Brian R. Griffin, Esq.
Brian R. Griffin is a Shareholder of Griffin Alexander, P.C., who concentrates his practice on matters involving Community Association Law, Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Law, Land Use. He also handles Real Estate Transactions, Municipal Court Matters and Wills, Trusts and Estate Law.
Mr. Griffin frequently attends landlord/tenant court and mediations and settlement conferences. He has obtained settlements of cases involving commercial, corporate and residential tenants.
Mr. Griffin assists community associations through the transition process from developer to homeowner control. He also provides general counsel, frequently attending community association executive and open meetings, and elections. He has also mediated disputes between community association and unit owners.
Mr. Griffin has been influential in obtaining Chancery and Law Division judgments against tenants and unit owners.
He also assists the firm in:
- Attending informal and formal meetings and hearings before the planning board and zoning boards of adjustment,
- Real Estate Closings,
- Wills, Trusts and Estates, and
- Municipal Court Appearances
Mr. Griffin also stays up-to-date on developments in the law, such as executive orders, bills, new case law, and newly passed laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Mr. Griffin has been on CAI Committees for the past two years, including the F.A.S.T. (Future All-Star Team) and the Editorial Committee. Mr. Griffin also is a mediator for CAI.
Mr. Griffin is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Griffin is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School, and received a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Business Minor from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
News & Announcements
UPDATES TO THE NEW YORK EVICTION MORATORIUM
September 7, 2021
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the New York Legislature passed 2021 N.Y. SB 1, extending its eviction moratorium through January 15, 2022. This extension comes on the heels of the August 12, 2021, decision from the United States Supreme Court which knocked down key portions of the New York eviction moratorium (you can read more about that decision in our blog here).
NEW LANDLORD-TENANT NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS IN NEW JERSEY
August 27, 2021
On August 5, 2021, New Jersey’s Governor signed NJ S.B. 3691/A.B. 5685 (2021), which will officially end New Jersey’s Eviction Moratorium in waves based on income level beginning August 31, 2021.
THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ENDS THE CDC FEDERAL EVICTION MORATORIUM
August 27, 2021
On August 3, 2021, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium (you can read our blog about the CDC eviction moratorium here). In that blog, we commented that “questions regarding the constitutionality of the CDC’s new order” remained. It so happens that the United States Supreme Court agreed with our assessment. As of yesterday, August 26, 2021, the United States Supreme Court officially ended the CDC’s eviction moratorium.
NY Eviction Moratorium
August 16, 2021
Over the last year and a half, since March 2020, there have been major changes in the landlord/tenant procedure in New York State in response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these changes have been through executive orders in addition to adoption of new law that affects landlords’ and tenants’ right throughout the state. Along with the state regulations, there are federal protections in place to assist tenants during these trying times. Navigating the nuances of these regulations is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords, as courts at all levels, including the United States Supreme Court, are ruling to uphold or strike down parts of the laws that have been adopted. Below is an overview of some of the current state and federal regulations and protections in place, specific to New York, and the current status of same. Please note that, like everything else since March 2020, the status of these rules is subject to change at a moment’s notice. We strive to keep our clients up-to-date on the latest information available.
THE END OF NEW JERSEY’S EVICTION MORATORIUM CALLED INTO QUESTION
August 6, 2021
New Jersey’s Governor Murphy signed NJ S.B. 3691 / A.B. 5685 (2021) yesterday, which was set to officially end New Jersey’s Eviction Moratorium. However, this end of the moratorium has been called into question by the recent CDC Order.
NEW CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM
August 4, 2021
Yesterday, the CDC issued a new eviction moratorium, which is in immediate effect across the country. There are still questions regarding the constitutionality of the CDC’s new order. Nonetheless, even if the order is challenged and found to be unconstitutional, its is likely to delay the end of state-level eviction moratoria that are close to expiring. For example, even if this order is overturned, it will likely delay the end of New Jersey’s current moratorium, which is set to expire for most tenants after August 31, 2021.
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