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Dean M. Roberts practices in cooperative and condominium law, real estate and land use matters, and commercial litigation.

Dean’s area of focus is real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. Dean was the managing director at his previous firm prior to merging with Norris McLaughlin, P.A.  He also headed the landlord and tenant practice and has been working in the condo/co-op area for more than 25 years.

Dean has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/ purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. A substantial portion of his practice consists of representing cooperative corporations and moderate income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/ tenant litigation.

Outside of the office, Dean is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives. In his community, Dean works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.

Articles

Publications

  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership for Co-op Shareholders,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, January 16, 2020
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership for Co-op Shareholders,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, January 11, 2020
  • “A Cooperative Response to the Tenant Protection Act of 2019,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York, September 21, 2019
  • “Cyber and Internet Issues Affecting Co-ops and Their Board of Directors,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Bronx, NY, April 13, 2019
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, February 28, 2019
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, February 9, 2019.
  • “Legal Issues for Our Co-ops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York, Bronx, NY, April 14, 2018
  • “Protecting Your Cooperative and Condominium Assets,” FirstService Residential, New York, NY, July 19, 2017
  • “Legal Issues For Our Co-ops” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Bronx, NY, April 8, 2017
  • “Proposed Mitchell Lama Legislation: Converting Article 2, Mitchell Lama Cooperatives, into Housing Finance Development Corporations under Article 11,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, April 13, 2013
  • “Budgeting in These Challenging Economic Times,” webinar presented by Wilkin & Guttenplan, October 12, 2011
  • “New Laws Affecting Our Co-Coops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, February 12, 2011
  • “Focus: Cooperator vs. Cooperator,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, October 9, 2010
  • Downturn? Recession? Making Sure Your Real Estate Organization Doesn’t Miss Out on Potential Tax Savings, The Friars Club, New York, NY, November 11, 2008
  • Monthly Meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Amalgamated Houses, Bronx, NY, April 12, 2008
  • “Privatization of the Cooperative,” Public Meeting, Coop-City, Bronx, NY, March 27, 2008
  • “Special Focus Seminar: Legislation Effecting Co-ops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, April 14, 2007

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