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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire
 Community Associations Fight the Spread of COVID-19 Where People Live. Association's Need to Collect Assessments to Keep Up the Fight
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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Notarizing Documents Remotely

On April 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill 3903 into law. The text of the Bill may be reached by clicking here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3903_R1.PDF  The new law provides for notarizing documents remotely during the public health emergency and state of emergency.

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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Legislative Bills S2330/A3908 Tabled – For the Moment

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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

April 10, 2020

Associations Need Time to Comment on Proposed Collection Legislation

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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 122 Released.  Non-Essential Construction Projects to Cease.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Governor Murphy announced pending Executive Orders that will become effective on Friday, April 10th.  Governor Murphy’s presentation may be viewed here: https://www.state.nj.us/governor/.  Among other things, these Executive Orders will address:

Closure of Non-Essential Construction

All non-essential construction across the state will cease, indefinitely, effective 8 p.m. Friday.

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Michael R. Polulak, Esquire

Open Board Meetings and the Coronavirus

Associations must continue to function.  Board meetings must be held, and decisions must be made.

The CDC has recommended against any gatherings of ten or more people through at least the middle of May.  Therefore, Association’s must postpone community events and avoid in-person meetings. However, the Association must continue to operate, and the Board must continue to conduct the Association’ s business. 

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Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Happy 4th of July!!!

Why isn’t the pool open? What am I paying my assessments for anyway!?

The Fourth of July is a little less than 100 days away.  Memorial Day, a little less than 60 days away.  The Coronavirus crisis continues.  Why are we talking about the pool now?

Some contracts are already in place.  What do we do with them?  Should we modify?  Should we cancel?  Should we breach? Will we be sued?  What will the damages be?

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The CARES Act is the third round of federal government aid related to COVID-19.

The bill authorizes emergency loans to distressed businesses, including air carriers, and suspends certain aviation excise taxes.

With respect to small businesses, the bill

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