Mindi R. Zudekoff, Esq.
Mindi R. Zudekoff is an Associate Attorney whose area of practice focuses on New York and New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law.
Prior to joining Griffin Alexander, Ms. Zudekoff completed a clerkship with the Honorable Russell J. Passamano, J.S.C. in Essex County Civil Division. As a judicial law clerk, Ms. Zudekoff obtained exposure to various civil litigation, including landlord tenant law, contract disputes, civil sexual abuse, medical malpractice, and automobile collisions. Ms. Zudekoff is also a court certified mediator in which she has mediated many civil disputes for money damages in the Special Civil Division.
Ms. Zudekoff earned her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School in 2021. While in law school, she worked in a variety of areas, including Family Law, Contract disputes, and White-Collar Criminal Law. However, Ms. Zudekoff has always had a strong interest in Property Law and Estate Planning. Ms. Zudekoff was also involved in the First-Generation Law Students Association and Jewish Law Society, where she networked with other First-Generation Attorneys in the tri-state area.
Ms. Zudekoff is from Scottsdale, Arizona and loves visiting the state and hiking with her family. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2018 and was involved in organizations such as Phi Alpha Delta and Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations. While in undergrad, she studied abroad in international relations in Fribourg, Switzerland.
Ms. Zudekoff is currently involved in the NYC Chron’s and Colitis Foundation in the Young Professionals Division and is passionate about finding a cure for the disease.
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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