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Canine Crackdown


May 2, 2012 — New year, new podcast series! On today's episode, a co-op board grapples with an unauthorized dog owner who is undeterred by fines, and our attorney panel discusses the complexities of enforcing a no-pets rule in a co-op or condo, and the various ways pet owners try to get around those rules.

What's the process for taking the resident to court? When does the board forfeit its right to enforce the rule? What if the owner produces a doctor's note saying the dog is a medical necessity? What if there are competing complaints from shareholders? These questions and more will be answered by our expert panel, which includes Dale Degenshein of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and solo practitioner Arthur Weinstein.

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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