Becker & Poliakoff

Ronald L. Perl

Of Counsel

Additional Location:
West Palm Beach


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      • Rutgers University, Law School, J.D.
      • Rutgers College, A.B.



Ronald L. Perl concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law, construction law, transactional real estate, eminent domain, and tax appeals. He is also a mediator for construction, real estate, and community association disputes. He represents condominium associations, homeowners’ associations, cooperatives, and real estate developers.

Prior to joining Becker. Mr. Perl was the chair of Hill Wallack’s Community Association Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has been active in the community association industry since 1980, assisting associations, governing boards, and their managers in finding practical solutions to difficult problems.

Mr. Perl is nationally recognized for his work in the field of community association law and is renowned for his advocacy and leadership. Serving as National President of the Community Associations Institute, he championed the theme of “building community” and advocated for a fresh perspective on the role of community associations. He has been an advocate for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in community associations for the past 25 years.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Perl is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University and his A.B. from Rutgers College.


  • Successfully guided many leading communities through negotiated and litigated transition claims
  • Coordinated and served as lead counsel for community associations in Fire Retardant Plywood mass tort litigation
  • Participated in the drafting of the Municipal Services Law
  • Successfully negotiated numerous municipal services agreements for associations
  • Successfully guided many communities in Fair Housing matters
  • Assisted numerous associations in major revisions of their Governing Documents
  • Trained numerous committee and board members in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Served as ADR neutral in association disputes


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005 – 2007, 2010 – 2018. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters
  • Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law by The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal
  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School
  • Commissioner, Community Association Managers International Certification Board
  • Member, National College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Past President, Foundation for Community Association Research
  • Past National President, Community Associations Institute
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • Co-author, Construction Defect Litigation – The Community Association’s Guide to the Legal Process
  • Contributing Author, Building Community: Proven Strategies for Turning Homeowners into Neighbors
  • Frequent instructor/seminar leader in local and national seminars involving Community Association Law