Ronald L. Perl is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is partner-in-charge of the firm’s Community Associations practice group.

Mr. Perl concentrates his practice in the areas of community association law, construction law, transactional real estate, eminent domain and tax appeals. He is also a mediator for construction, real estate and community association disputes. He represents condominium associations, homeowners associations, cooperatives and real estate developers.

Mr. Perl is nationally recognized for his work in the field of community association law. During his term as National President of the Community Associations Institute, he pursued a theme of “building community” and advocated a fresh look at the role of community associations. He has been an advocate for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in community associations for the past 25 years.

Mr. Perl is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He is admitted to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York Bars. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University and his A.B. from Rutgers College.

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully guided many leading communities through negotiated and litigated transition claims
  • Coordinated and served as lead counsel for community associations in Fire Retardant Plywood mass tort litigation
  • Participated in the drafting of the Municipal Services Law
  • Successfully negotiated numerous municipal services agreements for associations
  • Successfully guided many communities in Fair Housing matters
  • Assisted numerous associations in major revisions of their Governing Documents
  • Trained numerous committee and board members in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Served as ADR neutral in association disputes


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2017. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law by The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal
  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School
  • Commissioner, Community Association Managers International Certification Board
  • Member, National College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Past President, Foundation for Community Association Research
  • Past National President, Community Associations Institute
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Presentations & Publications:

  • Co-author, Construction Defect Litigation - The Community Association’s Guide to the Legal Process
  • Contributing Author, Building Community: Proven Strategies for Turning Homeowners into Neighbors
  • Frequent instructor/seminar leader in local and national seminars involving Community Association Law

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