Condominiums & Cooperatives

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Cozen O’Connor’s Condominium & Cooperative practice is conducted by experienced attorneys keenly attuned to the unique context in which condos and co-ops are created and operate. Our team helps residential, commercial, and mixed-use condos and co-ops navigate the labyrinth of local statutes and case law, wide-ranging federal and state laws, and ever-changing deal norms and political dynamics affecting condos and co-ops. As part of a full-service firm, our team is able to take a holistic approach to meet the full spectrum of our clients’ legal needs.

Sponsor/Developer Representation

Cozen O’Connor’s Condominium & Cooperative attorneys help sponsor/developers structure the acquisition, financing, development, and sale of buildings and units to maximize profits; efficiently obtain necessary agency approvals and achieve regulatory compliance; manage liability and risk; and foster positive relationships with association boards and tenants.

We devise practical, workable solutions that can be implemented without drama or delay. Our team takes pride in being accessible and responsive, and will take your deal from inception to close. We continue the representation post-closing, helping to run the sponsor-controlled board in a way that minimizes conflict and prevents litigation. We serve as a one-stop shop for everything from due diligence to acquisition, financing, land use, construction, sale, governance, and dispute resolution.

Board Representation

Our team serves as outside general counsel to condo and co-op boards, handling the full spectrum of issues they face. Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of corporate governance, including advising boards on liability avoidance, budgets and reserves, insurance, conducting building-wide and board meetings, and amending governing documents. The firm also negotiates contracts and agreements of all kinds on behalf of board clients, including construction, management and employment contracts, and license agreements with adjacent property owners. Our attorneys also have vast experience meeting board clients’ transactional needs, including financing, unit combinations, sales of common areas, retail leasing, and cell tower leasing.

Our attorneys have achieved outstanding results for board clients in disputes relating to new construction and conversion matters, proxy contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, construction defects, shareholder/unit owner violations and disputes, and collection of common and maintenance charges. While our attorneys pride themselves on their dispute resolution skills, when necessary, Cozen O’Connor represents the interests of condo and co-op boards in court, arbitration and/or mediation.

Our Condominium & Cooperative team partners closely with the firm’s elite construction litigation department, and the firm has been winning complex commercial real estate and construction defect trials for more than 45 years. We are also experienced in the mediation of claims before the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Holistic Approach

Our clients benefit from a team of attorneys dedicated to Condominium & Cooperative practice while working within a full-service firm. This means we have deep experience in condo/co-op law as well as access to colleagues with broad experience in zoning, leasing, real estate finance, real estate litigation, construction litigation, tax, labor and employment, corporate, insurance coverage, and private client services, among others. Our full-service Litigation Department includes some of New York City’s most prominent condo/co-op construction litigators. Through Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, our affiliated bipartisan lobbying firm, clients have access to government relations professionals with decades of experience navigating the governmental and political landscape unique to the condo/co-op space.

Other practice groups within the firm — such as the Real Estate Finance Group — turn to us for condo/co-op specific advice and counsel. For example, we act as advisory counsel for lenders and investors contemplating deals with condos and co-ops.

Finally, the members of our Condominium & Cooperative practice are thought leaders in the field. We serve on the condo/co-op committees of both the New York state and the New York City bar associations, and we frequently analyze condo/co-op issues for major media outlets. Simply put, we are here to answer any question, meet any challenge, and advance any goal for our condominium and cooperative clients.

