BFC Welcomes Attorney Mary Ellen Liberatore

September 28th, 2022 | Community Association Law Blog, News

BFC is pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Liberatore, Esq. has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Mary Ellen’s law practice is focused on representing community associations as well as purchasers and sellers in residential real estate transactions. Mary Ellen has been practicing law for over seventeen years. She has …Continue Reading

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Issue New Loan Eligibility Requirements for Units in Community Associations

February 2nd, 2022 | Community Association Law Blog, News

By Vanessa Pena, Esq.   February 2, 2022 New loan eligibility requirements for units in community associations have been issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) in response to the collapse of Champlain Towers in Florida. These new requirements may …Continue Reading

Governor Murphy Declares Public Health Emergency Due to Omicron Variant of COVID-19

January 15th, 2022 | Community Association Law Blog, News

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. On January 11, 2022, Governor Philip D. Murphy, citing numerous concerns relating to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, issued Executive Order No. 280 again declaring a Public Health Emergency in New Jersey. For community associations, this raises concerns regarding whether the …Continue Reading

New NJ Law Requires Community Association Boards to Remove Discriminatory Restrictive Covenants from Governing Documents

December 28th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. On November 8, 2021, Governor Philip Murphy signed into law a new statute requiring the removal of discriminatory restrictive covenants in deeds, and imposing specific obligations on community associations to remove them from governing documents. In enacting the statute, the State Legislature recognized that sections …Continue Reading

Alert: A New Ordinance Enacted by Jersey City Requires Periodic Structural and Facade Inspections and Repairs of Multi-Story Buildings

September 24th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. and Vanessa Pena, Esq. In August 2021, the City of Jersey City recently enacted a new ordinance pertaining to structural and façade inspections of multi-story buildings. The Jersey City Council passed this ordinance in August 2021 in response to the tragic events that took place …Continue Reading

New Jersey Passes Law Granting Limited Immunity to Planned Real Estate Developments for Civil Liability from COVID-19 Damage Claims

July 2nd, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog, News

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. and Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. July 1, 2021 Summary of the new law On July 1, 2021, Governor Philip Murphy signed into law a bill (A4979/S3584) that grants limited immunity to planned real estate developments from civil liability for damages arising from, or related to, …Continue Reading

Update: Summary of the NJ Department of Health’s Revised Standards for Opening and Operating Swimming Pools

May 12th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell and Aleksandra Tasic, May 12, 2021 The New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) has published revised “Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards” as of May 7, 2021 that apply to community association swimming pools. For ease of reference we will refer to these revised standards as …Continue Reading

Alert – New Jersey Health Department Issues Revised Standards on Pool and Aquatic Facilities

May 11th, 2021 | News

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued revised pool guidelines that we just received. Our law firm is reviewing them and will be providing you with our advice, but we wanted to get these to you as soon as possible. Pool and Aquatic Facility Guidelines

Update: New Jersey Department of Health’s Revised Requirements for Opening and Operating Community Association Pools

April 11th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. April 11, 2021. As most community association boards know, the opening and operation of community association swimming pools must comply with Executive Orders issued by Governor Murphy and detailed standards issued in June 2020 by the New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”). The DOH has since …Continue Reading

ALERT – Pending Immunity Legislation for Community Associations in NJ Senate and Assembly

March 29th, 2021 | News

There are now bills pending in both the New Jersey Senate (S3584) and New Jersey Assembly (A4979) that if enacted would provide immunity against any cause of action for any “illness, injury, death, or other damages arising from, or related to, an exposure to, or transmission of, COVID-19 on the …Continue Reading