Legal Concerns with Boards Imposing Fees on Unit Owners by Resolution

March 16th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

March 16, 2019 By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Sometimes community association boards want to impose various kinds of fees on unit owners. However, under New Jersey law, a board cannot charge a late fee, fine, working capital contribution, membership fee, sublet privilege fee, or flip tax (in cooperatives) unless expressly …Continue Reading

November 2018 – NJ court holds that unit owner’s insurance company could not subrogate against condominium association where by-laws contained waiver of subrogation provision

March 9th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

March 16, 2019 By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. On November 5, 2018, a New Jersey court held that an insurance company that paid $222,173.84 to its insured, an individual condominium unit owner whose unit was damaged by a fire in a neighboring unit, could not pursue a subrogation claim against …Continue Reading

Welcome to Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina’s news page

March 9th, 2019 | News

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our law firm. We invite you to review the “News” about us, to read the articles our attorneys have published, and to review our blog for helpful information about various legal issues. We’d like to hear from you with any …Continue Reading

September 2016 – Eric Frizzell quoted in “The New Jersey Cooperator” on whether a community association can change a unit owner’s leasing rights

March 9th, 2019 | News

In the September 2016 issue of “The New Jersey Cooperator”, Eric Frizzell was quoted at length on the issue of whether a community association can change the rights of unit owners to lease their units. Please feel free to contact any of our attorneys if you have questions about leasing …Continue Reading

Free speech rights in community association elections – distributing campaign materials in your community

March 9th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

March 16, 2019 By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Annual elections in community associations can sometimes become quite heated. Disagreements may arise regarding the extent to which a Board can restrict candidates from campaigning in the community. In the case of Dublirer v. 2000 Linwood Avenue Owners, Inc., 220 N.J. 71 …Continue Reading

GLOSSARY OF COLLECTION LAW TERMINOLOGY

October 12th, 2018 | Attorney Articles and Publications

The purpose of this glossary is to assist community association board members and property managers in better understanding legal terms and procedures that are frequently utilized by our law firm in the collection process against unit owners who owe common expenses to an association. Please feel free to contact us …Continue Reading

HOW SOON AFTER YOU WIN A TAX APPEAL REDUCING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF REAL ESTATE MUST THE TAX COLLECTOR REDUCE YOUR TAX BILL?

October 11th, 2018 | Attorney Articles and Publications

This article originally appeared in 1994 in Community Trends, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey chapter of the Community Association Institute.  In January 1995, CAI awarded Mr Buckalew its “Author of the Year” Award for the Article. HOW SOON AFTER YOU WIN A TAX APPEAL REDUCING THE ASSESSED VALUE …Continue Reading

A LAUNDRY LIST OF IMPORTANT ISSUES TO ADDRESS WHEN NEGOTIATING WITH A LAUNDRY VENDOR

October 11th, 2018 | Attorney Articles and Publications

This article originally appeared in the September 2001 issue of Community Trends, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. A LAUNDRY LIST OF IMPORTANT ISSUES TO ADDRESS WHEN NEGOTIATING WITH A LAUNDRY VENDOR By Donna Ruberman Shahrabani, Esq., Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina, Glen Rock, …Continue Reading

CONDOMINIUM COLLECTION LITIGATION: AN OVERVIEW

October 11th, 2018 | Attorney Articles and Publications

This article originally appeared in the October, 1993 issue of Community Trends, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.  In January 1994, CAI awarded Mr. Frizzell its “Author of the Year” Award for the article.  Certain changes in the court rules have occurred in the …Continue Reading

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS: COMPLYING WITH THE NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ACT

October 11th, 2018 | Attorney Articles and Publications

This article was originally published in the October 1997 issue of Community Trends, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. In January 1998, CAI awarded Mr. Frizzell its  “ Author of the Year” Award for this article and a second article.  CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETINGS …Continue Reading