Services

Board Work

  • Drafting, revising, and modernizing governing documents, including proprietary leases, declarations, bylaws, house rules, and rules and regulations
  • Preparing documents necessary for annual and special meetings of unit owners (e.g., notices, proxies, proposed resolutions, and amendments to bylaws and proprietary leases)
  • Running or attending annual and special meetings of shareholders and unit owners, rendering advice with respect to the procedures at such meetings, and answering questions from shareholders and unit owners
  • Pursuing claims of construction defects against sponsors on behalf of boards and unit owners
  • Advising clients on employment law issues, preparing employment and occupancy agreements for employees, negotiating labor union contracts, and defending boards against employee claims, including charges of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination of employees at the city, state, and federal levels
  • Advising in connection with unit or share purchases or other ownership transfers
  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating the terms of all contracts submitted to the board for approval, including AIA construction contracts, service agreements, and leases
  • Reviewing the legal accuracy of all communications to be delivered to shareholders and unit owners
  • Preparing apartment alteration agreements
  • Reviewing and rendering advice regarding litigation proposed to be initiated or defended by the board, and advising and guiding boards on insurance coverage and notification regarding defense of actual and potential claims and litigation
  • Serving as litigation counsel for real estate, cooperative, condominium, commercial, employment, and construction-related litigation
  • Negotiating and drafting retail and commercial leases, including garage agreements, leases, and licenses
  • Helping clients navigate emerging issues, such as hurricanes, COVID-19, and the Climate Mobilization Act
  • Representing cooperatives and condominiums in appearances before and in negotiations with governmental and administrative agencies, including the New York State Department of Law, New York City Department of Finance, New York State Department of Taxation, New York City Department of Buildings, New York City Commission on Human Rights and New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Environmental Control Board, and New York City Division of Real Property
  • Advising clients on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II requirements and compliance responsibilities on property operations and management, as well as reasonable accommodation issues for residents, employees, and guests
  • Advising clients on budgets and allocation of expenses
  • Negotiating access and license agreements with neighboring properties
  • Advising on zoning issues, including allowable use of roof space, and negotiations with neighboring developers over use and sale of air rights
  • Assisting with the financing of cooperatives and condominiums
  • Bringing and mediating claims before the New York State Office of the Attorney General

Sponsor Work

  • Working with sponsor-developers and architects to conceptualize condominium structure
  • Working with sponsor-developers in the negotiation of construction loan documents
  • Working with the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Finance with respect to creation and compliance, including drafting and submitting offering plans, no-action applications, tax maps, declarations, and amendments.
  • Representing sponsor-controlled boards to facilitate peaceful transition to unit owner control
  • Defending sponsor-developers from claims brought by unit owners and boards
  • Helping sponsor-developers navigate investigations by the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and when necessary, negotiating settlement agreements

Experience

Publications

Prevailing Wages for Co-op & Condo Staff Now Required for Tax Abatements [The Cooperator New York]

September 15, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller authored an article discussing the Senate Bill S6350A signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul that will require condos and cooperatives to pay prevailing wages to service employees in order for their owners/shareholders to receive tax abatements in The Cooperator New York.

FY 2022 Will Herald Prevailing Wage Requirement for Tax Abatements [Alerts]

September 09, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss Senate bill S6350A signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on Labor Day.

The Power of the Alteration Agreement

April 02, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses the challenges arising for New York City condominium boards and unit-owners as they navigate construction delays and apartment alteration agreement deadlines in Habitat.

Amendments to the Reasonable Accommodation Notice Law [Alert]

March 31, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss New York Senate Bill S867 that requires every housing provider to provide written notice to all tenants and prospective tenants of their rights to request reasonable modifications and accommodations in connection with certain disabilities recognized under New York law.

Q&A: Statute of Limitations on Condo Balcony Alteration

March 01, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses if a statute of limitation exists for a request approved by a condominium board, that granted the homeowner permission to increase the height of a balcony enclosure in The Cooperator.

Should Boards of Cooperatives and Condominiums Implement a Vaccination Policy?

February 09, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss what boards of coops and condos need to consider when implementing a vaccination policy for their buildings now that vaccines are becoming more available.

Coops Eligible for New Round of PPP Loans [Alert]

December 22, 2020

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act), which the House and Senate passed on December 21, the Small Business Act was amended to make cooperative housing corporations eligible for PPP loans.

Indoor Swimming Pools May Open

October 30, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jen Miller discuss New York City's authorization to reopen indoor pools.

Who Pays for Repairs? Check the Condo Bylaws

September 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins and Jennifer Miller co-authored an article published in Habitat Magazine addressing the circumstances under which a condominium board may be held responsible for the cost of repairs to a unit.

New York City Condos and Coops Given Greenlight to Reopen Gyms & Fitness Centers [Alerts]

September 03, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss what condo and coop boards need to know before reopening gyms and fitness centers.

Opening Indoor Pools: Divergence Between NYS and NYC

August 21, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the conflicting guidance regarding opening indoor pools in New York City.

Private Pools in Condos and Coops Can Reopen [Alert]

July 15, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller update New York City condo and coop owners and boards with the latest guidance from the Empire State Development Corporation.

Hold Off on Reopening Pools and Gyms in Condos and Coops [Alert]

July 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Empire State Development Corporation's guidance for private pools and fitness centers.

