David Byrne is a partner in the Community Association Department. He devotes his practice to the representation of condominiums, community associations, cooperatives and homeowners associations. David provides homeowners associations, condominiums and cooperatives with a full range of legal advice and services, including:
He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics, including:
David is a member of the advisory committee of the Community Association Manager, a publication serving the needs of the country’s community association managers. He serves as a consultant in legal malpractice cases involving community association attorneys, and on behalf of management companies and associations with regard to their fiduciary duties.
David has defended several associations via jury trials against fiduciary duty suits and testified before the 2003 New Jersey State Committee on Investigations inquiring into home construction and inspection abuses. He frequently lectures for the New Jersey chapter of CAI, the Cooperator, the South Jersey Condominium Managers Association, the Institute of Real Estate Managers, the New York/New Jersey Cooperator Annual Conference, NYARM, the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley chapter of CAI, and the Hudson Valley Chapter of CAI. He is currently vice president of the board of directors of the Big Apple Chapter of CAI. In 2008, he was named in the New Jersey Law Journal’s list of top 40 Lawyers under 40* in New Jersey.
Prior to joining Ansell Grimm & Aaron, David was a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in its Community Association Department.
David has written numerous articles for the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Community Trends®magazine, the national publication Community Association Law Reporter, New York and New Jersey Cooperator, CAI’s Community Assets magazine, CAI’s In Focus magazine, and the New Jersey Law Journal. His articles have addressed issues including:
Management and recovery of assessments and common charges
Free speech concerns
Rules and regulations