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  • June 14, 2010

    Hill Wallack LLP Partners Featured Speakers at Community Association Law Seminar

    Princeton, NJ – Michael S. Karpoff of Highland Park, N.J. and Terry A. Kessler of Richboro, Pa., partners in the Princeton law firm of Hill Wallack LLP, were featured speakers at the 31st Annual Community Association Law Seminar in Tucson, Arizona, sponsored by the Community Associations Institute (CAI). The Law Seminar was attended by over 400 lawyers, community association managers and others from throughout the country. It explored trends and practices in the law of homeowner associations, condominiums, and residential cooperatives. Twenty-three educational programs were provided.

    Karpoff and Kessler presented a seminar on “Community Association Collections in a Troubled Economy.” Their topic concerned how attorneys for condominium associations, homeowner associations and residential cooperatives can improve the collection of common expense assessments for the clients.

    A member of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group, Karpoff is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney and is a member of the national College of Community Association Lawyers. He graduated from Rutgers College, holds a Master of Science degree in public relations from Boston University, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark.

    He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Associations Institute and served on the Amicus Curiae Advisory Group for CAI. He also is a member of several national, state and county bar associations, is a past chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Common Interest Ownership Committee, and has served as a coach and judge in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s annual Vincent J. Appruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

    Kessler also is a member of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Association Practice Group. She is active in CAI’s New Jersey Chapter and Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter and is a frequent lecturer on community association law. She graduated from Albright College and received her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall Law School.

    Kessler is admitted to practice law in the state and U.S. District Courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bucks County (Pa.) Bar Association. She also served as a volunteer for the Somerset County (N.J.) Women’s Resource Center, advising abused and battered women on legal issues, and now participates in Hadassah’s “Check It Out” Health Awareness Program, speaking to high school students about breast cancer.

    About Hill Wallack LLP

    Hill Wallack LLP is one of the fastest growing law firms in Bucks County, with attorneys who are life long residents of Bucks County. The firm has built a reputation for comprehensive problem-solving and aggressive advocacy. The firm is recognized for both broad-based commercial capabilities and deep experience in a number of industry sectors. With extensive government experience, Hill Wallack LLP represents businesses and public entities in many areas in which public and private interests intersect. In addition to its Yardley office, Hill Wallack LLP has offices in Princeton and Atlantic City, N.J. Our attorneys are called upon to tackle some of the toughest legal and business challenges, and we do more than advise on the law—we craft real-world solutions.