Boards Should Prepare Now for a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

June 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss changes to governing documents condo and coop boards should make that better equip themselves for this new reality.

UPDATE: Condo and Coop Eligibility for PPP Loans

April 08, 2020

Leni Cummins gives an update on condo and coop eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program loans following the SBA's Interim Final Rule.

Property Owners Must Act to Reap Benefits of Two New Laws [Alert]

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, David Hackett, and Marty Schrier discuss how property owners and condo and coop boards can take advantage of programs in FFCRA and the CARES Act.

What is Emergency and Essential Construction Under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order? [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Department of Building's guidance following Governor Cuomo's order halting all non-essential construction in New York.

Non-Essential Construction Must Cease in New York [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller review ESD's guidance shutting down all non-essential construction in New York.

Holding Board and Shareholder Meetings Under Social Distancing [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss why boards should consider postponing meetings or holding meetings virtually.

The New York State SHIELD Act Becomes Effective March 21: Is Your Board in Compliance? [Alert]

March 19, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses what condo and coop owners and managers need to know about the SHIELD Act.

How Boards and Property Managers Should Prepare for COVID-19 in New York [Alert]

March 09, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller outline how property owners, managers, and boards should prepare themselves for the coronavirus.

Expanded Façade Inspection Requirements [Alert]

March 05, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the New York City Department of Buildings expanded the requirements of its Façade Inspection and Safety Program, previously known as Local Law 11.

Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement Safe from Prevailing Wage Requirement [Alert]

February 11, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the governor's pocket veto of Bill S6219/A8082, which proposes requiring New York coops and condos to certify that their service employees are paid a prevailing wage to avail their shareholders and unit owners of the benefits of the state’s Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement.

If Your Condo or Coop Utilizes CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., Act Now for Class Action Benefits

February 05, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the settlement reached with laundry machine provider CSC and who may benefit.

Sponsor Self-Dealing [Habitat Magazine]

November 07, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses self-dealing sponsor issues in a special issue of Habitat magazine, titled “Seeking Counsel,” which profiles top condo and co-op attorneys.

Update: Housing Security & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Limited Exemption for Coop Boards [Alert]

September 16, 2019

Leni Cummins updates her previous alert with new guidance provided by the New York State Department of State.

Impact of New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 on Condo and Coop Boards [Alert]

September 05, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses what condo and coop boards can do to comply with this act.

The Clock Is Ticking on Energy Retrofits [Habitat Magazine]

May 23, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses the impact the Climate Mobilization Act will have on condo and co-op boards.

New Law Imposes New Requirements on New York City Property Owners

April 19, 2019

Leni Morrison Cummins discusses the Energy Retrofit Bill passed by New York City Council and its impact on property owners including boards of condos and coops.

Watch Your Step Crossing the Fannie and Freddie Lending Minefield [Habitat Magazine]

April 04, 2019

Leni Cummins and Rebecca Eschen explain how condo boards can avoid pitfalls associated with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage refinancing guidelines.

Fannie and Freddie Litigation Guidelines a Minefield for Condo Boards [Habitat Magazine]

March 07, 2019

Leni Morrison Cummins and Rebecca Eschen authored an article in Habitat Magazine on how lenders blacklist entire condominium buildings based upon the Fannie and Freddie guidelines.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statute Broadened to Include Nearly All New York Condominiums [Real Estate Alert]

April 24, 2018

Leni Cummins discusses Governor Cuomo's correction bill that applies BCL Section 727 to condominiums created pursuant to the New York Real Property Law.

Q&A: Being on Two Boards [The Cooperator]

December 06, 2017

Leni Morrison, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses if it is legal for homeowner association (HOA) board members to also serve on the board of directors of the property management company that the HOA hires and oversees in The Cooperator.

New Law Requires NYC Condos and Coops to Adopt Smoking Policies [Real Estate Alert]

November 27, 2017

Leni Cummins discusses Local Law 147 that requires all residential buildings to establish and display a smoking policy that specifies where smoking is and is not permitted on the property.

Q&A: Seeking Compensation for Damages to My Unit [The Cooperator]

July 01, 2017

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of the firm's Real Estate Group, participates in a Q&A in The Cooperator, regarding whether a co-op owner can sue for water damages caused by a leaky roof.

