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Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee hosts public lecture: Know Your Rights in a Co-Op

January 16, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fern Finkel and the BBA Foundation Law Committee are hosting a public event on Jan. 29 aimed at answering legal questions for those dealing with co-op life in Brooklyn. Eagle file photo by Mario Belluomo

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Foundation Law Committee is hosting a lecture, which is open to the public, titled “Co-op Living: Know Your Rights as a Shareholder and as a Renter” on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the bar association building in Brooklyn Heights.

The BBA’s Foundation Law Committee is the arm of the association that handles its public outreach and charities. It hosts regular “Know Your Rights” lectures that are free and open to the public as a way of reaching out and educating the community on legal areas that can be confusing to the general public.

This month’s event will feature Fern J. Finkel, chair of the Foundation Law Committee and program organizer, as well as Jaime Lathrop, as its two main presenters. The duo will cover topics related to the subject including any issues involving cooperative apartments and the rights of shareholders and renters under the Martin Act and NYS Constitution.

Any members of the public are encouraged to attend and bring questions on leases, dealing with sponsors, co-op board elections and assessments.

For those who cannot make it in person, this lecture will be hosted on the BBA’s Facebook page, which will feature live video of the lecture. Questions will also be taken via the live feed.