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

It’s Time to Enact E-Notice and E-Voting Amendments to Your Community Association’s By-Laws

March 22nd, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. In the wake of the pandemic, many community associations have been in “react” mode, dealing with all the various challenges of the times – and many have not yet enacted amendments to their by-laws to allow electronic notice to members and electronic voting for annual …Continue Reading

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Community Associations – It’s Time to Plan Now

March 15th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. Electric vehicles are no longer the occasional curiosity on the road – Volts, Leafs, Teslas and many others are increasingly prominent. There are electric Mustangs, BMWs, and even Hummers! Auto manufacturers have already announced plans for their entire fleets to be electric vehicles in the …Continue Reading

Congratulations, Bob Buckalew, on your Retirement!

March 12th, 2021 | News

Robert J. Buckalew, known to everyone as “Bob”, has retired from BFC. Bob founded BFC in 1988 with Eric Frizzell and Martin Crevina. For the next 32 years, he concentrated his practice of law on commercial and residential real estate, land use and zoning, and community association law. Combining his …Continue Reading

Tort Immunity, COVID-19, and Community Associations – Points to Consider

March 3rd, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. As community associations consider opening their pools and gyms during the pandemic, numerous association boards are giving renewed consideration to the topic of tort immunity and whether to amend their by-laws to provide their associations with the limited immunity against lawsuits for bodily injury that is …Continue Reading