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We have important news about legislation introduced by Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato and Senator Greenstein. You all are quite aware of the liability issues that contributed to preventing the vast majority of all community association pools, gyms and other amenities in New Jersey from opening last year. As a means of helping avoid that difficult situation again this year, this new legislation will render it easier for executive boards to make the important decision whether to open community association pools and other amenities.
Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato from Atlantic County have introduced A4979. Senator Greenstein, from Mercer and Middlesex Counties, has now introduced the identical bill in the Senate, S3584, which is modeled after language which your CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC-NJ) recommended.
These bills provide that any illness, injury or death from or related to exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 on the premises of a planned real estate development shall not give rise to any cause of action. This immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct…
George Greatrex, Esq.
George C. Greatrex Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Hill Wallack, LLP in their Cherry Hill, New Jersey office where the majority of his practice is devoted to community association law. Admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania since 1983 and New Jersey since 1985, he first served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, then in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. For the past twenty-nine years he has been a civil litigator in his home state of New Jersey. A former President of the Board of Trustees of his community association, he has served as a legal consultant to condominium and community association boards and individuals living in common interest communities since 1989.
Liz Comando, CMCA, PCAM
Joseph Chorba, CPA
Barbara Drummond, PCAM
Eric F. Frizzell co-founded Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina in 1988 and established the firm’s Community Association Law practice at that time. During the past thirty-three years, he has managed the firm’s growth in that field, with BFC having represented more than 400 condominium associations, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations throughout New Jersey.
Eric works closely with association boards and management on diverse legal issues: guiding boards through the critical “Transition” process from developer control; negotiating with developers to settle claims for construction defects and financial deficiencies; interpreting associations’ governing documents and drafting amendments to them; running annual meetings; advising boards on issues of proper corporate governance; drafting resolutions; preparing contracts; and related services. Eric also has extensive experience in corporate law, appeals, and litigation.
Eric graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick with Highest Honors, with a Bachelor of Arts in English with Highest Distinction, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Rutgers Law School, Newark, where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Review.
Sue Howe, AMS, PCAM
Christine F. Li, Esq.
Thomas Martin, Esq.
Richard Milder is a proud member of the Board of Trustees of The Views at Hudson Pointe Condominium Association, Inc. in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, with a perch overlooking the Hudson River. In his spare time, he is a Vice President and in-house counsel at Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., one of the largest private owners of commercial real estate in the U.S., based in Secaucus, New Jersey, where he has been employed since 1992. Richard has practiced law since 1983, specializing in commercial real estate law. Richard is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
J. David Ramsey, Esq.
LAC Vice Chair
Matthew Earle, Esq.
Matthew Earle is a partner with the law firm Kates, Nussman, Ellis, Farhi & Earle, LLP and concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law, real estate tax appeals, construction law, general equity, and commercial litigation before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Earle has extensive experience acting as general counsel to community associations and providing legal services relating to, among other things, assisting with the transition from developer to owner control, review and amendment to governing documents, preparation of rules and other corporate documents, managing association risk, resolving insurance coverage issues, assisting with compliance with federal and state laws, advising boards on fiduciary duties, dealing with resident disputes, and handling annual meeting and election issues.
PAC Vice President
Michael Pesce, PCAM
A. Christopher Florio, Esq.
Vincent Hager, CIRMS
Vinnie Hager joined JGS Insurance in 1989 after graduating from Villanova University’s School of Business with a degree in Finance. As President he has overseen the growth of JGS from a small family agency to being recognized by Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies in the US. Vinnie is a member of CAI-NJ’s Legislative Action Committee. He is a Past President of CAI-NJ, Past President of Monmouth County Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of NJ, Past Chair of CAI National’s Insurance & Risk Management Committee.
Karyn A. Kennedy Branco, Esq.
Jim Magid, CMCA, PCAM
Jim Magid, CMCA, PCAM is a Vice President at FirstService Residential, providing leadership and operational oversight to a diverse portfolio of Clients. Jim has been active in the community association management business for over 25 years. In addition to being a member of the Legislative Action Committee, Jim is currently a Commissioner on the Community Association Managers International Certification Board, CAMICB.
Glen Masullo, PCAM
Glen A. Masullo is the Senior Partner of Preferred Community Management, AAMC in Somerset, New Jersey. He has a PCAM designation and has been involved in many aspects of common interest communities. In addition to currently serving on the New Jersey Legislative Action Committee (LAC), Mr. Masullo has served on numerous other CAI committees during his career. In his current role as a member of the NJ-LAC he has traveled several times to Washington D.C. to meet with our federal representatives and their staff to express our concerns and educate them on where we need their assistance. In addition, he has done the same on a state level. He has also been involved in turning around communities that have gotten themselves into economic difficulties; infrastructure projects and legal issues that confront today’s communities.
Edward San George, PCAM
Edward San George, MPA, PCAM – Ed, is the President, Owner and CEO of INTEGRA Management Corp. located in Mt. Arlington, NJ. For CAI-NJ, he is a past president, regular speaker and committee member, earned the Hall of Fame Award, chaired the Past Presidents Group, and currently serves on the Legislative Action Committee. For CAI National, he continues to serve on the CEOMC Planning Committee and is the past Chairperson organizing and hosting the 2018 conference, which was largest attended program in the 30-year history of CEOMC. He is an inaugural member of the Advisory Board for the Rutgers Center for Real Studies and teaches the first ever property management course to undergraduate and graduate students in the Rutgers Business School.
Jim Rademacher is founder and CEO of Rezkom Enterprises, Inc., a porter, maintenance and construction company based in Ocean Township, NJ. He oversees the day-to-day operations of his company, and together with his staff, has provided maintenance and renovation services to hundreds of Community Associations throughout NJ for over thirty-one years.
Jim served on the CAI National Board and the CAI National Business Partners Council, positions that allowed him to positively influence the educational and networking expe-riences for the entire CAI membership base. Additionally, he became one of the nation’s first to earn his CAI Educated Business Partner distinction and also co-created a module for the educational webinar. Jim served as the President of the CAI-New Jersey chapter in 2009. Rezkom currently an Ultimate Partner of CAI-NJ and has been a proud, top tiered sponsor in the Partnership program since the program’s inception.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University where he served as the President of the Alumni Board of Directors. Rezkom Enterprises, Inc. is a New Jersey licensed Home Improvement Contractor and a New Home Builder.