Mary W. Barett, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Community Associations Group, was featured in the Legal Questions & Answers section of the December 2012 edition of the New Jersey Cooperator, the Condo, HOA & Co-Op Monthly.
In the article, Ms. Barrett gives a detailed response to the question “Can a condo owner be elected president if they have a lien on their unit?  Would this be a wise choice for our community?”
Ms. Barrett explains that “whether a delinquent condo owner can serve as a board member (or officer) of the association depends on the association’s governing documents.”  She goes on to explain that “if the bylaws only permit members in good standing to serve as board members, a delinquent unit owner could not be properly elected to the board.”