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
ONLINE SALES IN NEW JERSEY
December 13, 2019
Over the years, an increasing number of shoppers purchase products online. This reality is especially true during the holiday season. While many buyers make these purchases through large retailers or companies with offices all over the country (e.g., Amazon.com, Target.com), many people still purchase from individuals who post advertisements online. With that in mind, it is essential that consumers be aware of what obstacles they may face when buying a faulty product from an out-of-state seller.
Using Fines and Penalties Fairly in a Community
December 12, 2019
Rules and regulations are part of community association living, and as everyone knows, Rules and Regulations are useful only if enforced. Back in the early days of community association law, enforcement proceedings typically did not include the right to issue fines. Enforcement was by way of injunction. That turned out to be unreasonably expensive and impractical. To have to bring a matter to the Court over someone parking in the wrong place, for example, was unhelpful in the extreme. Fortunately, the industry learned from its mistakes and began to include the right to issue fines, as an alternative to litigation. It may be hard to explain to some people that the ability to issue fines is a money-saving mechanism that inures to the benefit of both the Unit Owner and the Association, but it’s true.
REDUCING THE CHARGE FOR ELECTRIC CARS
November 18, 2019
Fully-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are becoming more-and-more popular. At the same time, would-be drivers find themselves encountering more legal “potholes” en route to owning fuel-efficient cars. One such barrier is the fact that many community associations in New Jersey do not permit the installation of electric charging stations. However, proposed bills indicate that there may be some legal changes on the horizon.
October 7, 2019
Good-Guy Guarantees are a staple of business rental agreements in New York.
The purpose of a Good-Guy Guarantee is twofold. It allows a tenant to maintain limited rent liability. Simultaneously, it provides tenants with an additional incentive to avoid defaulting on the lease. It is essential that the Good-Guy Guarantee is adapted appropriately.
NEW ORDINANCE IN HOBOKEN LIMITS LANDLORD'S ABILITY TO PASS ON LARGE TAX SURCHARGES TO TENANTS
October 2, 2019
Prior to this recent amendment, Hoboken’s Rent Control Ordinance included a provision that allowed landlords with rental properties subject to rent control to pass on large tax surcharges to tenants based on property tax increases dating back to 1988, regardless of when the landlord acquired the property.
MAINTENANCE OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FIRE HYDRANTS
October 2, 2019
In some municipalities, fire hydrants are the main, if not the only, supply of water available to Fire Departments when battling fires. So why do such few people think about who is responsible to ensure that the hydrants are working properly and efficiently? The Legislature helped to resolve this question when it enacted N.J.S.A. 58:31-1, also known as the Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA), which was made effective on October 19, 2017. With the overall goal of improving the safety, reliability and administrative oversight of water infrastructure, this law established new requirements for inspection and maintenance of fire hydrants by water purveyors.
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