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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.

Co-op Board Bitten After Denying Request for a Service Dog

Written by Ira Brad Matetsky on April 11, 2019

New York City

Court reinstates award after a co-op board discriminates and retaliates.

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Sewing Up a Mortgage Refi

Written by Lisa Prevost on April 09, 2019

New York City

The final product must fit the co-op’s needs and means.

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A Mortgage Refi Should Fit Like a Tailor-Made Suit

Written by Lisa Prevost on April 08, 2019

New York City

One size does not fit all co-ops when it's time to refinance the mortgage.

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Lawsuit by contractor says developer of condo tower tried to cut corners.

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Watch Your Step Crossing the Fannie and Freddie Lending Minefield

Written by Leni Morrison Cummins on April 04, 2019

New York City

Condo boards must follow strict guidelines to keep financing flowing.

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A dark-horse transfer tax is gaining on the front-running pied-a-terre tax.

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Federal court ruling leaves laissez-faire boards open to crippling punitive damages.

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New analysis says tax would slash value of $25 million apartments.

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Do Co-op and Condo Boards Have to Reveal Their Plans?

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on March 22, 2019

Midtown East, Manhattan

Courts rule board can approve roof deck, then order its removal.

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Governor Cuomo isn’t counting on legal marijuana revenue this year.

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