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.

The Department of Buildings has failed to collect $627 million over the past six years.

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Courts affirm a co-op board's immense power under the Business Judgment Rule.

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Hard insurance market brings a hard reality to buildings seen as high risks.

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Co-op boards risk “suicide” if they allow their lease to expire.

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Boards must decide if it’s smart to save on interest by paying down the loan.

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Angry residents say the board's actions are pricing them out of their homes.

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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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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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