Logan R.D. Stagnitto, Esq.
Logan R. D. Stagnitto, Esq. is an Associate of the firm who focuses his practice on matters involving New Jersey Landlord-Tenant Law, Community Association Law, and Litigation.
Prior to joining Griffin Alexander, P.C., Mr. Stagnitto clerked for the Honorable Francis R. Hodgson, Jr., P.J.Ch.P., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County Vicinage, Chancery Division, General Equity Party. He focused primarily on foreclosure, real property matters and complex contract cases. Before that, Mr. Stagnitto worked as a summer associate for a general practice firm representing clients in civil matters. He is a member of the bar in New Jersey.
Mr. Stagnitto graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 2018). While in law school, Mr. Stagnitto served as a member of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. Through Seton Hall’s Social Justice Center, Mr. Stagnitto represented clients in foreclosure and condominium association cases for which he earned an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Civil Litigation Clinic. During his time in law school, Mr. Stagnitto also worked as a legal intern for both the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit.
Prior to law school, Mr. Stagnitto graduated from Vassar College and worked for four years in logistics.
News & Announcements
NEW JERSEY COVID-19 EVICTION CASES WILL BECOME CONFIDENTIAL
July 2, 2021
On Wednesday June 30, 2021, the New Jersey Legislature passed NJ S.B. 3713 / A.B. 4463 (2021) (the “Act”), and it now awaits the signature of Governor Murphy. Under this act, certain New Jersey eviction court records during the pandemic must be kept confidential. The goal is to reduce renters that suffered hardship during the pandemic, and who otherwise have a good rental history, from finding new housing.
New Tort Liability Law – New Protections for Community Associations
June 29, 2021
The State of New Jersey recently passed new protections for community associations regarding potential civil actions involving alleged exposure or transmission of COVID-19 within the community. Specifically, the Assembly and the Senate have passed Senate Bill 3584 which provides additional tort immunity for community associations than was available under existing law. The law has been passed in the legislature and is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature, which we do expect to be completed shortly.
NEW RESTRICTIONS ON TENANT BACKGROUND CHECKS IN NEW JERSEY
June 25, 2021
On June 3, 2021, the New Jersey Legislature passed, and, on June 18, 2021, the Governor Phil Murphy signed, NJ S.B. 250 / A.B 1919 (2020), known as the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “Act”). The purpose of the Act is to reduce the amount of recidivism amongst ex-convicts in the State of New Jersey. Statistics show that recidivism rates increase (and public safety decreases) when ex-convicts are unable to find stable housing. Consequently, the Act aims to reduce obstacles which may prevent ex-convicts from finding such housing by significantly altering how landlords may conduct background checks.
NEW YORK EXTENDS MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES
May 12, 2021
On May 4, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed 2021 N.Y. SB 6362A. The Act amends chapter 381 of the 2020 laws establishing the “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020,” as well as chapter 73 of the 2021 laws establishing the “COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Business Act of 2021.”
New Department of Health Pool Standards
May 11, 2021
This week, the New Jersey Department of Health released revised Covid-19 Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards, dated May 7, 2021 (“New Standards”). If you compare the Standards published last year with the New Standards, you will note that the requirement of a pool ambassador has been eliminated. The role of Pool Ambassador in last year’s Standards read, “Implementation of an ambassador role to monitor and encourage social distancing of bathers on the pool deck.” (Section I(3), Page 2).
DISCUSSION ABOUT REOPENING ASSOCIATION FACILITIES IN THE PANDEMIC - 2021
March 19, 2021
Determining whether to open Association facilities or keep them closed this year is a harder choice than ever, in our ever-changing Covid-19 environment. It is mid-March, 2021, but we have experienced our first 60 degree day. It has been a year since Covid-19 hit. Everyone thought that the safeguards would be temporary, but we are learning that nothing is easy in this pandemic. The vast majority of Associations closed their facilities last year, and nearly all have remained closed.
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