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Transition and Construction Defects Law

Let Us Handle the Transition

The attorneys at Griffin Alexander, P.C specialize in providing community associations with guidance through the transition process from developer to homeowner control. Our attorneys are recognized as industry leaders in community association law. Griffin Alexander represents over 200 associations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Every New Jersey community association attorney at our firm has significant experience advising clients early in the transition process, to minimize the likelihood of long, drawn-out legal battles down the road.

Griffin Alexander recognizes the importance, difficulty, and expenses of the transition process. Construction defects, shortcomings by the developer on promised facilities, and underfunded reserves are often at the center of disputes regarding a new community association. Our attorneys are skilled in uncovering these problems during the transition process and establishing a thoughtful, measured plan to resolve them. We recognize that transition defects can undermine the value of a property for homeowners and that it is critical to identify and resolve these issues at an early stage.

Whether the problem is in the design, construction, oversight, faulty materials or inadequate inspection of a property, construction defects can pose significant challenges to a new community. Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience in handling construction defects such as:

  • Faulty installation of Brick, vinyl, stucco, and EIFS
  • Roof leaks and ice damming
  • Windows and door leaks
  • Balconies leaks
  • Attic and party wall fire rating assemblies
  • Settlement cracks due to geotechnical or soils issues, and
  • HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and acoustical systems.

Defects such as these can involve complicated factual and legal questions. Further, defective conditions can sometimes go unnoticed for lengthy periods of time. That is why it is important to have an experienced New Jersey community association attorney work with the community’s engineers, architect, and contractors to identify these problems and guide the association through the transition process. We understand how important it is to address these disputes head-on, so that defects are not permitted to fester, and to assure that our clients’ rights are fully protected.

Transition and construction defect law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania community associations is constantly evolving and growing quite complex. Understanding construction law as it applies to community associations means understanding the ins-and-outs of the relevant statutes and case law. Our vast experience in these and other related legal matters gives us important insights into the strategies and tools that clients can use to avoid or swiftly resolve disputes. It also prepares us to ensure that every community association transition is as effective as possible.

A construction defect lawsuit that is not properly handled by an experienced New Jersey community association attorney may not only expose your association to financial losses but may also cause long term harm to the reputation of your community. That is why it is imperative for community associations to retain skilled attorneys who have the requisite skill and knowledge of such a specialized body of law. Transitioning control of the board from the developer to the owners can be a process that takes anywhere from a few months to possibly several years to complete. Griffin Alexander attorneys have the capability to advise associations through each step of a complex process to ensure that the transition goes along as smoothly as possible.

We offer a series of options to our clients to effectuate a calm and productive resolution to problems as they arise – thereby minimizing the need for prolonged litigation where possible. We help boards with getting the developers motivated to finalize the transition, as well as handle the intricacies associated with municipal, performance and work bonds.

We are experienced in litigation, but that is not our first choice of remedy. We engage in all forms of alternate dispute resolution from personally sitting down with developers to resolve disputes, to utilizing mediation, arbitration, and judicial conferences.

However, in the event litigation proves necessary, we are equipped with the experience necessary to work through the court process from start to finish. At Griffin Alexander, P.C., we are no strangers to the challenges of courtroom advocacy. Our attorneys combine more than 75 years of legal experience to offer comprehensive and personalized services to the clients that we represent.  In fact, you will find that every member of our litigation team is experienced in taking your matter to trial.  Over the years, we have built a strong reputation as tenacious advocates.

Firm founder Robert C. Griffin, Esq. is a career litigator and mediator who serves as general counsel to a number of community associations, guiding those organizations through the transition from developer to homeowner control and overseeing the firm’s construction defect litigation. A former prosecutor who cut his teeth trying criminal cases, Mr. Griffin often represents clients in court, and before planning and zoning boards.

Founder Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. can be found in court on average three times a week, throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Ms. Alexander is also an accomplished commercial real estate attorney, who serves on the advisory board for the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers University.

Counsel Matthew Meyers has thirty (30) years of experience in litigating transition and construction disputes. He specializes in representing community associations through the transition process from developer to homeowner control and, over the course of his career, has accumulated over $115,000,000.00 in total verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Associate Brian R. Griffin, Esq. has years of experience assisting community associations through their transition processes and mediating disputes.

Contact a New Jersey Community Association Attorney Today For Guidance on Transition and Construction Law Defects

Griffin Alexander, P.C. attorneys are prepared to appear in court on behalf of the over 200 community associations we represent and will zealously advocate for their rights under New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Community Association Law. We are proud to provide personal service in that we take the time to know and understand the needs of our clients and place special focus on resolving their issues and meeting their goals.

If your association has concerns or questions related to the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Community Association Law or Condominium Association Law that governs community associations. We encourage you to contact a New Jersey community association attorney at Griffin Alexander, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.

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