Visit AGA’s Community Association Practice Group
at The Cooperator Expo on May 11 at the Meadowlands

Posted on April 27th, 2016

AGA’s Community Association Practice Group attorneys will be exhibiting at the Cooperator Expo on Wednesday, May 11 at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, New Jersey. The Expo will run from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., admission is free, and registration is currently available here. In addition to the Exhibit Hall with more than 300 vendors, the Expo offers several educational seminars for attendees on subjects as diverse as marketing properties in a demographically changing market and savings and incentives available by upgrading energy systems.

If you are planning on attending the Cooperator Expo, please visit AGA’s CAP Group at Booth Number 700 or contact David J. Byrne Esq., to set up a meeting with one of our attorneys while you are at the conference. Mr. Byrne can be reached at djb@ansellgrimm.com or by calling 609-751-5551.

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Wiechnik to Share Construction Defect Litigation Expertise

Posted on April 19th, 2016

Mark M. Wiechnik, a partner in Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C.’s community association practice group, will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s May 3 seminar on Construction Defect Litigation at the Holiday Inn, Princeton, 100 Independence Way. Mr. Wiechnik will be speaking about what is covered and what is not covered by insurance policies, including the debates currently taking place regarding how insurance coverage is affected by building codes and standards, warranties and the Magnuson-Moss and Miller Acts.

To register for the seminar please visit the NBI website at: Construction Defect Litigation from A to Z. Attendance at the seminar satisfies state-mandated continuing legal education requirements for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break at noon.

GOTCC 2016 Business and Consumer Expo set for May 11

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C. is a proud sponsor of the 2016 GOTCC Business & Consumer Expo.  Come visit our booth and the many other vendors, on Wednesday, May 11 between 5 pm and 7:30 pm at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune. Admission to the expo is free and ample on-site free parking is available. For more information on attending or exhibiting at the expo click here.

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AGA Counsel Pam Mulligan to Share Collections Expertise

Posted on April 10th, 2016

Pamela A. Mulligan, Counsel at Ansell Grimm & Aaron, will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s April 19 seminar on Advanced Collection Law at the Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, 2175 Marlton Pike. Ms. Mulligan will be speaking about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) effects on collections and staying in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

To register for the seminar please visit the NBI website at: Advanced Collection Law. Attendance at the seminar satisfies state-mandated continuing legal education requirements for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break at 11:45 a.m.

CAP Group Chair, David J. Byrne to Present at CAI’s Roundtable Series

Posted on April 4th, 2016

The New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute will host, and Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC will sponsor, a Manager Best Practices Roundtable Discussion and Networking event on Thursday, April 7.  David J. Byrne, Esq., head of Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Community Association Practice Group, will facilitate a discussion at the event on reasonable accommodations for comfort, emotional support and service animals.

Numerous other topics will be presented including: community association pool safety, contaminated wells and water use permits, non-member income such as pool badges and clubhouse rentals and others. The event will take place at the Forsgate Country Club at 5:30PM.

For more information on AGA’s Community Association Practice Group, contact Mr. Byrne at djb@ansellgrimm.com or via phone at 609 557-1031.

Visit AGA CAP Group at the CAI 2016 Annual Conference and Expo

Posted on March 31st, 2016

AGA’s Community Association Practice Group Attorneys David J. ByrneRichard B. Linderman, Mark M. Wiechnik, and Nicole D. Miller will be exhibiting at the Community Associations Institute 2016 Annual Conference and Expo . The Expo will take place on Thursday, April 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Hall, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Expo provides learning and networking opportunities for attendees which include property managers and board members of residential condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations, and the professionals and suppliers who serve them.

If you are planning on attending the Expo, please visit the AGA Community Association Practice Group at Booth Number 307 or contact David J. Byrne if you wish to set up a meeting with one of our attorneys while you are at the conference. Mr. Byrne can be reached at djb@ansellgrimm.com or by calling 609-751-5551.

 

AGA Attorney Richard B. Linderman responds to HOA Questions

Posted on March 30th, 2016

AGA Community Association Practice Group Partner, Richard B. Linderman recently responded to a question about when boards can require a 100% member vote to amend or repeal a covenant from a Homeowner’s Association Board Member or Manager which was featured in the “National HOA Questions and Answers” Column of Pennsylvania Association Help Now Newspaper.

Mr. Linderman noted that generally, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the declaration of covenant require either a two-thirds or 80% vote to amend.  Mr. Linderman noted that, from an operational standpoint, a 100% vote requirement would be impractical as it would give any member absolute veto power.

Mr. Linderman has successfully represented community associations in numerous litigations, including the defense of executive boards, complex construction suits, and statutory compliance related matters. He is a frequent lecturer to homeowners, property managers, and industry professionals on topics relating to community associations, corporate governance, bankruptcy and assessment collections.  Mr. Linderman can be reached directly at 609-557-1032 or via email at rbl@ansellgrimm.com.

Peers recognize quality work of AGA Attorneys

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

Four AGA lawyers have been named to the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and two AGA lawyers have been named to the 2016 New Jersey Rising Stars List.*

The AGA 2016 Super Lawyers are:

  • Allison Ansell Ryan, a partner with the firm and Chair of the AGA Family Law Department, has been named as a Family Law Super Lawyer for the past decade.
  • Mitchell J. Ansell, a partner with the firm and Chair of the AGA Criminal Defense Department, has been named as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for over a decade.
  • Robert A. Honecker, Jr., a partner with the firm and member of the Criminal Defense Department, has been named as a Criminal Defense Super Lawyer numerous times.
  • Mark M. Wiechnik, a partner with the firm and a member of AGA’s Community Association Practice Group, has previously been named a New Jersey Rising Star in Construction Litigation and this year has been named a Super Lawyer in the same practice area.

The AGA 2016 Rising Stars are:

  • Jay B. Feldman, an associate with the firm and a member of AGA’s Litigation and Bankruptcy Departments, has been a Rising Star in the Bankruptcy: Business practice area for two years.
  • Richard B. Linderman, a partner with the firm and a member of AGA’s Community Association Practice Group, has been named a Rising Star for the past seven years in the Real Estate practice area.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Michael V. Benedetto, Managing Partner of AGA, stated, “We are proud of our attorneys who achieved this honor from Super Lawyers. It is a special honor to have received the recognition from peers.”

For more than 85 years, AGA has grown to represent clients throughout the tristate area via offices in Ocean, New Jersey, Woodland Park, New Jersey, White Plains, New York, Princeton, New Jersey, and Newtown, Pennsylvania. AGA attorneys are dedicated to providing excellent legal representation by providing zealous advocacy and skilled legal advice to our diverse clientele. AGA attorneys all practice with a common philosophy, Commitment to Excellence and Commitment to People.

For more information on AGA, please contact Michael V. Benedetto, Esquire at 732-643-5216 or via email at mvb@ansellgrimm.com

 


*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. Any reference to Super Lawyers or Rising Stars is not intended to suggest that our attorneys are superior to other attorneys.

The above is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Transmission of the materials and information contained herein is not intended to create, and receipt thereof does not constitute formation of, an attorney-client relationship.

Patterson participating on panel for Hudson Valley CAI

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Stacey Patterson, Counsel in Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Community Association Practice group, will be a panel speaker at the Hudson Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute’s Managers Lunch on March 16 at Cosimo’s On Union, New Windsor, New York.

David Spector, Senior Vice President with Extell Management Services Inc., a company that manages the most highly-valued residential building in New York City — One57, will be the special guest speaker.

The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with the first half hour reserved for networking.

There is no charge for this event, however registration is limited to managers and HV-CAI sponsors only.