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
FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC NEW LENDER REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDOMINIUM AND COOPERATIVE PROJECTS
January 18, 2022
On June 24, 2021, tragically the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, FL, collapsed. Investigation revealed that construction defects, long-term water infiltration, and years of deferred maintenance may have all led to the collapse and the death of 98 people.
NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE ALLOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS REMOTE MEETINGS TO CONTINUE
January 17, 2022
On December 20, 2021, New Jersey’s Legislature passed S. 4112/A. 5549 (2021); and, on January 10, 2022, Governor Murphy signed the bill into law. The law, while short, is immensely helpful to Community Associations throughout the state, many of which have adapted to the new remote meeting procedures previously permitted during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE PASSES LAW PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATORY DEED LANGUAGE, AND REQUIRING THE REVIEW OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
January 12, 2022
On June 30, 2021, New Jersey’s Legislature passed S. 2861/A. 5390 (2021), which was signed into law by Governor Murphy on November 8, 2021. It has since been approved as P.L.2021, c.274, and will be codified as N.J.S.A. § 46:15-15 to 18. which requires that any deed filed after January 1, 2022, must not contain any language that violates Sections 4 or 11 of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Community Associations will have to review their current Governing Documents to ensure compliance and will have to amend them if necessary.
NEW JERSEY STATUTE REQUIRES EMERGENCY CONTACT AND TENANT ASSISTANCE INFORMATION IN LEASES, IN COMMON AREAS, AND ONLINE
January 11, 2022
On November 8, 2021, Governor Murphy signed S. 1148/A. 1211 (2021). The bill is short, but consequential. All New Jersey landlords—both big and small—will be affected by this new statute, which requires the publication of certain information online, in leases, and in common areas of apartment buildings.
NEW REGULATIONS PUBLISHED FOR THE FAIR CHANCE IN HOUSING ACT
January 10, 2022
As you may recall on June 18, 2021, the New Jersey’s Governor Murphy signed the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “FCHA”) into law. You can read a summary of the law here. The law, among other things, overhauls the apartment application process and restricts a landlord’s ability to consider certain aspects of an applicant’s criminal history.
NJ DIVISION ON CIVIL RIGHTS RELEASES MODEL NOTICES FOR THE FAIR CHANCE IN HOUSING ACT
December 22, 2021
As you will recall, earlier this year, the New Jersey Legislature passed the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “FCHA”), which was signed into law by Governor Murphy on Juneteenth. The law, among other things, overhauled the apartment application process and significantly restricts a landlord’s ability to weigh the criminal history of rental applicants. The passage of the FCHA has required many New Jersey landlords to overhaul their application procedures, and the way in which they run criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
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