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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.

Owner of former French consulate cites neighbors’ “stall tactics.”

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Emails sent from the workplace may not be protected by attorney-client privilege.

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Let your fingers do the walking when you want to shut down an illegal short-term sublet.

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Court ruling allows co-op board to evict smoker based on detailed evidence.

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The list of usual suspects – dogs, music, parties and sex – just got longer.

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The Pullman case is a powerful tool for co-op boards – if used correctly.

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German American Settlement League on Long Island forced to obey housing laws.

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When an Artist-in-Residence Is Not an Artist, Expect Trouble

Written by Richard Siegler and Dale J. Degenshein on May 23, 2017

SoHo

Lawsuit erupts when a business suit replaces a painter’s smock in a Soho co-op.

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Date of apartment purchase determines when a tax break kicks in.

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Co-ops and condos pay five times as much as homeowners, worst in the nation.

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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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