Matthew Meyers, Esq.
Matthew Meyers is Counsel of the firm. His major areas of practice are Community Association Law and Construction Defect Litigation. Mr. Meyers represents community associations in assisting them through the transition process from developer to homeowner control. Mr. Meyers has thirty years of experience in construction defect litigation. He specializes in representing homeowner associations in transition negotiations and litigation. Over the course of Mr. Meyers’ career in representing condominium associations, he has been instrumental in receiving verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has accumulated over $100,000,000.00 in total verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. These include the following representative matters:
$ 31 million dollar settlement for Hudson County condominium association (excessive settlement, water infiltration, code compliance);
$ 24 million dollar settlement for West New York condominium association (excessive settlement, water infiltration, code compliance)
$ 20 million dollar jury verdict for Hudson River Waterfront condominium association, including treble damages under Consumer Fraud Act;
$ 13 million dollar settlement for North Bergen condominium association for excessive settlement, roofing issues, facade defects and water infiltration;
$ 6 million dollar settlement for Essex County condominium association for facade failure, roofing issues, and water infiltration;
$ 4.8 million dollar settlement for Essex County condominium association for roofing, framing, EIFS and brick defects;
$ 4 million dollar settlement for Jersey City condominium association for EIFS, roofing, brick, and stoop defects;
$ 2 million dollar settlement for Hoboken condominium association for window, brick and water infiltration issues;
$ 1.2 million dollar settlement for Bergen County condominium association for construction defects including deficient roofing and framing; and
$ 1 million dollar settlement for Morris County condominium association for various construction defects.
Mr. Meyers is admitted to practice in New Jersey and a 1990 graduate of New York Law School.
Mr. Meyers is a member of the American Bar Association and the Construction Law Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Community Associations Institute- New Jersey Chapter. Mr. Meyers also frequently is a lecturer for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education as well as the Community Association Institute where he speaks on the topic of construction defect litigation and representing homeowner associations.
News & Announcements
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.
NEW REGULATIONS PUBLISHED FOR THE FAIR CHANCE IN HOUSING ACT
January 10, 2022
As you may recall on June 18, 2021, the New Jersey’s Governor Murphy signed the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “FCHA”) into law. You can read a summary of the law here. The law, among other things, overhauls the apartment application process and restricts a landlord’s ability to consider certain aspects of an applicant’s criminal history.
NJ DIVISION ON CIVIL RIGHTS RELEASES MODEL NOTICES FOR THE FAIR CHANCE IN HOUSING ACT
December 22, 2021
As you will recall, earlier this year, the New Jersey Legislature passed the Fair Chance in Housing Act (the “FCHA”), which was signed into law by Governor Murphy on Juneteenth. The law, among other things, overhauled the apartment application process and significantly restricts a landlord’s ability to weigh the criminal history of rental applicants. The passage of the FCHA has required many New Jersey landlords to overhaul their application procedures, and the way in which they run criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
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.
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