Logan R.D. Stagnitto, Esq.
Logan R. D. Stagnitto, Esq. is a Junior Partner of the firm who focuses his practice on matters involving Landlord-Tenant Law, Community Association Law, Discrimination, and Litigation in New Jersey and New York.
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 Part. He focused primarily on foreclosures, 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 New Jersey and New York Bars.
In addition to attending court for landlord-tenant matters, Mr. Stagnitto conducts lease reviews, performs in-depth legal research, and handles more intricate and nuanced cases. Among other significant victories, Mr. Stagnitto was able to fast-track a business dispute into court via an order to show cause, eventually winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for his client via a motion for summary judgment. He routinely manages matters involving complaints filed through the Division on Civil Rights. While certain evictions were suspended during the height of the pandemic, Mr. Stagnitto assisted the firm in switching the focus of many cases from eviction to ejectment. Mr. Stagnitto regularly meets with clients and advises them on the facets of local rent control ordinances. He likewise utilizes his skills in legal research to digest and dissect new laws as they pass—e.g., the Fair Chance in Housing Act; the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act; and others—applying that knowledge to guide his clients in establishing new procedures and navigating new legal landscapes. In the same vein, Mr. Stagnitto assists in creating and presenting seminars to educate community managers in compliance and new legal developments.
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
DEADLINES APPROACH: A NEW LAW IS COMING INTO EFFECT THAT REQUIRES NJ BUSINESSES AND RENTAL UNIT OWNERS TO MAINTAIN LIABILITY INSURANCE
December 7, 2022
You may recall that, on August 5, 2022, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy signed S. 1368/A. 2687 (2022) into law. This law (which has since been codified as N.J.S.A. § 40A:10A-1 et seq.) requires landlords and business owners to procure and maintain liability insurance for negligent acts and omissions. As we explained in our previous breakdown and summary, much of this law came into effect on November 3, 2022, while the remainder of its sections will become effective on February 1, 2023.
New Jersey Now Requiring Landlords to Maintain Liability Insurance
November 8, 2022
On August 5, 2022, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy signed S. 1368/A. 2687 (2022) into law, which has since been approved as P.L.2022, c.92 and codified as N.J.S.A. § 40A:10A-1 et seq. Much of this new law took effect on November 3, 2022, however, some of it has yet to come into effect. It requires business owners—specifically, rental unit owners and certain multi-family homeowners—to maintain liability insurance.
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.
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