Gabriella Esposito, Esq.
Gabriella Esposito is an Associate of the firm who concentrates her practice on matters involving Community Association Law and New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Law.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Esposito worked as a law clerk in our office, where she assisted our attorneys on matters related to our firm’s practice of landlord/tenant law and community association law.
Ms. Esposito is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2018, cum laude). While in law school, Ms. Esposito completed an internship at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office where she worked alongside a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit’s Civil Forfeiture Division. Additionally, during her third year of law school, Ms. Esposito participated in her law school’s Business Start-Up Clinic, where she provided transactional legal services to small businesses and non-profit organizations in Rhode Island.
Ms. Esposito is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. She is also a graduate of Rider University (B.A. 2013, Psychology, magna cum laude).
News & Announcements
Dispute Resolution Between a Condo Association Board and a Unit Owner
March 7, 2019
Condo associations often find themselves at odds with unit owners (and others) in a range of disputes, from fee/payment conflicts to repair concerns.
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Decides Case That Positively Impacts Amount Of Money A Condominium Association With A Properly Recorded Lien Is Entitled To Receive When a Unit Owner Files a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition.
March 5, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, in a matter captioned In Re Spradley, recently handed down a decision that positively impacts the amount of money a condominium association with a properly recorded lien is entitled to receive when a Unit Owner files a Chapter 13 petition in bankruptcy.
What Every Landlord Should Know When a Tenant Files a Bankruptcy Petition
March 5, 2019
The filing of a bankruptcy petition by a tenant will alter the landlord tenant relationship. Specifically, the filing of a petition will affect a landlords rights as it relates to evictions, and the collection of rents that are in arrears. A violation of the bankruptcy rules by a landlord carries significant penalties, and therefore, any action by a landlord subsequent to the filing of a petition must be addressed with deliberate care.
New Jersey Appellate Court upholds Lower Court Decision to evict tenant for Assault
February 20, 2019
In a recent written opinion, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a trial court’s ruling permitting the eviction of a tenant who was found to have assaulted another tenant. This case, Tamerlane & Tamerlane III v. Andrea Hollis, (Docket Number: A-3788-16T3, decided December 12, 2018, not for publication without approval of the Appellate Division), is notable in that the tenant was evicted even though she was not criminally prosecuted or found guilty of assault. The decision is also noteworthy for landlords and property owners as it addresses the valid legal steps to evict a resident who is acting in a similar manner.
Implications for Pennsylvania Landlords, Homeowners Associations and their Residents under Pennsylvania's Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act
February 20, 2019
On October 24, 2018, the Pennsylvania State Legislature passed Act 118, known as the Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act (“ASAIA”). This law, which went into effect on December 24, 2018, is aimed at preventing residents living in apartment building communities and homeowners associations from committing fraud in claiming that their pet is a service or assistance animal when in fact the residents do not have a disability, and keeping the animal would otherwise be a violation of their lease or homeowners association rules.
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