Community Association Conference 2024

Date: Nov 13, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Member Price: $180

Non-Member Price: $225

Section Price: $169

Event Code: I105324

Areas of Law: Real Property, Trust, & Estate

Earn up to 7 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




Christine F. Li, Esq., CCAL
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge


Mary W. Barrett, Esq.
Stark & Stark, Hamilton
Holly Burke, Esq.
Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP, Newark
Martin C. Cabalar, Esq.
Becker, Morristown
Matthew Z. Earle, Esq.
Kates, Nussman, Ellis, Farhi & Earle, LLP, Hackensack
Daniel R. Guadalupe, Esq.
Pashman Stein Walder & Hayden, Hackensack
Jessica Kizmann, CPA
Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., East Brunswick
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esq.
McGovern Legal Services, North Brunswick
Samuel J. McNulty, Esq.
Hueston McNulty PC, Florham Park
Steven G. Mlenak, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & David, LLP, Roseland
J. David Ramsey, Esq., CCAL
Becker, Morristown
Caroline Record, Esq., CCAL
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Roseland
is a Partner in the Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, office of Hill Wallack, LLP. A member of the Community Associations and Real Estate Practice Groups, she concentrates her practice in community association law and residential real estate. Her practice also includes estate planning and administration, special needs trusts, guardianship applications, foreclosure and other real estate-related work.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, Ms. Record is a past President of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and a former Trustee and Past Chair of its Editorial and Legislative Action Committees. She is Past Chair of the Common Interest Ownership Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a former member of the Board of Consultors of the NJSBA Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section, and Past President of the New Jersey Community Association Political Action Committee. Ms. Record was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Community Association Research, is Past President of the Foundation and served on CAI’s Business Partner’s Council from 2009-2012. She was an investigator for the District X Ethics Committee from 1999 to 2003 and has served as Secretary of the District XA and XB Ethics Committees since 2006. She also teaches the M204 class in Community Governance for CAI.

Ms. Record received her undergraduate degree, with highest honors from the Political Science Department, from Rutgers College and her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Edward San George, MPA, PCAM
INTEGRA Management Corp., Mount Arlington
Charles J. Wilkes, Esq.
Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP, Newark

Moderator/Program Coordinator:
Christine F. Li, Esq., CCAL
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge

Presented in cooperation with NJSBA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

This popular and highly acclaimed program is being offered by NJICLE for the 14th consecutive year. 

Join this panel of distinguished community association practitioners and consultants for a program that analyzes key issues faced today by community associations and their boards. The discussion will focus on developments impacting the community association practice and the legal profession in general.  Artificial Intelligence, the Corporate Transparency Act and the Structural Integrity legislation which became law in January 2024 will be explored. The lunchtime panel will feature several “hot topics” challenging this practice.

Attendees will earn one credit hour toward the ethics requirement and one credit hour toward the diversity requirement.

Regardless of whether you are experienced in association practice, involved sporadically with association matters or interested in pursuing the opportunities this field affords, this program will deliver an in-depth look at the most timely and significant concerns of associations governing condominiums and other types of planned communities.

Who should attend:

  • Attorneys
  • Lenders
  • Real estate developers and sponsors
  • Community association board members
  • Property managers
  • Accountants

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Opening - Christine F. Li, Esq., CCAL
  • 9:05 | Transition: Strategies to Avoid Litigation - Martin C. Cabalar, Esq.
  • 9:40 | Corporate Transparency Act: What Does It Mean to Community Associations? - Holly J. Burke, Esq. and Charles Wilkes, Esq.
  • 10:15 | Break
  • 10:25 | How Association Issues Manifest Themselves in the Annual Audit - Jessica Kizmann, CPA
  • 11:00 | Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Role in Community Association Practice - Daniel R. Guadalupe, Esq.
  • 11:50 | Lunch
  • 12:10 | Lunchtime Presentation: Hot Topics - Caroline Record, Esq., CCAL (moderator); Mary W. Barrett, Esq.; Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esq.
  • 1:10 | Dealing with Expiring Affordability Controls – Steven G. Mlenak, Esq.
  • 1:45 | Board Liability and the Business Judgment Rule – Samuel J. McNulty, Esq., CCAL
  • 2:20 | Break
  • 2:30 | Protecting Structural Integrity and Reserves - J. David Ramsey, Esq., CCAL.; Edward San George, MPA, PCAM
  • 3:10 | Practices and Policies for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Matthew Z. Earle, Esq.
  • 4:00 | Q&A
  • 4:15 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics and 1.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.0, NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 5.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 4.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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