May 14, 2010

Stark & Stark Shareholders Present Seminar at 2010 New Jersey Cooperator Expo

Donald B. Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group, presented a seminar at the 2010 New Jersey Cooperator Expo. The expo was held in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 5, 2010. Mr. Brenner presented a seminar entitled, Legal and Legislative Update: Important Decisions, New Laws, and how they Impact Your HOA, Condo. and/or Co-Op, in conjunction with Stark & Stark Community Association Group Co-Chairs, David J. Byrne and A. Christopher Florio.

Mr. Brenner discussed two key Appellate Division decisions published in 2009, both of which relate to the 'economic loss doctrine' and homeowners’ claims against sellers of defective building materials that were incorporated into the construction of their homes (Marrone v. Greer & Polman Constr. Inc., 405 N. J. Super. 288 (App. Div. 2009) & Dean v. Barrett Homes, Inc., 406 N. J. Super. 453 (App. Div. 2009)) Mr. Byrne discussed the United States Fair Housing Act and a recent decision regarding its application to 'companion animals'. Mr. Florio discussed two recent cases involving the fiduciary duties of board members and the business judgment rule.

You can listen to the full presentation online here.

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July 9, 2009

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems

Donald B. Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation group, interviewed Ron Wright, Chief Operating Officer of R.V. Buric Construction Consultants in a four-part video series. In this second installment, Mr. Brenner and Mr. Wright discuss exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS). Mr. Brenner and Mr. Wright cover topics related to EIFS including, what is EIFS, how do EIFS work, what are the different types of EIFS used, and what are the common problems associated with EIFS?

Legal Briefs on Construction Litigation: Exterior Insulation Finish Systems from Stark & Stark on Vimeo.

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July 6, 2009

Transition Analysis for Condominium Associations

Donald B. Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation group, interviewed Ron Wright, Chief Operating Officer of R.V. Buric Construction Consultants in a four-part video series. In this first installment, Mr. Brenner and Mr. Wright discuss transition analysis for condominium associations and how building forensic investigations are conducted. The interview includes a discussion on what is included in a building forensic investigation, including the evaluation of common elements of a building, when field investigations should be conducted, when to conduct a moisture reading survey and what elements are included in a forensic investigation’s final report.

Legal Briefs on Construction Litigation: Transition Analysis for Condominium Associations from Stark & Stark on Vimeo.

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August 29, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 7

This is part seven of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week’s installment will focus on the possibility of mediation to settle your case, in the place of litigation.



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August 15, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 6

This is part six of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on how to start your case and how to conduct your discovery so that you as the client will know what to expect for the remainder of your case.




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August 1, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 5

This is part five of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on who to sue in a transition litigation case, and a discussion on the various forms of claims available to you.




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July 11, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 4

This is part four of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on a very important issue - how do I get paid from a construction litigation case when a developer sponsor doesn't have any assets?

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July 5, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 4

This is part four of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on a very important issue - how do I get paid from a construction litigation case when a developer sponsor doesn't have any assets?

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June 27, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 3

This is part three of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on the repairs that are made during the transition litigation process, engineering inspections, and evaluations made by your experts during the transition process so that you can avoid what is known as spoiling of evidence.

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June 21, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Break Down - Part 2

This is part two of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week's installment will focus on the selection of experts for use in your transition litigation case.

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June 13, 2007

When Transition Negotiations Breakdown - Part 1

This is part one of a seven part series by Donald B. Brenner, Chair and Shareholder of Stark & Stark’s Construction Litigation Group. This series will discuss what happens when your transition negotiations with your developer sponsor breakdown, and you are forced to commence with litigation.

This week’s installment will focus on the selection of the attorney that will represent you in your litigation.

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