Karpoff and Sauter to Speak at the 2013 Community Association Law Summit

October 31, 2013

Hill Wallack LLP Partners Michael S. Karpoff, Esq. and Kenneth R. Sauter, Esq. will be speaking at the 2013 Community Association Law Summit. This seminar is presented in cooperation with the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.

Mr. Karpoff will be speaking on “Negotiating and Drafting Community Association Contracts – Getting the Terms Right,” and Mr. Sauter will be speaking on “Have We Weathered the Financial Storm? Dealing with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Foreclosures, Bankruptcies, Vacancies, and the Bell Tower Case.”

The Summit will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and it has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 8.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.0 qualify for ethics/professionalism credit. CLE credit is also available for PA and NY, and CPE credits are also available.

For more information on this seminar or to register to attend, please click here.

Karpoff and Kessler Speak about Contracts at 2013 CCAL Law Seminar

April 3, 2013

Hill Wallack LLP Partners Michael S. Karpoff, Esq. and Terry A. Kessler, Esq. spoke on “Essentials of Community Association Contracts: From Regular Operations to Capital Projects” at the Community Associations Institute’s 34th Annual Community Association Law Seminar, presented by the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), in Tucson, Arizona on January 26, 2013.

To view their powerpoint presentation and article on this important topic, please click here. Reprinted with permission of the Community Associations Institute.

Protect Yourself! The Four Things Every Vendor Contract MUST Include.

December 26, 2012

In the December 2012 edition of Habitat Magazine, Ronald L. Perl, Esq., the partner-in-charge of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, authored an the article entitled “Protect Yourself! The Four Things Every Vendor Contract MUST include.”

The article advises that community association and co-op boards should never enter into contracts without review by their attorneys. Mr. Perl states: “Attorneys are trained to anticipate problems and provide protection for various situations and are more likely to spot potential pitfalls. A co-op board or condo board should never approve a contractor’s contract without attorney review, and managers should not simply use form contracts for vendor work.”

You can read the full Habitat article here.

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Keeping the Dogs at Bay: Defending a Fair Housing Act "Animal" Case

On January 15, 2011, Terry A. Kessler, Esq., a partner in Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, lectured on defending community associations from Fair Housing Act complaints involving service and emotional support animals during CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers' Law Seminar, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the full text of an article written by Michael S. Karpoff, Esq. on this important subject, please click here.

The Ethics of Honoring the Attorney-Client Privilege

On January 31, 2009, Michael S. Karpoff, Esq., a partner in Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, lectured on the attorney-client privilege and its effect on community associations during CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers' Law Seminar, which took place in Palm Springs, California. For the full text of Mr. Karpoff's article on this important subject, please click here. Reprinted with permission of the Community Associations Institute.