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  • Fish or Fowl
    2/6/19 | By: David I. Faust, Esq.| GDB 2019 Winter Newsletter

    Whether shares representing ownership of a cooperative apartment are real property or personal property has perplexed estate lawyers and their clients, especially when the owner/decedent is a non-domiciliary of New York.  Is succession of the shares governed by the laws of New York, where the co-op is located – the case if the shares are realty – or the laws of the domicile of the decedent?  If there is no will, or if a spouse elects against the will, which law applies?
    A recent Supreme Court, New York County, case sheds some, albeit dim, light on this question.

  • Anonymous Need Not Apply – Entities Getting Bank Accounts
    2/6/19 | By: Jay L. Hack, Esq.| GDB 2019 Winter Newsletter

    The corporate wizard can no longer hide behind the anonymity curtain. Anonymity disappears when a corporation or other entity deals with a bank. Federal law requires that banks collect information about all 25% owners and at least one senior officer of every entity that opens a deposit account or borrows money from a bank.

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  • VIDEO: Legal Game Changers for Boards: Conflict of Interest
    Fall 2018 | Habitat Magazine

    David L. Berkey, Esq., head of GDB's Coop and Condo Law Practice, opining on conflicts of interests for boards

  • Insurance for Coops
    2/2018 | Habitat Magazine: David L. Berkey, Esq.

    Senior partner and head of GDB's Cooperative and Condominium Law practice, David L. Berkey, discusses issues related to coops and insurance.