Griffin Alexander, P.C. was established in 1995, and has gained prominence as a growing law firm practicing today in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In 2012, we opened our New York office in mid-town Manhattan, and since then, we have experienced an exponential expansion of our New York practice. Meanwhile, our firm was expanding throughout New Jersey and opened an office in East Brunswick and Mount Laurel. In 2015, we expanded to Pennsylvania, and expect to keep growing.
Griffin Alexander, P.C. has a reputation throughout the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for excellence in Community Association law and Landlord/Tenant Law. We are honored to announce that several attorneys at Griffin Alexander, P.C. are Mediators through the New Jersey Community Associations Institute of New Jersey (CAI-NJ) and can proudly serve as a mediator for community association disputes. We are further pleased to provide our clients with legal services in practice areas that include Community Association Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Disability Law, Real Estate Law and Closings, Wills, Trusts & Estate Law, Municipal Law, General Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Startups.
The founders of the firm, Robert C. Griffin, Esq. and Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. offer a combined 50 years of experience, and a level of professionalism to their clients that is hard to surpass. The firm takes great pride in providing a personal touch to each client and every case. We like to think of ourselves as lawyers making a difference.
The firm’s growth has been substantial since 1995, not only into all 21 counties of New Jersey, but also into to all 5 boroughs of New York City, the Hudson Valley Area, Rockland County, Westchester County and Pennsylvania. This has been possible because we take the time to get to know our clients and their needs, and because we provide top-notch professional legal services. We focus on solving our client’s problems and meeting our client’s goals. We work hard to ensure that our clients’ needs are met in a timely manner.
Our primary source of new business is from referrals by our existing clients. We are grateful to our clients for their loyalty and trust, and we in turn make a personal commitment to providing the best legal services possible for each and every client.
News & Announcements
NEW JERSEY COVID-19 EVICTION CASES WILL BECOME CONFIDENTIAL
July 2, 2021
On Wednesday June 30, 2021, the New Jersey Legislature passed NJ S.B. 3713 / A.B. 4463 (2021) (the “Act”), and it now awaits the signature of Governor Murphy. Under this act, certain New Jersey eviction court records during the pandemic must be kept confidential. The goal is to reduce renters that suffered hardship during the pandemic, and who otherwise have a good rental history, from finding new housing.
New Tort Liability Law – New Protections for Community Associations
June 29, 2021
The State of New Jersey recently passed new protections for community associations regarding potential civil actions involving alleged exposure or transmission of COVID-19 within the community. Specifically, the Assembly and the Senate have passed Senate Bill 3584 which provides additional tort immunity for community associations than was available under existing law. The law has been passed in the legislature and is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature, which we do expect to be completed shortly.
NEW RESTRICTIONS ON TENANT BACKGROUND CHECKS IN NEW JERSEY
June 25, 2021
On June 3, 2021, the New Jersey Legislature passed, and, on June 18, 2021, the Governor Phil Murphy signed, NJ S.B. 250 / A.B 1919 (2020), known as the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “Act”). The purpose of the Act is to reduce the amount of recidivism amongst ex-convicts in the State of New Jersey. Statistics show that recidivism rates increase (and public safety decreases) when ex-convicts are unable to find stable housing. Consequently, the Act aims to reduce obstacles which may prevent ex-convicts from finding such housing by significantly altering how landlords may conduct background checks.
NEW YORK EXTENDS MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES
May 12, 2021
On May 4, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed 2021 N.Y. SB 6362A. The Act amends chapter 381 of the 2020 laws establishing the “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020,” as well as chapter 73 of the 2021 laws establishing the “COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Business Act of 2021.”
New Department of Health Pool Standards
May 11, 2021
This week, the New Jersey Department of Health released revised Covid-19 Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards, dated May 7, 2021 (“New Standards”). If you compare the Standards published last year with the New Standards, you will note that the requirement of a pool ambassador has been eliminated. The role of Pool Ambassador in last year’s Standards read, “Implementation of an ambassador role to monitor and encourage social distancing of bathers on the pool deck.” (Section I(3), Page 2).
DISCUSSION ABOUT REOPENING ASSOCIATION FACILITIES IN THE PANDEMIC - 2021
March 19, 2021
Determining whether to open Association facilities or keep them closed this year is a harder choice than ever, in our ever-changing Covid-19 environment. It is mid-March, 2021, but we have experienced our first 60 degree day. It has been a year since Covid-19 hit. Everyone thought that the safeguards would be temporary, but we are learning that nothing is easy in this pandemic. The vast majority of Associations closed their facilities last year, and nearly all have remained closed.
415 Route 10
Randolph, NJ 07869
East Brunswick Office
197 Route 18 South
Suite 3000, South Wing
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Mount Laurel Office
309 Fellowship Road
East Gate Center, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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New York, NY 10004