Christine F. Li will serve as moderator – and Conor J. Hennessey and Emily A. Kaller as panelists – for the "2023 Community Association Law Summit," to be held in person at the New Jersey Law Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 9:00am – 4:15pm. The seminar is being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section.
This popular full-day program, offered by NJICLE for the thirteenth consecutive year, features a panel of distinguished community association practitioners and consultants who will analyze key topics faced today by community associations governing condominiums and other types of planned communities. The discussion will include current and challenging issues such as cultural competency, amending governing documents under difficult circumstances, securing association data, understanding the difference between pets and animals, and more.
The lunch time presentation will be a discussion of the legal, budget, reserve and insurance issues learned from the Champlain Towers South building collapse in Surfside, Florida and the balcony failure in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, as well as insight into the community association industry by an attorney, accountant, engineer and insurance professional.
Mr. Hennessey will present the segment “When isn’t an Animal a Pet? Emotional Support, Service and Problem Animals.” Ms. Kaller will address the topic “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What is Cultural Competence and Why is it Important?”
Other topics on the program agenda include:
- Community Association’s Obligations When it Comes to Data Processing and Incident Response
- Best Practices for Amending Governing Documents
- Tenants in Condominiums - From Restrictions to Evictions
- Hot Topics in Community Association Litigation
- Legislative Update
- Who’s the Client? Dealing with Difficult Trustees
Ms. Li is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department and is Chair of the Community Association and Planned Real Estate Practice Groups. Her work encompasses new construction condominium and subdivided lot communities, the conversion of rental properties to the condominium form of ownership, mixed-use developments, commercial and business condominiums, workouts of distressed communities, community association law, and the registration of planned real estate developments with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).
Ms. Kaller is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, where her practice focuses on commercial litigation. She has experience in the prosecution and defense of financing, credit and other banking matters, contract disputes, class action litigation in matters involving consumer claims, alleged securities fraud and personal injury. Her work includes estate litigation, claims for injunctive relief in business disputes, shareholder disputes and restrictive covenants. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Team and the Women's Advancement Initiative (WAI) Focus Group.
Ms. Hennessey is an associate in the Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation involving real estate transactions, real estate brokerage law, business disputes, commercial contract actions, consumer fraud act claims, and professional malpractice cases. His practice also encompasses high stakes personal injury cases involving premises liability and medical malpractice.
Additional program details and registration on the NJICLE website.