNITION

While in law school, Mr. Calabrese was:

  • Honors: Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Law Fraternity

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Community Association Institute (CAI)
  • Certified Mediator – New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI‑NJ)