Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ken Jacobs Presents a Lesson in Habitat U’s Latest Course

Dealing with a casualty: What do your bylaws require?

February 20th, 2018|News|

Attorney’s fees, an offer for liquidated damages and the “prevailing party” under a commercial lease dispute

Lease agreements may contain an attorneys’ fee provision whereby the “prevailing party” is entitled to recover attorney’s fees. When owner and tenant settle their disputes before trial, that provision is waived or factored into the terms of settlement. Additionally, the civil rules allow a defendant to offer a liquidated amount as damages in the event plaintiff prevails [...]

February 16th, 2018|News, Newsletter|

Spotlight on Hon. Robert A. Spolzino

The Westchester County Bar Association features Hon. Robert A. Spolzino in it’s February Member Spotlight. […]

February 15th, 2018|News|

Who Pays For Repairs?

A SMALL MANHATTAN co-op was struggling with a question: “Who’s responsible for replacing an air-conditioner sleeve? The sleeve was in place when the unit was sold by the sponsor to the current owner. The owner is happy to split the replacement cost with the board, but the board wants the owner to pay the entire amount.” […]

February 1st, 2018|Cooperative & Condominium, News|

The Money Vanishes

And Queens co-ops and condos are suing one another to get it back. […]

February 1st, 2018|Cooperative & Condominium, News|