Stacey R. Patterson is counsel in the Firm’s Community Association Practice Group. She limits her practice to the representation of cooperatives, condominiums and homeowners associations in New York and New Jersey. She provides community association groups with a full range of legal advice and services including the drafting and negotiation of association service contracts, rules and regulations, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), collections, unpaid common charges, transition negotiations with developers, municipal services and relations, fair housing compliance, restrictive covenant enforcement and interpretation, any necessary litigation-related services, and the fiduciary duties of board members.
Since 2000, Ms. Patterson has represented planned communities in both litigation and government transactional matters. She has extensive experience in dealing with issues pertaining to the Non-Profit Corporations Acts, Condominium Acts and Property Acts of New York and New Jersey. She has extensive experience as well with New Jersey’s Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Ms Patterson has also lectured on topics including collections, foreclosures and bankruptcy.
She received her B.A. in English, from the University of Rhode Island and her J.D. from Roger Williams School of Law. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Patterson served as law clerk to the Honorable Sheldon Franklin, J.S.C. (retired) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County.