Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group and the firm’s Cooperative (“Co-op”) and Condominium Law Industry Group, presented “Estates and Trusts Presentation for Co-op Shareholders” to the Morningside Heights Housing Corporation for the third year in a row on December 11. Due to the pandemic, however, this year’s presentation was virtual.
“It is so important, especially for shareholders, to put all your wishes and desires in a trust form to avoid a long-contested probate, so that your appointed trustee can take care of business right away, benefiting everyone involved,” said Roberts, who serves as Counsel to the Morningside Heights Housing Corporation.
About the Estates and Trusts Presentation for Co-op Shareholders
In the presentation, Roberts explained how estates are handled in New York State and what shareholders can do to protect their assets and make the process as simple as possible for themselves and their family members. Also discussed were the various forms and uses of trusts that are now available to shareholders at Morningside Gardens. Participants were able to submit questions before, during, and after the presentation, which Roberts would answer to be circulated later through a follow-up document. To view a recording of the virtual presentation, please click here.
About Dean Roberts
Roberts focuses on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership, from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant.
Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement. In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.
Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987 and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.