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For board members and property managers of co-ops and condos in New York City, there are legal and financial questions regarding new and old laws, accounting rules, auditing, and so much more. Here’s what you need to know to manage your finances and speak knowledgeably with your accountant and attorney.

Petition drive seeks to kill zoning change favored by developers.

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Discrimination Against Black Hairstyles Is Now Illegal

Written by Andrew I. Bart on March 19, 2019

New York City

Co-op and condo boards face stiff fines and unlimited damages.

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Group favors citywide tax equity over a pied-a-terre tax.

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A New Way to Pay For Energy-Efficient Improvements

Written by Frank Lovece on March 08, 2019

New York City

PACE loans are repaid through energy savings.

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Boards need to watch their step to avoid getting blacklisted by lenders.

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Ken Griffin’s $238 million condo valued at just $9.4 million.

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New York and New Jersey taxpayers “hammered” by new deduction cap.

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When a Foreclosure Sale Fizzles, Expect Fireworks

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on February 25, 2019

Gramercy Park, Manhattan

Boards need to know the rights of shareholders, lenders, and purchasers.

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The Best Defense Against a Charge of Defamation

Written by Victor M. Metsch on February 21, 2019

Tarrytown, New York State

Truth and opinion have a place in board elections, malice does not.

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Some Trusts Are Welcome, Others Less So

Written by Ann Farmer on February 18, 2019

New York City

Fractional ownership of an apartment is still frowned on by boards.

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