Charu Mehta, Esq..
Charu Mehta is an Associate of the firm who concentrates her practice on matters involving Community Association Law and New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Law.
Prior to joining Griffin Alexander, P.C., Ms. Mehta completed a one-year clerkship at the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, where she provided essential legal research to administrative judges for a variety of practice areas, such as civil service and special education.
Ms. Mehta is a graduate of Rutgers Law School (J.D. 2018). While in law school, Charu was Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. She also was a clinic associate in the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic where she worked directly with her own clients and provided transactional legal services to start-ups and small businesses in New Jersey.
Ms. Mehta is a currently a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. She is also a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. 2015, Economics and Political Science).
News & Announcements
Clarification on Fitness Centers
September 9, 2020
The Governor signed Executive Order 181 on August 27, 2020. The Executive Order authorized the reopening of the indoor premises of health clubs, including gyms and fitness centers. These health clubs were allowed to open so long as those facilities adopt minimum specified health and safety requirements. You can read about this Order on our blog, here.
Federal Eviction Moratorium – CDC Order
September 4, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued an Order to be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020. This Order issues a nationwide eviction moratorium, beginning on Friday, September 4, 2020, which will run through the end of the year, ending (unless extended) on December 31, 2020.
New York In-Person Evictions to Resume
July 17, 2020
The administrative judge of the New York City Civil Court announced in an email to tenant attorneys that in-person evictions would begin July 27, 2020. Other counties are expected to incrementally implement a similar procedure. An eviction that was on the calendar before March 16, 2020 will retain priority in being scheduled first. However, as of July 13, 2020, there are still inconsistencies in uniformity of procedures with respect to in-person court appearances.
Community Association Transition: Construction Defects, Implied Warranties and Consumer Fraud
July 17, 2020
For every condominium and homeowner association, "control" is eventually transferred by the developer to an owner-controlled governing board after construction. This is called "transition." A successful transition is one in which the owner-controlled board works with the developer to ensure appropriate governance, adequate financial resources, and a properly designed and constructed community. But what happens when negotiations fail?
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