New Law Changes Mandatory Five Year Inspection Schedule for New Jersey Condominiums, HOA’s, and Cooperatives

September 7th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. New Jersey’s Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, which requires the inspection of condominiums, HOA’s, and cooperatives every five years by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), has been amended. Under the new law, the frequency of future inspections will depend on how quickly the “owner” of …Continue Reading

Is a Reasonable Accommodation Support Animal a Lifetime Guarantee?

August 17th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. Years ago, John Smith submitted a request for an emotional support dog to his condo association, including the required documentation from his medical professional. His request was granted. The Board, appropriately, does not really know what John’s disability is, and therefore cannot tell if the …Continue Reading

BFC Retained to represent large HOA

August 15th, 2019 | News

BFC is pleased to announce that it has been retained to represent a 240+ unit homeowners association in Passaic County. BFC is a full service law firm that has represented more than 400 community associations throughout New Jersey during the past 30 years.

Donna Shahrabani Speaks at Associa Board Member Seminar on “Radburn” Amendments

July 27th, 2019 | News

Donna Shahrabani, a partner at BFC, was a featured speaker at a law seminar for Board members sponsored by Associa Community Management on July 25, 2019. Donna explained the “Radburn” amendments, and how they continue to impact community associations since being enacted two years ago. Donna frequently lectures on community …Continue Reading

But My Condo Association Didn’t Remediate the Property in the First Place! How Can We Have Environmental Obligations to the NJDEP?

July 27th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. Susan is the property manager for a condo association in Edgewater, and she just got off the phone with someone from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The association needs to spend $10,000 to have all its environmental documentation updated – even though the …Continue Reading

Welcome to BFC’s News Page

July 25th, 2019 | News

Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to review the “News” about us, to read the articles our attorneys have published, and to review our blogs for helpful information about various legal issues. We’d like to hear from you with any questions or comments you may have.

David Joyandeh Speaks at Seminar for First Time Homebuyers

July 25th, 2019 | News

David Joyandeh, an associate with BFC, will be one of three speakers at a “First Time Home Buying Mastermind” seminar on July 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at 206 The Plaza in Teaneck, NJ. Topics that will be covered by Mr. Joyandeh and the panel of speakers include helping first-time …Continue Reading

Beware of municipalities that low-ball your community association’s annual reimbursement under the Municipal Services Act

July 11th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Is your community association receiving the maximum annual reimbursement to which it may be entitled under the Municipal Services Act? Under the Act, a municipality is required to provide a qualified community association with either snow removal from roads, street lighting, and collection of leaves, …Continue Reading

BFC retained as general counsel for two Monmouth County condominium associations

July 10th, 2019 | News

BFC is pleased to announce that it has been retained as legal counsel to an upscale 200+ unit high-rise condominium and a boutique 12 townhouse community, both in Monmouth County. Our law firm provides a multitude of services to community associations in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey.

BFC settles Transition construction defect case for Asbury Park Condominium

July 5th, 2019 | News

BFC negotiated a settlement of approximately $450,000 from the developer and multiple contractors in Transition litigation with respect to construction defects in a 32-unit converted condominium in Asbury Park. Our attorneys successfully steered the matter to early mediation, which enabled the Association to avoid protracted litigation and significant legal and …Continue Reading