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Category: On The Board

Board Operations
2021 October Transparency vs. Discretion

Members of condominium and co-op boards are often faced with conflicting interests and messages relating to matters of transparency and discretion. As a matter of good governance, transparency is always the preferred policy, whether you’re …

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Board Operations
2021 August Digital Documents

Paper, or electronic? It’s now a choice for everything, from the books we read for pleasure to the books we keep on our associations and corporations. Even restaurant menus are digital today in the wake of the need for ‘touch-free’ environm…

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On The Board
2021 August Improving Board Involvement

Even among otherwise conscientious, community-minded condo, HOA, and co-op residents, the idea of running for and serving on their board often ranks somewhere between taxes and dental work. It conjures thoughts of endless meetings...arguing…

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On The Board
2021 August New Kids on the Board

Across the country, one of the biggest challenges to governing condominiums, homeowners associations, and co-ops is finding new members who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to serve on their community’s board of directors or t…

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Law & Legislation
2021 June Working With Your Legal Counsel

For many, the function and relationship between the board of directors of a co-op or condominium community and their attorney is more or less opaque. Who does the attorney represent? Individual owners or shareholders can’t contact the commu…

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Law & Legislation
2021 June Laws vs. Bylaws

Co-op and condo living is subject to lots of rules—some of which come directly from state laws, some from the building or association’s own bylaws, and some from its house rules. Every state has statutes that govern the operation of residen…

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Law & Legislation
2021 June Legal & Legislative Roundup

As the nation starts to regain a semblance of normalcy with COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and restrictions beginning to ease, legislative dockets have filled with bills and proposals that have ramifications for the co-op, condo, and HOA…

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Law & Legislation
2021 May Liability, Cost, & Reopening Amenities

Last spring, amidst the panic and confusion of the burgeoning pandemic, condominium, co-op, and HOA communities were faced with the difficult task of deciding what to do about their shared amenities. Gyms, pools, clubhouses, and other popul…

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On The Board
2021 March Co-ops and the Paycheck Protection Program

You may have heard that thanks to cooperative corporations being included in the new federal Stimulus Bill passed at the end of December, residential co-ops can now obtain loans under the Fed’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). While this …

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