Prohibition Against Listing Apartments or Units on Home-Sharing Sites [Real Estate Alert]

November 02, 2016

Leni Morrison Cummins and Kelly S. Maharaj discuss Section 121 to the Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL) and Article 18 to Title 27 of the New York City Administrative Code that makes it unlawful for anyone to advertise the use or occupancy of apartments for purposes other than primary residence.

Protecting Condominiums From Undesirable Purchasers [New York Law Journal]

December 14, 2015

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate practice, discusses how condominium boards can prevent undesirable purchasers, such as foreign investors, as well as undisclosed occupants.

New Condominium Sponsor-Developers Guidelines Go Into Effect November 1: Certificates of Occupancy [Real Estate Alert]

October 15, 2015

Under New York General Business Law § 352-e(2-b), sponsor-developers of new construction and gut-renovation condominiums are required to hold all deposits, down payments and advances made by buyers of residential units in a special escrow account pending delivery of the completed unit.

New York City Building Owners Granted One-Time Amnesty of Façade Inspection Safety Program [Real Estate Alert]

May 01, 2015

Under Local Law 11, the New York City Department of Buildings requires owners of building that are six stories or greater to have exterior walls inspected once every five years. Building owners who did not comply by the most recent deadline have received a pardon, but are obligated to meet new requirements.

Q&A: I'll Tell Ya Where to Park Your Garage [The Cooperator]

February 01, 2015

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member in the firm's Real Estate Group, answers a question discussing parking garage issues in an apartment building.

Courts Rule on Underfunded Condominium Reserve Funds [Mann Report]

October 01, 2014

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member in the firm's Real Estate Group, discusses sponsors of condominium conversions and the ownership and funding of reserve funds.

Q&A: Who Pays for Water Leak? [The Cooperator]

April 01, 2012

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member in the firm's Real Estate Group, answers a Q&A from a reader about who pays for a water leak in a residence.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

The Power to the Alteration Agreement

January 10, 2020 - Webinar

New York Law School Master Class

February 03, 2016 - New York, NY

In The News

Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Now Tied to Prevailing Wages

September 15, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses imminent changes that are a result of Senate bill S6350A that was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul and will limit the tax abatement to those residing in condos and co-ops that pay their service employees the prevailing wage in Habitat Magazine.

Required Vaccinations? The Doormen’s Union Says No

June 03, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses the push to mandate the COVID vaccine for public-facing employees such as doormen and concierge throughout New York City in New York Magazine’s Curbed.

Elliman Property Management Breach: “Gold Mine for Cybercriminals” or “Nothing New”?

April 23, 2021

Leni Cummins addresses the Elliman Property Management breach and what it means to condominium boards and their employees in The Real Deal.

Condo, Co-Op Boards Mull Vaccine Mandates for Building Workers

March 12, 2021

As the number of New Yorkers eligible to receive the vaccine continues to grow, Leni Cummins addresses whether condo and co-op boards discussions on mandating that building workers be inoculated is within a board’s rights in The Real Deal.

2 Big COVID Vax Questions for Property Workers: Can They Get Them Now? Should They Be Required?

February 23, 2021

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss whether boards can require employees hired directly by the condo or co-op to get a COVID-19 in order to maintain employment in The Cooperator.

Can My Building Mandate Vaccinations for Workers and Staff?

February 06, 2021

Leni Cummins discusses important considerations for New York coops as boards begin to discuss whether building staff, as well as periodic workers such as contractors or housekeepers, will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in The New York Times.

Leni Cummins Named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business

December 22, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 2021 Notable Woman in Law by Crain’s New York Business.

Q&A: Quarantine Quagmire

December 01, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses whether cooperatives are required to pay employees who take a vacation in a state listed on New York's COVID-19 quarantine list, therefore requiring the employee to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return in The Cooperator.

Court Puts Condo Investors on the Hook for Shoddy Construction

November 04, 2020

Leni Morrison Cummins was quoted in an article published in The Real Deal titled “Court Puts Condo Investors on the Hook for Shoddy Construction.”

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Peloton plots, paramours and other problems as buildings reopen

June 23, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses what measures condominium and coop boards should take in preparation for the potential second wave of the coronavirus in The Real Deal.

Leni Cummins Named an “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association

June 19, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a 2020 “On the Rise – Top 40 Lawyer” by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division.

Co-op and Condo Boards Need to Prepare for a Possible Second Wave

June 12, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses efforts condo and coop boards can take now to protect and prepare themselves for a possible second wave of the virus in Habitat magazine.

