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The Cooperator Expo 2017

Please join us at this year's Co-op Expo on November 2, 2017. Partners Ken Jacobs & Domenick Tammaro are teaming up for a seminar at 2:30 to speak on the do's and dont's of dealing with problem residents.   Seminar Invite

October 10th, 2017|News|

Hon. Sylvia G. Ash Enforces Purchase Contract Executed by Attorney Only

In Yerushalmi Holdings, LLC v. Olumo Real Estate Corp., 2017 Slip Op. 30855(U) (Kings Cty. Sup. Ct.), Kings County Supreme Court recently enforced a contract signed by a party’s attorney that contained un-initialed handwritten changes. Justice Sylvia G. Ash, J.S.C. of Kings County Supreme Court, Commercial Division granted the Plaintiff-purchaser’s motion for summary judgment on [...]

October 10th, 2017|News, Newsletter|

Should I Get an Employment Attorney?

When it comes to your job, do you need the services of an employment attorney? There is a fine line when it comes to hiring legal guidance, but if you are still not sure after reading this article then it cannot hurt to consult an attorney. They will ultimately be able to give you the [...]

September 14th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, News|

Civil Litigation Cases 101

When it comes to civil litigation cases, are you up to date? A civil litigation is the result of two or more parties that are involved in a legal dispute and are seeking something other than criminal sanctions, such as money. In these types of cases, they must be tried in a courtroom and a [...]

March 30th, 2017|News|

All About Intellectual Property Law

When it comes to Intellectual Property Law, do you know your stuff? This is a law that outlines the rules when it comes to getting and enforcing the legal right to a variety of things such as art, design, inventions, and more. That's because laws protect personal property, real estate, and also intangible assets and [...]

February 28th, 2017|News|

Board Business Through a Legal Lens

There are many problems that co-op and condo boards have to deal with that are messy, personal, and time consuming. These often involve quality of life or resident issues where the board is forced to take a stand - either against resident behavior or as a motivator for some type of change. Watch Ken Jacobs [...]

January 5th, 2017|News|

SBJ And Jack Malley Obtain Unanimous First Impression Decision From The Court of Appeals Regarding A Co-op Board’s Duty To Act Reasonably Where The Proprietary Lease So Provides

In most instances, decisions of a cooperative board are reviewed by courts under the business judgment rule. The business judgment rule provides that a court should defer to a cooperative board’s determination so long as the board acts for the purposes of the cooperative, within the scope of its authority and in good faith. But [...]

January 4th, 2017|News|

Propose a “No Smoking” Amendment

Secondhand smoke has been deemed by the courts to create an automatic nuisance. Many co-op and condo boards have already passed regulations barring smoking within the common areas of the building (such as lobby and hallways). However, boards continue to have a hard time dealing with complaints about smoke escaping from individual units into hallways [...]

October 6th, 2016|News|

SBJ And Jack Malley Obtain Impactful Decision In Hot Franchisor Liability Area

In Ocampo, et al v. 455 Hospitality LLC , Doubletree Franchise LLC, et al, SBJ represents approximately 100 plaintiffs who are current or former employees of a Doubletree franchise hotel located in Tarrytown, New York who allege that the franchisee and Doubletree Franchise LLC, the Doubletree franchisor entity, failed to pay plaintiffs minimum wage, overtime [...]

October 5th, 2016|News|

Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

David Menken Interviewed in Habitat Magazine on a Coop's Need for a Social Media Policy.

October 4th, 2016|News|