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

Wrestling Over What’s Makes a Rule “Reasonable”

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on December 10, 2018

Montauk, Long Island

This pesky little word can complicate the lives of co-op and condo boards.

Mortgage refi and hallway redo are part of  “a beautiful thing.”

Alvin Wasserman decided early on that he wanted to do something for society.

Long Island HOA spruces up its entryway without an assessment.

A Niche Loan for Condo Capital Projects

Written by Lisa Prevost on February 27, 2018

East Quogue, Long Island

CIRA loans enable condos and HOAs to ease the pain of costly projects.

Avoiding conflicts of interest and liability when a lawyer sits on the board.

When a board member wears two hats, conflicts might ensue.

Is Nighttime the Wrong Time for Board Meetings?

Written by Joe Alonge on December 21, 2017

Sea Cliff, Long Island

Design veteran urges boards to consider daytime meetings to boost productivity.

Board Recoups Big Legal Costs After Evicting Smoker

Written by Bill Morris on November 21, 2017

Long Island

Long Island co-op enjoys a landmark win-win in court.

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