September 16, 2019
Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present “A Cooperative Response to the Tenant Protection Act of 2019” at the monthly meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York on Saturday, September 21.
Roberts, along with Brendan Keany of Penn South and Mary Ann Rothman of New York City, will discuss the recently-passed Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and the unintended consequences with a negative impact on cooperatives. The meeting, 9:15 a.m. – noon at the Mutual Redevelopment Houses in New York City, will also include a legislative session, networking opportunities, and “What’s New in Your Co-Op.”
“The Act contains a substantial number of other changes, which, although primarily directed at rent-controlled or rent-stabilized housing, can adversely affect cooperatives. It is nearly certain that portions of the Act will be challenged in court as substantially and adversely affecting property owners in New York,” said Roberts.
Roberts focuses his practice 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 litigation.
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.
By way of merger with Szold & Brandwen, P.C., Norris McLaughlin has a long and illustrious history working with housing corporations. The attorneys in the firm’s Cooperative (“Co-op”) and Condominium Law Practice Group represents cooperative and affordable housing corporations as both general and special counsel, as well as luxury cooperatives and condominiums, in all facets of their operations, assisting the Boards of Directors, officers, and managers in best practices and their legal responsibilities. They also represent cooperative clients in all forms of dispute resolution, be it administrative, litigation or arbitration in courts from Small Claims to Federal Court.
Norris McLaughlin is a full-service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices located in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit www.norrismclaughlin.com.