New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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NYC co-ops and condos face legal and financial challenges that have to be solved. Whether it's a question of how to raise more money, how to deal with angry owners, or the best ways to work with a building's accountant or lawyer, co-op and condo board directors have to make decisions. The collection of articles here will help your co-op or condo board navigate these waters.

Braverman Greenspun is latest to acquire a smaller firm.

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A nasty fight has erupted over how close a church can build next to a co-op.

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Defamation Against Co-op and Condo Boards Is Hard to Prove

Written by Andrew P. Brucker on February 02, 2023

Coney Island, Brooklyn

The “common interest privilege” is a popular defense in defamation lawsuits.

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Upper East Side apartment has become "a quasi-storage facility," lawsuit says.

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Method doesn’t rely on the vagaries of the city’s cyclical real-estate market.

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Litigation mushrooms when third parties get dragged into the fight.

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Co-op and condo advocates applaud crackdown on illegal hotels.

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City to Regulate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

Written by Andrew I. Bart on November 15, 2022

New York City

Co-op and condo boards need to be aware of changes under Local Law 144.

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Co-op Boards Can Claim Fraud When a Buyer Lies

Written by Andrew P. Brucker on November 10, 2022


Brooklyn lawsuit shows co-ops have a powerful tool.

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Co-op board, accountant and managing agent let finances slide for years.

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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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