Matthew Meyers, Esq.
Matthew Meyers is Counsel of the firm. His major areas of practice are Community Association Law and Construction Defect Litigation. Mr. Meyers represents community associations in assisting them through the transition process from developer to homeowner control. Mr. Meyers has thirty years of experience in construction defect litigation. He specializes in representing homeowner associations in transition negotiations and litigation. Over the course of Mr. Meyers’ career in representing condominium associations, he has been instrumental in receiving verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has accumulated over $100,000,000.00 in total verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. These include the following representative matters:
$ 31 million dollar settlement for Hudson County condominium association (excessive settlement, water infiltration, code compliance);
$ 24 million dollar settlement for West New York condominium association (excessive settlement, water infiltration, code compliance)
$ 20 million dollar jury verdict for Hudson River Waterfront condominium association, including treble damages under Consumer Fraud Act;
$ 13 million dollar settlement for North Bergen condominium association for excessive settlement, roofing issues, facade defects and water infiltration;
$ 6 million dollar settlement for Essex County condominium association for facade failure, roofing issues, and water infiltration;
$ 4.8 million dollar settlement for Essex County condominium association for roofing, framing, EIFS and brick defects;
$ 4 million dollar settlement for Jersey City condominium association for EIFS, roofing, brick, and stoop defects;
$ 2 million dollar settlement for Hoboken condominium association for window, brick and water infiltration issues;
$ 1.2 million dollar settlement for Bergen County condominium association for construction defects including deficient roofing and framing; and
$ 1 million dollar settlement for Morris County condominium association for various construction defects.
Mr. Meyers is admitted to practice in New Jersey and a 1990 graduate of New York Law School.
Mr. Meyers is a member of American Bar Association and the Construction Law Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Community Associations Institute- New Jersey Chapter. Mr. Meyers also frequently is a lecturer for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education as well as the Community Association Institute where he speaks on the topic of construction defect litigation and representing homeowner associations.
News & Announcements
New York In-Person Evictions to Resume
July 17, 2020
The administrative judge of the New York City Civil Court announced in an email to tenant attorneys that in-person evictions would begin July 27, 2020. Other counties are expected to incrementally implement a similar procedure. An eviction that was on the calendar before March 16, 2020 will retain priority in being scheduled first. However, as of July 13, 2020, there are still inconsistencies in uniformity of procedures with respect to in-person court appearances.
Community Association Transition: Construction Defects, Implied Warranties and Consumer Fraud
July 17, 2020
For every condominium and homeowner association, "control" is eventually transferred by the developer to an owner-controlled governing board after construction. This is called "transition." A successful transition is one in which the owner-controlled board works with the developer to ensure appropriate governance, adequate financial resources, and a properly designed and constructed community. But what happens when negotiations fail?
New York State and the Tenant Safe Harbor Act
July 6, 2020
On June 30, 2020, New York Governor signed the “Tenant Safe Harbor Act” (a.k.a. the “Hoylman Bill”) into law. This law not only extends the current eviction moratorium for New Yorkers, but it strengthens it as well. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act prevents courts from issuing warrants of eviction or judgments of possession under certain circumstances. The court cannot issue a warrant or judgment if: it would be for non-payment of rent that accrued or came due during the COVID‑19 period, and it would be against a residential tenant or lawful occupant who has suffered a financial hardship during the “COVID‑19 covered period.”
Governor Vetoes the Emergency Rental Assistance Bill
July 1, 2020
Governor Phil Murphy has vetoed five proposed Coronavirus. The vetoed bills were designed to assist to families and small business suffering from COVID-19 related hardships. Among these vetoed bills was S-2332/A-3956. This bill was discussed in our prior blog, which can be found here.
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