Stacey R. Patterson

Come see us at the CAI Expo on Oct. 21

AGA’s Community Association Practice Group will be exhibiting at the New Jersey Community Associations 2021 Annual Conference & Expo on October 21st, 2021.

The 2021 CAI Conference & Expo will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Event Center @ iPlay America located at 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ.

CAI’s Annual Conference & Expo provides learning and networking opportunities for homeowners, managers and business partners. Registration is free for all homeowners and community association managers and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch, educational programs, and multiple chances to win $1,000 during the show (must be present to win).

When you are at the expo, please visit us at Booth #823. You can also contact David J. Byrne, Esq., if you wish to set up a meeting with one of our attorneys while you are at the conference. Mr. Byrne can be reached at or by calling 609-751-5551.

Hudson Valley CAI In-Person Expo slated for September 30

Hudson Valley CAI Chapter President Stacey R. Patterson Esq., and the entire Hudson Valley Board is pleased to announce the return of our IN-PERSON Expo on Sept. 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Expo will be held at Homewood Suites in New Windsor, NY  Our Hudson Valley vendors from attorneys to accountants, engineers to insurance agents, and everyone in between will be there to welcome back our loyal members and greet new members. The Expo promises to be filled with education and entertainment including interactive games, door prizes, and refreshments.

Ms. Patterson says: “I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and getting acquainted with the new ones. It’s been way too long since we’ve been able to get together.”

Registration is free and open until the day of the event. Those who register prior to Sept. 23 are eligible for a $200 drawing.


Patterson Appointed HVCAI President

Stacey R. Patterson, Esq. has been appointed as the 2021 President of the Community Association Institute Hudson Valley Chapter Board of Directors. Ms. Patterson has been an active member of the Chapter since 2010 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2017.  Ms. Patterson previously served on the Chapter’s executive committee, taking on leadership roles in numerous seminars and educational sessions offered by the Chapter. In her new role as President, she is looking forward to implementing new ways to increase membership and to convey important information to its current members during these unprecedented times.

Ms. Patterson has served as counsel with Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC in the Community Association Law practice group for the past 6 years. Since 2000, she has represented community associations in transactional, litigation, and government-related matters. Ms. Patterson has extensive experience in dealing with issues pertaining to the Non-Profit Corporations Acts, Condominium Acts, and Real Property Acts in New York and New Jersey.

Stacey Patterson to Present at Community Association Institute Educational Seminar

UPDATE: This conference is being rescheduled to a later date. Stay Tuned.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza Suffern, 3 Executive Blvd, Suffern NY 10901

Details: Ansell Grimm & Aaron attorney Stacey R. Patterson will present at the Follow the Water Educational Seminar hosted by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. The institute is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities by providing information, education and resources to those who govern communities and the professionals who support them.


An Association Need Not Accommodate Every “Emotional Support” Animal-Related Accommodation Request

The following update from Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Community Association Practice regarding “emotional support” animals may be of interest. On behalf of one of our clients, we secured a New Jersey Judge ruling that an alleged disabled resident, with an alleged emotional support animal, is not entitled to either proceed summarily or obtain early victory. Instead, the owner must show that the claim of an emotional support animal is not a pretext to avoid an association’s dog-related weight limit

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Patterson joins HV-CAI Executive Board

Stacey R. Patterson, Esq. has been appointed to the Executive Board of Community Association Institute’s Hudson Valley Chapter. The CAI Hudson Valley Chapter serves the educational, business, and networking needs of community associations in the Hudson Valley New York area. Members include condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations as well as those who provide services and products to associations.