Anthony J. Recchia, Esq.
Anthony J. Recchia, Esq. is an Associate of the firm who focuses his practice on matters involving New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Law, Community Association Law, Collections, and Litigation.
Mr. Recchia began working at the firm in 2020 as a Law Clerk during his 3L year of law school. As a Law Clerk, Mr. Recchia regularly assisted attorneys with several matters pertaining to Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law, Collections, and Litigation. In addition, Mr. Recchia also shadowed attorneys in court for various matters.
Mr. Recchia is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. 2016) with a dual degree in psychology and criminal justice with honors, and New York Law School (J.D. 2021), where he was the recipient of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program Certificate. While in law school, Mr. Recchia was an Associate in the Center for Real Estate Studies, a research assistant, and a LexisNexis Student Representative. Mr. Recchia also served as a Student Attorney in the Conservation Law and Policy Clinic, where he worked alongside the Nature Conservancy on various policy issues. Furthermore, in his 3L year, Mr. Recchia was an Oralist on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, where he competed in the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Recchia is currently licensed to practice in New Jersey.
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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