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
Understanding the Laws Related to Lease Terminations Due to Disabling Illness, Accident or Death
May 30, 2019
When a tenant passes away, landlords often face questions of what to do with the apartment and how to respond to family members and next of kin during such an emotional time. There is also the difficult situation of handling a tenant who has become ill, infirm, and/or needs to terminate his/her tenancy early to transfer permanently to a nursing or assisted living home. Under the law, there are certain requirements that a tenant or next of kin must follow to provide for a smooth transition in such times
RESOLVING DISPUTES IN A HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY
May 23, 2019
During the course of a community’s administration, issues can arise between an individual homeowner and the governing board. The Association, represented by its Board of Directors or Trustees, may believe that the individual homeowner is not acting in accordance with the rules or restrictions set forth in the Association’s governing documents. The individual homeowner may feel that the Association’s Board of Directors has overreached the limit of its authority.
Community Associations are not required to Accommodate All “Emotional-Support” Animal-Related Requests
May 23, 2019
One issue that has been plaguing community associations with pet restrictions in recent years is the increasing frequency of requests by unit owners seeking to keep emotional support animals in the community. While few Boards question the right of an individual to keep a service animal in their home when they truly need one, some Boards believe that individuals are making requests for “emotional support” animals in order to circumvent the governing documents.
NEW JERSEY PASSES FORECLOSURE REFORM BILLS AIMED TO ASSIST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS WITH HOMES IN FORECLOSURE
May 3, 2019
On April 29, 2019, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed into law two new amendments that provide relief to community associations with homes in foreclosure. When a unit or a home in a community association is in foreclosure and does not pay assessments, it will ultimately be left for other owners in the community to pay them. Currently, the New Jersey Condominium Act allows condominium associations the right to collect up to 6 months of unpaid assessments when a condominium unit is foreclosed. The limited priority status of the lien allows the condominium association to collect the priority of its lien ahead of a mortgage lender and other lien holders.
FORECLOSURE REFORM IN NEW JERSEY
May 2, 2019
Two bills sit on Governor Murphy’s desk for signature that could alter the landscape of the current foreclosure process in New Jersey. Zombie Foreclosures are bank foreclosures on vacant units, which are stalled or delayed for years. Associations with units stuck in zombie foreclosures must deal with a lengthy foreclosure process. Associations have a strong interest in expediting these foreclosures because an abandoned unit does not pay maintenance fees. Associations lose less money when they expeditiously complete the foreclosure process.
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