Steven G. Mlenak, a member of the firm’s Community Association Practice Group, will lecture on the legal issues of key importance to community association property managers and association board members at the kick-off session of the Community Academic Institute’s 2016 Lecture Series. “Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations: A Hot Topics Primer for Board Members & Property Managers” will be presented on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 9:30am – 11:30am.
Mr. Mlenak will speak on a range of topics, including:
- The impact for New Jersey community associations and managers of anti-discrimination laws such as the Fair Housing Act and the NJ Law Against Discrimination
- The potential pitfalls and penalties of non-compliance with these laws
- Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications: examples, procedures, costs, etc.
- Strategies for dealing with hot topic issues including medical marijuana, emotional support & service animals, chemical sensitivity, handicapped vs. reserved parking spaces, and more
- Balancing competing interests between homeowners
- Exceptions to these rules - i.e. 55 and over housing
- Best practices and common sense solutions for staying in compliance
As a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, Mr. Mlenak concentrates his practice in the area of community association law, providing strategic guidance and general counseling to the firm's association clients across a broad range of legal issues. His work encompasses the interpretation and amendment of governing documents and by-laws, drafting contracts, collection of delinquent assessments, the enforcement of rules and regulations, operational and maintenance issues, the fiduciary responsibilities of board members, transition negotiations and litigation, Municipal Services Act compliance, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Mlenak also represents clients in construction defect litigation, Fair Housing discrimination cases, and land use and landlord-tenant matters.
This program will be held at the offices of CAI-NJ in Freehold, New Jersey, and is free for CAI-NJ members – the fee for non-members is $25. Registration is required. Contact Angela Kavanaugh at 609-588-003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. To view the flyer, click here.