4 Lingering Real Estate Questions After $2T COVID Stimulus

April 08, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses how the CARES Act could impact condos and co-ops in Law360.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

Co-op and Condo Boards Can Sue to Enforce Social Distancing

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in Habitat Magazine on how condo and co-op boards should handle residents who refuse to comply with social-distancing and self-quarantine edicts.

Break Quarantine? Your Co-Op Board Can Sue

March 26, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on actions that condo and co-op boards can take if their residents do not follow social distancing or quarantine advisements in The Real Deal.

No More Playrooms, Pools or Gyms as NYC Resi Buildings Hunker Down

March 17, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on how New York City high-rise, residential buildings can manage coronavirus anxiety and potential exposure in The Real Deal.

How to Fix Those Cracking, Crumbling Plaster Walls

March 14, 2020

Leni Cummins explains what to do when a co-op shareholder needs to make repairs to her apartment in a New York Times article.

NYC Brokers’ Fees to Remain in Place Until at Least June

March 09, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in the Commercial Observer on the Attorney General’s granted request to extend the deadline to respond to the real estate industry’s lawsuit against the brokers’ fee ban in New York.

NYC Real Estate Industry Grapples With Broker Fees, Commercial Rent Control

February 18, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on the impact of the Department of State’s (DOS) issued guidance on tenant-paid broker fees in the Commercial Observer.

Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Will Not Be Tied to Prevailing Wage

February 14, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pocket-veto of a bill that would have required condominium and cooperative boards to pay building employees a prevailing wage or lose a property tax abatement.

Cuomo Veto Spares Condos, Co-Ops from Paying Prevailing Wage

February 13, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pocket-veto of a bill that would remove a property tax abatement from condominium and cooperative homeowners in larger buildings in which building service workers did not receive prevailing wage in an article in The Real Deal.

New York Real Estate is Business as Usual and Vigilant

February 11, 2020

Leni Cummins discusses the temporary injunction against the Department of State’s guidance on tenant-paid broker commissions in an article on GlobeSt.com.

What Do You See? Banning Brokers Fees Ain’t Law, Experts Argue

February 07, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in Real Estate Weekly on The New York Department of State’s legal guidance on tenant-paid broker fees. As a part of the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act that was passed last summer, landlords are now prohibited from charging tenants for broker fees. The real estate industry is challenging the legality of the guidance.

Litigation Likely as New York Frees Tenants from Broker Fees

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins explains how new guidance from the New York Department of State could impact landlords in an article in Law 360.

NYC Real Estate Industry Reeling after Surprise Broker Fees Ruling

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins is quoted in the New York Post on a recent guidance memo issued by the New York Department of State which dictates that tenants cannot be charged broker fees in certain circumstances.

New York Broker Fee Ban Halted by Judge

February 06, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on the court’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against guidance from the Department of State that prevents landlords, in certain circumstances, from collecting broker fees from tenants in a Multi-Housing News article.

Governing by the Book

June 06, 2019

Leni Cummins explains why it is important for condo/co-op board members to govern in accordance with the corporate documents in The Cooperator.

Q&A: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

April 04, 2019

Leni Cummins discusses what happens when joint tenants of a co-op disagree on selling the shared property in The Cooperator.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 21, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."

Q&A: Why am I Paying for My Neighbor’s Roof Garden

August 27, 2018

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, discusses the allocation of co-op expenses to pay for common costs in The New York Times.

How Transparent Should Boards Be

November 09, 2017

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses what information cooperative and condominium boards are required to provide to shareholders and unit owners in The Cooperator New York.

12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 19, 2017

Super Lawyers has named 12 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2017 lists of top practitioners in the New York metro area. Six were recognized as Super Lawyers and six were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

Sign of the Times

May 12, 2017

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses the rise in political signage on condominium and cooperative units and the legal implications for their boards in The Cooperator.

Rules of Disclosure

February 28, 2017

Leni Cummins discusses the rules and regulations related to disclosure for condominium and cooperative unit sales in The Cooperator.

Q&A: Getting Rid of a Board President

January 19, 2017

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses the process of replacing co-op board members and presidents in The Cooperator.

The State of Surveillance

December 12, 2016

Leni Cummins discusses condo and co-op buildings’ increased use of video surveillance in The Cooperator.

19 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 05, 2016

The 2016 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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Awards

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

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