Community Associations

Donald B. Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation group, interviewed Ron Wright, Chief Operating Officer of R.V. Buric Construction Consultants in a four-part video series. In this third installment, Mr. Brenner and Mr. Wright discuss the common problems associated with decks and balconies in construction projects
Continue Reading Common Problems Associated With Decks and Balconies

Don Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation group, interviewed Ron Wright, Chief Operating Officer of R.V. Buric Construction Consultants in a four-part video series. In this first installment, Mr. Brenner and Mr. Wright discuss transition analysis for condominium associations and how building forensic investigations are conducted.
Continue Reading Transition Analysis for Condominium Associations

Donald B. Brenner, Shareholder and Chair of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group, presented materials related to minimizing acrimony and conflict while preserving an Association’s rights with respect to construction defects and/or repairs, in conjunction with David J. Byrne, Esquire, during a seminar entitled “Managing Costs and Risks in Challenging and Uncertain Economic Times”. The presentation was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
Continue Reading Stark & Stark Shareholder Presents Seminar on Transition, Building Defects and Alternative Dispute Resolution

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled this month in two companion cases, New Jersey Shore Builders Association v. Township of Jackson, A-5805-06 (June 23, 2008) and Builders’ League of South Jersey v. Egg Harbor Township, A-1563-07 (June 23, 2008), that municipalities cannot require as a condition of approval that builders and developers provide on-site recreation areas or facilities, or common open space, outside the context of planned unit developments.
Continue Reading Municipalities Cannot Require Builders to Provide Common Open Spaces

After a condominium association president declined a contractor’s request to execute a written change order and directed the contractor to proceed with the additional work, the association was barred from seeking relief under the Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) (N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 to -167) provisions requiring that all modifications to contracts for home improvements be in writing. B & H Securities, Inc., v. CKC Condominium Ass’n, Inc., 2008 WL 508082 (App. Div., February 27, 2008).
Continue Reading Condo Association Equitably Estopped from Consumer Fraud Act Relief When Its Conduct Resulted in the Violation

In an unpublished decision, the Appellate Division recently enforced an insurer’s duty to indemnify and defend a condominium association for damages resulting from an occurrence during the policy period even though they were not discovered until after the policy had expired. Steinbauer v. East Coast Acquisitions, LLC, 2007 WL 2593007 (App. Div. September 11, 2007).
Continue Reading Appellate Division Enforces Terms of Association’s Insurance Policy

Plaintiff’s are especially concerned about laying out enormous sums for legal and expert fees and costs, with no idea where the money is going to come from to pay their damages. One of the most important things counsel does is show the client where the money is going to come from. The answer is—insurance.
Continue Reading Financial Implications of Construction Law: Insurance