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Andrew J. Podolski is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Construction Law Group, where he concentrates his practice on representing multi-family residential and commercial property owners in construction related litigation. His practice encompasses disputes between homeowner/condominium associations and developers over the transition of control process, construction defect claims, litigation with contractor-vendors and insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders.

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 396, which automatically tolls (i.e. pauses) the 6-year Statute of Limitations for construction defect claims by condominium and/or homeowner associations and cooperative corporations until the first election when unit owners take majority control of the association board (“Transition”). Although not black letter law, Transition had historically been recognized as the milestone when the Statute of Limitations began to run for construction defect claims.

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virtual hoa member meetings nj 2022The New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act (N.J.S.A. 15A:5-1, et seq.) (the “Act”) was amended on Monday, January 22, 2022, to permanently allow remote community association member meetings (using Zoom, Teams, or other remote communication technologies). Previously, the Act permitted remote meetings of members-only when New Jersey was in a declared state of emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This new legislation (A5549/S4112) gives communities more flexibility in conducting association member meetings and will hopefully result in increased member attendance for quorum and voting purposes.
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