NJ Court Strikes Down Some DCA “Radburn” Regulations Impacting Community Associations

March 30th, 2024 | News

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. On February 23, 2024, a New Jersey appellate court decided CAI-NJ’s challenge to various “Radburn” regulations, enacted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, that impact community associations. Among the rulings that the court made were the following: – Votes in association board elections …Continue Reading

Important Legal Bulletin for Community Associations and their Board Members: Complying with the new federal Corporate Transparency Act

January 28th, 2024 | Blog, Community Association Law Blog, News

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. On January 1, 2024, the federal Corporate Transparency Act, became effective. Congress passed the Act due to concerns that “malign actors” seek to conceal their ownership of corporations, limited liability companies, and similar entities that facilitate the financing of terrorism, human and drug trafficking, and …Continue Reading

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 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

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

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

Governor Murphy Issues Critical Executive Order Requiring COVID-19 Protective Measures by All Employers

October 30th, 2020 | News

On October 28, 2020, Governor Philip Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192. The Order requires every business, non-profit (condominium associations are non-profits), and governmental or educational entity “that requires or permits its workforce, in part or as a whole, to be physical present at a worksite to perform work,” to …Continue Reading

The Jewish Link Newspaper Spotlights BFC Attorney David Joyandeh

September 26th, 2020 | News

David Joyandeh, an associate with Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina, was the Featured Real Estate Professional of the Week in the August 13, 2020 issue of The Jewish Link newspaper. Congratulations David! David concentrates his practice in commercial and residential real estate and community association law. David graduated Summa Cum Laude …Continue Reading