Category: Shareholder Relations

Shareholder Relations Board/Building Harmony
2005 Oct Board/Building Harmony

As an attorney who represents co-op boards, building managers and shareholders, one sometimes wonders if the expression—“ You can’t please all the people all of the time” best applies to the idea of creating harmony between these partie…

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Shareholder Relations We The People
2004 Jan We The People

When cooperators elect their boards of directors, and condo owners elect their community association or boards of managers, they do so in the expectation that these boards will represent their interests. But conflict between boards …

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Shareholder Relations Getting Tipsy
2001 Nov Getting Tipsy

New York is an expensive town–on that point there can be little debate. Regardless of your means, sometimes it can feel as though everybody from the waitress at your favorite coffee shop to the person who sacks your groceries is trying to g…

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Shareholder Relations Settling Co-op Disputes?
2000 Feb Settling Co-op Disputes?

Over two decades ago, an amendment to the New York City Civil Court Act transferred enforcement proceedings connected with housing to the Civil Court. This amendment established what we now know as housing court, where residential landlord …

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Shareholder Relations Are You Prepared?
2000 Feb Are You Prepared?

Annual shareholders’ meetings are in our midst. It takes a lot for a board to prepare for the spring occasion, but if thoughtfully planned by a building’s board and managing agent, it can become a successful forum for board elections, the d…

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Shareholder Relations Your Rights and Obligations
1997 Oct Your Rights and Obligations

Your roof terrace leaked and the neighbor below you sued for damages. Do you have any recourse? The heating system in your apartment failed to work and the managing agent sent you the bill for its repair. Do you have to pay? You bought a …

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Shareholder Relations Homeowners Insurance
1997 Jul/Aug Homeowners Insurance

Two weeks after Angel Agostino renewed her small insurance policy with Ron Tepperman, Inc., a base- ment fire caused her apartment to burn down and she lost everything. I got insurance because I thought the roof would leak, Agostino expla…

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Shareholder Relations Can This Co-op Be Saved?
1995 Jul/Aug Can This Co-op Be Saved?

The collapse of the New York real estate market in the late 1980s left dozens, if not hundreds, of co-ops unable to pay or refinance their mortgages. Many sponsors managed to have their plans declared effective with only 15 percent of the u…

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